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    Default Website Critique, Please

    Ok, so I thought I'd finally get the website out there: www.indiras.co.uk

    Looking for your feedback, please positive/negative/constructive/destructive whatever

    It's a work in progress (but mostly there) and have done it all myself so please point out any errors you find. I'm still working on the photography as I'm not happy with many of the images. The about me page leaves a lot to be desired and could certainly do with an image of me or workshop or something.

    It would help me if you could let me know which browser you've used and on which kind of device/computer. Many thanks

    Over to you!
    Indi

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    I love your work Indi. I haven't had time to read through everything but it seems to be working fine to me. I'm using Safari on a Mac.

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    Can't fault it, actually. It opens with a wow factor, the work and photography are of professional standard and you are not coy about the basket and prices. Haven't checked carefully for typos, but did not note any.

    Good luck with this Indi, you deserve it. Dennis.

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    I'll start then :-)
    I really really like it.
    Both the web design and the content.
    3 points I would make are.
    1. I'm a bit undecided if I think the stone in the logo is really clever or a bit naff.
    2. I get a bit bothered by websites that have lots of 'sold' items, but I accept you do want to display them, perhaps use the phrase 'sold, made to order in x weeks' to soften the blow.
    3. I'm personally not a fan of arty farty names for collections, in fairness yours aren't too bad :-) and lots of people do it.
    Really good also to see some realistic pricing.
    Windows 8, firefox 27.01
    Martyn.

    edit - I'm a slow typer! - got beat too it.

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    I think it's great Indi, professional, easy to use , just the sort of site I would like for myself.
    I'm not sure about the gem it possibly detracts from your name so if I wasn't aware of who you are then your name wouldn't be obvious until I read the text. Lovely though, will you do mine?

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    I like your site Indi, overall impression is beautiful design and quality (and realistic pricing, as has been said)!! Great images, layout, I like the idea of collections, like the shop, think sold, can be made to order with a guide on timescale is a good idea (unless one-offs). On the 'gem' in your name/logo, can it be turned the other way, for me it is the wrong way around.....can only think to show what I mean as the shape of the ....D is this way around (re-reading this I'm not sure if I'm making sense....), as it is, to me it reads In Iras with a gem shape, relating to the product rather than contributing to the reading of the name...

    Great work Indi, very impressed that you've done this yourself!!

    Tabby xx

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    Thanks for the feedback especially on the logo! Clever or naff? Yes, please let me know Martyn what you decide in the end. I can take it if you think it's naff! Lol. You should've seen the ones before

    Re. the sold items - yes, Martyn. I take this on board. I am limited somewhat by the website e-commerce solution (woocommerce) and my severe lack of programming skills to change things to exactly as I'd like! The reasoning behind showing pieces as sold is that yes, I want to show what I have made but I only intend on remaking a sold piece once I've received an order for it. Hmmm… perhaps I shouldn't show the item as 'sold' at all then but in the description state that 'this particular piece is not available to buy but will take 6 weeks to create' or some such text.

    What annoys me as a consumer is clicking on an item I think is available and then seeing it's not! Lol.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tabby66 View Post
    think sold, can be made to order
    Now why didn't I think of that?! I'll have a 'made to order' flag instead of a 'sold' one. Like…..der! Such a simple solution. Thanks, Tabby!

    I hear what's been said about the 'In Iras' and possible confusion/detraction when reading it. This logo is embedded in my mind as 'Indiras' so a fresh perspective has been useful. I'm not entirely happy with the logo design or the colour scheme really, but am happy enough to get started with this and when things take off (read: when I've got the budget!) I'll probably pay for a redesign/rebrand.

    I've been in a bit of a self-made rut in thinking I should be 100% happy with everything but I think this has been stunting my growth as it were (read: I just need to pull my finger out and get on with it!) I'm pleased with the quality of jewellery I produce so believe if I concentrate on the actual jewellery that everything else will fall into place.

    Thanks for the feedback on the pricing also. I don't think I'd be happy selling any of these pieces any/much cheaper so will stick at it. It's interesting to hear your views on this especially as the subject of pricing pops up quite often.

    Any other comments, ideas, suggestions are most welcome.
    Indi

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    I think it looks brilliant Indi - well done!

    I agree with the gemstone being the wrong way round though - it doesn't suggest the shape of a D as it is, but that's the only thing I can see wrong with it.

    I'm still struggling with Woocommerce/Wordpress, so it's nice to see it's possible to come out the other side!

    Oh, I'm using Firefox on a PC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by surfergirl View Post

    I hear what's been said about the 'In Iras' and possible confusion/detraction when reading it. This logo is embedded in my mind as 'Indiras' so a fresh perspective has been useful. I'm not entirely happy with the logo design or the colour scheme really, but am happy enough to get started with this and when things take off (read: when I've got the budget!) I'll probably pay for a redesign/rebrand.

    I'm not sure you need a full redesign Indi, just a bit of tinkering with the logo,......I think the site that you've created yourself is really impressive

    I've been in a bit of a self-made rut in thinking I should be 100% happy with everything but I think this has been stunting my growth as it were (read: I just need to pull my finger out and get on with it!) I'm pleased with the quality of jewellery I produce so believe if I concentrate on the actual jewellery that everything else will fall into place.

    I'm a bit (lot) like this too, I like to think it's an 'attribute' that adds to the quality of my work, however, I think it can create a hurdle in other aspects......my website has been up and running for about 15 months and it is still a work in progress...but I now think that this is a good thing, it keeps it fresh for folk having a look and active for search engines

    Thanks for the feedback on the pricing also. I don't think I'd be happy selling any of these pieces any/much cheaper so will stick at it. It's interesting to hear your views on this especially as the subject of pricing pops up quite often.
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    Such a difficult and as you say, much debated topic!! But stick to your guns.....time will tell, you can always review your pricing along with everything else, if you're like me you'll learn as you go along and not everything will be right first time!!

    (MAC, safari, btw)

    Tabby xx

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