Lengthen night and shorten day

Daylight Savings Time feels like a good day for an unveiling , so here’s my new website & blog design. What do you think? I waffled for a long time on background, color, theme, etc., but what really stymied me was getting the blog and website to mesh seamlessly without paying a web designer to tackle the code. In the end, I settled for modifying an established WordPress theme that most closely resembled my website.

Of course, I’d love to be able to pay a designer, which is just not going to happen 2 months before Christmas.  I’m sure a veteran pro could have done a better job, but my monkey-wrench css efforts will have to hold me over until 2013.  I still have a few more tweaks to make, font colors and such, but for the most part, this is it. Premiere time!

Writing continues at a steady pace, and I finished two other full-length novels. For more news, visit here. The page will be updated as soon as I have anything to tell you about publication dates, and of course I’ll mention it here, too.

Here’s hoping my shiny new overhaul will poke me to keep in touch with my readers and be more active here. I’ve finally been swallowed up by the great and benevolent Twitter Whale and am comfortable there, and Tumblr is cute as a button. Facebook just isn’t my cuppa (I lack the necessary time and dedication to make FB work for me) and as much as I love Livejournal, I think that particular equine beast is all but expired.I’ve decided to use LJ only for fandom squeeing about Michael Fassbender and Copper on BBCA.

Comment away. A story is calling me.

About Kirby

Kirby Crow worked as an entertainment editor and ghostwriter for several years before happily giving it up to bake brownies, read yaoi, play video games, and write her own novels. Whenever she isn't slaying Orcs or flying a battleship for the glory of the Amarr Empire, she can be found in the kitchen, her vegetable garden, or busy writing her next book. Kirby is a winner of the EPIC Award (Best Horror Novel) and the Rainbow Award (Best LGBT Novel). She is the author of the bestselling "Scarlet and the White Wolf" series of fantasy novels.
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4 Responses to Lengthen night and shorten day

  1. Hm. Guess I sound comment on your awesome new blog ON the actual awesome new blog. So I repost my comment here to break in the comment feature 😀 . #amhelping 😀

    Um, anyhoo… I love the new website and blog, you did a wonderful job! love Love LOVE the background, etc. It totally says Kirby Crow to me. Well done darlin’.

    • Kirby Crow says:

      *hug* Thanks, hon! I appreciate the visit. It was a big job figuring out what I wanted to do with the site, and an even bigger one once I knew. Making it happen in code is always harder than seeing it in your head.

      I think I ignored this blog for so long because I couldn’t construct it the way I wanted to. This is much, much closer to the vision I had for it, but I do believe I’m going to be adding some widgets and features in the near future. 🙂

  2. FoxRafer says:

    I think it looks great! That’s the best thing about wordpress; you really can make your own Web site and have it look professional without having to dish out cash. Great job!

    • Kirby Crow says:

      Hey you! Thank you!

      WordPress is fabulous! The problem I was having with the website was getting the WordPress blog page and the main website page to match. I had to use two completely different codes, but it all worked out in the end ( with a lot of help from friends).