New Site Design + Upcoming Giveaway

New Site Design + Upcoming Giveaway
Dear Readers! As you all know that I had been working with a web designer on redesigning my blog for the past few weeks.

I am very excited to announce that the wait is finally over! Shall we call this Yi Reservation 2.0? Yeah?

For those of you who have been following this site for a while, you probably recall that Yi Reservation has gone through quite a few looks over the years. While old designs all served the purpose of this site – to share butt-kicking recipes and food discussions – the site was getting cluttered and user-unfriendly as it grew.

New Site Design + Upcoming Giveaway
Earlier this year, I decided to give my site a big facelift and I knew I needed professional help to so I engaged the talented web designer Lindsay from Purr Design.
With her help, Yi Reservation got a complete makeover featuring sleeker look and cleaner and user-friendly interface (just look around and you’ll agree with me).

I know you can’t wait to explore the new site but let me first highlight a few updates:

Logo and Navigation Menu
Lindsay did a great job designing this new logo for me. She worked patiently with me and transformed my inputs into this absolutely creative logo. Also, the Navigation menu is big step-up from the prior version. Just click around and you’ll know!
New Site Design + Upcoming Giveaway
Sidebar
The new design seriously de-cluttered my crowded sidebar area while maintaining all the original features.

Recipe Index
I know how frustrated it was trying to locate a recipe on this site. With the new Recipe Index Page, you can browse all my recipes by ingredients, or regions, or category. If you know exactly what you are looking for, please feel free to use the search function.
New Site Design + Upcoming Giveaway
Follow Me Buttons
For those of you want to get daily food fix through social media, be sure to follow me on Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. They are all located on the upper right corner.
New Site Design + Upcoming Giveaway
Mobile Optimization
This is probably the biggest change of all! I know a lot of you use Mobile devices to access this site so finally you can fully enjoy Yi Reservation on your mobile device without worrying about compatibility issues.

Well, I am going to list all the changes but I’d rather you go ahead and click around.

 

Up Coming Giveaway

In celebrating the new design and as an appreciation to your support, I’ll be giving away a brand new 5.5 Qt Enamel Cast Iron Dutch Oven valued at $100. I’ve been cooking with cast iron cookware for years and I cannot tell you how much I love my cast iron skillets and Dutch oven. If you like to cook (I assume you do since you are reading this site) and appreciate fine cookware, you’ll love to have this Dutch oven as a new addition to your kitchen!

I will be announcing the details of this giveaway in the next couple of days so please subscribe to my newsletter or follow my social network so you don’t miss out.
New Site Design + Upcoming Giveaway

28 comments

  1. 15

    Congrats on the new website design! It looks really nice. I may get in touch with PurrDesign myself—I wasn’t too happy with my recent re-design and am looking to get it another go. 

  2. 14

    I am a  big fun  and enjoy all the  recipes , I am a cat lovers, I missed your  cat. 

  3. 13

    I LOVE your new logo, Yi.  She did a fantastic job on it and redesigning your web page. If your logo was on a Tee shirt , I would buy it. Keep up the good work and wonderful recipes. I want to make your green onion pancakes and black sesame rice balls again soon.  Take care, my friend! 

  4. 12

    Good evening Yi  i received  the  book so nice and useful. I can’t wait to try  some of the recipes   and  i certainly  will need to find  chinese ingredients but i  am optimist.  Thanks  so much   and  have   a  pleasent day. Regards.

  5. 11

    Yi, the new look is awesome! Very clean. I especially love the new logo! Really cool! 😉

  6. 10

    Hi Yi, Thank  you so much  for  offering me your cookbook, what a surprise!  Many congrats for the new beautiful restiling of your site but i liked also  the old one. I look forward to learn much  from your  so accurate  recipes. My best regards and Thnks.

  7. 9

    Nice! Whenever I look at your food pics, I get hungry and an urge to cook, even when it’s the middle of the night! Oh..I love cats so we need kitty pics! Teehee!

  8. 8

    Congrats, Yi! The new site looks great.  Which company worked on your web redesign?

  9. 7

    Lookin fancy sir. Keep up the good work. 🙂

  10. 6

    merci beaucoup yi very nice sorry i speak french thanks

  11. 5

    Hi Yi, The new site layout & logo design are fantastic! Keep up the great work and fantastic meals, my family loves everything I’ve made. 

  12. 4

    Great logo! And the design is super — nice and uncluttered, and easy to find stuff. Good job!

  13. 3

    The first thing I noticed is that the cat is gone. Where’s the cat? I hope it is OK.

    • 3.1

      Hi Jeff, the cat is fine (in fact got bigger since that picture). I just feel it’s time to replace my intro picture with something different. Will certainly rotate back some cat pictures in the future 🙂

  14. 2

    Congrats for the restyling, the new look is lovely!

  15. 1

    can’t wait!

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