We have a new website its now live, well it’s not alive like an animal but it is now online and available for your viewing pleasure. Obviously the website is not the product it’s the stationery. But for almost the last year this new website has been in development to do our stationery justice by making a website that is easier to use and with better pictures that are much easier to see the stationery. Starting with almost full screen images on the front page, they’re no quite full screen as there is the main navigation menu to the side.
Stationery website tour
The main part of the site are the stationery category menus. Hopefully these make it easy to see all the designs that fall within that style of category. There are categories like vintage and art deco. It’s worth noting that our collections are very flexible so you will find many in more than one category. The collections higher up the page are those we think are the most relevant. These menu pages also have links to further information like articles on art deco. Click here to see all the stationery collections. Or click the designs link on the left hand side to choose the other menu categories.
Each stationery collection has its own page. On which you can find, photos, an explanation of the design as well the prices. Also keep a look out for the further reading links. These have links to more about the stationery as you can often go into more detail in a blog article than is appropriate on a selling website.
Photos or images for a stationer can be tough. Those of us who deal with magazines know they want images with white back grounds. It’s really tough to make these look good though for pale stationery, especially where there is white in the picture. I’ve decided to keep these off the new website. Instead the images are just photos of stationery that hopefully shows them off well yet is still all about the stationery. In the odd case we have used the stationery design directly. That is the design that would be printed. These bulk out the images where it’s needed but are not the majority of the images as I think it’s important to really see the stationery. It lets you see what the materials are like and the printing quality. Both important factors with stationery that can’t be seen if you don’t have real photos.
There are also explanations of each type of stationery both a brief summary on the prices section of each stationery collection page and a fuller explanation on their own dedicated page. The menu for the full descriptions of each type of stationery can be seen here.
Bespoke stationery can be hugely personalized. There are detailed explanations about all the ways our stationery can be tailored to be perfect for you. These can be seen in the ‘Make it personal’ part of the menu. You can see information on colours, insignia, examples of changing wording and tweaking the designs.
The notes section contains all the legal stuff. As well more useful information like details on ordering and getting samples. Samples are now purchased off site as we have a stationery shop that sells stationery. You can find a link in the sample section or indeed right here in this blog article! Convenient….
Also in the notes section is our resources. This has links to articles on this blog about and other locations that should be helpful when planning your stationery. Like wording for invitations and table name ideas. Also be sure to check out the friends section!
One of the finest, hopefully features of the website is it’s versatility. The website has been made to work on any device we could think of. It should adapt to what ever width is required by the device it’s being viewed on.
That is a whistle stop tour of the new website. If you have any issues or any thoughts on improvements would love to hear from you. Either leave a comment or our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org