Much more tangible progress today. Though there wasn’t actually much dev work necessary, I wrote out 3 more guides and that helped cement some of the things I had in mind. A lot of what’s there now is unoptimized. Photos are hot-linked from third party sources (don’t worry, they’re my own photos), heights and widths aren’t standardized, all that fun stuff. Really, though, I think the meat of the work is done for now and it’s a matter of writing up all the guides.
I finally got around to coming up with a logo. It’s nothing too fancy since I’ve never claimed to be a graphic designer, but it’s always fun digging into the fonts I’ve been hoarding for the last decade to find something interesting:
I also finally got around to doing something about the homepage which makes the whole project feel a lot more tied together. Right now the homepage is the only way to get from one guide to the next. I still haven’t decided how I’d like to organize the guides in relation to each other. By continent seems like the logical choice, but then there’s also by destination-type (city, mountain, beach, etc), budget, and any number of other ways to slice and dice it. It’s partially why I was initially leaning toward using a taxonomy of some sort, but I just didn’t like how it was coming together. I think for now I’ll just create a little index and go from there.
So without further ado, here’s the link I promised! There’s still a long way to go, but I’m happy with where it is at the moment and I promise to add more non-Asian destinations to the list of guides!
Remember this is just a rough draft, but I’d love any feedback or suggestions you may want to share!