So I Have a New Home Page

This took me a good three months longer than I had planned, but today I am ready to unveil the new home page for this site.

The new layout deemphasizes the blog and brings more attention to the tech support side of the business. It also does a better job of introducing me and telling my story. The old home page is still around, of course; it has simply been moved to the-digital-reader.com/posts/.

I would appreciate any feedback you could provide.

P.S. I'd like to thank Kandia Johnson, who helped me better understand how to present myself a creative professional (her Masterclass is an amazing value), Michael Carusi, whose site inspired my personal narrative, and Jane Friedman, because (let's be honest) my home page started with essentially the same stock page layout from the same site builder she had used (but then I added a few improvements).

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

15 Comments

  1. Anthony18 February, 2018

    Good luck with the new site layout! One suggestion: maybe put a link to the new blog location in your menu bar?

    Reply
    1. Nate Hoffelder18 February, 2018

      that link is in the blue title for the blog posts

      but yes, I should probably edit the menu bar as well

      Reply
  2. Carmen Webster Buxton18 February, 2018

    Looks great, Nate! Very easy to use.

    Reply
    1. Nate Hoffelder20 February, 2018

      Thanks, Carmen!

      Reply
  3. Carmen Webster Buxton18 February, 2018

    p.s. On the reader resources page, you could add a list of ebook email services, like BookBub, Fussy Librarian, Bargain Booksy, etc.

    Reply
    1. Nate Hoffelder18 February, 2018

      I haven’t actually looked at that page in – years?

      You’re right, I need to add it to the todo list

      Reply
  4. Claudia18 February, 2018

    I like it a lot! It looks especially good on a phone or tablet, which is important in this day and age.

    Reply
  5. Lindsay Buroker19 February, 2018

    Hope it brings you lots of business. Good luck!

    Reply
    1. Nate Hoffelder19 February, 2018

      Thanks, Lindsay!

      Reply
  6. Hussman20 February, 2018

    I like you selling yourself at the top. Good idea. Not a fan of the scrolling tile/chicklet menu at the bottom from a user perspective. Either it’s too small, or just doesn’t feel right.

    Reply
    1. Nate Hoffelder20 February, 2018

      Thanks!

      Reply
  7. BDR20 February, 2018

    Used to come here for news but, apparently, that’s not what you wanted me to do. So I won’t.

    Reply
    1. Nate Hoffelder20 February, 2018

      I still do the news. I even still have the old home page – I just can’t put it on the front of the site any more.

      Reply
  8. Kurt21 February, 2018

    uhm, no
    apparently meant for a phone screen
    back to MobileRead for book related news
    hopefully you still post there as I enjoy your style (particularly if you are being snarky)

    Reply
    1. Nate Hoffelder21 February, 2018

      What do you mean, meant for a mobiel device? The reason i ask is that it sounds like you are seeing the same caching error someone else reported.

      And anyway, did you see that I still have the old home screen over on the posts page?

      Reply

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