An ExpressionEngine site I’ve had in the works for quite a while has just gone live. Wild Wings Safaris is based in George and specialises in Botswana and Kruger National Park Safaris. Onne Vegter is at the business end of the operation and his brother Simon is an experienced ranger. Between the two of them they have an excellent offering which allows clients to build their safari travel experience around personal requirements whilst keeping the price of the trip at an affordable level.
The site development has been through the following phases and encompasses several smaller wordpress-based sites which will go live shortly with their own Wild Wings Safaris wordpress theme.
- Search engine marketing and strategy consulting
- Wireframing and Information Architecture
- Logo redesign
- User Interface Design
- Expression Engine Development
- Custom PHP/MySQL development
- Front End Development and Browser Testing
At the back end there is also a rates management application (running on ExpressionEngine stand alone entry forms) where Wild Wings Safaris administrative staff can manage pricing for tours and accommodations. This is complimented on the front end by an ajax currency converter which stores the user’s currency preferences in a cookie for future visits.
My ExpressionEngine weblog setup is based around a location hierarchy with accompanying geodata which all my other content such as accommodations, tours, client feedback and more is related to. This gives us a solid geodata driven base from which we can grow the site and hopefully theWild Wings Safari online business.
Here’s the finished product: Wild Wings Safaris
Filed under: Online Travel on September 14th, 2009