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Notice anything different around here?

Welcome to the new Jolly Tomato, which I hope is easier to read, nicer to look at, and generally more fun to visit. The redesign was completed with the patient and thoughtful guidance of Andrew of Eating Rules and Blog Tutor, and Laura of Family Spice.

If you’ve ever met Andrew, you’ve probably thought, “What a cool, nice guy.” And underneath that cool, nice exterior, he’s STILL cool and nice…but he’s also a blog tech whiz and more specifically a WordPress guru. Andrew did all sorts of wonderful tech-y stuff to make the blog run more smoothly, back up safely, and generally look better. And he’s been incredibly helpful and patient with my tech-challenged questions throughout the entire process. For anyone who needs help with blog set-up or redesign, I cannot recommend him highly enough. You can reach him through his Blog Tutor site.

If you’ve ever seen Family Spice, you know that Laura is incredibly talented with all of the gorgeous food, recipes, and photos she posts on her site regularly. She also has a great design sense and impeccable taste when it comes to graphics and color schemes. Laura graciously helped with the new color palette and fonts – and she designed the new logo (pretty cool, eh?). If you need any sort of graphic design help, Laura is your go-to person. You can reach her at laura [at] familyspice [dot] com.

Thanks to both Andrew and Laura! Comments or questions? You can reach me at jeanne [at] jollytomato [dot] com

 

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9 Responses to A New Tomato

  1. Laura @ Family Spice July 23, 2012 at 9:17 am #

    I may be biased, but I really do love your new site!! B-e-a-utiful!

    • Jeanne July 23, 2012 at 9:18 am #

      Yay! Thanks again for all your help, Laura!

  2. jackie July 23, 2012 at 9:21 am #

    Oh I am in major need of a bloglift!!!!!!! I will be contacting these two PRONTO!!!!

  3. Doris July 23, 2012 at 12:10 pm #

    Love the new look! It’s definitely much easier to read especially on an iPhone. And as a graphic designer myself, I really love the new font face. Bravo on the re-design!

  4. Amee July 23, 2012 at 12:29 pm #

    I love the new look. Really!!! It’s very clean and very lively!! And I like seeing your photo!! :) I’m really enjoying your “real food” episodes too! Keep it up!!

  5. Dorothy at Shockinglydelicious July 23, 2012 at 2:06 pm #

    Very, very pretty!

  6. Gerry @ Foodness Gracious July 23, 2012 at 11:42 pm #

    Great site change! Your lucky to know such talented and cool people :)

  7. Andrew July 25, 2012 at 4:27 pm #

    Aww, thanks for the kind words, Jeanne! I think the site came out looking great, too. Go team! :)

  8. Valentina July 30, 2012 at 10:43 pm #

    It really looks fantastic! LOVE it!

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