Most people who are regular readers of this blog probably know that I also have a site called Slow Cooker from Scratch, where I feature healthier slow cooker recipes from food bloggers. Yesterday I announced a new-and-improved version of that site, designed to be more mobile-friendly for the nearly 45% of readers who visit the site on a phone.
The feature I'm most excited about for the slow cooker site is the new Recipes by Photo feature where readers can sort recipes by categories and load a page of thumbnail photos for that category. In the photo above you see the category for Low-Carb. There are also categories for other diet choices like SBD Phase 1, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Vegan or WW Points. You'll also find categories for recipe types like Cook All Day, Five Ingredients or Less and Soup or Stew, as well as ingredient categories like Chicken or Beef.
This redesign at Slow Cooker from Scratch was a test run for a new more mobile-friendly design that will be coming soon to Kalyn's Kitchen! On this site all the categories that now have Recipe Labels will be getting category pages with photos, which I think will be an exciting new feature for Kalyn's Kitchen! We tried out new design changes on the slow cooker site for a test run, so if you use this site on mobile or tablet, your feedback in the comments about the slow cooker site can help us when we make design choices for this one.
(And thanks to Jennette Fulda from Makeworthy Media, who keeps both my blogs running and did the coding work for the new site, as well as SEO Consultant Julianne Puckett, Visual Recipe Index Guru Mary Younkin, and my brother and designer extraordinaire Rand Denny, all of whom contributed to the effort.)