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Joined: 23 Jan 2009
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Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 14 9:31 pm    Post subject: craftperson's website advice.  Reply with quote    

http://handmadelives.wordpress.com/2013/10/01/website-botox/

I think I need to take some of this to heart!

MornieG



Joined: 17 Jan 2013
Posts: 933
Location: Bromham, Wiltshire
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 14 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Big fan of Dixie and her blogs, this lady talks a lot of sense.

Mo.XX

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
Posts: 6495
Location: Dordogne
PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 14 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

ill have a long look at all this later, thanks for signposting.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 10308

PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 14 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We are not trying to sell a craft as such, but we do get people browsing our site and asking us about our craft items as well as firewood.

One thing that people like about our website is that it is easy to browse. I have been on some professional sites that I haven't been able to work out how to get from one page to another, so remember, some of your customers may be only semi-computer literate, so make things easy for them.

sally_in_wales
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Joined: 06 Mar 2005
Posts: 20809
Location: sunny wales
PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 14 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I need a completely new webshop, have known that for some time. I probably need to find a way to have someone else build the bones of it this time as well, much more likely to get a good mix of functionality and elegance, neither of which it currently has.

earthyvirgo



Joined: 24 Aug 2007
Posts: 7972
Location: creating prints in the loft, Gerlan
PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 14 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I like Dixie too. Quite forthright at times but speaks a lot of sense.

EV

OtleyLad



Joined: 13 Jan 2007
Posts: 2737
Location: Otley, West Yorkshire
PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 14 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

There is a lot of guff talked about websites (search engine optimization, do this, don't do that, etc). There is never a one size fits all solution though.

Having built many over the years for various people I'm often surprised at what they want, how it finally looks and how well some of them do (despite ignoring all my good advice)

It's not easy building a website that seems to go against how you think it should look/operate - but the customer is (nearly) always right.

I do think the main purpose of the site should be in your face on the front page though - e.g. if it's a shop then there should be something advertised/on offer on the front page with a clear/direct link to the main shop (rather than just a small Shop link amidst a menu you have to hunt for).

PM me and I can show you some examples and offer some (very reasonable) prices...

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 34721
Location: yes
PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 14 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

nice link .thanks

boisdevie1



Joined: 11 Aug 2006
Posts: 3897
Location: Lancaster
PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 14 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm sorry but I just can't help myself. When you're all talking about Dixie I can only think about the character in the Austin Powers film Dixie Normous.

Jamanda
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Joined: 22 Oct 2006
Posts: 34918
Location: Devon
PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 14 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I wish I was in Dixie.

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