portfolio : Fat Buddha
Bob Senior was already familiar with our work on the Nite Owl Europe website. When it came to revamping the existing Fat Buddha website, Bob got in touch and asked cornerpiece to come up with some draft designs. The current branding such as logo, floral designs and colour swatch used in both the existing website and the printed materials including menus, were to remain. Out task was to work with these requirements and to design a new website with a fresh, modern feel. The website needed to be informative, easy to navigate and inviting to visitors, and show off the beautiful interior design of the restaurant and bar.
Various fonts and floral elements were used in the final design to maintain an eastern ethnic feel that was both traditional and modern. The home page includes an up front and centre slideshow of images that take the visitor on a visual tour of the interior. Individual pages were created with a focus on the bar area and the restaurant with accompanying pop-up lightbox photos, and a reviews section with published articles from the press.
The menus for the restaurant include a wine list, desserts and coffee menu, and a vast dinner menu with dishes from several different countries on offer. This needed to be user friendly and quick to access the different sections. We implemented side navigation for each of the main menus which expanded to show links to the sub-sections of each. This gave a very easy to use method of quickly finding the section of the menu you wished to view without having to scroll down a long page manually. The menus proved to be a challenging part of the build as we found ourselves constantly hungry reading of the various dishes available!
Fat Buddha also took advantage of our Social Media Package which includes the setup of a facebook fan page, a twitter account and a youtube channel, all of which were styled to compliment the website. Navigation from the Fat Buddha website to each of these social media websites was included and a facebook 'Like' button added to each page to make it even easier for visitors to share Fat Buddha with their friends, family and contacts.
Testimonial coming soon.
Bob Senior - Fat Buddha