Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Shhh...it's a secret!

Changes are a brewing at eebeads.com. It's coming. (It's kind of a secret, but I'll share a little with you). See the new logo on the left? That's just the start of it. Allen has been working about 12 hours a day on our little project. Don't worry, things won't change too much. All the things you love about eebeads.com will remain the same including great prices, adding multiple things to your cart with one click, new ideas every week, fun new items and more. Just our look is changing. It's time we had a face lift and we've been busy making it happen.

For a little nostalgia, I thought it'd be fun to show you past versions of our home page before the new one is launched (soon!). There were lots of variations, but these two were our main looks for the past years before the current one (for now!)


This one was from about 2000 when we didn't know how to make a page that filled up or stretched across the entire screen.


This one was a few years later still with a drop down box to find your way around and no real pictures of beads on the home page.

The current site is alright, but it lacks the fun and playfulness we feel that should surround us and our beaderific customers (not to mention it's just not purple enough and you know how much we love purple). The new site is coming just around the corner. Take a last glance at the old look of our site and we do hope you like the new!

If you have a minute, leave me a comment below and let me know what you think of our new logo. Comments from anyone are welcome and you can leave them anonymously if you like. Wish us luck with the new site launch too!

8 comments:

  1. I think whatever ya'll come up with will be fantabulous. I do indeed love the new logo. Looking forward to seeing what you two have up your sleeves. Love the past snapshots. It's funny how fast the web and technology grows. It's definately a challenge to keep up.

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  2. Andrew @ TOSBOWNERMarch 27, 2009 at 2:39 PM

    I enjoyed glimpsing the photo collage going back to when you first started your website.

    The new logo stands out a lot. I'm guessing the new site overhaul will also match its appeal.

    All the best

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  3. Lookin' good! I saw the new logo in the recent Bead Style Magazine. Good luck with the launch - hope all goes well. Eagle eyes will be checking!

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  4. I remember those early web sites; I have web receipts from eebeads from 1999! Best changes over the years - eliminating S&H charges; option to "remember me"; larger "zoom" pics. Have always loved the simplicity of the catalog and, over the years, much more variety. Also, the weekly ideas, new items, and bonuses; short and colorful, easy to read quickly. Keep up the great job!

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  5. Looking good and best of luck to you and your team over at Eebeads!

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  6. You've really expanded a lot from your first inception online. You should really be proud of yourself Carolyn. Not only that but also of your newsletters, I've never enjoyed the content in a newsletter as I do with yours. I'm actually happy to subscribe to a newsletter - wow!

    Alby

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  7. The logo looks great!

    Can't wait to see the new site :)

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  8. I just saw the new eebeads site and it is a good thing.
    It's so much easier to navigate and the product magnification is easy, too. I don't like changes, but I like what you've done. Good job.

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