Has it been that long...

Submitted by Ray on Tue, 02/17/2009 - 12:12

..really, yeah its been a while since my last blog post, for multiple reasons really, although mainly because I have been busy lately.

Well, since the last post I have been back to the UK, to Bangkok twice, finished a project and won another.

So December/January has been quite a good period for me, I have recently finished off the redesign for Sitara Village, a luxury eco-development located in Thong Nai Pan. It has been a good project for me, although the timeframe got a bit dragged out waiting for the client to decide upon the site copywriting.

December saw me flying back to the UK for the first time in 3 years which was a bit of a culture shock being re-inserted into western society (and weather) even for such a short period. If you ever get a chance to go to Scotland, do not go in December!, and especially don't arrive at Edinburgh Airport wearing shorts and flip-flops, that gem is taken from experience; although it should have been common sense really!

My return to the island has seen me really throw myself into my work, I have a few more projects in the pipeline after a bit of severe brainstorming over the last few months. Two of my 'ideas' has forced me to learn the Ruby programming language, of which I am a few weeks in, hopefully over the coming weeks I will have created enough of the code to get them on-line and get some testers to help me iron out the final look and feel of the sites.

My brainstorming sessions have given me a few new ideas, a few of them are sites that are specific to the island which include functionality for maps, travel timetables, accommodation and a business directory. Of these ideas the only ones that people have previously made are the accommodation brokers and travel agencies selling resort bookings to tourists. This is the biggest business on the island and I really should have got this site up and running a long time ago. It is only now that I have managed to get everything in place that I would need to enable me to pass on bookings to the resorts, the coming weeks should see a lot more activity on this project and others like it.

Any more news and I will announce it here first.