Welcome to The NEW Everygirl!

What the what?! You must be thinking, “Everygirls, you mentioned a product line, but this is a whole new website!” Well, readers, you are correct! After almost two years of being live, we are so happy to unveil a fully revamped TheEverygirl.com. This redesign has been in the works since July and we were so happy to work with a great team of designers and user experience and programming experts (Eleven Eleven Creative here in Chicago). Enough of the chit chat. We present… The Everygirl 2.0!

Let’s walk you through a few of the main changes…

Navigation: Thought the old site was tricky (ie impossible) to navigate? Yeah. So did we. As you all know, we designed the original TheEverygirl.com ourselves, meaning any sort of expertise in user experience was completely lacking from the equation. Now, we are glad to get this done right. Finally! Not only are all of our main categories visible in the top menu bar, letting new and old readers alike know exactly what kind of content the site offers, but you can hover over a menu category and find subcategories, the latest article, and featured stories in that section. 

Articles: No more blog posts and features. All of our stories will now feed to the homepage in an equal opportunity manner. Whether it’s a Career Profile or a This or That, you’ll see it appear in the menu across the top. Speaking of which–you can organize the three main stories at the top by Latest, Favorites, or Random (the latter of which will pull stories from our archives, so maybe you’ll find something that went live a year ago that you haven’t seen yet!)!

Related Articles: If you find yourself particularly enjoying a story or type of story, you’ll now easily be able to click through to similar articles! A menu of Related Articles will now appear at the end of every story.


Credits/Contributors:  The Everygirl team (both in Chicago and nationwide) is made up of dozens of talented, remarkable, and fun people–and we want you to get to know them better! Plus we believe in giving credit where credit is due. So at the end of every story, you’ll be able to see the name, headshot, and portfolio and social media links of those that contributed to the story. And clicking on the contributor’s name allows you to easily see other work they’ve done on The Everygirl. So if you find a photographer whose work you love or enjoy a writer’s voice you relate to, we encourage you to check out their other articles–or perhaps start following and getting to know them via social media! 

Cities: Although the core of The Everygirl team lives and works in Chicago, TheEverygirl.com is an international editorial site with stories and subjects from dozens of cities. Though the home base is in Chicago, we’ve featured women from all over the world–the Cities tab in the top right of the Navigation bar allows you to easily sort articles by city! And we will hopefully have more and more local content going up within the next year.

The Shop: The Everygirl is now offering a product line! We will be offering a small array of items that are inspirational, budget-friendly, and beautiful (yes–that is shiny gold foil lettering)! Does it get any better than that? Thanks to the amazing women we’ve featured on our site and the talent of letterist Molly Jacques, we’ve turned their words of wisdom into beautiful daily reminders you can keep on hand or hang in your home or office. (Note: We are not currently selling other brands’ products in The Shop but will update you if that changes!)

COMING SOON:

Filters: Finally! You’ll be able to peruse our extensive Career Profiles archives by field and city. So if you want to learn more about getting into online media, you can select that and read the interviews we’ve done with women in that field. Similarly, our newly revamped Travel section and Job board will have filters, allowing you to easily sort by location.

Mobile Optimization: Whether you’re viewing on a 20″ monitor or iPhone, TheEverygirl.com will adjust to your screen accordingly, making it easy to navigate.

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Thank you so much and we sincerely hope you enjoy the new site! Please note we are working to make sure all of our old features and blog posts have transferred over properly and this might take a day or two to fix any glitches. In the mean time, enjoy! And let us know if you have any feedback!

This wouldn’t have been possible without any of you reading the site. Thanks, again!

  • it looks fantastic! great job, ladies. 🙂

  • Jenna

    Its beautiful! And the added functionality is amazing too! And I’m so excited about the shop! Congrats Everygirl! You just keep getting better!

  • Alyssa Loring

    Girls, this new look is SO great!

    Alyssa
    http://www.ruffleandcurl.com

  • Ahhhhh!!!! I LOVE it!

  • Sarah Jacobson

    gorgeous!! congrats, ladies! movin’ and shakin’ and looking fabulous while you do it.

  • The new site looks amazing ladies. Well done!! And I’m so excited for your shop. Big things are happening for The Everygirl!!

  • Samantha Peterson

    Love, love, love! Such a great revamp! Excited for the changes and the new shop! Congrats ladies!

  • Ayanna

    I love it!! And only 2 years? I need to read your book. I would buy it.

  • The new site looks amazing! Excited to explore a bit and of course check out the new product line!

  • Awesome updates. Stylish, chic and easy to navigate… So everygirl!

    – jaime

  • Amanda Risius

    Definitely wasn’t expecting a complete redesign but I totally love it!!! You addressed so many great key features in the redesign and the write up. Amazing job! I especially love that contributors will now be recognized as often times in the past I wanted to reach out to one but the info wasn’t readily available 🙂

    hammerandheels.blogspot.com

  • Girls, you did a wonderful job! This redesign totally made my Wednesday morning: I love how clean, organized and well-designed! It’s much easier to navigate and so stylish, too! Well done!

  • Rebecca D’Amato

    WOW! it looks amazing! Congrats!!!! I must get my hands on an phone case:) International contributor? need one?:) Congrats. its PRETTY!

  • Lauren

    Love it!! Great job!

  • The new look is WONDERFUL, ladies! So excited for you! I also love the new products, too! I have a feeling they are going to sell like hotcakes. : )

  • The site looks fantastic! I’m excited to go browse in the shop. I really like it, ladies!

    Ashley
    http://allthatglitters.co.nr

  • OH WOW!! i am loving the new site!

  • Chloe List

    blown away by the new site. you guys rule, congrats!

  • Congrats to the whole team! It’s gorgeous!

  • The new site looks great! So happy with how far The Everygirl has come and am excited for where it’s going!!

    Luci’s Morsels – fashion. food. frivolity.

  • Lucy

    The new design is fabulous! I do prefer the old layout for photographs in the career profile, where it’s at the top of the page for easy scrolling. It’s more distracting to have the pictures embedded in the career profiles when I want to dive in to the advice.

    • The Everygirl

      Oh no! Sorry about that. So many people kept saying they wanted the long block of text broken up… can’t please everyone I suppose!

  • Lisa

    Loving the new redesign! And congrats on opening the shop, the products are gorgous!

  • Ash Nieto

    Love! Thank you!

  • Sara

    Amazing job ladies! As a web designer, I must say I’m very impressed!

    xo, S

  • The Yuppie Files

    Gorgeous! I am loving how clean the new site is!

  • Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe

    Gorgeous!

  • Sarah

    I am sadly not a fan of the new website. Although it is more modern it seems to function as more of a home blog. I really enjoyed the large pictures as the main attraction to the stories. They gave color and life to the website. I never found it hard to navigate. This makes me really sad. I do like the Career Profile addition you are planning to add. Hopefully there will be job posting from more than just a couple states.

  • Fab ladies! I can’t wait to explore it 🙂

  • Congratulations you guys! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the redesign. Your site always makes me feel a little more inspired after each visit. Much success to you!

  • Sara

    Totally gorgeous!

  • Love this!

  • Litda

    Looks great, I had a bit of trouble finding an old guide I needed on the spot but was able to find it via the search bar! Love the new look, totes gorge.

    • The Everygirl

      Glad you were able to find it! Yea – getting used to the new title categories will take some getting used to. Thanks!

  • I love the new look & shop!

  • Kendal Rogers

    Love love love the new design, but I am having some issues with clicking through images on stories. I can’t seem to get past the second image on any story! Hopefully it’s just a temporary glitch to an otherwise great new site!

    • The Everygirl

      Oh no! What browser are you in? There have definitely been a couple glitches but we haven’t heard this one. What features specifically?

      • Guest

        I’m in Safari 7.0. I can flip to the second image in each story, but no further, and I can’t go back. Also, I can’t click on any links in the shop, nor can I go back to the homepage from the shop. Everything seems to work well on my iOS devices, though. 🙂

      • Kendal Rogers

        Everything is working on my laptop with the same browser, so I’m thinking the problem might be on my end. Hopefully no one else has the same issue! Thanks!

  • Jessica

    Thank you so much for doing this! Great ideas! 🙂

    http://www.pinterest.com/ShowyOwl

  • We love! So much more organized and easy to move around…xoxo

  • We love! So organized and easy to move around! xoxo

  • Desiree

    Woohoo!!! Congratulations ladies! We’re such fans down here in the Sunshine State, love all ya do! The site looks beautiful 🙂 Come check out our new look, too! floridianweddings.com xo

  • Joyce

    Love it!!! I had a hard time with navigation on the old site. I look forward to spending more time her now!

  • lovelovelove it!

    http://pomegranateandcoffee.blogspot.co.uk

  • J.

    I like the new site but what happened to the Handbooks? I really liked the downloads. Will those be coming back?

  • I love it!!! Really love it!!!!

  • Tres bien! It looks amazing.