As many of you may have seen in this months Dot Net Magazine (Summer Edition), Tirfo Thuin has a new website that is soon to be built. Many thanks to frontend developer, digital designer and general web guru Paul Welsh (@Spacedawwwg) for creating a new one page website design for a feature called Website Build-Off.
The brief from dot net magazine:
‘Mock up the homepage for a site promoting a self-published book. Think about the niche it fills, its audience – and how you can persuade them to open their purses.’
The magazine contacted Paul as he has done some great features in the past for the magazine and, given that he knew I had a self published book and had some assets from the cover design all ready to go, he jumped at the chance.
Paul’s aim was:
“To make the book seem as if it could have been released by a top publisher. One fallback for self-publishers is the lack of availability to resources such as design. Unfortunately, bad design can easily make even the most fantastic product seem cheap and deter people from parting with their hard-earned cash (people really do judge a book by its cover).”
Once I pay Paul the almighty sum of a black americano from Starbucks as down-payment (other coffee outlets are available), the new site should be available. I’ll post and tweet when the site is live so people can let me know what they think.