Derby Girl Posters v2 – Our New Site!

Starting today, DerbyGirlPosters.com is decked out in the digital equivalent of new skates and pads. Over the past year hundreds of skaters have come to love our high-quality poster prints… but now there’s so much more!

Let’s take a brief tour of our new home and highlight some of the improvements we’ve made. In the coming days and weeks we will cover these new features in greater detail… so aside from a facelift, what’s new?

New Sizes to Frame

One of the most frequent questions we receive is “Do you also do framing?”…. so now we do! We’ll continue to offer posters on their own, but for those who want to upgrade to something that’s ready to hang on the wall we have two choices for you.

When you order a Framed Prints we carefully mount your poster in a simple, but classic, solid wood frame finished in a matte black. All of the hardware to hang your poster is included.

For those looking to truly impress we offer Premium Framed Prints. In addition to the matte black, solid wood frame we include 2-inches of double matting – white over black.

Curious what your poster will look like framed? We thought so… we’ve added the ability for you to SEE IT FRAMED as you design your poster. Look for those words as you design to see your artwork in full glory!

To help standardize the framing process we’ve changed the sizes of our posters. No worries – we still have a wide range of sizes available, but sizes like 16×20″ has been replaced by 16×24″. A full list of our sizes and pricing can be seen on our pricing page.

Feeling Vintage?

Our posters are inspired by retro/minimalist posters from the early part of the 20th century. One of the features we’re most excited about is our Vintage Feel option. Simply check the “Increase Vintage Feel” box and your design will be given a subtle lightly-worn appearance. This is an experience you MUST try out.

Designing is Easier

Where to even start with this! The poster-design process has been completely rebuilt from the ground-up. It’s now extremely simple to choose the right colors, fonts and to see your design in real time as your create it.

The most difficult thing people encounter when designing their poster is THE CHOICES… there are so many! We spent the time and carefully created tons of color schemes for your favorite designs. If you want to tweak one of our color schemes to match your team colors you can! We’ve removed the burden of having to choose EVERY-SINGLE-COLOR and have logically grouped colors together… this makes color coordination a breeze! For art-junkies who want complete control over each piece of their design – we offer that too!

A New, Faster Rendering Engine

Our new rendering engine (the little program that creates the preview of your design) is probably the smartest part of our new site that you’ll never see.

Several of our designs took “a little while” to preview with our old rendering engine. Fast Lane Femme sometimes took up to 30 seconds to render. Now it renders in under a second! No more waiting to see your design.

Our rendering engine (we should really name this guy) is content-aware. It knows how much space is available for every line of text you enter and sizes your text automatically to fit the area. On the old site users had to manually size and position their derby or team name. Now, it’s done instantly and perfectly.

User Accounts, Sharing and Social Media

Keep track of all your Derby Girl Posters related stuff when you sign up for a free user account. All of your past order information can be reviewed as well as the status of any current orders. Working on a design and want to come back later? You can save your designs without fear of losing the work you’ve done. Want to share your design with the world? We make it super-simple to share on facebook, pinterest and any other site you’d like. Like a design someone shared with you? You can copy it and make changes with the click of a button. Here’s a design we’re sharing right now.

So that’s it for now — there is so much more to the new site that we’ll get into later. The big question is – what do you think?