Two main pages will be used as templates for most of the site. They are ‘homepage’ and ‘novel page’. The site is preferred to be in a multi column layout, some items persistent on all pages, identified by ** on home page. Horizontal or vertical menu is up to the designer.
• ** Menu
o Home, Blog, Contact, Events, Gallery, Other Writing
• Content on home page in order of value
o Author Bio
o Image with short bio
o Linking off to another full bio page
o Current novel
Short book intro/blurb
Linking off to full page book overview
o On Writing
Short text book intro/blurb
Linking off to page with information on writing the book
o ** Upcoming events / book signing list
o ** List of latest blog posts
o Latest blog post also on the home page
o ** Facebook page link to Official Christine M Knight Fan Page
o ** Links to bookseller online sites and Amazon
o Cover art
o Links to bookseller online sites and Amazon
o Links to on writing
Feel free to draw inspiration from other author sites, but please keep in mind the overview context.
Many author sites are often underwhelming as they can be secondary to the publisher promotional sites. As such they can be bland, or the other extreme and suffer from overzealous flash development experiments.
Just keep in mind that this is a persistent author website. Please keep in mind the audience, as simple, clean, elegant designs are likely to be preferred over extravagance.