Sunday, August 29

Website update

Delays, delays...sigh.

So, I spent another afternoon completely revising the postal charges on my site - all because the German Post revised theirs. Depending on the weight of the package, I have now created six different shipping rates for inland, EU and international. For safety's sake I put in the option of  manually adjusting the rate, should something go awry during the ordering process, plus taking the four different shipping zones for int'l into consideration. I feel like I'm about ready to start working at the post office now that I've been studying their rates so intensely!

Remember I talked about putting up a photo of me on my 'about page'? Well, the photos didn't work out. The lighting on that day was completely off, and on that particular day I remember feeling under the weather...funny how that really shows in the pictures. No amount of smiling helped! They are just urggh.
So for the time being I'm putting up a cropped version of my birthday pic.

By now I've realized that a website is an ongoing process. There is an endless amount of stuff you can do with it. So many applications, extenstions etc. I'm just glad I figured out how to make my URL's search-engine friendly! I haven't uploaded all of my bags in the shop section yet and there are a few translations missing here and there, but the main text is all finished. The images of the products differ...still working on finding a consistent sizing for all.
On a positive note, I have added a rate and review function to each product image. You can also ask a question on each product, as well as suggest it to friends via email. I dearly hope I'll have my site up by the end of August, after all I've been paying my monthly hosting fee since January. Now that really bugs me!

So, while I'm putting the finishing touches to my site I also need to get working on two custom orders I received last week. Aarrrgh. I need more hours in the day!



  1. More hours in a day would be nice. Putting a blog together is frustrating enough for me, I can't imagine the headaches I would have trying to figure out a website like you are doing.

  2. Hey Duni, I'm really looking forward to your website, hope it will be up soon :-)

  3. Sounds like a lot of work but it's all going to be worth it when it's done! I'm getting anxious to see it!

  4. Wow, sounds like you've got a lot on the old plate! It must be rough to design something from scratch like that...with so many options! It overwhelms me. Keep up the work though, it will be worth it in the end!

    We still aren't sure when we're moving! It's all up to when the job Mike has applied for comes open. Kinda sucks in the meanwhile, but what else can we do?

  5. Duni You are One Busy Chica. don't forget to take a moment and smell the roses.

  6. Sounds like you are making great progress. It sounds like a lot of work...but I know you are a perfectionist :) Your photo is a really nice addition to your site!

  7. The fact that you doing the translations is adding work to the website but I imagine it will be well worth it in the end. I would also have a problem with paying the monthly fees so hopefully it will be up and running soon! I know it is going to be great.

  8. Sad to hear that the strays problem is much larger than what I thought. I'm so glad though that others close by recognize it as a problem and are taking action to help our furry friends! Thank you for all you have done:)


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