Regular readers will notice things look a bit different to how they did before today. I’ve been planning a redesign since the beginning of the year, and originally hoped to launch the new site in time for the first anniversary of Oh Gosh! back in May. Unfortunately several factors made that impossible, but two months later it is finally ready.
I’ve always been pretty pleased with the original design for Oh Gosh!, but as I’ve written more and more about cocktails it has become a little difficult to find content around the site. The new look front page and category pages should make it a lot easier (and faster) to browse around the archives, and the brand new cocktail recipe index means you can jump straight to the cocktails if you don’t want to wade through my witterings.
Oh Gosh! also joins the Web 2.0 world now with twitter updates that appear on the right hand column which will contain shorter updates from me which don’t warrant a full post. This will really come in to play during my forthcoming trip the the US, but I’ll talk more about that soon. There are also various other small tweaks which will hopefully make the site clearer to navigate and easier to use.
A big round of applause goes out to Dr. Bamboo who created the brilliant new header graphic, cheers Craig! I hope everyone likes the new design, and be sure to let me know what you think (good or bad) in the comments section below. Can’t be bothered to make a comment? Maybe I can persuade you otherwise…
To celebrate the newly redesigned Oh Gosh! I’m giving one lucky reader the chance to win four highly sought-after items – Hermes Orange bitters, Hermes Aromatic bitters, The Bitter Truth Celery bitters and The Bitter Truth Jerry Thomas’ Own Decanter bitters. The Hermes bitters are only available from Japan and have a distinct flavour which makes them a welcome addition to any cocktailians booze stash. The Jerry Thomas bitters are a limited edition run from The Bitter Truth which aims to recreate the bitters Jerry Thomas himself used. Finally, the Celery bitters are a unique ingredient and the first Celery bitters to be made available in many decades.
All four bottles can be yours by simply making a comment on any post here at Oh Gosh! between now and Sunday, 27th July. Whether you are a regular reader or someone who just arrived, you are all eligible to enter. It’s as easy as finding a post you enjoyed on the site and adding your opinions or insight on the subject. If you don’t feel you’ve anything to add to any of the topics, just make a comment here introducing yourself and letting us know how you found the site. You’ve nothing to lose, and some very tasty bitters to gain!
The winner will be chosen at random from everyone who has commented between now and July 27th. The competition is open to all, but it must be legal for you to receive the bitters in the post where you live. Please be sure to include an email address when entering a comment so I can contact you if you win – rest assured email addresses will not be used for any other means.
Update: The competition winner has now been announced.