Thailand’s One-Stop Web Design Shop – A Firsthand Review of Vimi
A couple of weeks ago, the Vimi web design all-stars put the finishing touches on the new swiftlet.co.th. This was a rewarding project for us for a lot of reasons.
For starters, Swiftlet is one of the most cutting-edge and exciting software development companies in Thailand. (They champion Ruby on Rails and Agile development. What’s not to love?) More to the point, Art Hongchintakul, the founder of the company, is an awesome guy and a real treat to work with.
We had a chance to ask Art a few questions about his experience with Vimi’s professional web design services. Check out his answers below, and be sure to visit the brand new swiftlet.co.th.
Chatting with Art
Q: What led you to Vimi in the first place? What kind of work were you looking to have done, and why did you choose Vimi to do it?
A: I’ve known Mike for a long time. We met when I’d just come back from the US. I’ve seen a lot of work that he and Vimi have done for clients. Vimi is the most professional web design team I have seen in Thailand, so it was an easy choice to go with them.
To elaborate some more, the platform that Vimi uses to build upon is industrial strength-secured, stable, and scalable. Combined with great design experience from Virode and Mike, you get a very beautiful and robust website that serves its purpose perfectly.
Underneath that beautiful surface, Vimi also provides strong background work to make your site successful. Google Analytics allows you to pin down your audience: who they are, where they live, what they like, and so on. In addition, you can track what your audience likes most about your site, where they’re clicking, and where they’re spending most of their time. You have all this information to optimize your site to work best for your audience.
On top of all that, Vimi provides you with expertise in SEO. They work hard for you so that when people search for the services you provide, they find you first and foremost. These are what make Vimi a cut above. Rarely have I seen any other web developers provide you with this level of web design service.
Q: How did the Vimi web design team work with you to create precisely the website you wanted?
A: Vimi has a very solid process on website development. We gather our requirements by sitting down with Mike himself to make sure he’s clear about the purpose of the site. Then we start working on the content – texts, images, videos, etc. At the same time, Vimi starts working on the design language tailored to the site – colours, fonts, layouts, shadows, texture, etc. We have a design brief and review to make sure we get what we like, making changes as needed. Mike is very receptive on feedback we have regarding the design, while also contributing greatly to make sure that overall it looks great and feels great to use.
Q: What stood out to you? Was there anything that made you say, “Oh, wow! This web design service is even better than I expected!”? Were there any surprises, for better or worse?
A: The fact that I’ve seen Mike’s work for so many others here in Thailand really removed all the surprises out of our work. As with all good things, there are obstacles. Ours is not that critical. We both understand these problems well. Vimi does a great job of overcoming these obstacles and in the end, we call it a success.
Q: Were you happy with the time frame?
A: We did get behind on schedule, but as I mentioned earlier, Vimi does a great job of mitigating delays. Overall we are very happy.
Q: How do you feel about the finished product?
A: Vimi went above and beyond what we wanted. I am very confident we will be able to achieve all our goals with the website Vimi has provided.
Q: Has your brand-spanking-new website produced results so far?
A: We have reached more people than we expected. We have an audience all the way across the globe. At this rate, I am sure our results will skyrocket very soon.
Q: Is there anything you would change from your experience?
A: I wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s that plain and simple.
Q: Would you work with Vimi again? If so, why?
A: I would definitely work with Vimi again. Not only that, but I would also highly recommend Vimi to anyone in need of a web site. Vimi has the strongest process, solid foundation, excellent background and design expertise. There’s little, if any, you will need beyond Vimi.
Q: Is there anything you would like to say that you haven’t already answered?
A: Did I mention Vimi is awesome? No? Well, Vimi is awesome.