Liveblogging My Mexico Trip (Work-In-Progress)
Replies: 15 - Last Post: Sep 20, 2013 12:59 PM Last Post By: bajadude
Sep 19, 2013 3:52 PM
Liveblogging My Mexico Trip (Work-In-Progress)As promised (attention Bajadude), the first entry of my travel blog is finally ready. I've been beset with multiple computer issues including an overheating laptop, dodgy wi-fi availability, and a Tumblr presentation glitch that was cutting off my photos. Have it all sorted now, I think.
Go here first: http://frontierchronicle.tumblr.com/
Links to individual destinations can be found there. As stated above, only one (Sayulita) ready now, but should have a couple more posted later today.
This is the very early stage of an attempt to create an impressionistic travel guide, interactive and informative where it can be, but not pretending to be in any way authoritive. One person at one point in time can't expect to offer a comprehensive real-time overview on hotels, restaurants, transportation choices, tours, etc.
For now, mostly a platform to publish my photographs with a few words included to provide context, without too much opinion or anecdotal detail. The photos should give the curious viewer a sense of what they might expect to see if they follow my footsteps (through the prism of my own quirks and fascinations, of course). In the coming weeks, I hope to flesh things out with personal stories and useful observations.
Check out the Route Map link to see where I've been so far. I'll try to answer questions as best I can.
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9I haven't seen much on tumblr before, it looks nice. On my machine, though, the content loads in such a way that you have to scroll to the right, instead of down. Maybe that's a tumblr thing, it's a little more effort to view because it's not possible to using a scroll wheel to move through the page.
Sep 20, 2013 6:27 AM
The horizontal layout is a deliberate choice on my part. I admit it's unusual, but I believe it's a nice, simple way to show a set of photographs.
For one-button navigation, just use the left and right arrow keys for navigation. ( I will add such a note in the blog's sidebar.)
I've limited the number of photos for each page (the best ones, I hope) so that it's only necessary to load a new page when you jump to a different destination.
The Tumblr theme is called Quirinius by pouretrebelle . A lovely template that suited my design preferences exactly.
Early days. Thanks for helping me work out the bugs.
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12Thanks, McLarjh. Will fix.
LW, should I apologize for sharing my photos and experience with fellow travelers? Isn't that what the internet is about? I'm not making any money off of this, I hope you noticed.
Low class to me are the miserable scolds who take manufactured offense and then dump on well-meaning contributors. I recall in the past that Lonely Planet encouraged this kind of thing; that is, travelers in the field sharing their stories here in the Thorn Tree. Has that changed?
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Sep 20, 2013 10:35 AM
Sep 20, 2013 11:53 AM
14Thanks, bajadude. Yes. The self-appointed thread cop; the bane of internet forums everywhere...
I see this thread's been moved to the travel bloggers branch. As it should be, I guess. Wasn't aware it existed.
I'll keep coming back to the Mexico branch for seeking and giving information.
Just arrived in San Miguel de Allende. Probably just for overnight. The ordeal of leaving Guanajuato by car (including finding the hotel guy to walk me across town and up into the hills to fetch my vehicle) threw a big wrench into my travel schedule. Gonna sit out rest of the day here, then Jalpan De Serra in the morning. Hope to post some Guanajuato stuff by this evening.
Mel (or Mike if you like, Mel being my nom de blog)
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