Today I’m thrilled to announce the newest iteration of this little blog! It’s an understatement to say this update has been a long time coming. Changing color schemes in particular, has been on my redesign wish list for nearly two years now–but no matter what I came up with the darker palette always seemed too serious. Finally though, I found something that felt right and I’m thrilled with how it turned out!
Here are a few highlights of my favorite features:
New logo & color palette
Technically they’re two different things, but looking back they really went hand-in-hand. As I mentioned before, I wanted to change to a black-based color palette for some time, but no matter what variation I came up with it always felt a little too formal. After waiting months and months to work on a new logo with the talented Eva Black, we were finally able to find the perfect balance: clean + classic yet still laid-back.
To make posts a bit easier on the eyes, we switched up the fonts, increased the size and added a smidge more space between each line.
New navigation bars
The main navigation is now above the header instead of below. Also, as you scroll down the page, you’ll notice a variation of the navigation bar remains at the top so you can access content from anywhere.
Updated subscription options
Back by popular demand, you can now get the latest ATE blog posts delivered directly to your inbox! We also added a subscription box beneath the first post on the homepage, where readers can also subscribe via two popular readers, Bloglovin or Feedly.
Subtle styling updates include new “Read more” and “Print recipe” buttons, a styled ad box at the top of the page, a refreshed footer at the bottom, and cleaner looking comments throughout. The search box has also been restyled and improved so it’s easier than ever for you to find what you’re looking for.
Overall, I hope you’ll find it to be more visually appealing. Enjoy, and thanks so much for reading! This little blog has really grown up over the past few years and it’s been fun to watch it get better with age.
Also, a huge thank you to Joe, my rockstar developer who handled all of the technical aspects of this project and managed a seamless transition!