Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Dot COM!

Wow! I am so elated, I don't even know where to begin.
I've been super busy lately. I always feel busy, but the busyness has been on crack lately!! I have posted a couple times about my sewing "hobby." Well now that I've settled into being a "stay-at-home mommy," I've decided to take my hobby to the next level. I bought a web site!

And after the transaction went through, I realized that I HAD to do something with this space on the Internet. I thought it'd just magically appear- my sparkling, beautiful dot com.

When I logged into the control panel the first time, I knew I was in over my head. There were so many icons that I had NO IDEA what to do with. And the lingo- who the heck really gets what URL, Meta Tag, Domain, FTP, Server, Platform, and Encrypted pages are all about anyway? Seriously, I think they are multiple names for the same thing (maybe some of them?). Anyway, I stumbled across a "build a site for dummies" icon that I began to work with. Even the "dummy" edition took me some time to figure out and it was NOT pretty. But I kept telling myself, at least it's functional. I'm not a corporation.. I'm a small business- very small. It's just me. So here's a look at my site that I clumsily made:
No need to zoom in.. There's really not much to look at.

Then I was chatting with my brother on the phone and mentioned my website project. He jumped in and volunteered to help (HUGE sigh of RELIEF). I had thought to ask him, after all his site is pretty much amazing with cool graphics, features and layout- and you gotta love the frag cloud! But I didn't want to bog him down. He's always on TDY, he's working on his MBA, he has a lovely wife and new baby to divide time with. But he offered so I pounced! It was going to be a slow transition. He'd work on it when he could and play with the effects at his leisure. So he thought. I mentioned an event that TSM is hosting and how I was just wondering if he could have a working website up by then, which was... oh.. a week away. So we (he) have been working hard to put it all together. In the midst of this website shenanigans, I learned a few things. I learned that if you make a selection in whatever photo editing software you use and you save it as a .png file, you get this:

It's just floating there. No messy white box around it- just the bag. Ahhh- it's kind of refreshing, don't you think?
Let's see it again.

Hmm.. Pretty cool.
Those are the two (still have four to go) purses that I got finished this past week. Just in time for a photo shoot.

And now for the unveiling. I have sent out emails, I posted it on Facebook.. But this is my BLOG. I gotta let my blogosphere know! So if it's the second or even third time you've seen this news- I am sorry... Just look at the site again to appease me. I promise, I'm almost done shouting it to the world!

Check out my GLORIOUS website (by that adjective, you should know to give NO credit to me and ALL to my brother- Snakeye!)



Snakeye said...

ha! Nice post. I hope you can pull in some good orders with going webwide!

Now I wonder if Ma needs a site to get rid of all her cats?!

Mom said...

Hmmmm! A CAT SITE!! My new ones are pretty enough for pics! Just wait! They're the prettiest litter I've ever seen!!! Just check out the blog and see ... winslowranch.blogspot.com. As for your purse and diaper bag, VERY NICE GRAPHICS!!! Good Luck - I hope it goes over in a BIG way, but also a manageable way!!!! :)

Jamie said...

Way to go Cheyanne! The .com looks AMAZING! Your brother is very talented!

Jamie said...

I realized I didn't say anything about your talent as well.... very impressive!! :)

Megan O. said...

Yay, Cheyenne, how exciting! Hope you hit it big with your new venture!