39 comments

  • Eric Chu, 1 year ago

    These recipes look great!

    Feedback: I find a Print button is always useful for recipe sites.

    Keep up the good work :)

    6 points
  • Account deleted 1 year ago

    Really nice design. Good work.

    The one thing sticking out is the serif font that is only used in the sub-heading. It doesn't seem to fit with the rest of the site which is super clean.

    6 points
    • Corey Ginnivan, 1 year ago

      Yeah, you're not wrong. Wanted something to switch it up a bit, as it's a secondary part of the ingredient and looked a little odd in the primary font. Will try some other pairs :)

      3 points
  • Romain Sourdiaux, 1 year ago

    Trying the cauliflower recipe right now

    1 point
  • Aaron SagrayAaron Sagray, 1 year ago

    Our IT corporate overlords think this is a porn site for some reason.

    1 point
    • Corey Ginnivan, 1 year ago

      I think it may be because I swear in some parts of the site, hehe. Whoops.

      1 point
      • Denis RojcykDenis Rojcyk, 1 year ago

        A great example of why not to use profanity on your websites.

        0 points
        • Corey Ginnivan, 1 year ago

          Or is it the harsh reality of today's society that an aussie can't say "shit's about to get real" when cooking gnocchi.

          5 points
  • Pablo StanleyPablo Stanley, 1 year ago

    This is beautiful, useful, and the recipes look delicious. Congratulations, Corey! Can't wait to try some of these recipes and looking forward to the the upcoming ones :)

    0 points
  • Mike StevensonMike Stevenson, 1 year ago

    Nice! But make sure you make it a lil more responsive. Here's a shot from a pretty typical browser size: https://imgur.com/ImhAOs3

    0 points
    • Corey Ginnivan, 1 year ago

      This was originally a mistake, but I got a lot of positive feedback on loving the images go over the text, so I decided to keep it :P

      1 point
  • joe andersonjoe anderson, 1 year ago

    What's your process around the photography of the food and recipes? Great work so far. Also what do you mean about seeking a company to help take this to the next level?

    0 points
    • Corey Ginnivan, 1 year ago

      I've got a Foldio2 lightbox (made by Orange Monkey), which I just throw the food in to and take some snaps. Then I just bring the photos in to photoshop and cut them out (with various methods), fix up the photos (colour balance, contrast, saturation, etc). With the companies to help out, I'll be releasing a better page explaining it, but would just love a couple of sponsors to help cover the cost of new plates/props, ingredients hosting, etc - just to help keep it running with minimal cost. More money = more recipes quicker!

      0 points
  • Gene Miller, 1 year ago

    Great design Corey. I appreciate that you were able to display a topic (recipes) in a way that isn't overwhelming. Between that issue and ads onscreen, it isn't an easy thing to do.

    0 points
  • Helen VlingHelen Vling, 1 year ago

    Huge foodie,ex-food blogger and designer here too. Love the concept of your website and the color palette!

    The coffee lemonade was such an interesting idea haha

    0 points
    • Corey Ginnivan, 1 year ago

      Thanks mate! Cooking is such a great was to keep the creativity flowing.

      If you haven't tried the coffee lemonade, then get on ti :P soooo good.

      0 points
  • Bryan Zavestoski, 1 year ago

    This is awesome! Love the photography and color palette.

    Any combination of great design and vegetarian food definitely speaks to me! Where's the email field so I can be notified of new recipes?

    0 points
  • Alex CarpenterAlex Carpenter, 1 year ago

    Great looking site!

    I would suggest looking into adding some structured data to your page to improve your Google search results. https://developers.google.com/search/docs/guides/intro-structured-data

    0 points
  • Matt SharpeMatt Sharpe, 1 year ago

    Awesome website man, great work! I wanna try the gnocchi recipe tonight :D Regarding the typography I would increase the line height on paragraphs, maybe around 1.4, 1.5, I find it better to read.

    0 points
  • Hamish TaplinHamish Taplin, 1 year ago

    Nice design!

    Feedback: eggs don't belong in the fridge

    0 points
    • Corey Ginnivan, 1 year ago

      Haha thanks man.

      It's more personal preference, but it literally says "Keep refrigerated" on the front of the egg carton ;)

      1 point
    • Ragnar FreyrRagnar Freyr, 1 year ago

      Nice design!

      Feedback: eggs don't belong on a plate. Also milk should only be consumed by baby calfs.

      1 point
    • Kris KimKris Kim, 1 year ago

      Wait.... they don't? Have I been wrong for all 30 years!?

      0 points
    • Ned Dwyer, 1 year ago

      In the US people generally put their eggs in the fridge. There are some health-related reasons - because of the way US eggs have to be washed the outer layer of the shell get weakened and there is increased risk of contamination. Putting them in the fridge reduces the risk.

      The rest of the world has more sane laws around washing eggs. :)

      0 points
  • Kostas Avlonitis, 1 year ago

    Great job Corey. Out of curiosity, what tech stack is this built on?

    0 points
    • Corey Ginnivan, 1 year ago

      Thanks man!

      It's built using Middleman with the Middleman-blog extension (so Ruby/Rails/Sass). Pulling in the recipe data from front-matter/markdown. The repo is all public, so feel free to pick it apart :D https://github.com/CoreyGinnivan/urbanplate

      0 points
      • Kostas Avlonitis, 1 year ago

        Mate, that's awesome - absolute gem. Makes me wish I knew about Middleman a few weeks ago when I was building a static single page site - maybe on the next one.

        0 points
        • Corey GinnivanCorey Ginnivan, 1 year ago

          "absolute gem" - was that a ruby pun? :D

          And yeah definitely look in to it. Middleman paired with Netlify was an absolute breeze to work with.

          0 points
          • Kostas Avlonitis, 1 year ago

            "ruby pun" - ya know it! "Netlify" another service I never heard of... damn... I feel out of the loop, but so greatful you are sharing. Thanks Corey.

            0 points
            • Corey GinnivanCorey Ginnivan, 1 year ago

              No worries mate, if you've got any more questions just hit me up on Twitter, would be happy to answer

              0 points
  • Andrew Nicoletta, 1 year ago

    I really like the color palette used. Way different from other "food/recipe sites". Was there much thought put into that decision?

    0 points
    • Corey Ginnivan, 1 year ago

      This was loosely the outcome of not having money to throw at photoshoots/props for every recipe, wanting to stand out, and just my design style - big fan of clean, simple and usable designs :)

      1 point
  • Corey Ginnivan, 1 year ago

    Just launched a little side project of mine! There's a couple of things I want to fix up (just wanted to ship and iterate), but would love some feedback

    0 points