Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Web site now live

The web site at www.davidforbes.net is now live. I still have some tweaking to do, but I'm open to suggestions for improvements.

9 comments:

Anne Merril said...

By the way, I forgot to say that I really enjoyed the prologue for TAW on your site. I was interested and wanted to read more. I'm glad to see that there are still writers out there who can sell traditional fantasy, rather than the dark rape-sex-horror stuff that I'm seeing so much of on the shelves lately.

I hope to see your book in stores over here one day :)

David Forbes said...

Thanks, Anne. I may be posting the first chapter sometime soon, so check back for updats.

While I've always enjoyed Stephen king-ish horror, I've never gotten into the kind of sadistic stories you're talking about. They just never did anything for me.

My agent is working on foreign rights for the series, so I'm hoping something happens down in Australia. I'm already doing a book swap with Simon Hayes and his Hal Spacejock books!

David Forbes said...

One of these days I'll learn to proof my posts better before publishing. I really kan spel. :-)

Anne Merril said...

I find it highly amusing that Australia is considered "foreign". That just tickles me no end.

I've yet to see Simon's books over here in the east (he's west); but then I haven't checked out our specialist SFF store yet.

It's very sad that the majority of the chain bookstores just don't stock anyone except the bestsellers, or, they stock books that have sold well in the past but are now rather old, e.g. The Belgariad.

Nevermind; there's always Amazon!

Weldon said...

I think the web site is a great idea to keep in touch with fans. By way of anecdote, I really enjoy George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire books and have been to two book signings over the last 5 years or so. I use his web site to check in a couple times a year to see what he's up to. I hope you'll be able to use your web site in the same way.

Weldon said...

Oh, I was going to say though...

You should change the format of the headings on pages. Right now, several of the headings are blue and underlined which makes them look like they should be links. Of course, they aren't links and this was annoying when I first went to check the "blog" page. I couldn't click on the big, bold, blue, underlined text that said blog. I had to click on the small, red, not-underlined text to get back to the blog.

It's not that it took me any time to figure out, it's just that I had to think about it at all to find the link that I found annoying.

David Forbes said...

Hi Weldon. Yes, I check out Martin's site too and expect to use it much the same way. It will definitely be expanding over time.

I wondered if people would think the headings were links, but since the style sheet had all other links as red, I thought it would be okay. I guess old habits die hard. I changed the H3 tag (which tells the headings what color and style to be) to be a kind of brick red color, not underlined. Hope this helps.

Weldon said...

I think that this is an improvement. The blue stuck out dramatically and the brick red is more in line with the rest of the color scheme. The small brighter red links stand out more on the page now.

David Forbes said...

That's why I asked for suggestions. Thanks for the comments.