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Extreme Makeover: Website Edition

A shiny new look! If you read this via RSS feed, you haven’t seen it, but a new design went up yesterday here at Casa Stacey.

Besides the fact that, after five years, it was time for a refresh, my primary focus was navigation. I think I’ve got that covered, though I despise drop-down menus. Maybe at some point I’ll take a look at that, but that requires doctoring the CSS stylesheet and I don’t have the brain-cellular fortitude for that right now.

There’s still a lot of tweaking left to do. Moving to a full-width layout on the book pages tweaked the formatting and I need to tweak it back. There are places I used a flourish from the original design as a separator and I need to replace those with a new graphic. Little things here and there, but overall it’s cute and functioning.

I know there’s some debate over whether or not an author’s blog should be on her home page. Mine always has been. Honestly, I probably would have changed that and made a static front page if I knew how. If someday I have the pennies to pay a designer for a total overhaul, that’ll go on the list. For now, it is what it is.

And a big shouted-out thank you to Wordsugar Designs, who made the header graphic. You may also know her as my fellow Carina Press author, Ginny Glass, whose novella Coin Operated was so incredibly hot I’m surprised my iPod Touch wasn’t smoking!

2 comments to “Extreme Makeover: Website Edition”

  1. Heather Rae Scott
      · October 4th, 2010 at 5:10 pm · Link

    I love this! It’s totally and completely YOU.

  2. Shannon
      · October 5th, 2010 at 1:38 am · Link

    Thanks, Rae!

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