A new way to get around the site quickly and easily

BigOven has updated its navigation to provide a better user experience. We have incorporated clean, crisp icons so you can quickly and easily get to where you want to go.
Easy new navigation options
BigOven’s easy new navigation options
The simplified navigation showcases the top features you’ve come to love from BigOven:
Screen Shot 2014-09-17 at 9.28.22 AM Get Ideas:  Find inspiration for your next meal.
Screen Shot 2014-09-17 at 9.27.03 AM My Recipes:  Store all your recipes in one place.
Screen Shot 2014-09-17 at 9.27.13 AM Grocery List:  Make your list and bring it to the store.
Screen Shot 2014-09-17 at 9.27.42 AM Menu Planner:  Plan a week’s worth of meals.
Screen Shot 2014-09-17 at 9.27.25 AM Use Up Leftovers:  Use up what’s in your fridge.

We are striving to make BigOven more usable, intuitive and accessible.  (You’ll see these new icons in future versions of the apps, too.)  Go ahead and give our navigation a try.

11 thoughts to “A new way to get around the site quickly and easily”

  1. like the change but would really really like a way to search back in past months menus by typing a date , or month, without having to click back each week ? Very time consuming refresh takes to long for each week to load.

    1. This is now live. Please visit the Menu Planner on the web, and look at the control at the bottom of the page. Click “Go to…” and choose the date you’d like to view. Thanks — we’re listening.

  2. These look like nice improvements. I like the icons and the clean look.
    I do wish there was a way to contact other members easily, either by doing a search of their name or their BigOven nickname. Like if there was a box you could just type the name in and see their recipes. Right now the only thing I can search for is recipes, as far as I can tell. It would encourage more sharing, etc. People could always opt out using privacy settings.

    1. Great suggestions! We completely agree and will look into it in a future release.

      You can type in someone’s username, if you know it, and see all their recipes (you need to click “broaden search” after doing so). For instance, to see all the recipes posted by “katehandel”, just enter that in the keyword box. BigOven currently defaults to a “title” search, but presents you a quick way to broaden it to an “anywhere” search.

    1. Yes! Pro membership is required, however. You can calculate the nutritional value for any recipe you enter — BigOven calculates much of it for you automatically.

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