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Topic: If no gridless calendar option, please add a few grids that work on dark backgrounds
PetsDreamlands Posted: Monday, June 17, 2019 11:24:15 PM
I give up asking for a gridless calendar the xth year in a row. For some reason it seems, you don't want to restore the uniqueness you offered (compared to other PODs) before you did the calendar overhaul.

But what I kindly want to beg for, is: give us at least a few grids, that work on darker and black backgrounds, with white, light grey and light red font colors. The large numbers is the only one that works half-way, but not really, either, because of some darker color texts. These 2 grids would be nice to have with light font colors:

1. Combo of classic grid + classic squares

Basically a lighter classic square without the grey squares:

- Serif font and month alignment/size of classic square
- Title (month) white
- Weekday numbers white, Sundays + Holidays light red
- Weekday titles light grey (~20%), Sundays light red
- Holiday text light red or light grey
- Grid a tad darker grey (~30-40%)

2. Large numbers

As is (looks fine), but make it a tad lighter (especially the month + the holiday texts). Take the color scheme suggested in 1.

Of course you could do other grids, too, but wanted to keep the work minimal. The classic squares + the large numbers look the nicest and most elegant, so these 2 would be ideal to have in a light scheme.

I wrote a more detailed post I think 2 years or so ago, with a few ideas, how calendars could be visually improved. Unfortunately it got lost or forgotten. Should this new attempt get more lucky, thanks a ton for the efforts and listening!
Topic: Woohoo... first Z Payment arrived - guess I'll print it out and frame it :)
PetsDreamlands Posted: Saturday, June 15, 2019 6:51:14 AM
vivendulies wrote:
PetsDreamlands wrote:

All sales except 2 that came from the marketplace were generated by custom works on request.


That came from somewhere and is the result of some sort of marketing. Smile
...

Both times the same collie angel postcard, once on com and once later, transferred and on an EU site. Both times without affiliate earning (none - not a third-place), what signifies possibly a genuine Zazzle MP sale, found perhaps through dog or collie angel search. Not certain of course, and either way thanks to "some sort of marketing" (tags), so you're technically right Smile
Topic: Woohoo... first Z Payment arrived - guess I'll print it out and frame it :)
PetsDreamlands Posted: Saturday, June 15, 2019 6:51:14 AM
vivendulies wrote:
PetsDreamlands wrote:

All sales except 2 that came from the marketplace were generated by custom works on request.


That came from somewhere and is the result of some sort of marketing. Smile
...

Both times the same collie angel postcard, once on com and once later, transferred and on an EU site. Both times without affiliate earning (none - not a third-place), what signifies possibly a genuine Zazzle MP sale, found perhaps through dog or collie angel search. Not certain of course, and either way thanks to "some sort of marketing" (tags), so you're technically right Smile
Topic: Woohoo... first Z Payment arrived - guess I'll print it out and frame it :)
PetsDreamlands Posted: Saturday, June 15, 2019 6:01:21 AM
vivendulies is right, except for the marketing part - no marketing at all yet, not even real promotion to customers, but on "coming soon" hold until I get my website at least to a basic stand and have some choice on my Zazzle store.

All sales except 2 that came from the marketplace were generated by custom works on request. The only products that are on an actual stand are the herding collie blankets and posters, all other products will be replaced by new ones with fine-tuned templates and descriptions + tags.

LM Gildersleeve is right on the Quality over Quantity aspect. I will never have a huge store simply due to the time it takes to create my works (from hours to days, depending on complexity and on how many cherries i pick on the way to the final work) and the time it takes to make all the rest right, not only on Zazzle, but also on website and socials. Such as descriptions, appealing website mockups, administration & database and last but not least promo and customer care. mass production and fillers are not my thing, it's counterproductive anyway.

My Zazzle store is just the purchasing place, all the rest will take place on FB (marketing and customer acquisition) and the website, which will be interconnected by API. Of course, there will be marketplace purchases, as soon as things get flowing and the designs gain ranks and visibility due to views and purchases. I'll see how much Z's MP contributes when time comes. For now I've spent my time testing, learning and selecting the products I want to offer, plus creating my own templates (besides annoying the poor mods, haha). I'm now ready to slowly create, fill up the store and promote the products one by one, while the real start is planned for coming Christmas. I'm slow as hell, but in my case, this approach has always paid off in the past.

Thanks for the compliments and wishes to both of you, really appreciated Roses
Topic: Woohoo... first Z Payment arrived - guess I'll print it out and frame it :)
PetsDreamlands Posted: Saturday, June 15, 2019 6:01:21 AM
vivendulies is right, except for the marketing part - no marketing at all yet, not even real promotion to customers, but on "coming soon" hold until I get my website at least to a basic stand and have some choice on my Zazzle store.

All sales except 2 that came from the marketplace were generated by custom works on request. The only products that are on an actual stand are the herding collie blankets and posters, all other products will be replaced by new ones with fine-tuned templates and descriptions + tags.

LM Gildersleeve is right on the Quality over Quantity aspect. I will never have a huge store simply due to the time it takes to create my works (from hours to days, depending on complexity and on how many cherries i pick on the way to the final work) and the time it takes to make all the rest right, not only on Zazzle, but also on website and socials. Such as descriptions, appealing website mockups, administration & database and last but not least promo and customer care. mass production and fillers are not my thing, it's counterproductive anyway.

My Zazzle store is just the purchasing place, all the rest will take place on FB (marketing and customer acquisition) and the website, which will be interconnected by API. Of course, there will be marketplace purchases, as soon as things get flowing and the designs gain ranks and visibility due to views and purchases. I'll see how much Z's MP contributes when time comes. For now I've spent my time testing, learning and selecting the products I want to offer, plus creating my own templates (besides annoying the poor mods, haha). I'm now ready to slowly create, fill up the store and promote the products one by one, while the real start is planned for coming Christmas. I'm slow as hell, but in my case, this approach has always paid off in the past.

Thanks for the compliments and wishes to both of you, really appreciated Roses