There is a bit of a storm brewing on Etsy ever since they redesigned the shop layout page. I really like it but not everyone is of the same mind. With the wider page and the larger photos, the look is much cleaner and the images really pop off the page. You had better have good photos now because there is no hiding from them!
Also, the banners are an issue. I had to re-design mine on the fly when I realized it was too busy for the new look. I tweaked it until it looked right to me. I ended up making the background white and just tracking the type a bit to fill the space. I also changed the locations of my little decorative icons. I think it looks much better now.
Banner Before Redesign:
Banner After Redesign:
Now about that new announcement section. That is a different story. I am no fan of the long announcement but there are many who are. Even then, it looks odd with the new placement of it. In a way it looks like a mistake or an afterthought. A lot of people are complaining about it so perhaps Etsy will give it a tweak. Now if they would just allow us to change our usernames.....Mine makes no sense at all. RobertaWa......It really looks like an error. When I signed up for etsy all those years ago, I had no idea my username would haunt me as it has. I just want to add my last name in full.....please etsy....