website design

Playing with website widgets in our pyjamas

by Sarah Hobbs on March 10, 2018

How do we cover what we do? We always seem to MISS a bit of info out.

We are currently scribbling lines through the website, looking for smart examples elsewhere to try and make it cleaner, more snappy and cover all questions.

Today we added a widget that made the “Testimonials” slide…… no one has seen it yet… only us, we keep clicking on it and squealing.

6 months ago I had never heard of widgets, and now, here I am chucking them around like a crack dealer.

We happily go through the day, opening up customer orders, farming designs out to the Tailors, thinking we are super good & everything makes sense.

THEN BAM, a question pops up from someone looking at our website, that we appeared to have not covered properly. Like the one below.

(We do include colour in the price as it happens. Colour, black & Grey all the same price. We tell you about it now, as we FORGOT to put that bit in.)

website design issues

We made a MISTAKE, it should have been there for everyone to see and it’s really bloody annoying that we missed it.

Part of trying to build a simple, interesting website is getting as much information as possible across in as few words as possible.This subject matter has us spending immeasurable amounts of time exhausting Google search for the latest, funkiest, fastest moving websites, just last week I decided that the local Indian takeaway has the best App I have ever seen in the world and proceeded to try and write my own CSS code to mimic their font & colour scheme, quite perfectly, without warning, managed to wipe off 3/4 of our homepage in doing so.

Went to bed snivelling, exhausted and broken-hearted. Reset the website to 78 saves earlier and looked upon their App with fresh midday eyes to see that in all truth it just had a moving pink shopping trolley which flew across the screen, everything else was hard work on there.

Do we try and use images to get our message across? Should we use our celebrity clients to tell the world what we do? We are really proud of our work and really proud of all the humans that put their trust in us to design them a tattoo.

As this is written, we know this is a good thing to do, we should do more of it and tell the world about it, but we seem to shy away from it.

Jodie marsh tattoos

Jodie Marsh with her tattoo image we created of Ralph.

If we show before and after shots of clients designs, they might get upset we used their design, which is totally understandable.

Also, their progress shots can sometimes be a bit WEIRD, not being a professional photographer so the imagery can make our page look SCRUFFY, in the end, we avoid using them.

See example below (the client is super happy with us doing this and his photography is BRILLIANT so that’s all OK!)

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Custom Tattoo Design we created

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Real Progress photo of a tattoo from our design

It is our job to give the pictures a voice. It is our job to make sure you know what the heck is happening when you click on the website. It’s that simple.

You can trust us with your money, we will create you something that is amazing but somehow sitting here analysing the website, we are missing those final bits which instil trust and it’s really bloody annoying.

WE ARE NOT a go-to Tattoo imagery platform, WE ARE NOT a small, weird little person who draws the odd fairy and tries to be an all-engaging tattoo designer.

WE HAVE lots of HUMANS with crazy brains drawing like mad the ideas and we can’t seem to just get that message across.

So cheers to sitting here playing with widgets at night, slowing down our website and trying to show you that we really honestly care deeply about what we do without being boring.

Lots of Love

Tattoo Tailors





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