Well, I can’t promise that there won’t be any more breaks due to life and work, but we’re back and better!
During this latest period of life’s business, the Frog and Michael McNew of Visceral Concepts redesigned the Laughing Frog Images website. It’s cleaner, crisper, and more contemporary. Oh, and it’s easier to see the images and make purchases. The story of how I came upon the name is still there, but it’s in the “About” section and not on the home page. It’s about the images, and now, so is the home page.
Here’s the new home page:
I’m not ready to bite the bullet and put conventional names on my galleries – one has to have some fun! However, the Galleries page is now much cleaner, and it’s more apparent than before what’s in there when you click. The galleries themselves are “crisp” and clean, and the images are able to stand on their own. It’s actually difficult to find the right words – you simply have to check them out for yourself and see what I mean.
The products have been cleaned up as well. When I started the store, I had the vision that Laughing Frog Images could be everything to everyone in that we’d have such a wide variety of products available that everyone could find what they wanted. Well, in reality, it ended up being more than a little confusing to folks. So, there was a period (actually, several periods) of reflection as to what this site and store is really about. I came to the conclusion that it’s all about the images – and that there should be a focus on the images. The focus should be simple and concise and reflect what the vast majority of people do with an image – and that’s hang it on a wall. So, that’s what we’re doing.
All of this had a small price… in the reconfiguration of the site, it looks like we’ve lost the magic codes and text that linked the images to the blog posts on Facebook and Google+. They’re still in there on the Blog via the Laughing Frog Images home page though! If that’s all that happened, well, I can live with it. Not saying I’m happy, but as I understand things as a non-techie, there’s a reason for what happened, and the fix is not practical.
So, I welcome you to check out the new Laughing Frog Images now that we’re back and better!