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Author website

About two years ago, I paid a good peck to get my author website professionally designed and hosted. The woman was really easy to work with, and I chose her because I was impressed with other author websites she'd done, so I had high hopes for the site. But when she presented the design draft to me, it was kind of a patchy-looking eyesore. I gave her repeated suggestions for cleaning it up, but finally spent my design sum, gave up, and let the site be.

I didn't like visiting it, so I wasn't motivated to add new info to it, and had I been so inclined, I would have had to send in any changes (even a font color change to one word) and pay for them to be updated.

As a result of all this, my website sat there for two years unchanged and unpromoted.

I went to a professional to begin with because my previous attempts at doing a website myself ended in equal disaster--I'm no designer. But I do have two ounces of computer programming saavy to rub together, and I am familiar with the job of running a website.

About a year ago, I started playing with Wordpress, which already hosted my public blog, adding static pages to a mirror of the blog site. Finally, finally, this past week I was ready to launch a website that I have hands-on control over:


Favor? Can people hop by there and make sure all the pages and images load, and the links work? I tested everything, but sometimes internet cookies will fool you.


( 9 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 2nd, 2014 05:06 pm (UTC)
I like it! Very you! And reminiscent of ATPO website.

All the links I clicked seemed to work except the like button down at the bottom. The star turned yellow but when I refreshed the page, it was gone. I have no idea what that means coding/cookies wise!
Jun. 2nd, 2014 05:14 pm (UTC)
LOL, "reminiscent of the ATPo website" is not the greatest endorsement, since that thing is a 1990's hyperlink&jpeg fossil. And I wouldn't have it any other way...

I may have to do some research into that Like business.

Thanks for stopping by and taking it for a test drive.
Jun. 2nd, 2014 06:17 pm (UTC)
Yep, I can't say I clicked everything, but what I tried worked, also.
Jun. 3rd, 2014 04:04 pm (UTC)
Good to know. Thanks!
Jun. 2nd, 2014 09:05 pm (UTC)
Looks really good, and everything I tried (including the like button) worked fine. I'm using Chrome on a Mac.
Jun. 3rd, 2014 04:05 pm (UTC)
Cool, thanks for stopping by.
Jun. 3rd, 2014 03:46 am (UTC)
It worked for me. It looks nice. (I'm using firefox) WOuld you like me to promote it on Jana's twitter/facebook?
Jun. 3rd, 2014 04:04 pm (UTC)
Yes! Finally I have a website I am not going to cringe at the thought of promoting.
Jun. 3rd, 2014 04:05 pm (UTC)
No problem.
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