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fbpm fbpm is offline
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Livewire Contacts have MADE my business!

Hi Everyone

I just wanted to share with you how great I think Livewire is and the people that are on it!

A few months ago I set out on a project to create a new online bead shop.

I decided that in business you have to know what you are good at and what you are not. I am not too great at graphics design and my web design skills are pretty basic. So I put a few posts on livewire and found Amanda from Truly Ace (www.trulyace.com) to do my graphic design and Nathan from Blue Cube Media (http://www.bluecubemedia.co.uk/) to make it into a website. And here is the result...

www.hellobeads.co.uk

I would love any feedback on the site and any recommended improvements.

I hope you dont mind me plugging Nathan and Amanda but when you see the results I am sure you will understand why they both come VERY highly recommended!!

Through making these contacts through this forum I feel I have been able to get the best start for my business! Thanks Livewire! I am sure I will be making many more contact in the future on here!!

Fran x
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cmrule cmrule is offline
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well done Nathan and Amanda - the site looks great.
Hope the business is going well - I imagine its early days yet. All the best with it.

p.s. love the logo!
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First Impression of site ...

Great, nice colours, nice and simple, proffesional yet fun, Top marks for your site
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Love it!!

Very nice and well built!

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Amsey Amsey is offline
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What a fabulous site! It's so much more inspiring than walking into a Hobbycraft or other such bead selling shop. With the right search engine opimisation I'm sure it will be a huge success.
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looks great - beads aint my thing but looks like a very trustworthy site to my untrained first impressions and if i was a 'beadster' would definitely buy from there.

Also i think with the amount of designers (graphic and web) on this forum its useful for us non designers to see what they have done.

What payment system is it using by the way?
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Great site, love the logo, my sister just saw it and said 'Awww its so cute' lol .
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fantastic job.

well laid out, easy to navigate and colour scheme is great.

Well done and good luck!
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nice looking site, good luck with the business.
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Fantastic looking site! Very professional, clean, and extremely well presented- just what you need for a new business!

Best of luck- not that you'll need it with a site like that!
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tarakate108 tarakate108 is offline
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It looks fab. Good luck! I have a friend who does beading a lot and I'm going to tell her about your site!
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VLAHAKISA VLAHAKISA is offline
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Hello Beads

Thank you Francesca, and thank you all, it was definitely one of my all time favourite projects


Best Wishes

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Originally posted by Genesis77
looks great - beads aint my thing but looks like a very trustworthy site to my untrained first impressions and if i was a 'beadster' would definitely buy from there.

Also i think with the amount of designers (graphic and web) on this forum its useful for us non designers to see what they have done.

What payment system is it using by the way?
Hi Guys...now you know why I've not been around on the forums for the last week or so...

The comments are really appreciated

The website runs on a Joomla / Virtuemart installation with a few additional modules and components including ARTIO JoomSEF.

We then had to do some custom modifications the main one being the bulk item module which also links into a stock control system....erm...I think that about covers it.

Any questions please feel free to fire me over an email.

Thanks

Nathan
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funkyoldcortina funkyoldcortina is offline
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cool site

Hi

as a non crafty person i thought it was a very nice easy to navigate and find stuff product well layed out with good pics (so many sites don't have good pics!)

only thing i found a little confusing was some of the pricing:

to clarify (may be me being dumb here) :

Unit / Price per gram
20
£1.10

looks to me like 20 beads for 1.10 but header says its 20 grams of beads for 1.10?! but this didnt make sense when i looked at the cost of the higher quantities? may be a way of making it a bit more obvious for idiots like me! lol

otherwise very good site from a non techy pov

Dave
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great site. i think it looks the part but a little tekky! i just had a flip about as if i was a prospective customer and nearly dropped out because you didnt sell clasps to hold stuff together. found them eventually under findings. never heard of it. i would suggest simplifying the terminology.

the books dont have prices marked. you only get it when you add it to your cart.

metre not meter. tut tut.

could do with some ideas section and possibly mixed bags. nick a few articles from the books. try and be a reference site. more information on products creates more involvement.
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