Catch a Tiger by the Tale Blog Tour
Day Three – Website Design
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Happy Wednesday! Since today is my Writer Wednesday post day, I thought I’d share some thoughts on designing a website to whet your appetite for our big reveal later this week. That’s right, sports fans, we’re redesigning the Noon and Wilder and A. Catherine Noon websites! We’ll have more content, new images, and lots of fun stuff to dig through.
But what does that mean for Writer Wednesday?
Here are some of the questions I tried to answer as I worked on the redesign:
- What do I want to showcase?
- What do I want my website to be? Is it a dashboard of all things “me”, or is it specific to a story or a universe?
- What do I have to say? I had to go and look up posts that I had written and bucket together similar topics and stories. I admit, I had to use Excel to track topics and things, but the philosophy behind it doesn’t require fancy software – just look for common themes and voila – you have your topic list.
I finally broke down and got a designer. My current sites are ones I built myself and I am proud of them because they are built from the ground up by me, using knowledge I learned in classes. On the other hand, they don’t really do our stories or image justice, so I finally gave in to some advice I’d gotten on Romance Divas and got a good designer to help collaborate with us as to what we wanted. I’m so excited about the results. Stay tuned; we’ll release the new design later this month.
Do you have a website? How did you decide what to put on it? Do you have a blog? Same question; how do you decide what to write about and showcase on it?