Change is hard. Even when we’re the ones responsible for the change.
And this week we made a fairly big change by altering the layout and feel of Guys Drinking Beer. With that in mind, I wanted to put together brief primer on the new site layout and how you can find what you’re looking for.
As you can probably see, we shifted away from a straight “blog” layout and have implemented a few new features we hope will make it easier to bounce around from topic to topic. Our most recent posts can still be found on our homepage but not quite where you would expect them.
As you can see from the photo above, you can actually find our most recent posts in two places.
The first, is a slider just below our main menu that cycles through our five most recent posts. Those same posts are shown in the sidebar on the right.
Below that slider are the five most recent posts in a specific category. This category defaults to Beer News but if you want to see posts from a different category just click the “Filter by Topic” bar and go from there. Clicking any of those categories will give you the five most recent posts from that category.
Finally, we changed the layout of our main category pages. Say, for instance, you want to cycle through of our cellared beer reviews — all 74 of them. Instead of finding a headline, photo and excerpt of each review — as we had in the past — you’ll now find a photo and headline of each beer in what is called a “masonry” layout.
Using this layout allows us to get more posts on a page and means less for you to scroll through to find what you’re looking for.
Like we said, change is hard. But hopefully this brief explanation of what has changed and how to find what you’re looking for helps ease any new layout anxiety that you — or we — may be feeling.