And the excitement continues

Posted on 3rd May 2012
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Oh my giddy aunt. Giddy is what we are today. I know we’ve been unnecessarily excited recently, but placing our BIG order of NEW stuff always makes our mouths turn upwards into the shape of a smile. Of course, that might be partly due to the number of Haribo sweets we’ve consumed this morning.

We’ve got some adorable new characters for you and I’m sure you’ll agree when you see them. Sadly, our Head Honcho has said “no previews”, so you’ll have to wait until September to feast your eyes and get your hands (or should that be feet) on them. As they say, all good things must be waited for. And this’ll be worth the wait.

The second thing that’s getting us skipping round the office is that our site is also now available in mobile format. That means it’s easy and fits a phone, rather than having to scroll around. That’s my simplistic explanation, but for the teccies out there, I’ve got this quote …

“The answer to the title is simple, handheld devices have small screens. Yes, you website may look beautiful to the average PC user, but when it is compressed into a 3.5" (or less) screen, it not only becomes hard to read, but also hard to navigate. On some phones, the shere amount of data from your website will fill up their memory and cause the page not to load. This means that you are losing valuable customers and getting a bad image, as your bounce (visit ans leave without exploring) will be much higher.

To solve this issue, you need to have a simple website design specifically targeted at mobiles. With this, you can have nice big buttons for the key areas, simplified text and for more advanced mobiles, even an option to switch back to the full site (such as with Tablet PCs). This will mean that your uses can find and do what they want easily, increasing the chances of sales and them spending time on your website. Not only this, but it will also mean that they are FAR MORE LIKELY TO RETURN, which is extremely important for a website business.”

Actually not so technical, but … Phew!

Anyway, back to my original point, our site address is monsterslippers.mobi

This is how the web version looks on a mobile.

And this is the mobi version.

Go on, give it a try, it’s so clear and simple.

This is a quick one, as we’re doing a treat for you to celebrate our bank holiday on Monday. You’ll get that on Tuesday.

Now, I’ll stop before I get on my soapbox, but … we have 3 foot floods up the road from home AND a year long hosepipe ban. I do hope this drought gets drier and sunnier for the weekend.

See you later.

Have a fab bank holiday, whatever you’re doing.

Love and hugs from the Monster Team xx

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