Changes are a-comin’

Categories: Getting Started
May 20, 2010
Tori Walker Open Book - New design preview

New design preview. Header and top navigation

I’ve been hard at work on a new design for this site.  The current design is lovely but not exactly representative of me.  The new design, on the way, is getting closer to how I see myself in blog form.  The closer it comes to being finished, the happier I get with all it’s wonderful newness.

I am really excited to reveal the finished product, so excited that I had to give you guys a preview.  And trust me, I have been far removed from web design for so long, that it’s been a hard fought battle to get this far.  I’m in the coding phase right now, and I’m actually getting the hang of php, but it was so different from my vb and javascript background that I felt like I was in kindergarden most of the time.

The spiffy new version will include:

  • Separate sections and sub-categories for different topics that  I enjoy writing about, such as House and Home, Inspiration, Community, etc.
  • Hand drawn graphics by me (Woo, I love my new graphics tablet!  More on that later)
  • Easy to follow navigation
  • Lot’s of white space so that content and photos get all the attention.
  • And much, much more…

The only scary part is that once I’m finished this, I’ll actually have to get back to writing, ha!  Please do let me know what you think so far.

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  1. That is so funny because I emailed you wondering what was going on with the comic strip and writing, and here you are answering all my questions. I like the new design idea already. How it is broken into different sections. Keep working at it Tori, I think you are doing wonderfully!

    Comment by Vandana — May 21, 2010 @ 3:25 pm

  2. Yep, this is what I’ve been up to. I’m glad you like the design so far. Give me about 2 weeks for testing etc. and it will be up and running. In the meantime, I am back to writing some more, although not much to show on here. That is part of the reason for the format change. I realized how little there is of what I write for fiction etc. that I want to post up here right away. But, there are plenty of things I like to write about health and wellness and career etc. So, this will give me a better venue to do so. I am excited :)

    Comment by Tori — May 27, 2010 @ 9:48 am

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Hi, I'm Tori, and welcome to my open book. I'm a freelance writer and web designer. This site is my scratch pad for thoughts and ideas, experiences and inspiration. Go ahead, eavesdrop on my life a little bit, you know you want to...