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The New ITKT: A Sneak Peek

I know I am supposed to keep information like this under wraps until an official release is announced and accompanied by much fanfare. However, I am unlikely to receive much fanfare. So here goes, In The Know Traveler is getting a new look. Not just a minor revision, but a complete visual overhaul. Navigation will be different, photos and thumbnails will be different, design and layout will all be different — maybe even a new logo. ITKT is in a total site redesign frenzy.

To be honest, the thought of change scares me. While In The Know Traveler has experienced it’s fair share of upgrades over the last five years, this redesign is far more than what I planned. However, it is time to make a change. I now realize how much I have learned about techy content management and web sites, so this transition has been moving faster and more easily than I expected. Still I could use some help from the discriminating eyes of enthusiastic travelers.

I need to know what you like. What you don’t. What you would like to see. And how ITKT can help you travel more, and better.

If you are interested in a sneak peek at the new ITKT and want to offer your two cents (I hope you do), I am a grateful audience.

The reliable In The Know Traveler, comfy old-school design

A friend recently described ITKT as “Web 0.0” and “a sincere effort to turn back time.” Okay, I can take a hint. It has been a great five years with this design, but it is time for a change.

And the new vision — so far, ITKT’s new paint job

Of course, there are still a million small things that need to be added and changed, but I am looking for an official launch in the next week or two. Of course, I would love to hear any thoughts feedback and even blunt criticism.

On a side note, I am still deciding what my 100th blog post should be about. It is a difficult process to boil down an intense time of passionate blogging into a single post, but I will try. It has been a fun time.

Keep traveling. Keep writing.
devin

4 Comments

  1. holy shiite muslims (a not so subtle nod to your article on visiting muslim countries!) ! i love the new look! it’s way more eye catching and i just love the way the way it seems to glow! i love the scroll down headings so you can pick whatever country you want to look at too. i don’t have any criticism, i think you did an amazing job!

  2. Wow! Good job. I am looking forward to a new ITKT. My only criticism would be to do something about the really long list of countries in your menu bar.

  3. Hi Devin;
    Thanks for the great sneak peak. It does indeed bring the website forward. Graphics are beautiful and compelling – pulled me right in. Looking forward to much more good reading and discovery there.
    Josie

  4. Hey Tin, Max and Josie,
    Thank you for taking a look and leaving some thoughts. I also received a bunch of personal messages too liking this new design. There are still a bunch of minor changes to be made, but I think I am going with this theme.
    .-= Devin Galaudet´s last blog ..Visiting an Islamic Country =-.

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