Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Writer's Life: The Curtain Rises on a 21st Century Website






I spent today with my wonderful friend Daniel as we worked seven hours straight on my new website. Once I finally decided on the background color and using the element of the clock from the cover art of The Alchemist's Kitchen, things started falling into place.

I think it is a fascinating project to try and make a website reflect personality. Anyone who knows me, knows blue is my favorite color -- so that part seemed easy -- in theory. But I also think of myself as relatively quiet - how to be quiet on a web page?

On the other hand, I always liked scrap books and photo albums as a kid. Remember autograph books where one could collect quotes and signatures from friends? I liked those, too. So maybe all a website really amounts to is a newfangled scrap book filled with pages of photographs, poems, resources, and a lovely shade of blue.

Daniel and I will meet again next week to add more photographs and a few other things. I would love to hear any and all comments, criticisms, praise, or questions. Let the curtain ascend!

5 comments:

  1. Hi Susan
    Just looked at yr new website--looks great!

    Change time on your It's About Time reading to 6 pm, not 7. We meet from 6-7:45.

    Congrats on all yr 21st-century electronic successes.

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  2. Hi Susan,
    Your website looks great. Just noticed, though, on your "home" page that one of your books is mistitled "Curse" instead of "Cures" Include Travel. The blue is just right!

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  3. Looks great. Title of The Working Poet is not quite correct--check the sub-title. Also not sure why you have bio and events on front page and then separate pages for those items.

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  4. Lovely! Good work!

    I think you need to write a poem with the title "Curse Includes Travel" - I had never noticed that Cures was an anagram for that.

    I think it looks very clean and professional!

    My only suggestion would be to put a photo of you or something personal on the contact page.

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  5. Thanks, Esther! I changed the time -- for "It's About Time" and thank you Carol, I need to get my web guy to change curses --- sort of funny, I stared at that knowing something looked off, but couldn't tell what ...

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