Pete’s Paleo Petshop: Beta is Underway!

A lot’s been going on in the past few months.  I’ve been keeping things pretty quiet so far, but I can’t stand it any longer.  It’s about time we get out of the shell and hatch already!  Now the website is about as naked and ugly as a newly hatched parakeet, but everybody’s gotta start somewhere right?  So I’ll get right to the point and tell you what I’ve been up to around here.


  • Lots of critters on the critter page, with pictures!  I still have profiles to update and pictures to add, so come back once a week to see another critter (I’m planning Mondays or Fridays, not sure yet).
  • I have an about page!  I plan on tweaking this to be a “start here” sort of page as I write more blog posts.  How much do you want to know about me anyway?  😛
  • Home page. A peak into the shop.  This picture is a messy placeholder until I can polish it up with shading and all that good stuff.


This week’s goal…

  • add another critter profile picture.  I’m thinking something with feathers…can you guess which one it is? 😀

Bonus Question:

Any thoughts on the image above?  Maybe all it needs is some lighting to tie it all together, but what do you think?  I want to represent many critters from many time periods.  🙂


Thank you so much for visiting my little corner of the internet.  It really means a lot to me.  🙂

5 thoughts on “Pete’s Paleo Petshop: Beta is Underway!

  1. Thank you, those are some good points.

    Definitely important to be clear what the website is about. I know I hate being confused when I enter a site, so thank you for catching that!

    As for the colors…it may be your computer, but I also just don’t have a lot of contrast yet. I know I want the logo to be prominent, but I’m not sure I want it to pop out quite that much! I’ll keep that in mind when I touch it up 🙂


  2. Looking good! I can’t wait to see the website in its finished splendor. :3 Though, I think you should have a clearer description as to what the website is for on the homepage. Usually I look for the about blurb of the website itself first, and the artist’s about page last.

    Hmm…well, lots of dinosaurs have feathers, but I’m guessing it’s gonna be archaeopteryx! Also, I think the banner looks great so far. Not too crowded despite all of the different critters, which is good. Though, perhaps some of the colors should be a tiny bit more contrasted, so that the logo doesn’t pop out so much–unless that was your intention. If that’s the case, it’s fine as it is. ^^


  3. Sorry if I end up double-posting. I am still figuring out how to do this. It looks great! If you ask me, it’s pretty much done. Maybe the background could be a little more colorful, but it really looks fine either way. I like the possum-looking thing!


    1. Thank you! I’m glad you like it 🙂

      The background is a little bland because there are so many critters in the foreground. But I’ll definitely keep that in mind when I put in the finishing touches, thank you! 🙂

      Fun fact, that opossum/shrew thing is called Jiramaia. The first placental mammal (think rabbit, vs. a marsupial like a kangaroo) discovered so far. And it’s a Jurassic critter 😉


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