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Our Friends at foodconnect.com have a new layout

13 Jan

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I have posted about the awesomeness of www.foodconnect.com before (check it out HERE), but wanted to post again as things have changed on their website.

First and foremost, it is crisper and cleaner.  What I mean by that is, the site is easier on the eyes, more intuitive, but still has a great deal of information.  It’s just easier to navigate through all the greatness!  I think that many sites run into problems because they have such a variety of information to offer-sometimes it’s hard to categorize things correctly so that the site is user-friendly.

I think that Foodconnect.com has figured out a proper way of grouping the many aspects of the site.  They have a section for Recipes, Restaurants, Cookbooks, Articles and Member Reviews.  I feel that each section is separated nicely by colored borders.  You eyes have a place to rest in the website so as not to get too bombarded all at once.  I don’t know about you, but I find myself leaving some websites in a matter of 30 seconds because I don’t know where I want to click first OR I don’t even know where to click.  I feel that Foodconnect’s new layout avoids information overload by using imagery instead of text.  That’s a plus in my mind.

As a member, the log in section is super easy to find, if you want to become a member, it’s not tough to see where to register.  All good for everyone involved.

Foodconnect managed to simplify their design without simplifying their content.  Three cheers for them!

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Connect with other Foodies at foodconnect.com

19 Dec

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I am always in search of cool new spaces that have loads of good recipes to try out. I recently stumbled upon www.foodconnect.com and found that not only do they have great recipes to try, but they also have a local restaurant guide. So, when you get tired of making the recipes, just hop on the site and find a new restaurant to try out. The basic deal is that you sign up and upload your own recipes and get access to thousands more. You can rate other member’s recipes, your local restaurants and even write your own articles relating to food. They also have a Shopping List feature, which makes organizing your grocery list for recipes easier.

If you want more information before registering for their site, I would suggest checking out their facebook page. Just search “Foodconnect” and they will be under the pages section. Their facebook page doesn’t have all of the benefits of registering for the site, but it will give you an idea of the type of members they have, the recipes that are listed, giving you an idea about the community you would be joining. They seem to update their page once a week, so you won’t get bombarded with massive amounts of updates from them–which is plus in my opinion.

I think that www.foodconnect.com is a place for someone who enjoys talking and researching recipes. It’s best if you are willing to share your recipes because I feel you will be more a part of the community that way. I also think that it is a great place for someone who is just getting started as you can ask questions of your fellow members. If you are a member I would love any insights you might have about the site.