In Case You Hadn’t Noticed…

…(and honestly, I have no idea how you could have missed it)…

The new website design has gone live! Yay! Because the other website theme was meeeeeeeeeelting.

Yes, you’ll have to click around and learn the new site, but it should work just fine. Some things are still being tweaked and added and improved. Let me know if something doesn’t work or if you can’t find what you’re looking for. Realize that we are still finishing up and won’t have everything done until the end of May or so. But if you like something, let me know, and if you think something needs fixing, let me know.

Honestly, I can’t tell you how relieved I am about this, because I was worried that the other site would just stop working one day, and then we’d have to do an emergency crossover. Fortunately, that didn’t happen.

The Recommended Reading got delayed because of this. It’ll hit over the weekend (if I can do this well) or later next week (if I can’t). And the same with the Retrieval Artist update. I have lots of news on that front–all good.

So, welcome to the new site! I hope you’re as pleased as I am. 🙂

20 responses to “In Case You Hadn’t Noticed…”

  1. Lizz says:

    Congrats on the new site! This looks so much more professional and contemporary now. Much more in keeping with the polished, clutter-free covers on all your WMG books.

  2. Cathy says:

    I too really like the new design, especially the kitten. 🙂

    This is the first time I’ve commented, but I’ve been reading your blog for a long time. I’m still working on my first novel, so I have quite a ways to go before I’ve built up a body of work. I like to read your blog because it inspires me to keep going, even though the road looks very long indeed.

    Keep up the good work and thanks!

    I’ve been reading back through your archives and notice that the comments are missing on old posts. The comment count displays, but the comments themselves are not to be found. I presume this is a setting of the new design? Is it deliberate? I hope not, because I like reading the comments and often learn a lot there as well as from the posts themselves.

    • Thanks, Cathy. The comments are gone? Hmmm. That’s not good. No, we’d like to keep them. We had a meltdown over the weekend, and I’ll see if this was a casualty. I’ll try to reinstate them if possible. Thanks for the heads-up!

  3. Wayne Borean says:

    One complaint. The old theme had checkbox so you got emails if there were further comments on a post. This one doesn’t.

    That’s a serious problem, if the post is one you are really interested in.

    Wayne

  4. Lynn says:

    Very clean and easy to navigate. And thank you so much for not going to the oh-so-fashionable black background that makes my eyes crazy!

  5. Natalie says:

    This new theme is great, Kris! I love it!

  6. jseliger says:

    …(and honestly, I have no idea how you could have missed it)…

    I read through NetNewsWire, an RSS client, so I missed it. This is what your site, and pretty much every other site, looks like to me.

  7. M L Buchman says:

    Looks great! But I think that as a writer, you have taken a distinctly unfair advantage of your website visitors. I mean using a cat in your header image! Is it really fair to hit us with such an “Awwwww!” moment right out of the chute? I think not. It’s like staking the high ground in such a way that none of the rest of us can ever compete. 🙂

    Great job to you and your team!

  8. Joe Cron says:

    Hi, Kris! Great look to the site! Only one comment, as I browse: for myself, as a website user, the links to stuff right here, like this blog post, make sense to stay in the same tab, but I prefer links to other websites, such as your Bookstore button out to Amazon, or your Fiction River link out to that site, to open a new tab, so I have this site at the ready at all times. Entirely a matter of personal preference for me, but thought I’d mention it, since you’re soliciting observations. Again, though, great look here. I like this better than the old one.

  9. Clean, responsive, legible, accessible. Interesting leaving the header off the inner pages. I guess it’s clear from the content whose site we’re on.

  10. Suzan Harden says:

    I love it! It’s clean. I can find everything. Plus, I love minimalist design.

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