Thoughts, updates, news and gossip from behind the doors of GetMeCooking.
As software developers, we are obsessed with the usability and performance of this website. We have written most of the site ourselves from scratch, but for a few things (such as the user logon process), we used code from a third party (this is standard practice).
The software that we have been using for years, now isn’t performing as we’d like; so we have replaced it with something newer and better.
Unfortunately, we have to...
We are always tweaking things. Recently we have changed the design of two of our landing pages:
They have the same basic design, so it made sense to change them both at the...
It was actually a few months ago now, since we moved to a new visual design for GetMeCooking. Did you notice?
As explained in my blog post last August, we have been busy working on a recruitment site for people in the food service industry.
The site (PlateJobs) is now live and open for business. We are really excited about it because it widens our market (which makes life more interesting for us) plus it gives us scope to do...
I remember Kevin and I working on our recipe plugin for WordPress early last year, rushing to get it ready in time for our Food Blogger Connect presentation in August, but it wasn’t quite ready for then and we didn’t want to release a product that wasn’t up to standard. So we announced it and demonstrated it, but held off from releasing it until 2 weeks later on the...
Since then, we have had almost 10,000 downloads of the free version of our plugin and we have released a premium version of the plugin...
The event runs from 25th - 27th August and I'll be there on Sunday afternoon.
Please let me know if you'd like to chat with me about...
Our about page describes why my brother Kevin and I created GetMeCooking - basically it was because we didn't know how to cook and when we looked online, there weren't any recipe websites we liked - so we created this recipe website and a recipe plugin to encourage food bloggers to fill it with really good quality, well written recipes.
And we’ve done it for free with appfog…
With appfog, we simply had to...
For over a year, we have wanted to host this website in the cloud and for various reasons, we wanted to use the WindowsAzure cloud service. The main thing that was preventing us from jumping straight onto the service were some technical limitations, but they have stepped up some levels of supported software, so that allowed us to get on board.
So a few months ago, we moved GetMeCooking from our own dedicated web server, onto the...