Saturday, January 07, 2006

To Web After all...

So, after receiving a little encouragement and scouring the web for help with html, I have put together my own little website. Yikes!

If you check it out, please remember that it's still under construction and I am an html novice and I decided that if I was ever going to learn, I had to just do it. So, with the help of a self-teaching book from the library (I just love books) and some web hints, I built the site using the Notepad on my computer. I'm too cheap to get something like Dreamweaver :-).

I have felt a lot of hesitancy when it comes to building a site. I worry that allowing an editor or agent to see "more" of me isn't going to be such a good thing. For instance, what if they don't like the excerpt I have on the website. Then that small part has blown my chances. Right?

Maybe I am just over thinking this whole thing. Maybe I'm opening up that small part of my brain that questions whether or not I'm actually a good writer. Maybe I need to step back and look at this as an opportunity to open myself to new experiences and avenues.

I just hope that I don't spend all of my free time tweaking the website, since I'm feeling a little obsessive compulsive about it.

Feel free to share any comments you have about the site. I'd love some feedback (I can take criticisms to;-))!

April

7 comments:

Kayla said...

The colors are pretty, and I adore the font you used for headers. The background is a little distracting though. You might go for something more solid.

And I read the excerpt, too -- Alex and Jason must be two very interesting people to write! *grins* It hooked me, so here's to hoping it hooks others, too.

Emma Sinclair said...

I like it!!

I kind of disagree with Kayla, though. I was surprised at how NOT distracting the background was for being so busy. But maybe you could lighten it or something to make the whole website a little lighter.

And I like the excerpts, too.

MaryF said...

Oh, pretty background. I like the couple kissing, too.

April said...

Thanks, Kayla, Emma, & Mary!

I'm still tweaking and you all gave me some great input, it's much appreciated!

April said...

I've made a few changes. Mainly just the font colors. I left the background. I would like it to be a bit lighter, so I'll have to get my hubby to work on it in photoshop. :>) I'm not sure if the lighter fint helps much, but it made it feel better to me....

Billy Turkett said...

Would you like me to look into getting and helping you set up the domain name www.aprillalsup.com? Drop me a line through Dena or on here and I'll see what I can do.

April said...

Hi Billy! You're such a sweetie. Why don't you pop me an email at alarwrtr AT yahoo DOT com.

Thanks!