The New Paper Crave is Live!

I’m so excited to be able to show you what I’ve been working on for the past couple of months – a new Paper Crave site design!

The layout hasn’t changed much, but there’s plenty of new stuff going on, including new features, categories, and a brand new directory, which is empty right now but will soon start filling up with paper resources.

I read each and every piece of feedback that you submitted in the survey a little while back — thanks, again, for all the great input — and I have several new features in the works based on what you’ve told me. I’ll be debuting these, as well as a few additional features, in the coming weeks and months. New features that you can see right now include:

Fontly Five – It’s a silly name, but I’m kind of a silly person, and I love fonts. The Fontly Five is a regularly updated list of my favorite new (and new to me) fonts that you can see in the sidebar on the main part of the site if you scroll down just a bit, and my hope is that this feature will serve as an inspirational companion to the craveable paper goods featured on the site.

Quick Picks – There’s so much awesome stuff going on that it’s sometimes difficult for me to keep up with everything, and Quick Picks will provide me a way to share some of the cool things that I’ve spotted which aren’t necessarily paper, or which don’t fit into a full post on the site. You can see my latest quick picks beside the Fontly Five in the right sidebar.

Shop – The shop is a collection of links to some of my favorite paper goods from third party sites, and if you make purchases through many of these links, I will earn a small commission that helps pay server costs and support this site. The shop is currently empty but will be filling up with lots of super cool paper good soon!

RSS Image Issues Update: I know that several of you have been experiencing issues with viewing images in your RSS readers, and I’m pretty certain that this is happening because of the hotlinking protection code that I put on the site when other websites started stealing enough bandwidth that it became a problem. I’ve removed the code for the time being to see if this resolves the issue, and if you happen to read this and are someone who has been having issues with the images, please let me know if it’s made a difference!

Also, if you’ve suddenly noticed a bunch of fontly five and quick picks posts in your feed reader, I apologize! My intent was to exclude these categories from feeds, but somehow they’re still getting in there. I’m looking for a solution that will work with the current version of WordPress and will hopefully have this resolved soon.

I hope that you enjoy the new site!

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11 comments on “The New Paper Crave is Live!

  1. Vina commented //

    As an avid PaperCrave follower, I have to say Wow! The new site looks great!

  2. Melissa commented //

    So I’m not crazy! 🙂 Looks great. And I didn’t notice the Fontly Five category before. Love it (I’m nursing a new addiction to fonts…).

  3. carrie commented //

    The new Paper Crave looks amazing! LOVE the fontly five!

  4. Cyd commented //

    Congratulations, Kristen! The site looks great and I agree with Carrie, I love the Fontly Five feature!

  5. lyndsey | paper girl commented //

    i love it! looks so sleek and i cant wait to check out the new features. congratulations!

  6. c commented //

    I love the new design. It looks gorgeous.

  7. kristen commented //

    Thanks so much, everyone! So glad that you like the new site.

    Making it Lovely – thanks for the link to the category excluder. I think that my initial solution is working now (it just took a little while for Feedburner to show the correct version of the feed, and I thought that it wasn’t working), but I’m bookmarking the plugin you suggested, just in case!

  8. Rossana commented //

    Bellissimo il nuovo look! grazie per tutto!
    Rossana dall’Italia

  9. crystal commented //

    kudos! I love the new design.

  10. Rachel@BenignObjects commented //

    The new site looks great! I am also a big fan of the Fontly Five!

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