Just to let everyone know - if you notice anything odd today, it's me upgrading the software running this website. Should only take me a couple of hours today, and then everything should be back to normal.
So if you haven't noticed already, my "hand was forced" and we have a new "look" to the website. Doh!!!
I apologize for no warning or preparation, but here we are. There was a technical glitch, and it turns out it was easier for me to just go with the flow and roll out the new look, even though it's not quite finished yet. So have a look around, and let us know what you think. There are a lot of rough edges, and many parts aren't even there yet, but it's a start!
We'd love to hear what you think, and we'll be working hard as time permits to get it cleaned up.
With the coming of the New Year, we've decided it was time to bring a little love to some of our projects, Gone Raw being first and foremost among them! You'll find we've already got one of our goals accomplished today - to make the website faster. You should notice a little bit of a faster experience browsing Gone Raw as of today. But that's just the very beginning.
Over the next few weeks, we have a number of ambitious goals in mind for Gone Raw. These include a refresh to the look and feel of the website, adding some long-requested features, and moving to a different web hosting company to make things even faster. We still have to find the time for these goals, but we'll get there. When we're ready for an update, we'll make sure there's a prominent notice on the home page, so be on the lookout for that.
We hope everyone is having a great 2010, and thanks for supporting Gone Raw!
I do apologize. The website has had a bit of trouble this weekend, and for the past 48 hours or so, it wasn't letting people post. I didn't realize how bad the situation was until a very kind member wrote to me directly, and we have resolved it.
I apologize for the inconvenience, and once again thanks for being a part of Gone Raw.
We are going to be performing some updates and fixing some issues over the next hour or two, so please be patient, as the site might be unavailable for brief periods.
For more updates, have a look at us on Twitter, where we will post any status messages or updates in real time!
UPDATE: The problems are fixed. The issues I mention in the following message are resolved and no longer relevant. Spoke too soon! Everything is A-OK!
We'll be working on some minor updates to the website tonight. Expect it to be down for an hour or two. You shouldn't notice much difference, the changes are software-related and should just help things work a bit better.
As hinted, we're spending some extra time on Gone Raw this week. I wanted to talk a little bit about the changes.
I know many of you have been confused by the new search on the site. You may not know it, but the search is now much, much more powerful! In fact, you can now use the search to find recipes by equipment, find members, and search forums (among others).
Take a moment to read this overview of the new search:
Thanks to emtpdmom for taking time to write this up!
Also, we still have the recipe tags for finding recipes in various categories: