Hi friends! Recently I've been having a bit of free time to work on hobby-related things including my collection site. I've not updated the thing in months, but started to do so just yesterday. I still have a few more things to update and add such as photos and a description of a new item. I also feel that I am severely lacking in color on the website . . . I don't exactly know how to make my own backgrounds, banners or anything like that, so since the day of creation my website background has remained a white nothingness, but I hope to change that eventually once the more important things are done. Does anyone know where I might be able to commission things like this for when I'm ready to have them in the future? Anyway, while I am working on this, I would like to know what do -you- like to see on a collection site? Perhaps any of the answers commented here will give me an idea on what I should include in my website revamp. I was thinking about adding a FAQ page but I'm not sure if this is necessary or common on collection sites.
I personally like to see collection sites with clear photos of each item with not so distracting backgrounds. By not distracting, I do not mean solely solid color backgrounds because even some solid colors can be distracting, but moreso that the background in the photo isn't blinding or taking away focus from the item. I've found that some patterned backgrounds can look just as appealing as solid color backgrounds! I think it just really depends on the main color(s) of the item and pairing it with a suitable background. I also like to see collection sites that contain facts (type of material, size, country of origin, etc.) about each item as well as the owner's personal opinions/review on the item. This is honestly a very important thing to me when searching for items that I am interested in purchasing for my own collection, so I greatly appreciate it whenever I come across websites that include information like this. Lastly, I find it interesting when the owner of a collection site discusses a bit about themselves and their history with Pokemon or why/how they started collecting a certain Pokemon or Trainer.
In other news, I made small updates to my sales page and the promotion is ongoing. Come check out Pokemon Plush & More! Sales
when you can ^^
Thanks for reading!