This past weekend I spent a lot of time rebranding my website and giving it a fresh new look! Redesigning any website can be fraught with difficulties and this was no exception but I am pleased with the results.
I’d decided to move away from the On Holliday branding – as I felt it was a bit tired at this point (it was a play on Stephen King’s On Writing, plus a playful riff on my surname) and didn’t quite fit what I wanted from the website any more.
Going forward with The Thaw, as the book inches closer to possibly publication, I felt the old branding detracted from this as home of my writing, so I have given it a rethink and settled that I am the brand, not On Holliday.
I’ve also spent a lot of time rejigging the theme so it’s less busy (and, frankly, less amateurish) and I have settled on a clean, minimalist less-is-more thing after looking at several other author websites. I also took valuable counsel for graphic design-minded friends that the header had become too busy (the keyboard motif being quite on-the-nose) and overbearing.
Rest assured all the content is still there blog-wise but it should be a nicer experience and bring my writing more to the forefront!
Do let me know what you think of the redesign if you like it!