If this site is popular, it is because of the content, not the design. I have not put much effort into the design and visual art is definitely not one of my skills. For the most part I have just used templates or very simple layouts. Here are some of the iterations through time.
This past week, Chris Mackay at Tantramar Interactive has been advising me on how to present a more professional website. Chris has looked at the site layout, page design, graphics, fonts, and overall design and has already made some great recommendations. I like the mockups but what I really appreciate is getting a better sense of my own professional image.
We have had several conversations about my work and my writing and I am starting to see them in a new light. I guess this is what a good designer does. There are lots of seemingly little things that make a big difference. I have known Chris since 1998 and it’s a real pleasure to work with a web design company that has been around since 1997. Experience is worth a lot.
I wonder if Chris is going to tell me to make the logo smaller 😉