Just a while ago, we opened up Silk to let everyone create websites that both humans and computers can understand. The feedback made us more than happy, and we are excited to see the very different ways people put Silk to work.
To give you a better idea of what’s possible with Silk, we decided to put some interesting Silk sites in the spotlight. We do this by telling stories about them. One of the first stories is about how Laszlito made a interactive travel guide to Madrid for his friend.
Our designer Laszlito is from Madrid, and a friend asked him to give him a tour of the city. Unfortunately Laszlito couldn’t make it, so he decided to put his favorite Madrilenian places in a Silk site. Doing this was simple: he created a page for each restaurant, bar, or sight he wanted his friend to see. Besides entering basic stuff like the address, he also wrote down all the little details only a local can know. For example, he wrote down a personal description of the place, whether you need to make a reservation on certain days, what the most delicious meal or cocktail is, and so forth.
What makes this tour guide so practical is that Silk lets you add structure to all these little facts. This way, you can list everything Laszlito wants to tell you, but filtered to match your current location and mood. When you’re in Madrid around Gran Via and feeling like a cocktail, you can use Laszlito’s guide and immediately see Museo Chicote is just a short walk nearby. If you want to eat in a vegetarian restaurant, you can list those in a snap. Of course, you can also casually browse the tour guide, just like you would browse the Lonely Planet. But your tour guide thinks with you when you need it.
You can head over to Laszlito’s story and read more, or visit the travel guide to Madrid directly. If you are inspired by Laszlito’s guide and want to make a Silk site yourself, register a Silk site, and head over to our new tutorial for building a basic Silk site. You’ll have your new site up and running in no-time!