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Bloody hell, this is a week of posts isn’t it!
So, this has been in the works for a little bit. I get itchy feet. I cannot have something for too long, without wanting to make changes – especially when it comes to my blog. This year I want to add a lot more content to this site, and keep it organised – but also make it easy for you lovely visitors to find back dated recipes and so forth. The site also hasn’t had a visual make-over since it was conceived over a year ago.
Originally I was just going to add some more set pages to my blog. I then got chatting to an old friend of mine, who just happens to do website and blog development work. One thing led to another, and a complete site redesign started. I did a basic Photoshop mockup for him, and he did the rest. And holy crap did he do a good job.
So, let me introduce Tristan Holmberg. I must have known this bloke for 10 years now, but yet we have never met, or worked together. We got chatting in a computer graphics forum one day – we both did 3D modeling graphics back then – I still do full time in my dayjob, and he still does some too. We hit it off, and have stayed in contact ever since. He also happens to be a rather talented DJ, who’s music and sets I enjoy very much.
So, Tristan and I got talking, and this whole site redesign just evolved. He knows his tech does Tristan, and it didn’t take long to get the prototype up and running. From there we iterated, made adjustments, layout changes and so on. I was rather pedantic, Tristan was incredibly patient.
I cannot recommend Tristan enough. He is fantastic. A wonderful guy to work with, and he really knows his stuff. If anyone is wanting a blog redesign, or website work, this is the guy to call. You can reach him here.
So – here it is. The new look of Wrightfood. Don’t worry, it is the same old me. The same content. The same four letter words writing style. Just a new look. So what has changed? – Well, some REALLY COOL NEW STUFF!!!
- Top menu bar – once I get my lazy but into gear, all recipes will be listed in these wonderful pages – you can find charcuterie recipes, seafood recipes and so forth up there – a quick access to my archive if you will.
- Rotating header image – OK, this is a little pointless, but it does keep things fresh – on each page reload it is going to show a different header image – just to keep things changing and pretty. And we all like pretty don’t we?
- clean, photography focused look – pictures win prizes, we all know that. So why not make the photography on this site more prominent? A clean look helps keep the photography forward.
So – what else do I have aimed for this year? Well, more technique posts and videos for sure. Some will be on cooking seafood (which is what I get most emails about), others will be on food photography. Stay tuned, it should be a great year for Wrightfood!!
And finally… I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to hear what people think of the new look, and plans for the blog. Good or bad, hit me with it. I can take it. Honestly. And if I can’t, I have Danika’s shoulder to cry on.