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cosmo1974 Inactive Member04 Aug 2009 6:10 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!

nycjadie Inactive Member04 Aug 2009 7:17 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.

Here's another:

Jana Wang Inactive Member04 Aug 2009 8:59 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 Inactive Member05 Aug 2009 1:55 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.

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