Lao Cafe logo with bowl of pad thai background

Lao Café One Page Website Template

As a small business, Lao café found a one page website template was the perfect fit for their online presence. The purpose of the website is to convey important top-line information: their food, a brief story, location, menus, deliveries and contact details. Of course, whilst doing this, the site still needed to be designed to reflect the heritage and outstanding quality of their food — which I hope we achieved.

Floor tile from Vietnam

Lao Cafe logo

Vintage-style, black and white image of a girl in a meadow

Retro radio on wooden sideboard

Bowl of vegetable soup on worn wood table top

top section of Lao Cafe one page website template
Manu section from one page website template
Instagram section from one page website template

Advantages of a one page website template

The trend for one page website templates is fuelled by a very justified quest for simplicity and speed. Scrolling is easier and more continuous than clicking endless links. If a user begins to scroll, then you may find them more likely to keep scrolling than to stop and click a link. Of course, sometimes a website absolutely needs more pages when there is more content to include.

Lao Café Website Design

For Lao Café, the decision to go with a one page site was steered by budget as well as content. With a single template, both design time and coding time is often cut down, however this obviously this depends on functionality.

With the remaining budget we were able to style up the Instagram feed to make it more visual within the website. We were also able to include online menus that are editable by the client. This is allows the client to update dishes and prices instantly and easily.

Indeed the whole site can easily be updated by the client. Built using the WordPress CMS (Content Management System), the site is very flexible, allowing for image uploads and text changes. It’s also worth noting the site is responsive — it adjusts to any screen size: mobile, tablet and desktop.

If you would like more information about website design, please contact us.

Lao Café Branding

In developing the website we also designed the Lao Café branding. The Lao motif was inspired by a tile design the client captured whilst on a research visit to Luang Prabang. We combined this with a stark sans-serif font and added some ‘distressed’ texture to give a worn, slightly vintage feel, which captures the retro feel we were after.

This Lao Cafe is just one of many branding projects we have completed. To view more, please visit our Work page or contact us to discuss your project.

Project Completed March 2017