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News: Barkarama's Got a Brand New Look

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Welcome back and sorry for abandoning you. Between a holiday in the sun and a VIP 70th birthday, we’ve been locked away putting the final touches to our new look site and HERE IT IS!

It’s been a labour of love getting the site to this stage; every image had to be re-sized, all our blog posts have been edited and shuffled into their rightful place, not to mention the hours spent to-ing and fro’ing with a very patient graphic designer and a clever web developer. It’s been well worth it and we’re thrilled with our new look.

Why the change? To be honest we’d fallen out of love with the bubblegum Barkarama of old, and if we didn’t love it, we’d have a hard job convincing you to. As cute as it was, we felt the site’s design, which we first shared with you 18 months ago, no longer suited the pup culture and modern dog lifestyle posts we’ve enjoyed sharing with you to date nor were they always delivered to you in the most pet-owning, friendly manner. Also Basil the Boston Terrier wasn’t in our life when we first launched and he's the apple of our eye, it was important that he had a more integral part in the blog - spot the Boston Terrier silhouette!

With this in mind we’ve kissed goodbye to our pink paws, candy stripes and dizzy layout and said hello to a cleaner, simpler, easier-to-navigate Barkarama. We’ve still got our retro Americana vibe but we’ve given the logo and colour scheme a shake-up switching to blue with pops of lime. Knowing that it’s more than just our looks that you’re after, we’ve also made a few editorial tweaks and additions including:

  • A new navigation panel: find what you want, when you want with our new category pages. Looking for pet fashion? Visit Petwear & Accessories. Or maybe your dog is in need of a stylish new bed? Head straight to the Dog House.
  • Regular features: such as Label Lust, For Her & For Fur, Nine to Fido and Breed Focus plus lots more. Dig around the ‘Tags’ in the right hand column to view.
  • Bigger blog post images: for your visual pleasure!
  • Chances to win: each month we’ll bring you a prize draw from our friends in the world of dog starting with £150 to spend at online boutique Pet Runway. Click HERE to enter.
  • New Puparazzi & Give a Dog a Home pages: given what a proud bunch of pet parents you are, we’ve made our Puparazzi feature more prominent by adding it to the blog feed and by giving it its’ own category page. Inspired by our recent re-homing success story, the Give a Dog a Home feature has also been added to the blog feed so we hope to report on more pup-matches soon.
  • More ways to share: if you love our content, you can now Pin It and share to Google +, as well as being able to like or share to Facebook and tweeting on Twitter.
  • It’s easier to comment: our comments function and form is now much easier to find so please get commenting our wonderful Barkarama pack.
  • A bigger & better Basil: Barkarama’s chief reviewer, roving re-pawter and our furry best friend has come of age with his own category Basil’s Blog where you will find his latest musings and misdemeanors.
  • We’re now mobile: the site now automatically formats to your mobile device so it’s much easier to read Barkarama on the go.

Our new look has also given us the confidence to be more social so you can also find us on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, as well as @BasilBarkarama on Twitter.

We really hope that you like the new look site as much as we do, and we welcome your feedback either via the comments box below or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We look forward to your next visit and hope to see you back here very soon.

Alex & Basil
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Basil's photo is courtesy of the wonderful Tilly’s Studio

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