Tuesday, 26 January 2010

More Exciting News

For the last few months we have been busily beavering away behind the scenes to create a new website for Lark and it finally went live this week. Yay!

It was a little sad to see our old website go 'off air' as Paul and I made it ourselves when we very first started Lark and it has served us well, although it had become a bit clunky of late. When we heard last Spring that Adobe were 'no longer supporting' the program we used, we knew it was time to make the break. Goodbye, old friend!

We decided to find someone much more experienced than us to create a new Lark website, and by an amazing stroke of luck we came across Lyndsay and Ben at White Pixels. You probably already know Made by White, Lyndsay's gorgeous range of accessories, I am a big fan and was thrilled to find that she also runs a web design business with Ben, her incredibly super-tech problem-solving partner! Turns out they have designed the websites for quite a few of my favourite small creative businesses. I asked around and Lyndsay and Ben are known to be super-nice and great to work with, so I knew the Lark website would be in safe hands. Phew!

So, fast-forward a few months and it is now all a reality, our website has been given a cute makeover, and also it is seriously efficient, with lots of whizzy features like real-time inventory, wish list, stock notification, gift certificates, online ordering for our stockists, and an incredible search engine. Ok, those things may sound pretty basic to you, but to me they are awesome and I can't stop playing on the new site, hee hee!

Did you know we also have a Lark newsletter now? If you go onto the new website you can sign up and be the first to hear about our new products, sales and events. It's a very pretty and cute newsletter, you should definitely sign up to it.

Oh, one of the other major things about the new Lark site is that it is so much easier for me to add new products, so I have started adding lots of goodies that were previously only available in the our Daylesford shop and over the next few weeks I'll be adding heaps more, so please check regularly. I'd love to know what you think, and if you have any feedback or ideas about Lark's new online home please let me know. xx

21 comments:

Posie Patchwork said...

Brilliant & so your style Allison, i think it's lovely!! The graphics are adorable & so friendly & enticing. Bet you & Paul are THRILLED!! Happy Australia Day, love Posie

BEE said...

Wow that looks just fab-o!! SO completely fun and adorable, it really makes me want to shop, shop, shop! Well done, I LOVE it... think I'll go play around on it some more :)

polly pratt said...

Your new site is devine, i just love those felt clocks.

Kirsty said...

It's beautiful! Job well done Larks & Whites. x

art4friends said...

new site looks very cute!

I like the little icons telling me if they are aussie made etc. nice touch!

renee x

Betty Jo said...

I think I'm all overcome with new shop and sweet new site induced excitement too!

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

Just gorgeous, Allison. xx

moose and bird said...

Wow, what a makeover. How on earth do you have time to be parents, run a shop, run a website and plan the opening of a cafe. It's amazing to say the least. Now I must pop over and sign up for the newsletter. Melinda xo

melissa said...

It's gorgeous. Think I'm inspired to go shop! COuld be dangerous!!

Margaret @ Konstant Kaos said...

Nicely done!

Georgie Love said...

Made by White are awesome! They did the new Georgie Love site in 2008 and it's always a pleasure to work with them, I was so excited to hear they were doing the new Lark site! Worth the wait - it looks amazing! Well done everyone!! :-D

angela said...

Congratulations on your new website and cafe news!! The new website looks great!

Little Ted Canvas said...

Your new sight is gorgeous! So bright & cheerful a lovely to place to visit! Well done to you!

Lauren said...

it looks fantastic...i came by early in the week maybe even on the weekend and I was like...oh hang on have i gone to the UK and overseas bit instead! it was a wonderful surprise! well done!

Corrie said...

oh isn't it fancy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 I love it! well done, it looks absolutely gorgeous!!!!

corrie:)

AnastasiaC said...

ohhh lovely!!! well done and congrats on the new site!!

Violet and Rose said...

Wow Allison. You must be chuffed. So much gorgeousness. And it makes all your products look so lovely. Well done. Can't wait to hear more about the cafe too. XX

Claire said...

A seriously beautiful redesign. Congratulations Allison!

tess said...

This is so so so so so so cute! and amazingly well designed. How exciting for you. + everything else going on in your life! one lucky lady (but very well deserved). xx

Donna said...

I LOVE your new website honey. It's so you! I have emailed white pixels for a quote as mine needs to be funkier!

Morgan Wills said...

I'm glad Lyndsay worked out for you Alison. She is lovely isn't she and so easy to work with. The site looks fantastic. Well done!