Anna The Red 2.0 site redesign!

March 7, 2011

in Blog

Hey there it’s Derek, Anna’s boyfriend. Welcome to Anna The Red’s Bento Factory 2.0!

For a while now Anna has wanted to revamp her website so she can use it more like her personal portfolio in addition to her regular bento and plush blogging. I’ll have to admit that as her biggest fan I’ve also wanted to redesign it for a while now.

I went into the redesign with the intention of not only making it more organized but also more fun to use and much easier to navigate to old content. Really though I just wanted it to be a site that makes it hard to not keep clicking and reading stuff that you may or may not have read before.

I don’t think you need me to tell you that there’s a lot of awesome looking content, and I did my best to make sure that the site takes full advantage of each and every image whether it’s a snuggly plush or delicious bento. You’ll notice a lot more images all over the site and things are better organized in general. Also the galleries now have brand new lightboxes which I like ’cause they look cool :P

Also I hopefully built it with room to grow, so take a look around, enjoy your stay, and please tweet, facebook and email your friends about the new and improved Anna the Red’s Bento Factory!

Also, note that the site is best viewed in any non-Internet Explorer browser. I’ll do my best to get it presentable in IE but I’m not an amazing web design hacker so it might take a while.

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ptinfranceNo Gravatar March 7, 2011 at 9:56 am

hi derek and anna! now i have a craving for umeboshi umeboshi!


ShelbyNo Gravatar March 7, 2011 at 4:37 pm

Wow I love the look of the new page!! I would personally prefer it if I could use the site like I used to, going from newest to oldest post. This isn’t a huge issue though, because I check into the site often enough to (usually) only have to catch up on one post. The close up photos of food on the banners is making me really hungry!!


ShelbyNo Gravatar March 7, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Woops, nevermind, I figured out I just have to click the ‘blog’ button! Now the redesign is absolutely perfect =]


CynthiaNo Gravatar March 7, 2011 at 7:31 pm

Hi Anna and Derek,

Love the new site! Looking forward to reading more posts from both of your sites!


yakuNo Gravatar March 8, 2011 at 6:51 am

Thanks so much for the awesome redesign! to tell the truth it frustrated me to navigate the old one because all the photos of all posts would upload at the same time (since the posts weren’t cut) and my browser’d freeze due to my slow internet connection. Now it’s all neat and awesome and uploads in a snap, thank you!


PikkoNo Gravatar March 9, 2011 at 12:54 am

Love the redesign Anna! Especially love that your site is now red, how fitting!


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