Website Fashion Show
I updated my website last year prior to Nano. I neglected it for a while and in the process of revision realized just how much. I’m not much of an expert concerning web design nor have the money to pay someone for their services. So, right now my site may scream FREE but it’s nice, simple and not a train wreck. It suits me for now.
However, I’m always trying to think of ways to improve. One thing I realized is going the cheap way is not the end of the world especially when the alternative means you may have to come out of pocket in the thousands of dollars range. Some rich and famous writers can afford that price tag but not me. Even the dollar amounts attached to web design software makes me sweat. Free web building sites like Bravenet and Freewebs have provided easy steps, templates and various other services to accommodate a techie amateur such as myself.
Some must haves on your site include a bio, credits, contact info, etc. But some writers go the extra mile, give it a special touch. For example, giveaways, graphics, etc. Really put much thought in to the overall design. What do you think makes your website stand out? What do you wish you could change about it? What about author websites that turn your off the most? When you visit your favorite authors site, what features stand out the most? the least?
Show off your virtual creations!