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How do you like our new look?

2013/01/08by Donna Hull


Do you like our new home page?

Welcome to our new home. For the last six months, My Itchy Travel Feet has been undergoing a complete site makeover. Alan and I are thrilled to finally show you.

Have you ever built a house? Not everything is perfect when you first move in. So it is with our new design. There’s still a bit of prettyfying and last minute fixes to do, but it’s time Alan and I showed you around. So, we’re inviting readers to our progressive site design party. Instead of a progressive dinner where guests move from house to house for each course of the meal—appetizer, salad, main coure and dessert—we’re holding a progressive site design party that introduces you to our site makeover one course at a time. Are you ready for the appetizer?

We think a site’s Home Page is like the appetizer before dinner. From the elements on the page, readers get a taste of what’s to come. And the new My Itchy Travel Feet Home Page certainly whets your appetizer.


The slide show complements Alan’s photography

The first thing you’ll probably notice is the slider featuring some of Alan’s great photography. This is also where you’ll find our latest content.


Click “Ready? Let’s go!” to access article archive

Would you rather read our articles as they’re published? Just click the “Let’sGo” button to access the article archive. Directly underneath are three images, which will be changing from time to time. Currently they link to AZ Voices, our book and the newsletter.


Timely articles to help you decide where to go

Do you see the “More Travel Ideas” section? The articles reflect a theme and will be changed out every 2 to 4 weeks. Since this is a fun time of the year to visit the Southwest, we’re featuring four of our favorite active travel adventures. Clicking on “Read More Featured Content,” will take you to other favorite articles.


Search for content on the navigation menu

The navigation menu  at the top of the site is now geared strictly for our readers. Here, you’ll find information about us, more travel ideas on the Themed Trips and Destinations tabs, advice in the Boomer Travel Resources section, a tab for subscribing to the newsletter, information on how to contact us and a search bar conveniently located at the top of the site (where all search bars should be, in my opinion).


The footer houses our business information

The footer includes links to the business section of My Itchy Travel Feet. This is where you’ll find links to information on partnering with us, guest article guidelines and the fine print about contest rules or our privacy policy and terms of use.

I’ll be explaining more about the navigation menu and footer when I serve up our next course—salad. I know what you’re thinking. How is Donna going to equate those elements of a website with salad? Stay tuned. You’ll soon find out.

So, what do you think of our site makeover, especially the Home Page? Do you have any questions or suggestions? Is there something that you can’t find? Post a comment to let us know. And, welcome to our new home.

A boomer travel and lifestyle authority who is exploring the world one activity at a time. Besides writing and publishing My Itchy Travel Feet, she also writes about boomer travel for My Well-Being Powered by Humana, Make It Missoula and is the author of New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure.

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Vera Marie Badertscher
January 8, 2013 at 12:21 pm

I love this novel way of introducing the new parts of your new design. And how professional it has become!
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Donna Hull
January 9, 2013 at 11:22 am

Thanks, Vera Marie. We have lots more to do behind the scenes. Profesional is the look we were after.


Just One Boomer (Suzanne)
January 8, 2013 at 7:19 pm

As I mentioned in my FB comment, I think the new “look” is crisp, clean and easy to navigate. I look forward to the next course.
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Donna Hull
January 9, 2013 at 11:21 am

Thanks, Suzanne. Glad you like the new look. The next course (salad) is going to be a challenge :-).


santafetraveler January 9, 2013 at 8:56 am

The site looks great! My only suggestion is to put your subscription option close to the top and make it very obvious for tech-challenged people like me.
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Donna Hull
January 9, 2013 at 11:20 am

Thanks, Billie. We’ll think about your suggestion to move the subscription option closer to the top.


Mark H January 9, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Looks clean and easy to use and I am so glad that you kept your banner (I love the foot). I know what hard work it is to change your design so well done.
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Cathy Sweeney
January 10, 2013 at 11:17 pm

The new look is great! You’re right — the home page does whet the appetite. Photography like Alan’s deserves to be showcased and the new design does that well. Thumbs up!


Kathy Mendes
January 11, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Hi Donna,

Love the new look! I like how clean and simple it is. And the sections are great also. Nice job and what a fun way of introducing the new look.

Kathy Mendes


Bryn B March 26, 2013 at 8:10 am

Hello Donna .. Love your new site! I didn’t realize there were so many layers — link upon link inside each article — but they are very easy to navigate through, and back to the main story. I spent more time strolling around the site than I was planning to this morning. Was having too much fun. Great job!


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