Website Design & Development
Introducing another captivating project that offers enhanced functionality to streamline website navigation for visitors. This project is designed to provide an effortless user experience, ensuring a user-friendly journey. In essence, our custom CMS empowers website owners to create projects and select the specific services offered within each project. This selection enables visitors to navigate directly to the desired service and explore detailed information about it.
Through the implementation of "cross-linking," we have made the website journey significantly easier and more convenient for visitors. For instance, when a visitor explores a particular project, they will find a list of services associated with that project. These services are clickable, allowing the visitor to access additional information about the service itself and discover other projects where the service has been provided.
Ultimately, this guided journey of information ensures a seamless and engaging experience for visitors. Without the incorporation of cross-linking, this journey would be far less convenient and considerably shorter-lived.
completed on 08 June 2023
In November 2022 Ugab Game Farm and Lodge contracted us to design and develop their website. The lodge was newly established and partially still in construction, thus all we had to work with was a logo, but in the shortest time we planned a trip to the beautiful Damaraland and within a week we shot all the photography, virtual tours, time lapses, drone footage, ... etc. seen on the website. This visit was all we needed to inspire us with the design of the website.
This week was so action packed, filled with game drives early in the morning and late in the afternoon, seeing antelope species I didn't know existed, directing a bunch or tourists who we borrowed from a nearby lodge to model for the photos and drives, making fires and the typical early mornings for the Golden hour photos, also known as the "Money Shots"! :D
That was a busy week and I think it definitely payed off. Again, thank you for a great week and for the opportunity to let us show what Asylum is capable of.
I think we ended up with a stunning product with a ton of variety in media and interactivity.
completed on 01 January 2023
Collexia is live! What a fun design to work on.
Traditionally websites have a horizontal navigation, but this comes with the drawback of having limited space for the needed navigation. It is the responsibility of the designer to get as much information to get a good feeling of how big the navigation might be, and in this case it was just a little more than usual.
The client handed me a few brochures and a corporate profile, which both had Dunes and the Hexagon shapes in the design. Which is exactly why i used these in the website design:
- The hexagon graphics as frames for the people profile pictures, news and info-graphics.
- The Dunes with the parallax filling the white space for a seamless full-viewport page design and a sense of depth.
This full-viewport design pushed the content area into a manageable with which makes text much more legible and the 16:9 images scale quite perfectly.
As for the client, well, they were awesome! Friendly and understandable when it came to more information I needed to "fill" the website with ... yes, content. 😃
All in all, I really love how this turned out! I am looking forward to expand the website with upcoming additions!
completed on 29 November 2022
Our first website based in America! Lewfin contacted us to create a short term loan / personal loan website for one of their American branches. The website is quite a small one, with only 6 pages, but from a design perspective we did our best to accommodate the available content. At least now Lewfin will have a good starting point and the possibility to expand into many more pages.
completed on 11 November 2022
We design and developed the Deepcatch Namibia Holdings website and with it came a complex interlinking concept where the client will be maintaining all the news and contact details from one website. Deepcatch Namibia Holdings consists of numerous companies spread over 5 divisions which in return will become a nightmare to maintain all the news and contact details throughout all the websites, which is why we prepared the Deepcatch Namibia Holdings website to act as a hub for all the other websites. Traditionally the client would need to log into each and every CMS to change the contact details and maintaining their news, but with this interlinking they will only need to do this once. We are looking forward to the next project with Deepcatch Namibia Holdings.
completed on 17 August 2022
We feel honored that we have been the chosen website design and development company to revamp the Namibia National Olympic Committee website. I must say this was a fun one, since we used CSS trickery to give elements a skew edge instead of the usual horizontal straight lines. The original Olympic chains also gave us a few playful colors we applied all over the website.
completed on 11 May 2022
This is a website for Saager Aircool CC, a HVAC system provider in Namibia. The website is a static website execution, meaning that we only developed the front-end without a content management system which allows the customer to maintain their website. The content management system will most likely be implemented at a later stage, but right now this is more than enough for the client.
We also implemented our first snow effect within the banner of the website. This is something quite unusual for a Namibian website, since it rarely snows in Namibia, but completely relevant to the air conditioning industry
completed on 30 March 2022
If you are 18 and above and you love Namibian Crafted Gins and Vodkas then you should take a moment and have a gander at our latest website ... and its products, obviously!
This site comes with a fully functional shopping cart that allows you to set up an order with Copper & Coal Distillery Namibia, no matter if you are an Individual or a Supplier. The shopping cart will magically calculate the discounts on certain items if they are bought in bulk, well, its not really magic, its just developer mastery... But I digress - the website also has a membership based service called the Copper Craft Club where you receive beautifully packaged and branded gift baskets of Namibian products every 2 months. On top of that they also have services such as online application forms for Gift Vouchers, Loyalty Cards, Corporate Gifts ... etc.
If you are an esteemed website designer, then there are some design elements worth checking out - especially the vertical lines that connect the headers of the content with the end of the content (if that makes sense), also the randomly generated gallery images that tease the visitor with a fresh set of 10 images every time the page is reloaded or changed and last but not least the subtle watermark images behind most headings that are also randomly generated.
What can I say, I'm proud of my Asylum team in rehabilitating yet another website!
completed on 05 May 2021
completed on 30 October 2020
Front-end development for the online auctions of Aucor Namibia. For this project we went through all possible auction websites around the globe and combined the most important features with additional value added and user friendly add-ons which make it easy to keep track of your auctions and as well as lot items. One of the best features is, that you can search for items with certain tags ... i.e. if you are looking for a fridge, you can look for all fridges within all auctions at the same time and then take it from there. Sadly this front-end has not been integrated with the back-end, but I am sure it will be soon!
completed on 10 June 2020
In May 2020, Pointbreak asked us to develop front end designs and development for their Wealth Management platform. This custom responsive design was supposed to be a desktop and mobile friendly way of managing one's investment portfolios as well as some other value added functionality. It included statements, performance, tax certificates, investment history, transactions, login-history, profile information, contact details and a cloud based filing system which allows you to upload all your important documentation - i.e. wills, IDs, insurance policies ... etc.
completed on 28 May 2020
Another re-rehabilitated website by Asylum! This website has all the aspects of a custom built website. It has a user friendly content management system that allows the customer to maintain all areas of the website with seconds. The website's main custom feature is the relationship of all projects, product categories, product sub-categories, brands and products, which makes it very easy to maintain current pages as well as the support of an online store in near future. Its always such a pleasure if
something like this comes together, and the client is happy!
completed on 01 April 2020
Jan Gey Nissan is a Nissan dealership in Otjivarongo for who we design and developed a new vehicle as well as used vehicle website. The design is extremely clean with a care and the custom functionality includes service bookings and finding clients a vehicle, with which they can leave their details and have the dealership get back to them the moment they have the exact vehicle or something relevant available.
completed on 01 March 2020
We have designed and developed an interactive educational tour of the brewing process of Namibian Breweries Limited. The project includes virtual tours that allow you to walk around on the premises and click on certain machines and equipment to read more about its function in the brewing process or watch a video that takes you inside the machines. In this project we took the idea of a virtual tour and turned it into an information hub. Too bad we cannot make it public, for you to see, it was meant for internal use only.
completed on 01 November 2019
Feast your eyes on our new FLAGSHIP website cruising above all tourism websites in Namibia! 😆 I present to you Ultimate Safaris. www.ultimatesafaris.na
About 11 Years ago I had my first meeting with Tristan Cowley from Ultimate Safaris and since then I have been doing their website and most of their branding - book covers, luggage tags, flyers, water bottles, corporate gifts, socks, aprons, the 10 year bash, etc. ... you name it, I was there for them and helped with the graphics! We occasionally fought, especially when it comes to using capital letters or not, but we never gave up on each other and look where it got us today - this website! We are so proud of this!
This website is the most custom solution we have ever built for a client - a choice of 3 pre-footer content sections, linking youtube videos, uploading your own HTML5 videos, scheduled tour calendars, mozaic galleries, parallaxes, animated counters, numerous JS animations and calculations and last but not least - loads of elephant skin backgrounds 👍... I mean just go and look at the pages e.g.:
- https://ultimatesafaris.na/safaris/scheduled-group/ultimate-namibia-safari or
- https://ultimatesafaris.na/our-camps/private-retreats/the-nest-at-sossus, Its beautiful!
But ... I will have to add, Tristan and I we sat hours, days, weeks, grinding on the layout, making sure there is as little white space as possible, statically building fully fledged pages so that we can see how it would look like and perform on different devices, giving us challenges we have never faced before, ... without all of this, and the spectacular imagery, video footage and Spitzenklasse written content and last and in no way least, Nurse Nadja's exceptional skills in development the website would not have been as nice as it is.
It was an absolute pleasure working with Tristan once again, and I'm looking forward to the upcoming projects we are working on! "To the best Tour Operator in Namibia!"
Oh and before I forget: We also built a small attendance register that allows the front desk to have an overview of the people currently in the office. If someone leaves the office for coffee, a meeting or annual leave, they add the event minutes before the occurrence or schedule it ahead of the time. There is nothing worse than having the receptionist put you through to a phone that is never answered, or tell you that she does not know where the person is.
completed on 07 October 2019
Once again we have outdone ourselves with the website of FCS - Financial Consulting Services. Apart from all the usual magic, we added features such as, getting detailed information on the training courses happening at FCS in Windhoek, Swakopmund and Walvis bay and getting all the documentation online required for booking your course!
A conference room booking system that allows the visitor to book a conference room, in Windhoek, Swakopmund, and Walvis Bay for a specific date and for up to 30 people, from the comfort of his lounge chair at home. The website administrator automatically gets an email notification that there was a booking made. If the booking does not conflict with another, its just a press of a button to approve the booking and notify the visitor. There is also a calendar that shows the admin how the week / month according to bookings.
Calculators! If you like online calculators that calculate your Income TAX, Payments, Capital, Repayment Period, Estimated Bond Registration Fee, Transfer Duties, Sale Member Interest, Stamp Duties, then this is the site of your dreams!
And if that wasn't enough, there is a client rating page where the client can rate FCS with up to 6 stars! I'm telling you, 5 stars are old school!
completed on 25 September 2019
After having launched 2 different Medical Aid websites, NMC Fund and Bankmed - We bring to you a Medical Aid website that helps you choose an option suited for you, your dependents and your budget! You can compare options and have a quote mailed to you automatically!!!
Looking for a Nammed designated healthcare provider? You can search Nammed’s database or browse a map to see who is nearby.
And if thats not enough, Nammed came up with a brilliant concept of categorizing their options into life-stages, meaning if you are 30years young then you have 3 options suited for you... - look for the life stages on the home page as well as the side navigation of all pages.
completed on 12 June 2019
Where do I start?! Melbic Car Rentals has been with us for ages, and I would dare saying that they are one of the technologically advanced companies when it comes to their website. Apart from just their they have an automated quote and booking system we developed that allows the agents to get costing in their own time / timezone. These quotes automatically adjust the pricing according to high or low season rates and can be converted into fixed bookings. The fixed bookings allows them to keep track of the availability of their fleet, incoming funds, automating notifications, ... etc. A helpful tool for the agents!
completed on 04 February 2019
Journeys Namibia has quite a unique set up - all their lodge's websites are interlinked with one another and share information, such as itineraries, activities, news and specials. This makes updating the information quite easy - they only update the information on the Journeys Namibia website and all the other websites are automatically updated. We didn't just redevelop their website, also developed a virtual tour software for them. The virtual software can be found here: Virtual Tour.
completed on 12 December 2018
Ellis and Partners Legal Practitioners was our first legal website. Clean, simple and straight to the point. The attorney profiles are translated into 4 different languages - English, Spanish, German and Chinese.
completed on 22 November 2018
One of our highest performing tourism / lodge websites we have developed to that date! With about 400 page views and one or more call to actions (enquiry form entries) a day, this website is quite a busy one! Apart from its performance it sure is one absolutely gorgeous website!
completed on 15 November 2018
completed on 27 July 2018
completed on 16 July 2018
completed on 28 June 2018
completed on 12 December 2017
completed on 03 November 2017
completed on 03 August 2017
completed on 18 November 2016
One of our older yet beautiful sites we design and developed for Namib Films. Namib Film is a film production and location services company in Namibia. The combination of desert and content gives a great feel of the versatile locations Namib Films has to offer for their clients. Have a look at their locations and work to see what they update themselves via our content management system. I really like what we did here!
completed on 17 August 2016
completed on 01 April 2016
completed on 22 January 2016
With the assistance of Ogilvy Namibia we designed the WHK Law website. The front end development and functionality was done by Asylum, and to this day (2023) this website has the most accurate and frequently used Bond Calculator, Transfer Cost Calculator, Sale Member Interest and Bond Repayments tools in Namibia. We have seen tons of external references and websites linking to these calculators. -no wonder, since we occasionally keep these tools up to date with new legislation etc.
completed on 07 August 2015