Foodwatch is the personal blog of nutritionist and celebrity, Catherine Saxelby. Since 2008, Joomstore have been helping Catherine maintain and upgrade her Joomla site through Joomla 1.0, 1.5, 2.5 and finally Joomla 3.3.
The latest upgrade included a new design and some cool new functionality
Life is less formal these days and Catherine wanted the Foodwatch design to reflect this more easy-going approach to life. We also looked at the way other news sites incorporated posts into their home pages and designed modular blocks of posts grouped by categories. And of course, social media links everywhere. An issue with the old site was an extensive list of categories hidden in a menu dropdown so we decided to move that into the main design.
The first task was to upgrade Joomla to version 3.3 and update all the extensions. The majority of work was involved in building the template and we successfully added some very cool features.
The new site has enhanced functionality and a fun design that promotes browsing and makes it easier to find relevent. It has been very well received with many compliments posted on social media and in emails to the owner.