Why a New Website? November 27 2013, 0 Comments
Why do we have a new website? There are many reasons for it, but the primary reason is security. Our new website allows us to provide the highest level of online shopping protection you can find on the web. With Level 1 PCI compliance, you can be assured your information is always secure. This allows us to offer something we've always wanted for our frequent online shoppers: the ability to create a customer account for our site. This will allow you to safely store your information and greatly reduce the amount of time you spend checking out of your online shopping cart by eliminating the need to retype your information for every purchase you make through our site. You'll be able to add multiple ship to addresses, select your shipping method and see shipping costs prior to checkout, use discount codes and more. It should make the online ordering process much, much easier.
It will also be much easier to find the artwork you're looking for on our site. With the search bar in the top right corner of your screen you can type any keyword that might help you find the piece you're looking for. Let's say you want to find a painting but only remember part of the title. You can type in the part you remember and the search will scan our entire site for those keywords and direct you to the right place. Looking for a Spiritile but only remember that it was a Confucius quote? No problem - just type "Confucius" into the search bar and you'll see 024 - Wheel of Fortune and 063 - Wind Dancer. There are two pages of Spiritiles, so if you're looking through all of them, make sure to click on to the second page!
This new site also has better navigation features. Our Art on a Whim online gallery is now a picture gallery so you can match an artist's name to their style of work. No more clicking on every artist name or category until you find what you're looking for; it'll be right in front of your eyes as soon as you click on Online Gallery. If you know the artist you're looking for ahead of time, you can also use the Artists drop down menu and go straight to that artist's page from our home screen.
Another great navigation feature of our new site is the ability to filter through an artist's collection. If you want to just see the music themed Spiritiles, just click on the drop down box next to "Browse" on the right side of the screen and select "Music."
This site allows us to add something a lot of you have asked for and you are currently reading: a blog! We'll have guest blogs from our artists, which will give you great insight into their creation process and ideas behind individual pieces. Over time we will also add videos and more images of the gallery to help you connect more with our gallery.
There will also be multiple images for most pieces. This will allow us to show you different angles of pieces, or the piece with just the image and also a view with it in its frame. Just click on the thumbnails next to each image to see the different view.
A fantastic feature of this site is that it's also optimized for viewing on a mobile device. Images will automatically resize to your smart phone's screen and eliminate the need for zooming in and out to get the right view. You'll be able to order directly from your phone as well!
If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or just want to chat, feel free to give us a call: