March 25, 2011

Site Updates

As some of you have noticed, I've done some updates to the blog this week. I've streamlined the design a bit. I have added some pages: a new FAQ page, and pages about me, press and cookbook information. I've also added a  section showcasing the most popular recipes of all time on the blog.

The address of this blog is now Coconutandlime.com. Old links will redirect automatically to the new address so there should be no broken links due to this move. The blog feed has stayed the same.

Let me know if you encounter any issues with the redesign. I'll return to my regular posting next week.

5 comments:

  1. cool ~ I am looking forward to more recipes.
    Hope you didn't pack away your snow shovel! ughh.
    Have a great weekend.

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  2. While this is a much needed and overall better design, I think you've long since out-grown Blogger and it's limitations for a CMS for you. A few UI tweaks are still needed here.

    When viewing an individual post, like this one, which happens when I click a link from my RSS reader for example, there is no obvious HOME button to get me back to the main page of your site. While I know that clicking the logo will get me there, it's not going to be painfully obvious to most of your readers.

    Additionally, there is still no PRINT option, something that is very much needed on a site like this. I end up copy / pasting the instructions into Word or Google Docs to get just what I needed to print.

    I know I've suggested it in the past, but I think switching to WordPress will not only give you far more sustainable options from an admin standpoint, your readers will get your already great content delivered to them in an even more friendly and easy to read context.

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  3. I didn't think you had any room for improvement! I have been an avid reader of your blog for about a year now and totally enjoy it, but as they say, change can be a good thing. Keep it up!

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  4. Thanks Mike! If only switching to Wordpress wouldn't result in 1000s of broken links. Or if only, Wordpress was around in 2004.

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  5. A few years ago I moved a blogger based site with 11k total posts to WordPress. It was a nerve-racking 2 hours, but it was flawless. There are plug-ins that will help with the link issues too, so you won't lose them.

    Totally worth it in my opinion. It gives the option to deliver a much nicer, cleaner site to your viewers, and a print button ;)

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