Monday, February 1, 2010

Upgraded my online store web layout

This past few weeks, I've been very busy.  Over last year, I've taken the initiative to learn a little Photoshop, HTML coding and even photography.   Also reading Etsy's online forums and learned some tips and tricks from fellow crafters with their own sites.  When one upgrades his or her skills, one's perception of one's own work also set to a higher standard.  When reviewing my online shop I no longer felt the sense of accomplishment I had when I first launched it 2 years ago.  It was time to update my website layout. The one on the left is my old one.  What do you think?

I wanted to build something that represented how I feel about my paper crafts and referenced the Asian origins of origami but without using an origami model in my logo or banner. After searching I found a wordpress template that was perfect!  I had to convert it with Photoshop but I think it was well worth it. Japan is known for its cherry blossom trees.  The swans were perfect symbolism that represents origami.  Swans and origami both represent:  
  • Beauty
  • Dreams
  • Balance
  • Elegance
  • Transformation

Now that I'm done, time to spend some time on my neglected Etsy store!

1 comment:

Jamie Viggiano said...

The new layout of your online store is so full of life, Cindy. I must say, your efforts to learn web design has paid off. :) Renovating your online shop every once in a while is fine, just make sure that you leave a message to those who will be visiting it. Most importantly, don't keep them waiting for too long.