May 9th, 2009

Drinkboston 2.0

drinkboston10-screenshotWelcome to’s shiny, new package. A simple, default WordPress template served the site well for three years. But it was time for a more expansive design with cooler fonts and added features, like a randomly generated cocktail recipe and space for promoting events.

I gave web designer Noah Kuhn a stack of old magazines from the ’40s through the ’70s for inspiration. I’m happy with the result. Your thoughts?

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20 Responses to “Drinkboston 2.0”

  1. MC Slim JB

    Looks beautiful! Lots of useful stuff now available right from the front page, nice.

  2. Patrick

    Hey Lauren- Very easy on the eyes. Nice, tight upgrade.

  3. leswes

    Diggin’ the redesign, and I think the random recipe is a great idea.

  4. ljclark

    Thanks for the feedback, y’all.

  5. sushiesque

    Clean, rad. I am psyched about the presence of the “Events” space.

  6. LoungeTracks

    Sweet Jesus Gahd!

  7. Marty

    Holy hell! I love the upgrade! Keep up the great work!

  8. Adam

    Looks great, but … Where’s the forum?? 🙂

  9. Michael Dietsch

    Very nice, Lauren!

  10. Clare Leschin-Hoar

    It’s excellent, Lauren! Nicely done. ~~C

  11. ljclark

    Ah, I knew you’d ask about the forum, Adam. Still considering it…

  12. Jacqueline

    N-I-C-E…great job. Easy on eyes, easy to nav. Good job!

  13. Matt

    Awesome, Lauren! It looks terrific.

  14. Adam

    Nice work Lauren (and Noah)! I’m, very slowly, working through a site upgrade so I appreciate how much work the redesign was. Congrats!

  15. dave

    I enjoy the site redesign, but one quick question. When I am in a post, such as this one, how do I get to the main page? (I got to this page from off site, so the back button would not solve the problem.) Normally the logo links back to the main page, but that does not seem to be the case.

    The random recipe section is a great idea.

  16. ljclark

    Dave, that’s strange. For me, the logo/masthead *does* link to the main page. Can you try again and let me know if the problem persists?

  17. dave

    Well that was weird. Now it does work. I went to a few different pages on the site and none seemed to work at the time. Maybe it was my lack of coffee.

  18. Tina S

    LOVE it! Very professional work.

  19. Michelle Oishi

    Beautiful! Sweet!

  20. dianalily

    Looks beautiful! Easy to read, with just a hint of 70’s shag carpet.

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