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Author/Illustrator Website Design Process

When it comes to creating a platform and setting up my social media, I feel it's been well overdue. In my spare time, I want to write so I am a little behind on getting my websites up. What is social media without a website? There seems to be a lot of places to connect and network and I want to allow my audience a place where they can learn about all the information I can make available. So, I'm setting out to design my site finally.

Initially, I am self-taught with Dreamweaver. I have basic knowledge of coding. With two months of studying Dreamweaver back in 2004, I managed to gain some skills and enough know how to begin using the software and found it useful to just create my layout in Photoshop and import to Dreamweaver and make further modifications there. So I am no expert coder. I'm right brained, too much coding makes my head spin. I just want to do the designing.

First, I make a sketch of the layout I desire as a foundation of what I want to create and I do this for each page. Next, I go into Photoshop and start the design process. I am able to design an entire personal website within a week, a simple personal/portfolio site.

It has been a while since I last design any websites so I may take more time when I work on my site. I can't wait to have it complete then it's just updating from there.

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