Monday, August 29, 2011

New Tour: Lost Rochester

Much of Rochester's history has been lost to time. Water, once the workhouse of Rochester: powering numerous mills along the riverfront, is now an aesthetic pleasure. This tour will guide you to the locations that played a key role in shaping Rochester but have since vanished. Some of Rochester's most glorious attractions, such as a five story sugar mill, have almost been forgotten.

New Design

The new design is finally here.  Along with being more aesthetically pleasing, the new design should also load faster and be more intuitive.  Let me know what you think!

The new design also includes some new functionality:

  • Tours can now be saved as a draft instead of instantly publishing them.
  • Destination pages are now static.  Until a destination is deleted, it will always be available from the same URL
  • Image Citations have been added
  • General Tour descriptions
  • General Tour Photo
Features still to come
  • extended destination pages.  Users will be able to click on a destination to go to another page with added pictures and more information

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Washington DC Memorials Tour

Two tours of the Washington DC Memorials have been created!!


New Facebook Page

Check out our Facebook Page!

Coming Soon

Here's what you can look forward to this Winter:

Permanent destination pages:  Currently the mobile pages for individual destinations do not have a static address.  Giving them a static address will allow businesses to link to their stop or post a qr code to their stop.

Draft/Final Tour:  A new page will be created to edit tours (instead of the view tour page).  This will free up some space to add more information about finished tours(See below).  Users will also be given the option to save a tour as a draft or publish a finished tour

More information on Tour Page:  Information such as number of stops, brief tour description, date last modified, and date created will be added.  Also, Tour/stop endorsements will be added for sites who link to 10StopTours.com

Sources: Users will be given a place to cite the source of an image and copyright status of that image.  A separate field will also be created to cite text (instead of doing it in the description box)

Mobile Site: A "Back to Tour" button will be added to destination pages, the formatting (text size) of the mobile home page will be fixed

Social Media:  A Facebook/Google Plus page will be created.

Under the Hood: Meta-tag descriptions will be added, repeat PHP pages will be remove IE sort=Name

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Whats New

Printer Friendly Page-The printer friendly page has been completely redone.  Users are no longer able to configure the maps, but it should make printing more reliable in all browsers.

Suggestions Page-The suggestions page was redesigned to fit the background.

Mobile Site-Mobile users are now automatically redirected from http://10StopTours.com to http://m.10StopTours.com

+1 - Google's +1 button has been added to certain pages