Welcome to my new web site!

HTML & CGI Unleashed, 1st Ed. by John

I’ve additionally been on many running a blog platforms over time. I can’t recall precisely what platform I used at first – it might have simply been modifying HTML on a static web page within the 90s. Every time I switched platforms, some issues bought left behind or damaged (pictures and hyperlinks, for instance). Only a few of the platforms I’ve used: Greymatter, MovableType, Livejournal, WordPress, Squarespace.

I feel I used an early model of MovableType for my Studying Lord Of The Rings: A Ultimate Try weblog (one of many many I nonetheless want to maneuver over). Do you know that my Studying Lord Of The Rings weblog and its neighborhood of commenters had been the main target of a tutorial paper? And that the passion of the neighborhood was what spurred me to create my very first webcomic collection, Ready For Frodo?

However I digress.

My outdated web site was hosted on Squarespace 5, created once I was pursuing writing (not illustrating). I hand-coded fairly just a few modifications. Whereas this was enjoyable on the time, it turned clear over time that it was additionally a MISTAKE, since I found that there was no simple approach to improve to newer variations of Squarespace. My older model bought much less and fewer assist. Guests began encountering “Not safe” warnings as a result of my web site was nonetheless utilizing the HTTP protocol and was now outdated, and I used to be unable to improve.

As I started to embrace kids’s ebook illustration, I additionally started studying extra about good design, and began to dislike the cluttered design of my outdated web site with rising fervour. On the similar time, modifying the positioning turned increasingly more problematic as Squarespace began making adjustments that, whereas bettering newer variations, penalized dinosaurs like me who nonetheless had been utilizing the older variations.

So I up to date my website much less usually. At any time when I did replace, it was at all times a destructive expertise.

My husband, who is a superb designer AND can be a techie, needed to assist me revamp my web site. We began speaking in regards to the new construction. As a result of rising calls for of life and work, nonetheless, he was unable to maintain engaged on the undertaking. Years handed, throughout which we put our give attention to household points.

Earlier this yr, we made the choice to rent somebody to create a brand new web site for me.

I queried many internet builders. Being Depraved was the one one who requested me a bunch of questions on my outdated website and my targets earlier than they gave me a quote. Their quote was larger than any of the opposite builders I interviewed BUT they appeared to actually perceive what I needed, had an in depth proposal that answered all my questions, and I beloved that that they had each design and tech expertise with constructing web sites for ebook creators and publishers. First I labored with Lorissa on the design after which with Gordon on the tech. They each have glorious communication abilities and have been a pleasure to work with all through the whole course of. I’m SO delighted, and their price was value each single penny. Because of my good friend Henry Neff for recommending them!

Thanks additionally to Package Domanski, Julie Damerell and Sara Truuvert for his or her assist with prepping for the web site transfer and serving to to maneuver content material. And large because of my husband Jeff for serving to to get the ball rolling.

I nonetheless have many initiatives (particularly my older initiatives) to maneuver over in addition to content material to finess, enjoyable graphics so as to add, however now engaged on the web site can be a JOY.

Thanks all to your endurance throughout this transition course of, and to your persevering with encouragement and assist all through the years!

I welcome feedback and ideas; be happy to put up under. In case you can’t discover one thing you want or discover something not working correctly and it’s not already within the THINGS THAT NEED TO BE FIXED listing under, let me know through this suggestions kind. Thanks!

(can be updating this listing and the listing under)

  • Ending shifting over Inkygirl posts.
  • Transfer over Blatherings (my private weblog).
  • Add pages for my VR artwork and a few of my movies.
  • Ebook Pages – “How They Had been Made” course of how-to for my image books and another bonus content material. I’ve a LOT of additional bonus content material!
  • Babylon 5 Virgin – weblog
  • Look Once more problem, actions and galleries
  • Studying Lord Of The Rings: A Final Try – weblog
  • Social Media Ideas For Ebook Creators
  • City Tapestry – I’ve a placeholder web page with fundamental data, however nonetheless want to maneuver over hyperlinks to our songs, stories and so on.
  • Add again feedback and weblog entries accompanying a few of the internet comedian posts.
  • Repair inside hyperlinks in weblog posts.


Nonetheless can’t discover what you’re on the lookout for? Discover something amiss? Please do let me know through Debbie’s New Web site Suggestions Kind, thanks! For every part else, please use my Common Contact Kind, thanks.