The All-New Cin City
A Serious Blog Makeover.
Hi Cin Citizens!
Welcome to the all-new Cin City. I’d shower you with champagne if this was an actual launch party.
After almost a year of recruiting the right people to fabricate my vision into reality, finally it is here, where we are now.
Taking a step back, because I’d like to share with you a bite of the process which you can’t see, I must say that finding honest and patient talents who carry themselves professionally, is almost like searching for a drop of tear in the ocean.
If you are that rare person, believe that someone out there notices you’re special and appreciates you. If you have employees who possess such qualities, don’t take them for granted because they are most likely the most valuable assets in your company.
A slice of my ‘experience’ . . .
I received quotations from startups or worse, junior designers, trying their luck to charge me as if I was some GIANT establishment – I think a smart young company would charge their clients accordingly as it’s a (very) competitive industry.
I tried working with people who has too much ‘designer attitude’ to listen to your heart’s desire – Where are you going with that, kid?
Twitter, a social media platform I pretty much see as an abandoned child, actually helped me find the designer who is the passion architect of my spanking new virtual diary – If you need help, ask Twitter.
Every two months, the development for Cin City changed hands from one person to the other. Times 2 and that makes 4 months gone, just like that – Good things come to those who wait.
From many day lights sketching and scanning designs back and forth to my designer back in Malaysia, to nights of testing the site in Germany with my loyal front end man, we made it – It takes two flints to make a fire.
Thank you, Vincci and James.
Just like a new iPhone, this blog is designed with improved UI and UX elements on both desktop and mobile, always keeping user-friendliness in mind so that you can browse articles here with ease.
I hope you like my new travel-inspired logo (É’s idea), which turns out to be so . . . me!
Online shopping is made more accessible to buy the things you like from the blog – instead of finding text links, now you can see the mentioned items under ‘Featured Items’ to click and purchase.
The ‘Food’ category is now categorised into ‘Recipes’ and ‘Reviews’; the former comes with a neat structure separating ‘Ingredients’ and ‘Methods’ in one single section. (My love for food deserves this extra attention.)
And much more for you to explore!
Leave a comment below (with your right email address) and let me know what you’d like to see more of on this blog. It can be a FAQ series, more frequent fashion posts, beauty / hair tutorial, quirkier wanderlust videos . . . any ideas are welcomed!
I’ll select 1 out of 30 commenters, contact you for your mailing address, and a surprise from my European travels will be on its way to you. (: