Well Hello there..
One thing in life is certain. Nothing is constant and everything changes. And so, out with the old and in with the new. I loved the not-so-old website I had built before this one, but times change, technology advances and some needs and wants and wouldn't it be nice if's that didn't seem important before become more so. The site had become too big for itself within the structure that it was built and even minor edits would take too long, trying my patience and taking up time that could be better spent doing something like .. I dunno.. knitting perhaps.
I looked for a long time for a template site that I like and that could bring the changes that I wanted and still be easy to edit and also not too cookie cutter. So this site was born. It may be a bit cookie cutter, but this is a cookie I can enjoy and I think I've been able to make enough changes to make it mine. With the new site I've been able to include a search function, a separate wholesale section to the trade (coming soon...!), faster updates and fewer typos (I hope). We also now have more payment options, we will be handling pattern downloads directly (no more third party missteps and now lightning fast delivery!), With an incorporated blog I can poke my head in and say a few deep and meaningful words at times as well. I"m looking forward to sharing with you more of the inner workings of what we do, as well as design projects and some tips and tutorials along the way.
Let me know what you think of the new site in the comments below - I'd love to hear from you!
12/12/2017 02:04:17 pm
I'm totally digging it - it looks so fresh and clean! The staff page in particular makes me smile!
12/14/2017 12:27:45 pm
Thank you dahling! I wish I could still include you on that page! miss you! xx
12/14/2017 09:38:43 am
Comment on your new website. When looking at yarn colors, when I click a radio button the image changes to match the color name. However, when I click a color square, the radio button does not switch to the name that goes with that color. So, someone could potentially click on a color square that they like and end up with the wrong color because a different radio button is selected. I didn't check every page, but I did check on a couple pages. It was the same on both. Just thought you should know. Good luck with your new site, and happy holidays.
12/14/2017 12:32:40 pm
Hi Savannagal - yeah, I'm aware, it's a programming thing within the template itself. It's a standard Weebly template and I think they are continuing to make improvements so hopefully that is something they will correct soon. I checked around and I'm not alone in this glitch - I found a similar issue on quite a few websites out there, so maybe getting it to work both ways conflicts with other elements of the template.. I don't know. Fortunately when customers place their order the correct image is presented with it's name and changes could be made, though of course that's not ideal. I was also thinking of replacing the photos to ones that show the color name for added clarity, but that will take time.
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ABout Tina Whitmore
Yarn Dyer, Designer, Dog Lover, in no particular order.. Founded Knitwhits in 2003, and Freia Fine Handpaints in 2010, introducing gradient yarn to knitting stores worldwide. Getting Hygge with it - warmth, comfort, color, texture, design, nature.