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A New Look For Destination Guide


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Have you noticed? The web version of the Destination Guide now has a new look - and we want your feedback on how we can continue to improve Second Life’s leading directory of cool and interesting places to explore! 

The latest version of the Destination Guide offers a modern design refresh (the first since 2010!), while also adding some useful new features that enable easier discovery of Second Life events and experiences. Web visitors may welcome the addition of a much-requested Search bar so that you can better seek and find the places that interest you, while category and search result pages now also have a “Sort by” option in the upper-right corner that allows users to filter the directory by “Newest” entries and alphabetically (A-Z or Z-A). Mobile users will notice that the Destination Guide is now much easier to browse and explore while on the go – which may come in handy to accompany our forthcoming Mobile Viewer.DG-New.jpg

Want to share a Destination on your blog and/or view it on the overall Second Life Map? Logged-in users on Secondlife.com can click the three dots on the detail page to find these additional options.

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…and there’s more to come!

Work is continuing as we seek to add even more improvements to the web-based Destination Guide including the ability to see and sort by real-time population counts, while also enhancing access to the full Destination Guide within the Second Life Viewer.

The latest changes are a far cry from the early origins of the Destination Guide, which go all the way back to late 2005 when a small Developer Showcase section on Secondlife.com editorially highlighted a handful of noteworthy community builds and initiatives. That section soon morphed into Showcase, a small directory highlighting the best in Arts & Culture, Fashion and Music. In 2010, Showcase formally transitioned into the full-fledged Destination Guide directory with about 16 top-level categories before expanding over the next decade to include closer to 50 categories and many more sub-categories across a wide variety of genres spanning everything from A to Z (or Anime to Zombies, if you will).

What features would you like to see in the Destination Guide? Share your thoughts and feedback with us directly at editor@lindenlab.com.

 
Got a spot that you’d like listed in the Destination Guide? Make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form. Learn more about the Destination Guide criteria and guidelines and increase your chances of being featured in Editors’ Picks!

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