Hello possums, and welcome to the new-look Penny Dreadful Vintage! The blog and shop can now both be found in one place, so I hope you all have fun looking around the new joint.
I had promised this website to you on Monday, but on Sunday my developer Pete discovered a new theme that had been released last week – one that was going to be much better than what we’d been working on. So we very, very hurriedly had to change all our plans, and have both spent the last two days working round the clock to get the new theme up and running. There are still have small changes to make so I might be quiet on the blogging front for a few more days, but I am thrilled that we managed to get it finished with so little delay.
If any of you are planning to set up a new website I really can’t recommend Meadows Digital Production highly enough. This new site is exactly what I wanted, and Pete has worked his socks off to make it so. A case in point being the last minute discovery of this new theme on Sunday – where most companies would have kept their mouths shut and simply sent the site live on Monday as planned, Pete let me know that a better product had been released and spent the next few days working like mad to make sure there was as little delay as possible. And believe me, I am a perfectionist nit-picker, not a dream client, so the fact he decided to spend extra time making the site perfect rather than smashing my head in speaks volumes. His own website is still in development as he has been spending all his spare time working on mine (see? Patience of a saint), but if you are interested in a web developer you can email Meadows Digital Production and he’ll give you a quote.
A second shout-out has to go to my immensely stylish friend Hannah, who designed the new logo in various formats for different uses. I asked for something like a cross between a James Bond and Alfred Hitchcock film title, and I think she got it absolutely spot on. Hannah actually specialises in vintage style graphic design, so again if any of you need design work done she comes with a five star rating from me. You can check out her portfolio at Hannah Asprey Design.
Everything should be working well by now, but if anyone notices any issues with the site or would like to give any feedback, you can get in touch via the contact form (I have my own contact form, how fancy!).