Well Whaddya Know…

It worked! I woke up this morning and it was a brand new me! Many, many thanks to the international Joe Pastry site implementation team, a staff of hundreds otherwise known as Greg and Jason. Thanks a million, gents. You’ve done a banner job putting together the bigger, better Joe. And just in time, too, as back-end functions were dropping off the old site like so many pieces of fender off a ’68 Malibu.

But come on in and have a look around, all you regulars. You’ll see that the new joepastry.com has the features so many of you were clamoring for: a cleaned-up, easier-to-navigate tutorial list, larger, easier-to-read text, plus — at long last — comment fields. Just click on either the headline or the “Read On” link and you’ll see not only the full post but also a comment field at the bottom. This is a feature some of you have been on me about for literally years. So go nuts! (Just keep it family-friendly and don’t expect a reply to every comment…I spend enough time working on this site as it is!).

Also don’t hesitate to write in with any suggestions for improvements or tweaks. I might not make them all (what, you think I’m made of money?), but I’d like to know what you think. So have fun poking around. It’ll be like an open house around here all week.

17 thoughts on “Well Whaddya Know…”

  1. What happened to the pictures? Devastated! Hope it’s a technical snag that you will rectify.

    1. The pictures are there, just click on the posts! But you’re not the first person to bring this up. Seems an adjustment is in order. Thanks!

    1. Thanks! It’s a great relief to finally get this put up (regardless of all the little bugs we’re contending with at the moment). I appreciate the email!

  2. Joe,
    I love your site because of you and all the time you put on it.
    love the recipes and photos.
    Now, I can say that in the comments.

  3. Using the latest Firefox, I am getting some unusual (blocky) for post headings (and in a few other areas)

    I have about a thousand fonts on my pc – so just wondered what might be causing the problem. It currently appears as if you have a font drawn from the early 1980s – which I am sure you aren’t!

    1. Thanks Simon. A blocky, courier sort of font is part of the design (you know those design types like to do the unexpected), but if it’s coming out bit-mapped or something like that, that’s not intentional. I’ll ask my crew to look into it.

  4. Love it, Love it!!

    I’m a regular reader (and a maker of your recipes). I love the new site. Especially the comments boxes!!!!

    1. Thank you, Aya. I resisted them for a long time (mostly because my old software allowed lots of spam). But you’re one of many people who a very happy about the change. I’m glad you like the new version!

  5. Terrific site. I read it often and it’s my go to reference. Thanks for the good work. I’m running the latest version of Firefox and the post titles look like 8-bit fonts and the pictures are not showing. I love the photos. They let me know when something is right or I’m messing things up. Keep up the good work.

    1. We’ve been woking on those kinks. Any better now? (Also, thanks for all the great compliments!).

  6. It looks great! I am also a regular. A silent one (though I must say I have an email writen in a piece of paper where I ask help for my croissants, but never sent), but no more so silent.
    I love your site!

  7. Hi Joe, now that it’s been a little while since the site changes were made (time to see if it was just change bothering me rather than a specific issue), I wanted to make a small request/constructive criticism. I’m wondering if there’s a way to add an “expand/collapse all” button to the site so that I can read the entirety of a post without having to click into it individually.

    Since your posts usually come in sets or units about a specific baking project, I like to read all of them. The thing is, now that they’re all collapsed, if I take even a single days break from reading (or if you post more than once in a day), I have to open several separate tabs. I know it probably works for some people, but it doesn’t work for me (and I suspect I’m not the only one). An expand all button seems like a reasonable option for a compromise. I’ve seen them on other sites, and they would leave the option with the user.

    1. I’ll see what I can do about that, V. Maybe my developer has a trick up his sleeve!

      1. Thanks for looking in to it, Joe 🙂

        Looking forward to the upcoming King Cake coverage!

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