It’s always great to see the online chilehead sites continue to grow and evolve, even if it may be something as simple as as acquiring a fresh new look and layout. Two such hot food sites that have received a New Year’s revamping are The Hot Pepper and The Hot Zone Online.
The Hot Pepper is the biggest and best chile pepper message boards. Dan the webmaster has recently upgraded the forums software to version 4.0.0 of vBulletin, and with it gave it a much-needed sprucing up of the styles and colors.
One of my favorite blogs – not just fiery foods-oriented but of all subject matters – The Hot Zone Online has gotten a facelift. Full disclosure here: I helped design the new theme for Joe and Linda Levinson, the site’s owners. I have to add that it was a pleasure and honor to work with them on getting the HZO blog reskinned. Be on the lookout in the coming days as sidebar elements are consolidated and moved, pages are added, and things are tweaked here and there to improve the site overall.