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Waterrose Handcrafted Obsessions Website!


Announcing the launch of....
You may have seen the link in the upper right corner of my blog for a few days, but I didn't want to announce it officially until I had most of the bugs worked out. If you are ever building a website in Dreamweaver, don't ever, ever capitalize any of the html pages. One little "i" had me scratching my head for an entire day as to why it wasn't uploading. Rather than saving the page as index.html I had Index.html. Everything else I saved for the entire website was in lowercase...I must have had a tired moment.

A wonderful customer service representative at GoDaddy helped me figure out what was wrong. I read a lot of bad press on Go Daddy, but let me tell you, every time I've had to call them in the last two years they have always been helpful and worked with me to figure out my issues. They even went as far, after I had purchased their web hosting package a year ago, to notice when I called this week a feature that I never use, but had paid for. When they asked if I planned on using it and I answered, "no" they proactively refunded the fee for that service for the entire year! I've had another website up with them for almost a year and have not had any issues.

Overall I really enjoy working in Dreamweaver. I was intimidated by it for a while before I began using it a year ago, but it really is user friendly. The other website builders that I have attempted to use were so complicated and never turned out a webpage that I liked. I kept this one pretty basic with a little interactivity on the gallery page. I have stayed away from flash since I have read that search engines don't really like to index pages with flash and optimization is what we are all aiming for.

So, come and visit my website! I would appreciate any constructive criticism that you may have to help me make my website spectacular! There is one page titled, Quilt, that is link less. That is a project that I'm working on and hope to surprise you with early next year. I am so very excited about this project and can't wait to share, but a little detail is in the way .....I have to finish it!

16 reviews:

Anna said...

Very cool set up! I really like the new site and I've used both Dreamweaver (frustrating sometimes) and Go Daddy (never had a problem either)! I feel like I almost know you know...I thoroughly enjoyed your Artist section!

Anna said...

Oh and I've linked you!

Brandy said...

The new website looks fantastic!

:-) MaryLou said...

The new site looks great! I know just how much work it is to set up a website, too. Mine's been languishing for way too long, as I only work on it in my "spare" time.

The one comment I have is that having the little boxes on the pictures on the home page made me click them all because I thought they were going to be links.

I did really like the gallery, particularly where you have the mouseover feature to show different views of your work.

:-)

Lynne said...

That is so exciting! I love the template you've used, soft and inviting. Your new site is very inspirational, nice job!

Malaysian Fabric Heritage said...

Let me congratulate you on the launch of Waterrose Handcrafted Obsessions. The site is so wonderfully done and it is just fantastic to see it as a eCommerce enabled site.

It is also so kind of you to edify GoDaddy on their services. You really have a good heart.

All the best and great success in your endeavour.

fugsly said...

Congrats on the launch! It's looking good :D

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The Real Mother Hen said...

Nice! Just went to your new site, it's really well done :)

Nothinglikeit said...

nicely done. The last link "Quilt", what does it do? I clicked on it but nothing changed?
Nothinglikeit

Waterrose said...

Thanks everyone for the helpful and nice comments.

Nothinglike it....the Quilt page will link to a project that I'm working on and will probably release early next year...I will start putting up little hints as it gets closer.

Designing Hilary said...

*clap clap* The site looks great!

A whole day to find one little "I" ... you must have been ready to just chuck the whole thing! Your tenacity paid off.

Marlaine said...

Your new site looks great! As for Dreamweaver...sometimes it's easier to just write the html! LOL

maria said...

congratulations! the new web site is great, i love it.

Lynda Lehmann said...

Good luck with your site endeavors. I've never build one from scratch, even though I have FrontPage.

It's good to hear the nice feedback on Go Daddy. Thanks for sharing it!

rockcreekcreations said...

Your website looks really good! You've done a good job.

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