Sunday, February 17, 2008

SherryThomas.com

Yesterday was an excellent, excellent day.

I know you've been thinking, well, sixty hours a week isn't that much, there is still 52 waking hours left to update this blog and run the pay-it-forward contest. :-) That would be very true, if I hadn't spent so many of those 52 remaining waking hours getting my new website into shape.

Well yesterday, after all sorts of wrangling, the new website finally went live--which necessitated some further wrangling, as the remote browser turned out to be a lot less forgiving than my local browser. But now everything works--in IE and Firefox at least, though it is somewhat wobbly in Firefox: the formatting is a little off at times and the "back to top" links remain stubbornly comatose. And my gorgeous and smart husband just pointed out to me that my printable book list is a Microsoft Word document, which is limited to the Windows platform. So I guess I'll be switching it to a pdf file very soon.

And I know this will be disappointing to the two diehard Sherry Thomas fans out there, :-) but the DELICIOUS excerpt isn't live yet. I had actually styled the exerpt and everything before I remembered that I can only post as excerpt what my publisher uses on its website and in print. So that will go up as soon as I know what portion of DELICIOUS Bantam plans to use.

But still, go ahead and give it a look-see. The newsletter subscription is live, though it will be a few more days before the subscription page is styled to look exactly like my site.

A great big happy-sobbing "Thank You" goes out to my friend Michelle McGinnis, a true web maven, who has been instrumental in helping me achieve my dream of becoming my own webmaster. Just think, before Michelle came into the picture, I didn't know about syntax-sensitive editors or link checkers or even how exactly my html files would upload into my server.

A great big "Thank You" also goes out to Frauke of CrocoDesigns, the woman responsible for the look of the new site and a consummate professional in every way.

And thank you so much, dear blog readers, for your patience. I will try to better at blogging when all the craziness calms down a little.

Here's a little guest-blogging I did at the Valenduckie event at The Good, the Bad, and The Unread, in case you are desperately looking for something to read. :-)

Until next time.

Updated to add: My Library Journal interview is online and that is everything you'll ever need to know about me. :-D

7 comments:

Maria Zannini said...

The website looks great, Sherry!
Very classy.

bettie said...

Sherry, it's beautiful! Elegant, loads fast, and I adore the fabric-y background!

Michelle said...

You know I love it! You've done an amazing job. It's not many authors who take the time to teach themselves HTML and everything that goes along with it in order to put up their own site. Hooray you, and congratulations on a beautiful site!

Amie Stuart said...

It's gorgeous adn looks great in Firefox for me. You should be very proud.

Janine said...

As I told you the other day, I think the site is a thing of beauty. Thanks for linking the Library Journal interview, too. It was great to read.

Sherry Thomas said...

Thank you, everybody!!!

Sherr....zzzzzzz

beverley said...

Beautiful!