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Site Revamp!

Noob Cook has just been updated with a slight redesign and new content. I have been working on it for the past two months and the site is finally ready to go live today after 10 hours of downtime. Here are the changes:

1) New Look at

A slight re-design of the main page with a more user-friendly navigation. I also restored the food-tography page which was offline for some time.

2) Two new sub blogs, namely

(a) Ingredients (
This is where I will write about the ingredients I used in my recipes – such as common names, properties and where to buy them. In the past, I have to repeat a mini write up of a particular ingredient in all my recipes that use it, so with this sub blog, I will able to link the ingredient information in a separate page and keep my recipes neat. With a dedicated ingredients page, I have more room to write about the ingredient. I hope that this section will, in future, become a useful resource center for food ingredients.

(b) Reviews (
This is where I will write about the eateries, food-related products and kitchen tools I like . Now and then, I will also write about places I have been to.

I’ve always wanted to write about other stuff besides recipes, but for vanity reasons, I wanted to keep as a recipes-only site. I had some content over the past two years – such as photos of my travels and dining experiences – but I’ve not had a chance to post them. With the new sub blogs, I’ll be able to expand on the current content without disrupting the majority of readers who visit Noob Cook for recipes.

3) Separate Feed Addresses
By keeping the blogs separate, readers will be able to choose the content they wish to follow. The current main feed will only contain recipes updates (no change to the existing arrangement). If you wish to be updated on new content on new ingredients and reviews update, you can opt in separately. To subscribe to new updates, please refer to

Recipes Subscribe Page
Ingredients Subscribe Page
Reviews Subscribe Page

4) Chinese Characters
Chinese language characters are not displaying properly on existing content, please bear with me while I fix it over the next few days.

5) Feedback
I hope you like the changes. If you have any feedback, please share with me at the comments section.

Leave a Comment

30 Responses to “Site Revamp!”

  1. Little Inbox — August 2, 2010 @ 11:36 am

    Looks good, organized and with additional info for me to learn up like the cooking ingredients portion.


  2. Ju (The Little Teochew) — August 2, 2010 @ 4:43 pm

    Hi Wiffy! Congrats and well done on a gorgeous site revamp. Power to you!


  3. Lia Chen — August 2, 2010 @ 5:44 pm

    Looks fabulous! Makes us easier to navigate around your blog, cool … I love it :)


  4. treble89 — August 2, 2010 @ 9:25 pm

    love the icon you design for each page, I have to say the Ingredient sub-blog is my favorite, so informative!!!


    • wiffy replied: — August 3rd, 2010 @ 7:00 pm

      glad to hear it, I like the ingredients section as well :)


  5. norma — August 2, 2010 @ 9:53 pm

    What a great look…so clean


  6. Judy — August 2, 2010 @ 10:10 pm

    Gee! Like it! Come and do up mine. I’m simply hopeless at such things.


  7. momgateway — August 2, 2010 @ 11:04 pm

    like your new digs….clean and well=planned!


  8. Little Corner of Mine — August 3, 2010 @ 2:20 am

    Nice! I like your new logos and layout.


  9. The Sudden Cook — August 3, 2010 @ 4:44 pm

    Wow! Sub-blogs – I likey the idea of that – you have been a great supporter of my blog – and I plan to read every last blog u create!


    • wiffy replied: — August 3rd, 2010 @ 7:01 pm

      aww thank you. I’m really touched to hear that :)


  10. maameemoomoo — August 3, 2010 @ 5:45 pm

    Love your new layout and changes! U’re so patient.. 2 months! For me, 2 days is my limit. :p


    • wiffy replied: — August 3rd, 2010 @ 7:01 pm

      hehe … maybe if you take away the idling time in between the 2 months, then maybe it’s 2 days :p