I need your input!
Southern Plate is growing with every post and adding photographs of each recipe on the sidebar is beginning to make the page very long. Right now, I don’t even have the last ten photographs or so up! This is going to increase the time it takes for the page to load on folks computers as well as ……well its just making for a very long homepage.
Still, I think people like being able to come to the site and scroll down to see not only the tutorials but photographs of other available tutorials as well. I just don’t know the best way to do that with this much content.
I thought about having a slide show up, with the name of each recipe on the actual photograph itself but I wonder if folks would still get an accurate idea of what the site is about that way.
My goal is to come up with something that will enable first time readers to instantly get a good sampling of what Southern Plate is all about and to help them want to stick around and click through the tutorials a bit. Right now, we have over sixty tutorials up and MANY more on the way!
I’d really like your input and ideas here. Do you like the photos in the sidebar? If you were a first time visitor, what would make you want to browse around a bit and come back again? What is the best way to let folks know about all of the recipes offered on Southern Plate? Is a table of contents enough? What categories should I have in the table of contents (in addition to the categories I already have)? How can I let folks know the most about what recipes Southern Plate offers upon first glance?
While I’m asking questions, here are a few more! Are you happy with the frequency of posts on Southern Plate or do you think I am posting too often? What type of recipes do you personally want to see more of – One dish meals, crock pot meals, casseroles, breads, etc?
Of course you don’t have to answer all of these questions! I’m just letting you know some of the thoughts in my head and would love any input or ideas that you can give me.
I have some significant posts coming up. I hope to bring you some really neat things in the next two weeks!
Thank you so very much for your input and for taking the time out of your busy lives to read Southern Plate!