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Asante Coffee Shop

The Asante Coffee Shop is a charity project to help raise money for the citizens 4 change (c4c) charity in Chandlers Ford in Southampton.

The website is built using WordPress as a CMS (Content Management System) like many other websites built by The Funk House.

The client can edit the content themselves including adding video from YouTube, adding photos and creating or managing the form for the contact section.

The website has been built in such a way that it only uses one page to show all of the content. All of the content goes down the page allowing the user to see all the content in one go by simply scrolling down the page. This was done because the website does not have much content and it also allows the design to have a bit fun with the moving giraffe. Through the use of jQuery clicking on the menu slides the page down and also makes the neck of the Asante giraffe shorter as the page moves down. This was done to add a little bit of fun to the website along with the Twitter bird in the scene at the bottom of the page. Next to the Twitter bird is the latest tweet from the Asante Twitter account (make sure you follow @asantecafe).

The main aim of the website was to be able to show potential customers what the coffee shop is like. The photo gallery can be easily updated by the client as they introduce new food or drinks. The initial photos in the gallery were taken by The Funk House to help out with the website. The gallery makes use of the Fancy box jQuery plugin to pop up the image in the same window without navigating to a new page. This is very common on the web and looks great.

quote from Asante Coffee Shop

“I have had two web sites designed by Lee Doel- both for very different purposes and -having no knowledge myself of what is possible-  was extremely delighted that Lee took the time and trouble to explore with me what would work best for my requirements in each case.  This resulted in two very different sites […]

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