As I mentioned in my earlier post Dear Blog, It’s Not You. It’s Me, The Kitchen Snob would be undergoing a makeover of sorts. A facelift, really. I know I said that awhile ago but – ya know – pulling the trigger on change can be difficult for some people. The new website is now up, and like any facelift, there is that period of healing where things don’t look so good.
Makeovers can be scary. You remember that new hairstyle you just had to have in high school? Until you worked with it a little bit, you wanted to hide behind a hat.
I’ll be tweaking things over the next few weeks (and get back to cooking asap!) and I hope you’ll like the outcome of the new website design. Honestly, I hope I do too because right now I’m not so sure.
I don’t know about you, but when big change happens, I kind of miss the old ways until I get used to the new ways.
THE GOOD – New Website Positives
The main reason I changed website themes is because I wanted a wider area to work with. I LOVE that my pictures have the potential to be much larger than they were before. It’s all about the food photos! The new overall width gives me lots of room to play with.
I also love that the avatar photos are circles, rather than squares. See my avatar on the home page where it says Meet The Kitchen Snob. I don’t know why – circles seem friendlier, don’t you think? The avatars in the comment sections are circles, too. This isn’t all too important – I just like it.
It’s also a little more mobile friendly than the previous theme. The new website also has an option for an online storefront. Yay shopping!
THE BAD – New Website Negatives
If you looked at my website right now, it would be like you’d be dropping by my house unexpectedly and I’d be embarrassed that it still looks like I just moved in. At my house, you’d see some boxes in the foyer (and I should mention that the foyer has 13,000 different beige paint samples painted on all 4 walls). Wait – how many pairs of shoes are strewn about haphazardly in the multi-beiged-spotted foyer? Don’t get me started. Yeah, that’s why you haven’t been invited over.
You thought I was kidding?
One could argue I’m indecisive.
I also don’t like that all the headings are like this:
fancy pink cursive
fancy yellow cursive
Gotta fix that.
And I definitely need to fix the logo at the top. Like, yuck.
So now you are updated on all things technical. For those of you who are curious about blogging, website themes, and all that geeky stuff, I use the Genesis Framework for my main framework. Once you own Genesis, you can purchase child themes to change your look. My new theme is called Modern Blogger Pro by Pretty Darn Cute Design. You only have to purchase the framework once. Then you can add as many themes as you like.
I’ve been with Genesis for about a year now and I’m very happy with it!