If you’ve been here on OBB in the last couple of days, you’ve probably noticed that we got a little makeover. Our amazing designer Susie (who did our first major site and logo re-design in 2011, plus our shop logo and labels) has been working tirelessly over that last little while to help us make our site more functional, organized, intuitive, and, of course, really cute. Now that the site’s been live for a couple of days, we think we’ve worked out most of the kinks and want to show you guys around a little bit!
If you’re visiting on a mobile device (particularly a phone), you’ve probably noticed that we’ve got a much more custom look that we’re really excited about.
That said, most of the good stuff is on the desktop version, so if you haven’t had a chance to hop onto a computer (or maybe a larger tablet) and take a look around, we hope you will so you can see all the fun things we have!
We wanted the site to be very accessible visually, so you’ll see a photo of our most recent posts along with an icon telling you what category it falls into. That way, you can immediately have a pretty good idea whether or not that might be something you’re interested in.
We’ve also improved our search function. Basically, our previous search tool was useless and it was easier to go to google and search “Our Best Bites ______” than to actually find something within our site. But now? You search for ribs? You get ribs.
Pretty nifty, right??
We’re so excited to be launching a brand-new newsletter soon; it won’t just be whatever posts to the site that day, it will be a real, actual newsletter that you’ll (hopefully!) want to read! You can sign up now or shortly when we launch the new newsletter–either way, we’ll be so happy to have you!
We’ve added a navigation bar that we hope will make it easier to find your way around OBB! I’m highlighting a few of our favorite features today, but if you feel the urge, feel free to push all the buttons!
We’ve also revamped our recipe index to make it easier to search for exactly what you’re looking for! Categories, 30-minute meals, cooking style, however you want to browse, we’ve got you covered.
One of the things we’re REALLY excited about is our new video section! We’ve got some short foodie videos and tutorials that we’re going to be sharing soon through social media, but you can see them here first! We also have all our Fit Club videos and some some crafts–go check them all out!
Speaking of Fit Club, it has it’s own dedicated, easy-to-navigate section now.
One of the things we’re MOST excited about is the Favorite Things section. We’ve done so many Favorites posts, but finally we can have so much of it in one place (plus we’re planning on adding more–photography, music, all sorts of stuff.) When you click on the picture, it will direct you to the shop where the item is sold.
So go poke around and try everything out! If you run into any glitchy issues, please feel free to shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll try and get them taken care of ASAP! We hope you enjoy it!