Sunday, 15 June 2014

A New Look

Just like any makeover - be it wardrobe, hair and styling or a home and landscaping project - it can be exciting but just a little daunting, overwhelming and yes ... apprehensive too, which of course can put the whole idea into the 'too hard basket'.  Such has been the case for me at Gumleaf Stitch Designs.  For a while now I have been wanting to update the website, but with matters on the 'home front' being rather intense and time consuming, tackling such a project just took a back seat.  

But the time now felt right to tackle this makeover head on and so I have been fortunate to find a great web designer and between the two of us, have collaborated ideas and created - what I believe - to be a website with a fresh and modern look.  A new design layout displays each cross-stitch design to its full advantage as well as a slide show on the Home page.  The Order Information page has been updated to include shipping details, a returns/refunds policy and revised postage and handling costs.  Money orders or cheques are no longer accepted with payment to be made securely with Paypal or for Australian customers the option of a direct deposit, all details of which are outlined on the Order Information page.  A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page and Your Privacy page has also been added as well as a special form on the Contact Me page which can be filled out and forwarded should there be any questions requiring clarification.  There is a Check-out Page whereby you can preview all purchases made.  

As with all major changes, there will always be a few tweaks and fine-tuning to be made as time goes on when you discover that something has been overlooked and, yes, at the moment, that is the case.  But at this point in time I feel quite confident to reveal Gumleaf's new look.  Of course, the main change is a beautiful new logo - a creative twist courtesy of my clever web designer. 

I invite everyone to check out the new look website and because your feedback (both positive and negative) is valued, it would be very much appreciated if you could contact me should any problem be encountered so it can be rectified promptly.  

I am going to end this post with what I believe to be a very apt quote.  


'It always seems impossible until it's done' - Nelson Mandela

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