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24 August 2016 @ 05:08 pm
One Hundred Days of Happy - Day 22  
I kinda let this little 'event' slip, but I really need a touch of the happy today. It's not like anything heart-rending has happened, nah, but I've gotta stop catching whiffs of fandom pettiness on Twitter (usually not from my own timeline, but trickling in from the periphery) and I'M WEAK AND HAVE TO SNOOP and then I see things I'd rather not. So. Snuggle me in your mothering arms, LJ. At least for today. ;)

Anywho, some happy! I've always hated my 'pro' website because 1.) it was ugly and 2.) um, well, it was ugly. And also, kinda scattershot and too full of fandom things for professional uses. It's tough for me to brand myself and I'm a pretty dubious web designer, but I found a free site that's user-friendly and not too obnoxious, so I cooked up a new, streamlined, greatly improved portfolio site: quickreaver.com.

Feel free to check it out and leave me a critique! Test the links. Suss out bugs. Make suggestions! I have yet to add a shop with non-fandom work; I don't have much stuff to peddle yet, but it's forthcoming. For the time being, I'm happy I made something that's usable, somewhat professional, and not boring or (hopefully) over-the-top. Eventually, I'll upgrade to the paid version and get rid of the ads, and as I hone my brand (whatever that turns out to be), the inventory of images will grow and evolve into...something? Apparently I have a lousy time taking myself seriously as a professional, yep.

But I'm happy I finagled a portfolio site, so there's that!
Current Mood: confusedconfused
Current Music: 'Dream On' - Aerosmith
riathema: pic#126380131riathema on August 25th, 2016 01:48 am (UTC)
Your new website!
I just checked out your new website. God, I love your artwork. I read through the other comments, and I don't think I have anything new to add. I love that your site opens right up into the gallery. The artwork draws your eye immediately, and I liked the slideshow feature. It's a very clean page. I opened it in Chrome on my laptop and I didn't notice the issue with the (s)mothering splitting the line on your About page. I also opened it on my phone. The mobile site works great. I like how it put the SM links on the bottom of the page. It took me a minute to find the Home, About, and Contact links because they weren't above the gallery like on desktop site. (I wasn't sure if the little black box with the 3 horizontal lines was part of your site of the hosting site.) The font is clean and easy to read and the links all worked. I agree that the SM links could be a little larger on the desktop site.

I also agree; we should see your pretty face. :-)
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffin: gone fishin'quickreaver on August 25th, 2016 02:35 am (UTC)
RE: Your new website!
My pretty face may scare people off with its crow's feet and gray hair, but yeah, heh, eventually I'll get a decent photo up thar! I thought the 'cloud horns' were funny, for the time being.

The little button for the links is a pretty common device on teensy mobile sites, but I'll see if the template has a more obvious option, because clarity is vital. Thanks bunches for giving it a once-over! *fistbump*