Revamped Foodnetwork.com ?
Saw it today for the first time. I'm having problems with the new format.
Twice already I've had to reboot after trying to cancel a couple of popups.
Plus, it looks like you can now save a recipe in your recipe box. It has 5 recipes in mine that I have never looked at , let alone save, like one called Piggy Pudding!
When I tried a couple of years ago to save, I got a msg saying I couldn't for some reason I forget.
I usually just paste anything I want in Word.
Anyone else having problems with the new site?
After reading your post, I went on the site. The look is better than all that green before. It does have some wierdness though. There is no home button on part of the site. So you have to page back to get to stuff or you are locked into the section you clicked on. And it seems to lock up and you can't scroll down. Or it is so fast that you can't stop the scroll.
I don't go on it very often, so not a problem for me.
I hate the new TV schedule format! You can't see everything on that day on one screen without clicking the time of day and they don't include recipes in the descriptions of the show. Too many hoops for too little information for me.
I very rarely use TFN's website, as I found the glaring green pretty much god-awful (as well as most of the shows useless to me). While the color redesign is good, the site is still slow as molasses - and the site freezes up.
And when I went to see if there was any magical recipes in My Recipe Box, I had, of ALL things, Bunny Cut-Out Cookie Bouquet by Shamdra Lee and TFN claims I saved it on 4/21/06. I don't think so! LOL
Hmmm....what type of drinkie-poo goes with bunny cookies? Ahhh, I see that the episode's writeup says "Finally, no bunny show would be complete without a Cottontail Smoothie. " But there's no recipe. I'm *SO* bummed out. :-/
Linda, I was going to say maybe some milk with Kalua or some such liquor.
When I tried to access "MY" recipes it wouldn't let me.
When you open up the website to the far right top of page it shows my recipe box/logout. Which normally means you have signed up and saved a particular website to do so.
So I signed up just to see how I'll like the saving recipe feature, still pasting on Word in my FN file.
I too wish they had a better set up for looking for shows schedules.
As the network stars faces where running I saw one who looked familar, but don't know who she is. She's of the Mario's teammates on Iron Chef, and I had no idea she had a show. When I went to her bio etc it only showed when she was on in Jun-Aug, but nothing for up coming episodes. You could access about 8 recipes or so.
Sure I'll get use to the new format. Not on there everyday, but a couple times a week. Especially when looking fer a certain type recipe , as I was today.
hummingbird, that's Anne Burrell. She only had 6 shows, I think, so the 8 recipes you're seeing are probably all there were. My understanding is that her show has been renewed, although I don't know when it'll be back on.
This was one series I watched, and LIKED. I've made her bolognese (although not with as much salt as she seemed to use) and it was fabulous. (Having never made bolognese before, I thought I did a great job! LOL)
There were several threads about her shows on this board.
Any idea why so few?
I too have never made bolognese, have been too intimidated by the recipes for some reason.
Next week hoping to attend a favorite local restaurant that is doing what is called a demonstartion and that is one of the dishes. However, it is also a hands on ( not every one), but come on up when doing dishes where you need the feel so to speak of a certain recipe.
Two weeks ago unfourtenly it was cancelled due to not enough particpants. That was going to be bread, served at the restaurant , foccacia and a couple of others.
It is one of the best Italian Restaurants around my area with a wonderful person cooking, she refuses to call herself a chef, but she sure is!
I didn't have any trouble with the new FN site and I find it incredibly interesting how many websites are revamping their design layouts with a white or white-ish background.
When you click on a FN chef/show a video automatically begins playing. This can cause lag and screen freezes if software programs conflict or are not routinely updated. I do see alot more ads on FN, including during these video/show segments.
I have been having this problem also. It is VERY aggravating. I log in, and go to "My Recipe Box" and can see all of my custom folders "Beef & Pork" "Veggies/Sides" "Desserts" etc... and the # of recipes in each folder, but I when I click on one of them, nothing ever loads. Also, when you go to their "My Recipe Box" FAQ/Help section, the help page never loads either! Of course all of the obnoxious ads and banners show up, but your actual content never does! I do NOT want to lose the 97 recipes I have saved there. I have them saved because I have made them before and LOVE them! I have tried to contact them via email and used their "Report A Bug" feature, but I doubt I will ever hear anything back. Hopefully it's just a snag in their server/website changes.
I hate it.
1) I hate the format for the shows for the day, you have to click to open the time of day (daytime or evening or whatever) then you have to click on each episode to see what recipes are being featured... The old format showed it all at once.
2) I hate the way videos just start playing when you open up certain pages. And as mentioned this can slow down the page opening. And some of the ads also slow down opening of the webpage (and I have a pretty high speed DSL service)
The old site needed new design-it didnt fit in the window-in other words it was too small and there was excess space. It also had an enormous amount of pop unders. I dont think i will visit it anytime soon from what i read here it is worse than ever!
ps anyone see the pitch asking for tapes for TNFNS? :)
I hate it. I go to the site much less now . It used to take me a minute to see what recipes were being aired for the day. I could see if there was anything I wanted to make or anything I wanted to watch. Now it's too much trouble to get the same information.
The new site takes forever to load - each time you go to a new part of it. I just watched Secrets of a Restaurant Chef and I wanted the braised chicken recipe. The new site won't show me all episodes and it only comes up with her roasted chicken recipe. No help at all.
But seriously, didn't they test the new site before putting it up?
Glad I'm not the only one who is not happy with the changes. It took forever to find what I was looking for today (recipes from Nigella's show this morning) and when I FINALLY found the daily listings, there was nothing there for this show. Im glad they got rid of the green color scheme, but the rest of it sucks. I won't be back.