Snow Express Website
Snow Express is a brand new business venture aimed at delivering very low cost coach travel to over 40 top French Ski Resorts. Amasci Creative Limited, Milton Keynes Website Design, were approached by Snow Express earlier in the year with the intention of developing their branding, website and online presence. After initial discussions we where commissioned with the project.
The Snow Express website project underwent many developments in structure and approach and gradually grew into the fully fledged information rich website currently live today. The website has been developed over several months as many features have been built into the website to give the users the most usable, informative website possible, whilst maintaining a strong presence in selling coach travel and tickets.
Initially we established a brief for the design and development of the Snow Express brand and logo. As part of the initial branding and logo creation process we put together a set of proposed logo ideas and then get feedback from the client. Once this feedback has been discussed we usually agree to move and develop down a specific route based on the initial logo concepts. This idea is then worked over until we offer another set of concepts based on this idea. This process is repeated further until we produce the finalised logo.
Once the branding was completed and the logo finalised we underwent the website design and creation base on the initial brief and website requirements. This was well received and progress moved forward into the HTML phases.
The website does contain a lot of rich features including:
Seen throughout the website, we created an XML driven flash adverts panel, allowing for 5 separate adverts to be visible to users, each able to link to it’s own destination address, giving optimum exposure as well as offering a potential advertising stream in the future.
Flash Resorts Map
The flash resorts map gives a simple and easy to use breakdown of all the resorts that Snow Express serve either directly or through local bus connections, with a simple route planner illustrated to each location upon a users rollover.
RSS Snow Feeds
We have implemented RSS feed readers to display various RSS snow reports, giving users a great breakdown of the snow reports for specific locations within the website.
Content Managed Announcements
The latest announcements section on the homepage allow Snow Express to easily update, delete or add new announcements to the website instantly through a simple online control panel.
We have independently styled and implemented a third party ski extras facility through use of iframes (at their specification) into the website. This allows Snow Express to offer more features to their customers, such as ski lessons, equipment hire, lift passes etc.
The main booking system is provided by a third party company which was sourced initially by Snow Express. We have worked alongside both groups to customise and integrate this system into the website. This facility is used to take all the coach travel bookings online through credit card payment.
We are looking forward to our continued relationship with Snow Express and we are looking forward to developing the website further.
Overall we are very pleased with the project outcome and we know that Snow Express are delighted too, see what they have to say:
Amasci Creative Limited were recommended to us by a friend. We needed to re-launch our dull outdated website and we are so glad we got in touch with them. Every step of the way the Amasci team communicated constantly to make sure the finished result is as it should be. They even got the design perfect at the first time of asking. I would have no problems in recommending Amasci to anyone wanting a new, fresh and dynamic web design. We are delighted with the outcome, great job!Dave Manley, Director