Friday, November 04, 2011

Recipes Page - Feedback Please!

Hey guys, I'm looking for a little feedback from you.  Blogger has introduced a new line of dynamic templates, and I am experimenting with them for my recipes blog.

With my recipes page, you have always had a very limited view of my posted recipes.  To see everything I had posted, you needed to search through the archives or keep linking through 'older posts'.

These new dynamic templates showcase your blog and posts in some clever ways.  The reader can choose which design to view the blog in, such as the magazine view, currently on my recipes blog.  What do you think?  It's more functional, right?  Is it more helpful to you in locating/viewing recipes?  

Blogger's "snapshot" template
I like this magazine style, and the classic, but the snapshot view is fun too.  I've applied this snapshot view to my Cooking With Dreena blog (if you're not familiar with this blog it has cookbook recipe edits, pantry lists, some cooking tips, etc).  There aren't as many posts on this blog, but you get the idea.  (But, you should be able to switch back and forth and view the different styles from the toolbar at the top - can you?)

So, do you like this new format for my recipes page?

(And, I'm back with a giveaway next post!)

13 comments:

janet @ the taste space said...

The magazine view is hands-down my favourite. A lot more user friendly. :) Recipe indexes also help out a lot to search through the archives.

Steph said...

I like the magazine view. It makes it much easier to see snapshots of old content.

Vegyogini said...

Wow, I really like the magazine view option! It's nice to be able to see the photos without much text and then to click on the recipe that most appeals in the moment.

BabyMama said...

I like the Magazine view as well as the Snapshot view.. Both are very appealing visually and give a short description of the recipe which can be firther investigated by clicking on it.

Veg-a-Nut said...

I like this format! It is wonderful to look at the photo of the dishes and make your drool meter tell you which one to make. :o)

Anonymous said...

The magazine view is really nice!

Dreena said...

thanks everyone, I was pretty pleased with the magazine view, and thought it would work well for the recipes blog. Good to know you have the same reaction - it will stay! --- at least until I get my head around an overhaul of this blog into a new, better functioning site, which is on deck for when the new book comes out. Thanks!

Christine said...

I love the magazine style the best. Snapshot is nice too and the mosaic is really fun!

Mattheworbit said...

The new layout is so much better! It's great to be able to see all the recipes and the great photos :)

Mattheworbit said...

Right, didn't realise we could look at all the options! The magazine view is fantastic; so easy to read and find recipes, etc :)

SRKSHAZU said...

No Asian/Indian market here but thanks for the suggestion to “one of the most lovely recipe blogs”. Beautiful inspiration.

Ariel Lebert said...

I really like this magazine view. It's really cool. And super convenient.

Gil said...

Love Tofu!