Saturday, May 2, 2009

JoyfulRose New Design Contest!

Welcome to the JoyfulRose new design contest!!!

In the past few months JoyfulRose has seen a lot of growth in our graphics design area. To focus more on that aspect of my business I thought my shop could use a layout more tailored towards design.

Free Contest!!!
Please take a look at my new Hyena Cart design and let me know what you think!

* Is there anything you'd like to see different in the layout?
* Is the site easy to navigate?
* Are the listings clear? (I wanted to include as many details as possible for my customers, but I'm thinking some of the listings are a bit too wordy!)
* Do you like the way products are listed in a table rather than categories?
* Any other suggestions for improvement?
* Are there any other graphic design products you'd like added?

Please post your comments to this thread and on May 14th I'll use a random number generator to choose a comment number. The person who posted that comment may choose from the following prizes:

* Animated Banner - you choose size, let me know what you'd like it to say and I'll create it! (up to 8 frames)
* Twitter Design - email the images you'd like me to use and I'll design your custom Twitter for you! (useful for both business and personal Twitter accounts!)
* Business Card Design - email the images and text you'd like included and I'll create a unique design for you!

Click on the image below to see our new Hyena Cart Design:

See this link to find out more about our new design

Second JoyfulRose Design:

First JoyfulRose Design:


crystalb said...

Hi Tina! I love the new design! I really liked the previous one though too(second design). Your look now is much more sophisticated and in a way I see it as a little more...professional maybe. I don't know the right words but I really like it!
Tree Hugger

Angela said...

I love the layout. Very easy to naviagate and not overwhelming. Great job!

melanie said...

I love the new design, especially the vines background. Very easy on the eyes. I think the list layout is better than the grid layout. I would love to see you offer custom logo design, and possibly a web page design option for WAHMs whose businesses aren't Hyenacart or Etsy material.

thiry47 said...

I really like your site! The layout if very user friendly. I have slow internet, so having the table instead of category buttons on the side helps me not to have to go through as many sitting-waiting-for-pages-to-load sessions. The grid loads first for me on all hyena carts, not sure if that's true for everyone. I also love your name! I don't think the descriptions are too wordy, but then I tend to be wordy myself. I really like the border as well. As soon as I figure out my business name, I'll be back! :)

April Joy said...

Love it Tina! I really like the border of roses. And, I honestly like the table view better than categories. April

Anonymous said...

1. I can't think of anything I'd like to see different in the layout. I've always found HC layouts a bit difficult to navigate, but yours is easy as pie. :-)

2. Site is easy to navigate.

3. Listings are clear, except for "Hyena Cart design" -- in the first section it says to add a custom logo design if customer wants you to design a logo, but there's no custom logo design option on your cart?

4. I much prefer the table layout over the categories. Categories create more clicks and I'm less apt to make an impulse purchase. If I'm going to someone's HC to buy, for example, wet bags, I won't necessarily look at diapers. But in the table layout I might just see a diaper I *have* to have and buy it, even though I was only there to look at wetbags.

5. I can't think of anything else to improve your site.

6. The only other design product I'd like to see is logo design -- mainly because that's what I'm looking for right now.

First said...

I like the second design's background much more than the current one, personally. (I love the blog background as well...)

I love that when you put your mouse over one of the menu links on the bottom, that a little rose appears. Cute touch!

I would rather, when looking at your portfolio, that you embed the image onto your HC site rather than taking me to a photobucket page. (I originally came onto your HC today to look at your portfolio.) I also wish the portfolio pictures were bigger.

Your "About Us" page opens into a new tab...not sure if that was intentional or not.

I like the table set up.

Do you do logo design? I can't tell (there isn't a listing specifically for a logo, and that's actually what I am in the market for right now. Everything says that it is using "your logo", but it would be nice to have a logo design service, if you do that.)

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