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Let me introduce myself. My name is Mark Sisson. Iโ€™m 63 years young. I live and work in Malibu, California. In a past life I was a professional marathoner and triathlete. Now my life goal is to help 100 million people get healthy. I started this blog in 2006 to empower people to take full responsibility for their own health and enjoyment of life by investigating, discussing, and critically rethinking everything weโ€™ve assumed to be true about health and wellness...

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May 07, 2009

Mark’s Daily Apple Redesign Finally Coming!

By Mark Sisson
54 Comments

The long awaited redesign of Mark’s Daily Apple is almost here. Yesterday I tweeted to all my fellow tweeters a screenshot of the redesign (follow me on Twitter for exclusive updates!). Today it’s your turn. Below you’ll find an image of the new and improved Mark’s Daily Apple (click on it for the full size). I’ve only included the one truncated image because I don’t want to give everything away just yet. You’ll have to wait until Monday for the unveiling, a video from yours truly and an introduction to all the new features and changes.

I’d love to hear your first impressions in the comment board. Thanks!


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Manatoa
Manatoa
7 years 4 months ago

Holy crap that’s awesome! Looks great, Mark. Can’t wait to see it in action.

Brett_nyc
Brett_nyc
7 years 4 months ago

Looks great. I’ll miss the brick red color though.

Holly
Holly
7 years 4 months ago

Looks more professional – almost swanky ๐Ÿ˜‰ I like the tabs at the top (wish I could click them now! Especially the “Forum” tab!).

Justin Owings
7 years 4 months ago

It’s looking good! I like your indigenous people’s squat photo in your “birthday shoes” (I’m guessing you’ll rotate a few shots up there?).

Also am pumped to see you’ll have a search box (connected to Google site search?) and a handy navigation menu that includes your more popular posts.

Overall looks pretty clean! The green apple color may take some getting used to, but change is good. Are you going to throw a widget that puts up your latest “tweet” in the sidebar?

Donna
Donna
7 years 4 months ago

WOW MARK – NOW THAT’S ABOVE IMPRESSIVE!!!
I love that pic. of you on the beach, it says in itself, a fun place to be, which is exactly what MDA is-FUN!
I’ll be on the lookout Monday and can’t wait to see it all, one word description-AWESOME!!
Very well designed, it seems easy to see everything at once!

Thanks Mark for bringing back the forum!!

George
George
7 years 4 months ago

Great look Mark, but your knees are tracking in, flare them out more, and get those heels on the ground.

Krys
7 years 4 months ago

Looks great! I love that you are incorporating pictures of you and your family, and adding a forum. Very Nice!

Mike
Mike
7 years 4 months ago

Looks awesome. Love the layout. The only thing that would make me happier is a solid publication date for your book!

mark
7 years 4 months ago

Looks clean! I like it.

I don’t see a recipe tab…please please please tell me recipes will be broken out individually and easy to find!

Can’t wait for the book!

Marci
Marci
7 years 4 months ago

I heart MDA. It’s new incarnation may attact more readers and therefore get the PB word out. Looking forward to the forum, a recipe section and more great photos- esp. of the personal variety which really helps folks feel connected to you, your staff and the PB lifestyle and community.

Jennifer
Jennifer
7 years 4 months ago

what about a handy “print this post” button? you’ve got some fabulous recipes that i want to print (at least to a pdf) but i don’t necessarily want the comments. otherwise, looks great.

Ian
Ian
7 years 4 months ago

Forums… Hooray!!!

IDRISCKY
IDRISCKY
7 years 4 months ago

Looks good so far.

Can’t wait to pre-order The Primal Blueprint too!

Dave | The Intelligent Workout
7 years 4 months ago

Looks Great. The Black and Green is the best. Can’t wait to see it fully functional.

ReachWest
ReachWest
7 years 4 months ago

Congratulations! A very clean and professional looking design.

And – I also see that we will be able to Pre-Order your new book. I will be one of the first to do that.

Can’t wait.

Jedidja
7 years 4 months ago

Awesome! Cannot wait to see it (and the book, and forums)

SerialSinner
7 years 4 months ago

I like it a lot. I love the combination of black and light green. Have you considered extending the black frame to the rest of the page?

I also noticed the link to a forum, which is great.

Jhound
Jhound
7 years 4 months ago

Great, Mark!
This is perhaps the final boost (the inclusion of the recipes tab, for further simplification) that will help me off my butt and including more primal foods into daily nutrition.
Of course there’s the Tahoe Endurance 50k, but otherwise I’ll be primal (then again there is the Tarahumara, my bad, so maybe I’m good).

Jude
7 years 4 months ago

Looks great, Mark. Very modern and up to date. Will the little cartoon ‘Mark’ be making an appearance on the new site or have you retired him?

I’m mostly excited to pre-order your new book!

– Jude

Katamori
7 years 4 months ago

Wow Mark,

great job and design. I can wait to browse this new site on monday. Are we going to be able to pre-order your book on monday to?

Andreas
Andreas
7 years 4 months ago

An overall improvement in my opinion. Though I liked the caricature a lot!
The photo in the header could be a little bit more stylish. Maybe some fisheye photography of the same scene would do it.

Dael
Dael
7 years 4 months ago

Great design and good luck Mark.
Personally, I would keep the cartoon. There is something a bit naive or even “primal” in it. The new design is more “clean” but the old apple dude is smiling…
Looking forward for the book.

madMUHHH
7 years 4 months ago

Yay!
Reserve a nice, cosy place in the forum for me, I want to feel confortable in my new home.
Nah, I guess that’s overexaggerated, but I’m definetly looking forward to the forum. Primal people unite!

Ryan Denner
7 years 4 months ago

Me like.

Rodney
Rodney
7 years 4 months ago
I LOVE the new fresher design, including colors! I like the idea of a series of Primal photos that rotate in some way or other. I am hoping that the search function will be a bit more relevant in terms of what it brings up, but otherwise have no big ideas for improvements. Looking forward to the forum so I can have easy access to recipes, learn about Primal footwear, etc. I also really like the links you provide both in and at the end of your posts as it is always a good way to review older posts I… Read more »
Marc Feel Good Eating
7 years 4 months ago

Mark, I really like it.

“Primal recipes section ” That will be cool too.

Congrats! I know it takes a lot of work.

Marc

Sonya
Sonya
7 years 4 months ago

Mark your new site looks fantastic, it’s green, clean and fresh looking. It looks like it has easy tabs to navigate around the site too. I am looking forward to the forum and all the other extras like the video section.

Great job, only I have one complaint, I won’t get to view this till Tuesday (Australia)! Can’t wait ๐Ÿ™‚

riceball
riceball
7 years 4 months ago

red apple turns to green?
=D
I like em both.
I only wish the fuming fuji would be able to come back with the green wave too…

Samantine
Samantine
7 years 4 months ago

Looks great — I especially like the search capabilities that box promises. Let me add my plea for a tab to get to recipes, maybe another for references (e.g., to underlying articles for those who want ’em) and maybe another for “friendly websites:” I’ve followed several that stretched my thinking. Good on ye, Mark!

John
John
7 years 4 months ago

Mark,

You can make your new website black and white with stick-figure pictures and pencil scribbles–just as long as you still provide the great information that brings me back for my daily apple. But, that’s a nice looking sample!

John

Andrew R - Go Healthy Go Fit
7 years 4 months ago

Mark,

Wow, your redesign looks great! Nothing to say that probably already hasn’t been said, but it’s clean, it looks like it’s easy to navigate and I love the color scheme. Way to go brotha!

All the Best,

Andrew R
Go Healthy Go Fit

Sterling
Sterling
7 years 4 months ago

Looks really good and more easily navigatable (is that a word?). I do like the topics, catergories, etc. down the right-side of the current website design.

Fasching
Fasching
7 years 4 months ago

Nice! Looks cleaner and easier to navigate (top navigation is always good). I just hope load times etc. don’t take a hit.

Also, it’s good that it’s easier to find the “comments” function.

tee
tee
7 years 4 months ago

Mark,

The new page design looks wonderful. As someone who has been reading you for a long while, I really wouldn’t care if your info was written on a piece of grass feed top sirloin. The material is what counts, and your material is second to none.

Keep up the great work.

CC
CC
7 years 4 months ago

Will the store have anything else available other than the book and/or your supplements? Specifically, what about the “Grok On” shirt I saw recently on Son of Grok’s blog?

Dan
7 years 4 months ago

Can’t wait to see the new sight and look forward to pre-ordering a book.

SerialSinner
7 years 4 months ago
Mark, with the current layout, it is kind of tricky to get hold of all the relevant info about a given topic. If I had to organize the content, I’d use the following criteria: What is primal Why go primal How to go primal The third category is where I usually dig around, because implementing the lifestyle can be very tricky depending on location, old habits, resources, etc. Every one of your posts has useful information, and the forum will very likely be useful to find “that recipe you talked about last year”, or this link regarding X. A FAQ… Read more »
Matt
Matt
7 years 4 months ago

Looks a bit like Tim Ferris’ website @ http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/ , perhaps it’s the green color and general layout.

Congrats on the new design, looks like this will be a great way to attract more people into primal lifestyle.

warren
warren
7 years 4 months ago

looks good. green and black is one of my fav color combos. count me in on the pre-order for the book. will you be doing more interviews/guest postings? will there be a expanded primal testimonials section? thank you mark! the p.b. is working for me in so many ways! i hope to be able to use your book in helping friends and family go primal.

Henry Miller
Henry Miller
7 years 4 months ago

Have you checked to make sure this looks good on cell phones? I’m a a PC today, but most of the time I use my cell phone for the web, and a lot of sites don’t work so well.

Mike
Mike
7 years 4 months ago

Hey what’s with all the bogus love? I like the old site just fine. It does what it is supposed to do and is very informative and laid out cleanly. New revamped version. Well lets just wait and see.

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