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The New Modern List
July 24, 2008, 10:27 pm
Filed under: The Modern List, The Modern List Seattle

Thanks to the constant harassment of our tech savvy friends, we’ve finally migrated the Flash based Modern List website to an html blog format. Subsequently the new and improved Modern List has a fresh face and better function (hopefully). The benefits are:

The Modern List now works on your iPhone, Treo and Blackberry
There are hotlinks to Google Maps for addresses & auto dial hotlinks for phone #s
The entire site is now html so you can copy and paste the text
The loading should be a bit faster
It’s easier and faster for us to update the content
Our friends can’t make fun of us anymore for using Flash

The disadvantage of moving from a Flash based site is that we have less control over the graphics and composition of the site – but we’ve done our best with the WordPress template. The Flash based site also worked well with the Adobe Illustrator files which were the source files for the physical book. So there won’t be a book anymore -but who needs a book when you can get it on your iPhone.

So take The Modern List Seattle for a test spin and tell us what you think. After we get some feedback we’ll continue to update the other cities and maybe even add more…

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3 Comments so far
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looks great….I appreciate all the work you put into it! One suggestion, maybe I’m just using it wrong (and I know it would be much more work on your end) but perhaps you can also post a photo of each modern attraction in expandable thumbnail form next to the title…..oh wait maybe you want everyone to get off their asses and go explore Seattle, makes sense!….great job thanks for promoting modern design!

Comment by nick

Nick – I like where you’re going. Indeed we want fans of the modern list to get out and see these items but it would probably help if there were some visual appetizers. And this should be easily achieved with the blog format. We’ll take a crack at this for a certain category and see how it goes. Thanks for the idea. Nice, clean website at http://www.hybridseattle.com by the way.

Comment by buildllc

Nicely done. I’d suggest getting rid of the snapshots popups. They obscure information and your clean design and are a substantial performance hit even before you mouse over something. Also do you need the quantserve tracking as well as google analytics? All the extra js and DNS hits add up.

Comment by brian




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