Trend Watch: Manufacturer Blog & Website Updates Galore!

Did all of the manufacturers get together at CHA Winter 2012 and sign a secret pact to update all of their blogs and websites at the same time? Or maybe they all attended a workshop together that inspired them to update their web presence?

Either way, if you’ve been out surfing lately …. web surfing that is …. then you’ve surely noticed some website & blog facelifts!

Ranger Industries

Ranger introduced their new website & blog in late April / early May 2012.

In fact, if you were subscribed to the old Ranger Ink blog here, you’ll need to make sure you’ve updated your subscriptions to the new Ranger Ink blog here.

American Crafts

American Crafts revealed their new website on May 9, 2012.

The American Crafts website now includes an online store.

Crate Paper

Crate Paper launched their new website on May 9, 2012. Here’s a screen shot of the new website.

Pebbles Inc

Pebbles Inc announced their new website on May 9, 2012 also!

Studio Calico

Studio Calico also appears to have a new website home page too, which coordinates with those of Pebbles Inc, Crate Paper and parent company American Crafts …

Elle’s Studio

Elle’s Studio revealed their new website TODAY!

New features for Elle’s Studio include a messageboard, member gallery and a design team gallery as well as improved online shopping features.

Glitz Design

Glitz Design launched their new website on May 8, 2012 …

Glitz also updated their blog, moving it to a new location. If you were subscribed to the old Glitz Design blog, you need to update your subscription for the new Glitz Design blog here.

Whew!

Lots of changes! I think I’m feeling some peer pressure to upgrade or change or move PaperCrafter’s Corner! But I think I’ll resist …. for now :)

Any thoughts on all of these blog & website changes? Do you know of any I missed?

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