Seamless Planet partners with local tourism operators world-wide to provide life-changing adventures. The start-up works with NGOs on education and promoting local cultural sustainability and the betterment of indigenous communities through digital technologies.
Mike is a web developer based in California. Sometimes when the project is interesting we tackle it together. This time Mike’s friends at Google contacted him regarding a few sites based around local tour operators abroad.
The sites had ton of content, but as most of my projects – the visuals were lacking originality and were straight from the 1990s. My task was to bring the excitment and fresh air of trekking and safaris to the computer screen.
The main challenge was to design a useful user interface on a grid level, because the layout would be used on multiple sibling sites with different content, color schemes and images.
I started analyzing and valuing the content from the existing sites. Based on the information I gathered, I created the main wireframe to support the sibling sites and all of their content. The biggest break-through in the user interface was the tabbed navigation, which gives the user a good overview of the site’s content and most visited pages.
Everyone who goes on a safari or a trekking trip needs a good map. I added a topographic map texture to the tabbed navigation and to the footer to bring more detailed touch to the design. With Mike’s pixel-perfect front-end developing, Seamless Planet continues to help adventurous minds around the globe find the best local operators.