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now I have to learn some CSS

30 July 2008 1,496 views 16 Comments

Thanks for all the great feedback on the Etsy v BigCartel post. I had my mind mostly made up about leaving Etsy before I even posted it, but I think the reassurances that I wasn’t the only one having challenges cemented it for me. I’m happy to keep shopping with Etsy when I’m pointed directly to shops, but the time has come for me to stop selling there.

I’ve dipped my toe in the water over at BigCartel and the new shop is at shop.splityarn.com. Over the next few days I’ll add an FAQ, payment and shipping details, but they’ll be exactly what I had in the Etsy shop. If you run across something that needs tweaking, please let me know. And if you’re handy with CSS, let me know that too! I’m hoping to change the look and feel of the shop a little more and would love someone to go to for coding advice.

Point and Shoot strap

I’ll be listing pouches and some of the more popular SLR camera straps this week as I shuffle inventory between the two. I’m hoping that by next week I’ll have some more straps made in some new fabrics that were delivered. The newest addition to the shop will be Point and Shoot-sized camera straps, but they’ll be a week or two out yet. The best way to stay on top of the new products is to subscribe to the shop’s RSS feed. So handy! (And with pictures! Take that Etsy RSS feeds.) The kicker is that you don’t have to wait for me to blog about shop updates. Poifect!


  • mai said:

    VERY cool! congratulations! i’ll be adding your shop to my feed reader.

  • Carrie said:

    It looks beautiful! Congrats! and I am handy with CSS, so you can always hit me up wit question. :)
    and OMG point and shoot straps. So very excited!

  • ekgheiy said:

    NICE WORK! I happy that you’ve come to your decision with confidence!! Many congratulations.
    I know a bit of CSS also, so if Carrie can’t help – I’ll try too if you need it.

  • mari said:

    Very Cool. I can’t wait for those camera straps! Love them.

  • Danielle said:

    All signed up for the new RSS feed :)

  • Carole said:

    Great idea to sign up for the feed!

  • Harper said:

    I just left your new store after purchasing a strap and a pouch!! I am very happy regarding your move. I really wanted one of your camera straps but am very gunshy about Etsy [bad purchase experience and even worse follow-ups with Etsy customer service which should be renamed customer disservice]. I feel bad for the stores that provide great service but I do support them if they set up their own stores.

  • wwcutie said:

    My only suggestion is that it is somehow communicated that the homepage does not represent everything you have in stock. At first glance, I thought you only had nine products currently available. But then I started clicking around. Perhaps that header that currently says “Home” could say something about being just a sampling.

  • wwcutie said:

    That was officially the fastest response to a comment EVER! You are a rockstar.

  • janna said:

    Oooh! I’ll definitely be buying a point and shoot camera strap when you’ve got them!

  • Marina said:

    Hi, I have been reading your site for awhile, and I’ve been meaning to comment because I’m always so curious about the random people who visit my blog but don’t comment, and anyway, your blog is great, and all the things you make are so lovely. More importantly–I know a decent amount about CSS and would be happy to answer coding questions, though I know nothing about BigCartel, so… my offer may or may not be helpful. :)

  • Nichole D. said:

    Congrats on the move to a new space!
    I might be able to help with some CSS- I’m no expert or anything, but I know a little bit!

  • gleek said:

    if you’re up for learning some CSS.. way back when i started learning (like 10 years ago) there was a great “learn CSS in 24 hours” book that i liked and found helpful. might be worth looking into.
    i was so happy to see your new store i immediately bought something, of course!

  • k said:

    well I would offer some CSS help, but seems like you might be covered on that end now. New shop looks great – I keep eyeing those camera straps!

  • stacey said:

    CSS is a great dance band from brazil….thats a bit random ,but true

  • Specs said:

    Way to go making the switch! You trailblazer, you.

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