I’m sure you were a little surprised to see the new layout when you visited the site today. We’ve been way overdue for an overhaul and the code was starting to get a little clunky, so welcome to the new CostcoWineBlog.com.
For the past few months I’ve been paying close attention to websites that I like to incorporate their best characteristics into our new design. Some of the things that came up time and time again were clean design, simplicity and site speed.
These are the pillars to this new design. And these were seriously lacking in the previous design. For you WordPress fans I was able to cut the number of plugins in half with this new theme, and maintain the exact same functionality.
I also know that you come here for the latest reviews on Costco wines, and these wines turn over fast like anything else at Costco. So our latest reviews are priority #1 and you will see them on the homepage listed in order, most recent first.
If you enjoyed the categorized blocks on the homepage before, you can still easily access those from the top menu navigation. Just choose wine reviews and the dropdown category of your choice. There is a direct link to Kirkland wines in that dropdown.
A new design always takes a little getting used especially when you were so accustomed to the old navigation. But I hope you find this new design to be clean, simple and fast loading as we intended. I’m really excited about it, and I hope you are too.
Please let me know your thoughts, and thanks as always for following this site.