"Suggestions for a UK-based Recipe and Restaurant Blog" Topic
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|cosmo1974 ||04 Aug 2009 5:10 a.m. PST|
Hi all – can someone have a look at the site with a view to making any suggestions – technical or design.. Or anything else! chilliandchocolate.com
|nycjadie ||04 Aug 2009 6:17 a.m. PST|
My wife's friend has a successful food blog in New York. He's found that photography is the key. The better photography, the more visits. It's good to know what the current fashion is for food photography. He's in food publishing, so it's easy for him.
Here's his blog:
I also like his format. It's very clean and simple. I've tried to make my gaming blog simple as well:
That's my dog, Crumpet. She's become quite popular. I've Googled her and found pictures of her on the internet from people I don't even know. I guess that's what having a cute dog in a large city that likes dogs.
|Jana Wang||04 Aug 2009 7:59 a.m. PST|
It looks ok to me, though I would not have expected something titled "chilli and chocolate" to be a restaurant review page. I was expecting, well, chili and chocolate. My only real complaint is that you make the common assumption that everyone has a monitor as wide as yours.
|cosmo1974 ||05 Aug 2009 12:55 a.m. PST|
Thanks Jana and nycjadie.
I take the point about the photography – my partner is a photographer – I just haven't persuaded her to take the time to set up the shots and photograph my stuff yet!
It's not REALLY a restaurant review site – just everything "food" – mainly recipes, where we've eaten, a few reviews, food finds..
As for the screen width – it's a fixed layout for 1024 (inc. browser chrome) – I understand fully what you're saying – but the trend in web dev is to aim for this size as a minimum. I'll stick with the page size, but if it becomes an issue, I'll certainly change it.
Thanks folks – really appreciate the time you took to look at the site.