I’m … um … redesigning the site

…in case you missed the vivid new colors and still-not-working slider menu in the header.

Did as much as I could before I took it live… but expect a mess today. I should have everything done by tomorrow, though.

I hope.

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By Holly

Novelist, writing teacher, on a mission to reprint my out-of-print books and indie-publish my new ones.

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Sylvia Nickels
10 years ago

You’re amazing, Holly. Like the colors and I really like the slide bar menu, too. A site visitor can see exactly where they want to go. Kudos.

Cheryl
10 years ago

Hi Holly,
I’m a HUGE fan and have had trouble in the past finding my way around the site. When I first looked at the sliding menu I thought, “what an annoying bit of fluffery!” But then I realised how much information was on it and changed my mind quickly!
L LOVE the colours. Well done. I wish I knew how you find the time to do all the things you do. And yes, I did how to motivate — but you’re a marvel!

Skipper Hammond
10 years ago

Really simple and elegant navigation. The colors help me know what’s here and how to go where I want to go.
Only one problem–you’ve written too many books! lol. The cover thumbnails are so tiny.
Congratulations on an excellent site.

Michael Polk
Michael Polk
10 years ago

Oh, really? I thought it was just this ancient Macintosh sending me back into the Internet’s past. It did it with YouTube and GMail and I just figured this was next. Looks cool. ๐Ÿ™‚

Danzier
Danzier
10 years ago

Constructive criticism: I’m looking at it on my phone, and, yes, it’s a little messy. But my phone does that to sites with some regularity. I like this color scheme; I like the menu even better. But far-and-away my favorite feature is the former popup/splash page seems to be its own part of the main page now. Yay!

Juneta
10 years ago

Love the new look. Very nice. Really like the header slider menu, it tells a lot about the site and your agenda right up top, without having to search the sit for tidbits that really capture your interest, especially for the would be writer. I think it will definitely grab the interested party who just takes a peek. Great idea I hope it really pays off for you.

Irrevenoid
Irrevenoid
Reply to  Holly
10 years ago

I really like the new design – everything’s all spread out and it’s much easier to find things.

The slider menu is very clever and artistic. Unfortunately my poor brain finds it nigh-impossible to follow when I’m mousing across the options because the text keeps moving while I’m trying to read it. I find a standard dropdown menu more intuitive and accessible (and you can fit more in them!), but others may differ.

The books across the took look really interesting. I was a bit disappointed when I clicked on them and they didn’t take me to info on the books. xD

BTW, the “About Holly” text looks like a hyperlink – it’s almost exactly the same colour as “View all posts by Holly” which is part of the same paragraph and IS a hyperlink.

I’m just mentioning the exceptions though because they ARE exceptions. Overall it’s a 100% improvement and I’m rather envious of your web skills…

Dee
Dee
10 years ago

Looks good- very easy to navigate!

Texanne
Texanne
10 years ago

Very lively and commanding. Cool–er–hot!

BJ Steeves
BJ Steeves
10 years ago

Holly,

I like what you did with the site. The slide bar menu is a neat idea.

I’m also glad to see you back to writing full time.

BJ

Michelle
10 years ago

Fantastic! Really liking the changes and the way you’re going with this. ๐Ÿ˜€

Heidi
Heidi
10 years ago

It looks great!

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