Saturday, January 19, 2008

Search Many DC Food Blogs at Once: The Makeover Entry

DCFoodBlog has a brand new look and all sorts of fun happening. We've had the same look since 2004 and were ready for something fresh! So what's new?

-We created an awesome Mega Search that you can use to find information about restaurants, neighborhoods, and more. When you use the Mega Search over on the right, Google will pull entries from 21 local food blogs. It does not include the local media and larger discussion sites, but we hope this is a fun way to explore blogs and DC food.

-We finally got around to adding links to all the great sites that have been recommended and sent to us! This includes links to all the sites in the Mega Search as well as those that were sent to us as site nominations.

-We added a new section on DC food-related nonprofits. If you are looking for a great place to invest time, energy, and money, each of these is a worthy cause.

-We added a new header photo. This is a beet shooter from a visit to Latino Dim Sum at Cafe Atlantico. J is planning on doing more food photography this year and you'll see it in the template and in the posts.

-We divided the sections up a bit more. DC's food media and the larger message boards have a section of their own, recipe sites have a section as well, and we'll be developing the section on Great Food Links and Blogs that are not in DC and are not focused just on recipe. (Explore Shuna Fish Lydon's site for some mighty fine writing and thinking).

-Last, we've temporarily removed the recipe and restaurant index. It will be back, but is deserving of some TLC.


Here's to 2008! We're excited to write, read, cook, dine, and chow down with everyone.

More to come . . .! -J

10 comments:

Dancer in DC said...

I love the image! Now you have to share how you did it. :)

Stef said...

Love the new look! You're like a DC food-a-pedia! :-)

Ramona said...

I like the new layout of your site. Well thought out and great header photo too!

rebecca 1.0 said...

i looooove the new look. here's to more food porn in 08. and like lots of good recipes and writing and reviews and such too. xoxo.

kissmygritz said...

Thanks for the link!

DC Food Blog said...

Thanks for commenting folks. I've been having a blast with the new search.

Dancer - Thanks! This is actually a template blogger offers and I customized a bit with some food photos.

Stef- Thanks! I hope its useful. I was getting tired of the same old same old.

Ramona- Thanks for dropping by. The Cafe Atlantico meals are quite photo-friendly.

Rebecca 1.0 Yahoo!

ScottE. said...

You inspired J-lo...who in turn inspired me...oops had to make some changes!

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