Thursday, January 5, 2012

MY NEW WEBSITE IS ALMOST DONE! What Do You Think?

Happy New Year and Happy Thursday!!!

Well, you know, while I was away (I've been on an extended vacation and writer's retreat) I made some decisions about my writing I'll share as the weeks go by. But today, the big one is I am close to finishing up my new website with the assistance of my design team Limb Design and in particular Corey Chow (lead designer).

As part of the marketing tips thing I like to do now and then, I wanted to share with you examples of the graphics and the process Corey and I have gone through to create the 'look' for the website.

Here goes:



Guess which one I like? You'll see when I launch the site:)...

Now, the photos will change and are really more 'place holders' - but I think you get the idea that as an author I write urban fantasy, but also have other stories I want to tell.

Here are some other tips. We are using a $35 template from Mojo Themes for Wordpress. Go here to see the template I'm using. It's cost effective and cuts down (way down) on the price for working with a design team. My palate is orange (power color, I'm told:)...but I also LOVE cities and that's the skyline. I must admit I'm not sure about the font (lettering) for my name - but what do you think?

And oh, in case you are wondering - no, I am not published. I am pre-published and an optimist. I also know that branding and marketing are critical components that agents and editors expect authors to bring to the table. And don't even mention self-publishing. This is part of what you MUST do there.

So I ask again, what do you think? And thanks in advance for your feedback.

4 comments:

  1. Denny, great choices! I love the orange and skyline, and I can't wait to see the website when it is done! I think the font for your name is strong and powerful, but I could also see something a little bit curvier to reflect the sexiness of the site. I don't think you can go wrong!

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  2. Love the orange. My vote for name font is number 3. My vote for hot abs is number 4. What do you mean that wasn't one of the choices?

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  3. Avery, I know! That stock photo is HOT! I may have to buy it:)...Thanks for dropping by and commenting. It's between 3 and 4. Still debating my 'name' I think its too hard (I agree with P.H.). It needs to soften a bit and then we'll have it. I also realized the word 'author' is no where to be found - so I think I need to add it:)

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  4. Thanks for sharing Denny, I can't wait to see your site when it's finished! Love the abs in #4 and the kiss is hot. As for the font, I agree with P.H. that you need to soften it. Not as flowery as #2, but something a little more feminine than the block lettering in #3 and #4.

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