Those of you who weighed in with your two cents yesterday regarding 'The Blog', THANK YOU! If you didn't comment and would like to, feel free. I'm reading and taking into consideration everything that comes in.
Today I'd like to get your feedback on websites. Authors' websites. I've been surfing the Net and there are some great ones out there. To get the 'look' I really want, I'd have to hire a professional web designer or bone up more on my own goober skills. Considering my current budget, sharpening goober skills it is. A man checked out some really interesting looking books on web design yesterday at the library. Duh. Why didn't I think of that?
Anyhoo, I'm in the process of doing a complete website overhaul. Here's how you can help. Share with us one or two of your favorite author websites, and tell us what you like most about it. I learn best by example. *g* Plus, I'm sure there are others like me who'd like to get an idea of what's hot and what's not. Let's swap faves. I'll start.
I like a lot of websites, but I'll just pick two that recently caught my eye.
What I like:
*The colors. The blue and white really pop.
*The picture of Sandra on the opening page. Actually, I love all of her pictures. Reminds me that I HAVE to get new photos done professionally, and soon.
*The 'Book' page. She broke down her list into sub-genres. If an author writes in several sub-genres, but a reader only likes one of those, they should be able to see what's what.
*The overall look. Which is basically pretty simple. To me it's visually appealing, easy to navigate, and covers the basics.
Linda Lael Miller
What I like:
*The colors. Airy, bright. Easy on the eye.
*The theme. The banner at the top represents both her historical westerns and contemporary romantic suspense. Two simple images combined. Awesome.
*The overall look. Not a lot of bells and whistles here. Just basic info on her books and a peek into her busy life. Her blog is a welcome addition as it is 'personal'.
Okay. Those are two faves of mine. You're up!