19 May, 2010

want to offer your opinion?

So...

Drumroll please...

Here is a link to the new and improved "Kristen in London," still in the planning stages and we're still building that recipe index!

But I'd like to ask your opinion on how it looks, what you see on the first page, how the hot links work. In short...

Do you like it?

I'm open to all ideas, so let's get the ball rolling!

13 comments:

S. said...

Honestly, I like it a lot! It's still charmingly simple and yet brighter without being overwhelming. I'm easily put off by websites that have too many banners, links, pictures and sounds. This one looks very nice, though!

Anonymous said...

Well-designed! The spices/herbs at top are warm, inviting, interesting. The artichoke-thingy is cool, too. I found myself wishing all images were the size of the first one, and centered like it is, too, but I understand that takes more space ...

In your honor, I've composed the following banner, should you ever need another for your website: "If food is art, my life is an art gallery."

Thanks for your blog!

A fan.

Anonymous said...

OH I really like it. I love the banner with the spices and the idea of the random recipe on the side. I too hate blogs with too much busyness going on (and ads) but yours has retained the feel of the original with some sprucing up that really is appealing.
Min

Kristen In London said...

Oh, I'm so glad, everyone! Love the banner phrase, "Fan." Min, your approval is key, of course... the key will be how the recipe index turns out.

Also, I think that when the links are hot and clickable, the photos on each post WILL be larger. We'll see, and I can tweak it after that.

Shelley said...

Very crisp looking Kristen. I love the banner (I think I'm going to miss those candles thoough...but I'm partial to them.)

The artichoke is adorable and the random recipe is perfect!!

Renée said...

Love it! There's a warmth to it that makes you want to read on. The banner is spectacular. Random recipe - great idea. So glad there's a recipe index, as I'm sure everyone else is too. Way to go.

Julian Krispel said...

Very nice, seems as though everybody is at ease with our solution. It couldn't have been done without extensive feedback from Kristen and co.

All the very best

Julian and Carl (the designers)

PS: As Kristen suggested, the photos will be enlargable once you click on them.

Kristen In London said...

Thanks, again, everyone, and especially Julian and Carl, designers extraordinaires!

Jo Ann said...

I love the idea of the recipe index and I love the banner as well...I'll miss the candles too as I was there that evening! But, one has to move on to bigger/better things - Simple, elegant and yet still maintaining its friendly appeal - just right! Jo

Kristen In London said...

I know, Jo, I loved that photo too... but we'll always have the memory!

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

Love it! Especially the index and the random recipe on the sidebar :-)

Becky said...

I love it! Now I can find your yummy recipe easily. The designer did a great job to enhance the functionality and look. A great match to your enchanting stories and commentary. xBecky

Kristen In London said...

Thanks, JaPRA and Becky, I think it will be a fantastic addition not just for you guys, but for me, and then I can see how far away I am from having a cookbook...:)