ABOVE: QuickVenice has a "mobile first" responsive layout that adapts to computer monitors, tablets, and smartphones for optimum display and quick page loading.
By Durant Imboden
Ever since 1997, Venice for Visitors has been what PC Magazine calls "the premier visitors' site for Venice, Italy." The site has provided in-depth information about Venice to millions of travelers over the years.
Recently, though, we realized--after 17 years--that some travelers don't want in-depth information:
- Maybe they're staying in Venice for only a day or two and just want to know the basics.
- Maybe they're browsing the Web with smartphones and need a phone-friendly experience.
- Or maybe they simply aren't as enthusiastic about reading and researching trips as we are.
With those thoughts in mind, Cheryl and I came up with an idea for a new site: "Quick Venice," using the theme "All the basics for shorter trips."
The site is now live, and it offers 75 pages of practical, useful, personally-researched information under the headings of:
- Introducing Venice
- Deciding where to stay
- Arriving and getting around
- Sightseeing and excursions
- Venice for cruise passengers
- Practical advice and warnings
Each page has a small photo, just enough text to convey the required facts or advice, and links to in-depth Venice for Visitors articles or other resources when needed.
The site is built around a "mobile first" responsive layout that adapts to displays on desktop computers, laptops, large or small tablets, and smartphones.
It's designed for quick loading, and for even faster display times, the pages are cached and served from 23 regional data centers around the world.
We hope you'll take a look at the new site. Even if you prefer the in-depth approach of Venice for Visitors, you may find that QuickVenice is perfect for use when you're browsing the Web on a smartphone or with a sluggish hotel Wi-Fi connection.
You'll find QuickVenice at: