Web: Buffalo Chow 3.0
It's here. We work as hard behind the scenes as we do in front of them, and the result is this: Buffalo Chow 3.0, the product of a dramatic set of revisions to the engine that runs the site, and a complete overhaul of the hundreds of review and menu pages in front of it. Over the course of the next several days, we will be making little fixes here and there to enable additional sections of the new site that are currently a little buggy or non-functional, so please bear with us as we polish off the rough edges. Here's an abbreviated list of what we've updated during this upgrade.
Our streamlined main page. When we first started Buffalo Chow, we deliberately chose fonts that were a little different from our own personal preferences, giving the site a classic, old school style. Buffalo Chow 3.0 throws away the antiquated serifed fonts and the like in favor of the modern, clean design we prefer, preserving the general concepts introduced in past versions of the homepage while expanding its functionality. Now, the page is divided into areas representing the multiple sections our site has grown to encompass, with the latest stories up front and portal pages to other parts of the site provided as "More" and ">>" links. These links are temporarily disabled but will be operational soon.
Updated "about us" page. Buffalo Chow's editors bring insights forged inside and outside of Western New York, and we've updated our profiles a little bit to share more about ourselves and our perspectives with all of you.
Ethics. Back in late April and early May of this year, Buffalo Chow was amongst the very first signatories to the Food Blog Code of Ethics, which seeks to establish standards for honorable journalistic practices in online food and restaurant coverage. We now conspicuously link to The Code, as well as its optional Guidelines, and further reiterate our commitment to be transparent with our readers regarding our work. Buffalo Chow does not accept free meals or any form of compensation in exchange for editorial coverage, and reaches its opinions without any agenda other than a single-minded interest in what's best for the WNY food scene.
We hope that you enjoy Buffalo Chow 3.0. Expect much, much more from us in the very near future.