Here is my dilemma, I began designing and selling crochet patterns about a year ago... And now.. it is getting to the point where I have quite a few patterns and thus a lot of scrolling:
I think the best way to cut down on scrolling and organize would be to have maybe a 150x150 pixel photo of each pattern with the shopping cart and basic info about the pattern on the mail page with a link to that particular patterns own page with larger and more pictures and more information.
I think I will divide up the patterns on the page also by categories (baby, toddlers, hats/scarves, afghans) etc. But I do not know how the best way to do this is?
I liked having the big 250x250 pizel of 3 pics of each pattern to grab the viewer's interest and if they are too small, they may not purchase. At the same time, I dont want them to have too many clicks because then too they may leave and not purchase. I thought about putting a rotating image on top of my best patterns to capture their interest...
Now organizing that page if I divide into categories I am not sure the best layout.. should I make some tables with each table row having 2 cells with 1 pattern in each? or 3 patterns in each etc?
I want to keep the peaceful and elegant feel of my site but also making it look professional. I too a beginner at html so my code is probably horrid... but the output so far I think looks great... So I can't yet do anything too intricate with html code... but I am learning and learning fast!
Any ideas and suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!
Thanks ~ Lisa