Monday, June 4, 2012

Updated Website

As some of you know, I have a Website showcasing my watercolor painting--I own my domain JBChicoine.com, which is a very handy thing when you're having a novel published. Back in 2006 when I initially set up the Website, I had no intention of branching off into writing seriously, nor did I really have any idea how to construct a Website, but I had a program (MS FrontPage) that made the prospect seem manageable. So, I published a Webiste focusing on my art, but with my novel Uncharted coming out in October, I needed to reconstruct my home page, dividing it between my two endeavors. Problem was, I updated it so infrequently that I had to virtually relearn the program every time I wanted to add a new work of art. I was dreading having to create a whole new homepage without messing up the entire site.


Last week, I put the final touches on it, even redesigning the header (which meant painting something that fit both themes). I'll admit there are some glitches that annoy me and I can't figure out how to get them quite right, but I won't point out the specific flaws. I will instead announce that I have a 'new' Website, J.B. Chicoine, Author & Artist. 


As more of my novels are published, I will add them to the Website, but this blog is where I'll provide updates on things pertaining to my writing. 

19 comments:

  1. Bravo! It looks fantastic, Bridget. :)

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    1. Aw, thanks Craig. I do appreciate your feedback! :)

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  2. I'm heading over there right now...

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  3. It's very professional looking Bridget. It has the same nice arty feel as your blog, which makes sense because you're an artist. I love it! :)

    I loved the excerpt from Uncharted. It's not up on Amazon yet...

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    1. Thanks Charlie--I try very hard to put on a professional facade! and oh my! you took the time to read the excerpt! :)
      And no, it's not up on Amazon yet, lol. Alas, you'll have to wait until October 1st...(unless you want an ARC, but then there's strings attached--ha!)

      Thanks for stopping by...:)

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  4. I cannot see nor detect any flaws,, great job

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    1. As long as you're sure of that, Glenn,,,Thanks,,,:) (The flaws are there, but you are so good at overlooking them.)

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  5. It's so classy and beautiful. :)

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    1. Thank you, Davin. Classy was what I was shooting for! :)

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  6. Looks so good, Bridget! I am happy it is working out. :)

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    1. Thanks, Michelle :) It's at least movement in the right direction.

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  7. Very nice. I'm looking forward to UNCHARTED!!! How exciting!

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    1. I'm even more excited that you're looking forward to UNCHARTED, Yvonne! :)

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  8. I see you figured out the middle. Very nice. Very nice indeed.

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    1. Well, it will have to do for now...Thanks for all your feedback along the way :)

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  9. New book, new cover, new site... you're making me feel like a slacker (which, of course, I am). And I'm sure that any glitches (none of which I found) only serve to give the site more character. Well done, Bridget.

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    1. okay, Nate, I'll tell you what it is: It's the font on the side bar navigation--it's all supposed to be Palatino Linotype, like the one that says "Home". It doesn't want to update the changes I made to my 'Theme'...oh well--it almost looks intentional. Now, if I can just figure out how to put 'key words' into my unseen HTML header for SEO's, I'll be all set! (need more research)

      ...and you're not a slacker. You're the dad of a Professor! :)

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  10. How is it you are lucky enough to have an artistic mind and a tech-y mind too? I'm so impressed...and to the truth, a little envious! Congratulations Bridget!

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    1. Don't be envious, Liza--the tech-y thing is mostly smoke and mirrors! ;)

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