After the Dust Settles...

and you look around and wonder what happened and how the heck did I get here?
The everyday ramblings of a sometimes busy, sometimes not so busy, MIDDLE AGED, work at home mom.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Thumbnail Dilemna

Ugly ThumbnailI am thinking about updating the thumbnails on my website. First to give it a slightly different look and second, cause the last image I resized into a thumbnail just looks bad : ( So I am thinking that instead of shrinking an entire piggy bank to 100x100 pixels, I would just crop part of the piggy bank/item to 100x100. Then it would be kind of a teaser too.....*this is just part of me, click here and see more*....

Do you like this one? Or this one?

Then I tilted an image.
I thought it would look cool. It just looks dumb.

So how's this one? Or this?

Pretend you are at the eye drs.

Number 1? Or number 2?

Number 3? Or number4?

What do you think? Which is more appealing? A whole body shot, or a close up? Leave me a comment and LMK ; )


At March 27, 2008 8:10 PM , Blogger Lynn said...

I changed the thumbnails on these 2 pages on the site Animal Piggy Banks and Sports Piggy Banks

I did NOT change these pages Unique Piggy Banks , Plain Old Piggy Banks or Kids Piggy Banks
Any opinions?

At March 31, 2008 3:35 PM , Anonymous Denise said...

OK, so here are my thoughts - for what they're worth since I'm not a photographer or a designer. ;-)

I first came to your site, I dunno, a couple of weeks ago - something like that and I thought the banks were fantastic.

Watermelon bank is brilliant and the image is excellent. I loved, loved, LOVED the tiger, zebra and cow banks so much that I almost ordered all three. The only thing that held me back is the fact that I move to move to Chicago this summer and I cannot buy anything between now and then... heh.

Now, back on your site with the animal images changed... I'm not in love with these anymore. I don't think those tiny snippets of face do your work justice. I also don't think they entice people to click.

I'll be honest and say that if these were the images I had seen two weeks ago, I would not have bookmarked your site for later shopping opportunities. Luckily, I do have your site bookmarked though - and I'll be back to shop after I move.

At March 31, 2008 7:06 PM , Blogger Lynn said...

Ha. Thank you. I knew I needed different eyes. I think I am just tired of looking at the same pictures over and over and over. But they do their job and business has been steadily increasing every year. So I will go back and fix the ones I changed and leave well enough alone. I appreciate you looking.


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