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Would love feedback & opinions on my ecommerce site.

I have tweaked and tweaked and tweaked it....lol....the only thing that I would love to add are images other than product images. eg: fashion images

But I am not sure where I can find free ones that I could use.....

What does everyone think?

http://www.stylestock.com
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diane

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You've done a good job of keeping the products organized. More images would be good--here's a place to start for free, public domain images http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_d...
Also, the "next" at the bottom of Styles for Women tries to go to "accessories" which apparently doesn't exist. Good luck with your website!
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Thank you. I already went thru all the sites on the wiki. :( Not all of the sites offer free images for commercial use.

and thanx for letting me know about broken link...
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In my personal opinion... This is the kind of site that would be more suitable with pictures on the homepage.

Use an image relating to that type of item.

Use a picture of cologne bottle and ON the picture, I would include the text "Fragrances for Men". And I would do that with all of your item types.

Here is an example... http://sitebuilder.yola.com/sites/D7d...
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How did you put text on the image? I have tried before and never could get the code right. Lovin that idea though! I put the slideshow on the homepage because yes, it should have images. I wanted to put other images on it but having a very very hard time trying to find suitable images without signing up and spending money. If I have to as a last resort, I will because afterall, thats the cost of marketing.

Appreciate the tip Donald!
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Hi Susan,

Loving how passionate you are about your site. That's great!

You can add text to your pictures using Picnik: a powerful image manipulation tool that Yola has integrated. Here is something you can try:

1. Upload the picture you want to use and in the File Manager, click "Edit Picture".
2. The Picnik image editor will load with your picture inside it.
3. When it is finished loading, click the "Create" tab.
4. Below the "Create" tab, click the second button from the left - which will give you the option to add text to your picture.
5. When you have added your text click the yellow "save to Yola" button in the top right hand corner of the Picnik dialog box.

You will then have a picture with text on it that you can display on your site.

Hope this helps!
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Hello Susan

If you are looking for photos to use on your site, you could try a free stock photo service such as Openphoto. To use their photos, save the images to your desktop and use the Picture Widget to add photos to your site.

I hope that helps!
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Personally I prefer the text widget to insert photos, especially if you're wanting to illustrate the photos.
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Well maybe someone can answer this for me. I signed up at Dreamstime.com and went to free images and found a few I could probably use. They are royalty free.

This is what it says......

Limited Royalty Free Licenses (RF-LL) for using images downloaded within the Free section of the website

Dreamstime offers a free section, fully searchable and constantly updated. Its use may be available to all registered users or to a specific niche of members, depending on the agency's strategy. The high resolution images downloaded from the free section may be used under the terms mentioned for the regular Royalty Free license, with a single additional restriction: the maximum amount of copies is limited to 10,000 copies. If you exceed this amount and you already purchased credits you may request to download the image under the regular RF license.

Now, I am not trying to resell the image or anything just use it as marketing or to fill white space and make my site obviously fashion based appear more fashionable...if you know what i am saying.

I guess what i am asking, is can I use royalty free images for the purpose of just looking nice on my site?
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Dré

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Hi again Susan,

This is the type of thing you want to make sure you get absolutely right. So instead of me assuming all services work in the same way, I'd be giving you the best advice by strongly suggesting you make contact with Dreamstime yourself and getting them to advise you on their product.

Here are their support details:
International : 1.615.771.5611
U.S. : 1.800.243.1791
Email : support@dreamstime.com

Hope this makes it a bit easier.
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nah I did a test on an image and it did just like you said it would. So easy!!! and I am loving Yola! Even though there are many many quicker ways I wish I could do things, it has become my labor of fun!!!! I feel like its getting better and better!...Trying to make it appear not so homemade and have a more professional look without being a cookie cutter site like so many others that are my niche. I wanna stand out in the crowd so to speak.
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Hey Susan, people underestimate picnick big time or maybe they just don't know how to use it. I added text to that image using the "create" tab in picnick. Then click text and changing the size and color then using the circle arrow on the text to rotate it. take a look at this ...

http://sitebuilder.yola.com/sites/D7d...

I created that banner from scratch in picnick

and this banner and images... http://sitebuilder.yola.com/sites/D7d... in picnick

and here's one I really enjoyed doing... http://sitebuilder.yola.com/sites/D7d...

I used a combination of paint and picnick to do this last one.