August 4, 2008

Critiki Got a Makeover

Filed under: Critiki,News,Tiki — Humuhumu @ 7:44 pm
Critiki's New Look
Critiki’s New Look

I created Critiki way back in 2002, and while I’m pretty proud of how well the design stood up all these years, there was no denying that it was starting to look a bit dated. Plus, I have a lot more experience doing this stuff now, and all the little things I knew could be better bugged the heck out of me.

So, I finally took the time to sit down and redo the thing (there is a direct correlation between this and the absence of posts here during the past few weeks). Oh, man, it’s so much nicer to look at now. And nicer to use, too, I think.

Check out Critiki’s New Look

I literally cannot count the improvements I made, but most of them are on the back end, or are so subtle that you won’t notice them individually, but I hope that you can feel the improvements.

One improvement that is more obvious is how much easier it is now to browse through global destinations to find tiki in a given area. Instead of having to drill down all the way to obscure little towns and then back up again, now you can see the area on the Critiki Map as you browse, and it’ll tell you how many tiki locations are in the area.

Spain in Critiki
Spain in Critiki

Now that things are cleaned up a bit behind the scenes, I’ll be able to add some new features to Critiki. I have lots of ideas for new features, but what do you think? What do you wish Critiki could do?

9 Responses to “Critiki Got a Makeover”

  1. Hanford Says:

    Looks great! Stellar job as always. Congrats on releasing it!

  2. James Shaw Says:

    Very nice. I’m so jealous of web designers…

  3. swankola Says:

    I wish Critiki could bring defunct tiki bars back from the dead.

  4. GatorRob Says:

    Lookin’ good! There still doesn’t seem to be a way for us to recommend places that you don’t have (other than email you) or update you on info that we know is old or incorrect. Maybe consider a wiki for registered (and approved) editors? A lot of work, I know, for a freebie site that you do for fun. But you asked!

    And ditto to what swankola said. Where’s the Resurrect button?!

  5. MrBaliHai Says:

    Great job! Critiki has been a truly indispensable tool for me, and I use it whenever I travel.

  6. arachesostufo italy Says:

    vivete in un Paradiso…

    ciao fiamma

  7. Tim Keenan Says:

    Wow! Humuhumu, you outdid yourself. The new look is awesome.
    We’re not worthy :)

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  9. David Occhino Design - Tiki Font Says:

    You’ve got a great looking website, just found it today! You’ve got a great eye for design.

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Humuhumu is the creator of several tiki websites. She is a designer and programmer based out of San Francisco.

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