New Look Same site 🙂
So after a little more than 1 year of reviewing I felt it was time to change things up and upgrade the site. Over the last few weeks you may have noticed new functionality such as categories listed by rating as well as by location and price. I also included two maps of brunch places sorted by area (one of greater Montreal, the other for the Plateau and Mile end)
As of Sunday evening May 10 2009 I pushed the button and version 2 went online. There are some improvements that will help you navigate the site with more ease and find what you need. I listed the most popular links under the header, added a contact sheet so that people who are not on Twitter or in the Facebook group and don’t find their question relevant to the site posts can email me their questions. You will also note a coffee cup rating section above the “post a comment” section which allows you to chime in and give your own rating as well as comment (this section will get expanded with time).
Aesthetic changes were something else I wanted to improve on. I tried to keep the nice yellow & orange “brunchy” theme from the old page yet I wanted something that looked nicer and displayed more info so people could find it more easily. New additions to this included the “quick summary overview” where you can see the last few posts. They are displayed by showing a quick snap shot of the text and image so you can click to see the full article. I also have a background image of a local Montreal themed location and or dish that I plan on changing every once and a while. The initial image is of Dans La Bouche in the East End. So with all these changes, I welcome you to look around and provide feedback /suggestions if you wish to.
Lastly I want to thank some people who were instrumental in making this new version and getting me to the 1 year mark. This could not have been achieved if it was not for the help of many people each helping out: some by going
to eat with me, editing my posts, designing the new logo, helping with code and layout and the feedback group who gave very helpful info.