Okay, so I’ve been thinking. (What a shock, I know.)
I’ve been thinking about my website. I really like the colors of the site. I like the rose-prtal background (as you can see, because I imported it here to my blog. Although the blog still doesn’t look as nice as I’d hope, which kind of creates a problem given the topic of this post.) Which is, I’d like to change my website.
See, when I originally planned the site, there were a lot of sites out there that looked a lot like it. Now the emphasis seems to be on graphic headers and having individual pages for each book, which I would love to have.
I think my site is a little difficult to navigate, and since I have three things already lined up to release this year (and I’m still waiting for news on a few other things, and the year is still young!), I do really need the site to be cleaned up. I’d like to redesign it.
But, as you can see from some of the more clumsy aspects of the blog, I’m not really a good webdesigner. Plus, as I sad on one of my cover art forms, as a visual artist I’m a pretty good writer. Visual flair is simply not something I’ve been endowed with, ever. I can recognize really cool shit, but I can’t come up with really cool shit as a rule. When I was younger, a friend of mine and I used to make playhouses in the dirt with sticks–well, we’d outline them, like making a floorplan. It was more fun than it sounds, I promise. hers were always really cool, and mine were always really dull. In an attempt to add flair, I’d create crazy long hallways or something, like a rabbit burrow. But it just looked kind of dumb. Anyway. I don’t stink at it now–I can dress myself and decorate a home, stuff like that–but really, I’m lacking the visual spark. perhaps because my vision is so bad.
Plus, I really like the girl who designed my site, and she did just what I asked her to do. The problem is I don’t have the £ to pay for another redesign. I wanted to do it all myself.
It’s not just this site. I’m hoping to do some other work under a different name, and that name will need a site as well. (Fingers crossed.)
Does anyone have any suggestions? Any thoughts? A good, inexpensive program so I can design it all myself, maybe?
(Finished a project last night! I’ve written almost 30k words in the last week and a half, yay me!)