Monday, 9 September 2013

Our New Blog Look!

Hello, Jennifer here to introduce our new blog look to you - what do you think? If you're looking at this via a blog reader please click through and see the new style!

I've been working on this with Sarah behind the scenes for a couple of months. As well as a new background, header, and other visual changes, there's also some new features I want to tell you about!

Firstly, there's some buttons in the right sidebar which take you to our Facebook page, or to follow us on Twitter - yes SJ Crafts is venturing into the world of Twitter - you can find us at @SJCraftsShop! There's also a button to send us an email if you need to.

Check out the menu bar along the top, where you can select additional pages to look at. The 'About Us' and 'Crops & Events' pages have been updated and there's now also a new 'DT Gallery' page. The gallery shows pictures of some of the Design Team projects from the blog posts here. If you click on the photo of a project, it will open a new window with the blog post that it featured in. At the moment there's only a few projects there, but I'm going to go back through old posts and add more this month. You'll be able to check that you didn't miss any inspiring projects!

At the end of each blog post you'll see some social sharing buttons for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, to Email the post, or for Google +. If you think the post includes something brilliant, click on a button to share the post with others on your preferred social network!

Finally, I've added some links to manufacturer blogs at the bottom of the right sidebar. SJ Crafts stocks some fabulous brands, and once you've had your fill of inspiration here on our blog, you can click through to the manufacturers blogs to see even more ideas.

I think that's all the new things to tell you about. You can still see a list of labels in the sidebar, if you'd like to look back at old posts of a certain topic like 'Christmas' or '6 x 6 pads'. And of course you can still get to the blogs for the Design Team members - check out what they've been working on lately. 

Most important of all, you can still click on a button to visit the shop - make sure you haven't missed the latest stock arrivals!

Please do let us know what you think of the new blog look! We hope you like it!

If there's anything you feel is missing, or that's difficult to view on your screen, let us know so we can fix it. 

Bye for now, Jennifer x


scrappyjen said...

very smart! from one jen to another x

Jimjams said...

Well done Jennifer - looks very clean and crisp. Where's the Feedly button though? They do a ready made one now, but I'm sure you could come up with one in a better colour than green.