You’ve probably noticed that I’ve started to create pages and populate them, here on the blog. The idea is that all of my website stuff will be here, in one location, and my website urls will ultimately bring you here. There’s a dropdown menu for each of my writing names here, then booklists nested under each. I like how sleek the organization is. Recreating the book pages is going more quickly than I’d expected – who knew I could cut and paste not just copy but code between applications?! YAY! I still need to upload a batch of covers that are all the same size. Excerpts will be here, too, but that will likely be last. Until it’s all done, you’ll find omissions and gaps here.
Once all the data is here, the design may change slightly. The designer will have a better idea of what she’s got to accommodate when she can see it all. OTOH, I quite like it as it is, and might just forgo that step. We’ll see.
This site and the other two websites (http://www.delacroix.net and http://www.deborahcooke.com) will co-exist for a while. The next phase in the transition will be updating the links in the backs of my digital editions – the urls for the individual book pages change with this process, too. I’m not sure when I’ll do that, as it will be a tedious job. Once each book file is updated by the formatter, I’ll have to upload the new version to seven different portals, check it and publish it. All of the sites should continue to co-exist for a while after that, because readers will have editions of the books with the older links. There are about 25 book files in total right now, so I think I’ll save that job for the new year.
What do you think so far?