I will shortly be unveiling a new and, I hope, improved version of my website. I still like my current site, but it’s been around for ten years or so, and it’s starting to look dated. The narrow main column no longer suits the wider screens of today, and the technology I use is old and had limitations.
I’ll be moving the site into WordPress, which provides a number of advantages. It’s much easier to update and make changes across the entire site, and it also provides mobile- and tablet-friendly versions, which makes Google’s search engine ranking happy. And finally I’ll be implementing https technology, which provides end-to-end encryption of all communications between visitor and site for enhanced security.
Re-doing the site has given me a chance to redesign the graphics. I still like my dark blue and silver color scheme and will be keeping it, but I have a slick new logo and images to illustrate the different genres I write in.
I’ve also taken a look at my information architecture (a fancy term for how the menus and page relations are structured). I decided I didn’t need major changes but made some small tweaks.
I hope the new site will be interesting and inviting.