If you are not familiar with Cafepress online store, I’ll describe it for you in one sentence – it is online print on demand gifts store. I create design templates for this store which customers can use to create their own personalized gifts.
I have my own store on Cafepress, however, there is also a Cafepress marketplace where the most sales are.
Imagine you are on a page already. The Cafepress profile is set on Order by the Sales option by default (to show recent sales) so when customer click on on the profile link, this is what he or she sees:
On a holiday season however, I would like to set my Cafepress profile on Order by New
and not on Sales as you see on a screenshot above on a left side.
As I have no other options, I’ve created this little tutorial on How to get around on Cafepress profile.
So: if you’d like to see my new design templates for the seasonal gifts on Cafepress, please pick Most Recent option from Order by dropdown menu on a left side, then you’ll get this (or similar) look of my Cafepress profile:
In all: the name of a game is – click on – Order by Most Recent (on a left side) on my Cafepress profile page to check my new seasonal gift templates.
Well, I hope this tutorial will work, and I will get some views on my new designs, otherwise I might create a video tutorial on it (:smilies:).
If you found out another way to display your recent designs, please let me know!
How to add snowfall effect to your blog, website, store?
All you need is one image and one line in your CSS. No JS involved. Believe me it is better not to use extra JS on things like that because any added JS snippet can hurt your website main functions, especially if this is your webshop we are talking about.
1. Upload snowfall image somewhere to the web and copy this image location
Here is the image I’ve used:
2. Imagine you want to put this snowfall image on your webpage background.
In this case look in your CSS file for body selector and add to it the following line:
background:url(yourimagepath) 0 0;
Save your CSS file and enjoy your snow fall.
This is how it looks like on my Cafepress web store in the end of the year:
Going back to my previous post on Color Search, where I described how to add Shop by color feature to your store. Doesn’t really matter if it is Cafepress store you’d like to add this extra Search function or to your blog…
So how practically you can add Search on color feature to your website?
Make search on colors you want to suggest to your customers on your website and save all links which lead to this products on a certain color.
Add this code snippet in your HTML ( in place you want this color chart to appear:
There is a thing with my Cafepress store that it lives on its own because there is no traffic to it sometimes and all sales I got on Cafepress so far, went through the “Cafepress Marketplace”. But sales or no sales, I like to have this store to test simple code snippets to get the store to look pretty and functional at the same time. So today I make myself happy introducing Shop by color feature:
So far there are seven most popular gift colors in this little swatch but now I think I will add some more colors to it and may be to go further and will add some kind of image map of designs. Very excited about it!
You are welcome to pick this idea for your own store!