As I seem to do every few years, I have updated the design of my website. For those interested, I changed from the Divi theme (Elegant Themes) to Author Pro (StudioPress). Personally I think this is the best look my website have ever had.
I didn’t change because Divi is a bad theme, in fact I still use it on another website and I will keep using it there. I couldn’t make it work for my website, with a stress on “I”.
Beyond changing theme, I also updated more or less all text across the website. Even most books have new descriptions that will come to the retailer sites when I have time to update there.
You’ll notice I’ve highlighted my books differently in the menu and sub-menu. With direct links to my series, my short fiction, and the anthologies & bundles I’m in. So no more enormous hover menu.
I also went through and deleted a lot of old blog posts, because I wanted to focus my website on my books and a couple of new blog series I’m adding to the website. I’m not ready to announce it all, but…
Picture of the Month is coming back! I hope you guys enjoyed it because I will start it up again in the next couple of months. It all depends on how much time I have to go through all the photos I have ever taken (with a digital camera).
Sounds like more than I need to re-start it? True, but I’m also doing it to declutter my photos so I might actually start looking at them. Just the thought of looking at 500 photos from only one vacation… It is too much. (There were a few years where I thought quantity with photos was a good thing… It turned out to be a recipe for never looking at them or showing them to other people. Opsie…)
You’ll still find the full archive of the previous Picture of the Month posts. A little more than a year’s worth. I’ve already started going through my pictures, and I can tell you I have some great ones for you.
I have another blogging series I mind, but until I have all my ducks in a row for that one, I’m not even sure it’ll happen. Hopefully it will.
That is basically it when it comes to this redesign, at least on the surface. The behind the scenes were pretty ugly at times.