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Updated my Website!
« on: August 13, 2014, 12:37 PM »
My website has a brand new look... let me know how it seems to you, please.


http://www.verlakay.com
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Re: Updated my Website!
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2014, 01:05 PM »
Looks very nice and clean. It loads at a decent rate as well. The only thing that really threw me off was the "Writer's Tips" page. It's a different font type compared to most of the other pages and is (in my opinion) a little harder on the eyes.

Overall, very nice look.

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Re: Updated my Website!
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2014, 01:12 PM »
Thanks, Kali. That page was created a thousand years ago. I'll update it next.
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Re: Updated my Website!
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2014, 01:16 PM »
Looks good, Verla. I agree about the typeface on the Writer's Tips page.

Did you save/freeze a piece of that wedding cake? Wow, it would be a shame to eat that work of art.
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Re: Updated my Website!
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2014, 01:30 PM »
The kids did. They ate the top on their 1st wedding anniversary.

I updated the type on the Writer's Tips page. Is it better now? (Accidentally turned the type all very light lime green for a minute. Thought I'd erased the entire page for a second. Scared me! It's fixed now, of course.)
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Re: Updated my Website!
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2014, 02:03 PM »
It looks much better now. I also like that you changed the blue headings to black. Much easier on the eyes.

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Re: Updated my Website!
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2014, 02:04 PM »
Yes, it's fine now.
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Re: Updated my Website!
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2014, 02:18 PM »
Yay! I'll see if I can get the OTHER wedding cake I made for another of my Granddaughters up on that same Wedding cake page. It's also pretty awesome, if I do say so myself.... :hiding3
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Re: Updated my Website!
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2014, 03:00 PM »
Looks awesome! The only thing I wished was that on the home page the bold words (features of the site) were linked to those areas. Even though they're at the top, I wanted to click on each one. Maybe just because it's bold? And I can't resist a click? Other than that, it's great!

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Re: Updated my Website!
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2014, 03:06 PM »
Just uploaded the "rest" of the wedding cake photos - of Mikayla's wedding cake that Verla also baked and decorated.
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Re: Updated my Website!
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2014, 03:07 PM »
Thanks for the tip, Jenna. I'll check that out now. (I think those bold words DID link on the "old" site. The "conversion" of the site to the new style must have eliminated the links somehow?)
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Re: Updated my Website!
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2014, 04:10 PM »
Looks great, Verla.


As an FYI - On your mss. crit. page you list the date as July 1 and we are past that. So if you are indeed open for critiques you might want to get rid of those dates or change them/delete. It's obviously not urgent, and people can probably figure it out, but it might be something you didn't notice. 
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Re: Updated my Website!
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2014, 05:56 PM »
Thanks, Laurel!
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Re: Updated my Website!
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2014, 06:19 PM »
Looks good, Verla. I enjoyed looking through the pictures of your family.  :fireworks
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Re: Updated my Website!
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2014, 08:47 PM »
I like it. It's not too busy, and yet a lot of information. I only skimmed a few pages but it looks very professional to me. I need to go back to read the tip for writers.

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Re: Updated my Website!
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2014, 10:54 PM »
Some of those tips links are to pages created back in the 1980's! I didn't realize those pages still even existed. I'm trying to "fix" them and get them all updated, but I'm not even sure which ones they are. Any strange looking pages you see, please let me know which links they came from if you can so I can fix all of them.

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Re: Updated my Website!
« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2014, 05:42 PM »
Verla, I definitely haven't yet had time to read everything on your chockful-of-interesting-and-helpful-items website, but I just spent a good bit of time there, and I think you've done a great job with it.  It's clear and easy to navigate and looks attractive.

I loved seeing all your book covers there and enjoyed remembering how much I liked all the ones I've read.  :star2
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Re: Updated my Website!
« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2014, 06:58 PM »
Aw, thanks, Ev! :flowers2
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Re: Updated my Website!
« Reply #18 on: August 28, 2014, 10:51 AM »
Looks great :)

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Re: Updated my Website!
« Reply #19 on: August 28, 2014, 11:18 AM »
So nice and clean and professional. Plus, I love your beautiful, smiling face right there on the home page.
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Re: Updated my Website!
« Reply #20 on: August 28, 2014, 11:24 AM »
I like the color contrast a lot better. It looks professional, too.

Suggestions:
Crop your head shot on the HOME page so the bottom of your pic is not cut off.
Maybe utilize your book illustrations to make the border/background kid-friendlier???
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Re: Updated my Website!
« Reply #21 on: August 28, 2014, 11:54 AM »
Thanks for the suggestions, Dionna. :flowers2
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Re: Updated my Website!
« Reply #22 on: August 28, 2014, 01:58 PM »
Verla,

I love the new look. You might want to have a "book" tab so that people don't have to search the other tabs to find a listing of your wonderful picture books.

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« Reply #23 on: August 28, 2014, 02:06 PM »
Thanks, Ree. I'll look into that.
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