Some recent projects:
www.dianathompson.com – I have done Diana’s website for nearly 20 years! This is the third version, launched in 2017 with completely new WordPress site, and online store.
www.skellydogs.com – A simple site for dog trainer Nancy Skelly includes class information and a calendar.
www.womenwritingthewest.org (management and implementation – design is by Jenny Hancey, a most excellent graphic designer)
www.pondsun.com – Mendocino County Real Estate. Entire site design and management
www.naughtyboyvineyards.com – This is a HTML coded site which will soon be undergoing an upgrade to WordPress.
My start with web design had a very practical beginning. I had just published my first novel (Settler’s Law, Berkley Westerns – Pengun Putnam, 1999) and the advice was to get a website. But Websites Were Expensive!
I decided to take a class at the local college that promised we would build a simple website by the end of the semester. When the instructor started writing HTML on the board, I began to despair. I would never learn that strange gibberish! Luckily, our instructor was great and within a few classes I was not only making websites, but I was loving it! I continued to take computer classes at the college and still do when something new comes along. There have been a lot of changes — I’ve gone from hand-coding entire sites in HTML to learning the newest WordPress techniques. I love that there is a combination of technical skills, artistic elements, design and literary elements in nearly every site, so I never get bored. Building and maintaining websites has led me down other branches of the modern technology road, such as email newsletters, blogs, content production and social media.
Nah, I don’t get bored!