Saturday, April 11, 2009

Ooooh, shiny!

My new website, that is. After many trials and tribulations (which almost culminated in me seeing just how many billion pieces I could smash my new Vista-powered laptop into when it flat-out refused to unzip a zipped folder) I have built a new Wordpress website.

Well, actually, Elle Media designed it. And my fellow Diva and new favorite person evah, Jeannie Lin, whose book Butterfly Swords recently finaled in RWA's Golden Heart contest, went into the bowels of my webhost's FTP and actually got it up where it's supposed to be. Suffice to say, I now dream of Jeannie with the dark brown hair, her slender, gracefully tapered fingers stroking her keyboard and lovingly caressing my website into submission--much more effective than my standard bash-with-hammer-see-what-falls-out method.

This new site is not as graphics-heavy as the old one (not many nekkid pictures for y'all, sorry), but it will be super-amazingly easy to update. My old sitebuilder required me to have a huge program installed on my computer, to make any changes on that computer, then save them, then publish them to the project, then log onto my host and upload the altered file. I had to do this whether making a whole new page, or changing one typo.

Plus, there was no way to update from another computer, unless I wanted to go in and rewrite code onsite--and you can probably imagine how THAT would have turned out. Not long ago, I added a page (my Purple Panties story *ahem*), and it made all the content on my Kaemon & Egraen story pages disappear. I couldn't even figure out what had happened, let alone how to fix it.

Now, I can log on from anywhere, and make whatever changes I want in about three minutes, yay!

So with this new, easy-peasy to update site, what can you all expect? More news. More free reads. More ME! Hooray!


Anna said...

The new look of your website looks great. :)

MB (Leah) said...

Yay for you! Looks really nice although I do miss the legs. It sounds like the old website was a PITA to deal with. Archaic ways and all.

Thank gawd for Jeannie!

(not many nekkid pictures for y'all, sorry)

What?!!! We want nekkid menz and womenz... :D

By the way, I read the excerpt of Chancellor's Bride and I'm really jonsen to read it. I'm very intrigued now. Tease!

Tiah said...

Woo Hoo to you for the new site. Looks great!

sylvia said...

Wow, it's looking great! (Yes, I've fallen behind but I@m catching up :))

kirsten saell said...

Hey, Sylvia! Long time no see! I can't even tell you how much I love my new site--WP is so EASY! I can add stuff in minutes instead of hours, and no huge glitches so far. :)

sylvia said...

I agree, it's awesome. My handwritten blog is WP as well - it's incredibly versatile. :)