Friday, December 22, 2017

How... Interesting...

So I'm setting up my author website, and... I feel like I should point out right now that I write software for a living and I have built many websites in the past.

Many really ugly websites.

I'm beginning to think there's a gene that allows people to design websites that don't look like they were stuck in the 1990s. Except I think that all my websites look like they are twenty years old because that was the last time period during which everyone expected programmers to do website design.

Scooter gives the blank stare of disapproval to my website design

Smart people who want a website to look good these days hire website designers. There's a difference between a developer and a designer. A developer can make all the widgets work and will make the page not crash when "users" (aka, the stupidest people in existence) defy logic and do exactly the wrong thing.

Website designers, on the other hand, make the website look like it was put together by an adult who doesn't wear just grey and black because those colors always match and you don't have to sort laundry. (Not that there's anything wrong with being ultra-efficient in clothes selection like that.)

Anyhow, WordPress really tries to help people out with their default themes. And yet...

Let's just say that if this writing thing ever really goes anywhere, I'll probably be hiring a web designer to take over.


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Route 8 said...

Scooter realizes his presence is enough to elevate the look of every website on which he appears and is wondering what you're worried about. :)

Theresa B (of Nebulopathy) said...

Scooter is like the stereotype of an exotic dancer -- gorgeous but a little dim.