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Bold and interactive, Hover Card widgets encourage visitor engagement September 28, 2015 11:30

Cards are all the rage. Featuring bold styling and impactful images, card-inspired design dominates all Google sites, plus Pinterest, and WordPress sites. Use these cards to lead visitors to related subject matter elsewhere on your site, resize them as animated navigational buttons, or use them as interactive question and answer-upon-hover cards... you can even line up a nice grid of cards as image-based buttons that entice visitors to download files. The possibilities are endless. 


Fantastic Resource for 100% Width Video Backgrounds May 15, 2015 10:30

We stumbled upon a dreamy new resource for beautiful, royalty-free looping videos for your next Muse project... best of all, it's free.


MEMBERS ONLY: Halftone Graphics February 21, 2015 09:30

It took two days to optimize all of these fantastic halftone graphics that I got from all-silhouettes.com one of our favorite sites for expertly crafted vector silhouettes of all shapes and sizes and themes. Especially liked these because of their halftone treatment, making them great additions to your Muse tool chest.


Another eCommerce solution for your Muse project February 18, 2015 11:00

In our expansion into more robust ecommerce, we started off by integrating Ecwid into our existing Muse site. And they continue to be our recommendation for an unbeatable, friendly, intuitive online store solution. But they were missing the one thing we really, really wanted: a subscription membership option. 

It was for that reason... and pretty much for that reason alone... that we migrated over to Shopify. We're delighted to be here, don't take it the wrong way, but we loved how well Ecwid's product translated into Muse.

Once we got into Shopify, we still wanted to maintain ties with a true website designed completely in Muse. Turns out we had to, actually, because we wanted to be able to demonstrate our widgets "in action." The only way to do that would be from a Muse website, hence you'll find all of the "Preview Live" links from each product page point to external pages designed entirely in Muse.

As we were "setting up shop," so to speak, we immediately saw a need for Shopify widgets. Shopify already created the code to embed buttons, products and even a lightbox shop into external sites, but we quickly got tired of going back and forth between Muse and Shopify to copy and paste code. #arduous #tedious

And so we put together some workflow-enhancing widgets to help streamline the process, and boy, did it ever. After exporting a list of our products, we were able to quickly plug the product "handles" into our widget. The process flew by like... well, like anything that flies really fast.

We're pretty confident that the basic foundation of musesupplyco.com is ready for us to start stocking the shelves with inventory. With that in mind, we went back to the original Muse "Shopify" widgets we created for ourselves. We cleaned up the code and even added a few enhancements to make them super friendly to use, and now we are pleased to make them available to the public.

If you are an All Access Member, you'll see the widget toolkit added to your Downloads link as part of your annual membership.

If you are not a member... why aren't you? Still, you can purchase them from the Shopify Widgets product page.

We hope you'll agree that the time saved using our widgets is worth he investment. Especially if you have more than ten products to add to a site.

If you'd like help setting up your Muse site for strong ecommerce, send us an email. We'd be happy to share how we assembled ours.