KQED’s popular food blog now features a mobile-friendly design with easy access to recipes, photos and videos.
Bay Area Bites, KQED’s popular food blog, has unveiled a brand new responsive design this week, just in time for Thanksgiving. The new modern look is mobile-friendly and allows for easy access to social media, a mouth-watering photo gallery and a user-friendly features bar for recipes and popular posts. Now Bay Area Bites visitors can enjoy a seamless experience whether they’re reading the latest blog post on their laptop, preparing a recipe using their tablet in the kitchen or checking the latest restaurant news from their smartphone on the go. With more than 64,000 Twitter followers and almost 100,000 unique visitors per month, Bay Area Bites is Bay Area’s go-to destination for the best food content. Dive in at kqed.org/bayareabites and be sure to follow Bay Area Bites on Facebook and Twitter for more timely news and tips.
“There is an appetite for visually compelling food stories online and Bay Area Bites has strategically increased the use of multimedia in blog posts and social media to satisfy this hunger,” said Wendy Goodfriend, the founding editor for Bay Area Bites and a senior interactive producer for kqed.org. “The flexibility of the new design supports more sophisticated photo displays and video features. And the new structure will provide easier access to the wealth of evergreen content that resides within BAB.” KQED Interactive Executive Director Colleen Wilson added: “Bay Area Bites has always been on the forefront for KQED’s numerous local blogs that cover the rich array of life in the Bay Area. This new look will allow us to ensure BAB looks dynamite on any device from smartphones and tablets to desktops and beyond.”
Launched in 2005, Bay Area Bites was KQED’s first aggregate blog featuring community writers, including culinary and media professionals, food writers, filmmakers and cookbook editors. It offers a wide-range of food-related content from unique recipes (Balsamic roasted Brussels sprouts with pine nuts and parmesan and vegan almond milk ice cream are at the most popular recipes on the blog right now.) to restaurant reviews; from coverage of popular food events to incisive pieces exploring food policy.
KQED (kqed.org) has served Northern California for more than 50 years and is affiliated with NPR and PBS. KQED owns and operates public television stations KQED 9 (San Francisco/Bay Area), KQED Plus (San Jose/Bay Area) and KQET 25 (Watsonville/Monterey); KQED Public Radio (88.5 FM San Francisco and 89.3 FM Sacramento); the interactive platforms kqed.org and KQEDnews.org; and KQED Education. KQED Public Television is the producer of local and national series such as QUEST; Check, Please! Bay Area; This Week in Northern California; Truly CA; and Essential Pépin. KQED’s digital television stations include KQED 9, KQED Plus, KQED Life, KQED World, KQED Kids and KQED V-me, and are available 24/7 on Comcast. KQED Public Radio, home of Forum KQED News and The California Report, is one of the most-listened-to public radio stations in the nation with an award-winning news and public affairs program service delivering more than eighteen local weekday newscasts and news features. KQED Interactive provides KQED’s cross-platform news service, KQEDnews.org, as well as several popular local blogs, video and audio podcasts, and a live radio stream at kqed.org. KQED Education brings the impact of KQED to thousands of teachers, students, parents and the general public through workshops, community screenings and multimedia resources.