As you may have noticed there have been some changes around here, our main Shiva site is now www.shivaonline.co.uk and we have welcomed our new luxury erotic emporium site Shiva Joy. As well as exciting new sites, we have also undergone a bit of a makeover, from a new logo to new website design. So now not only do we look really good we are also much easier to use (the site, not us guys here at Shiva, we still look the same).
There are a few reasons why we wanted to have a makeover, the main one really was that the old site was over six years old and whilst it served us well, as times are changing we needed a site that was also able to change. Now many people view websites and shop on their smartphones and tablet devices, so we wanted to offer our customers the same wonderful experience. So now you can get your Shiva products on the go.
As well as upgrading the way the websites work, we also want to make your whole time on our site aesthetically pleasing. Appealing to up market audiences, the sites look sleek and stylish and a vast improvement from our old site. This fresh new look is exactly what we were hoping for, whilst still keeping true to the Shiva form.
Starting with a new logo, those that have visited our actual shop will notice the resemblance. The Middle Eastern design stems from our name, Shiva, who was a Hindu God. Also known as Mahadeva and Mahesh, Shiva was considered a Supreme God and in Hinduism one of the three most influential denominations. As the patron of god of yoga and arts there are many influences we take from our name sake and this was reflected in the new design. We let the designer take the lead with the re-design, following our requests and create something which suits us as a company and represents what we want Shiva to be.
The colour scheme took inspiration not only from the Middle East but also from the 1970’s. The colour pallet used is very retro, but fitting with the whole feel of the site and what we sell. On Shiva Online the muted earth tones, which stand but are not gaudy. It’s simple and pleasing to the eye and something we incorporate across our two blogs with Shiva Joy having just a slightly brighter pallet of colours.
So as well as keeping our logo and the design simple, we also wanted the layout to be simple as well, allowing for ease of use and for our customers to be able to easily find what they are looking for. Both our Shiva Online site and Shiva Joy site have the same layout design, which is responsive and allows us to add to them as and when we need to without ruining the overall look. As you will have noticed, the images change width, however they are never distorted which also allows the site to work on smartphones and tablets. This means you get the same great Shiva experience over all devices.
We still stock our impressive range of products including; shisha pipes, rolling papers and cones, gadgets and gizmos and Fleshlights and lube, which are now really easy to find. We also have kept our safe and secure payment system. The only changes we have made to ‘My Account’ is you are now able to save your addresses, under one address book, for your convenience. The basket is more streamlined and it is now easier and quicker to input the relevant information to make your purchase. Plus we still offer the same great delivery services.
We are really pleased with our new websites and design and we hope you are too and still continue to shop with us for the next six years and beyond.