My website’s had a mondo makeover

My main website matthewwright.net has had a major makeover.

Out went the old fixed-size site with steam age HTML coding – some of which dated back to 2001 when the site was first set up. It used to look like this:

Wright_Oldwebcapture

In came a modern CMS with a fully responsive layout – which means it’ll look good on mobile. It also means Google can properly index it again. And it looks like this:

The old website... (click to go to the new one).
The new website… (click to go to it).

That CMS also means I can update the site much more easily, which is handy. There are certain bragging rights to coding in HTML, but the novelty of hard-coding my old site wore off about three weeks after it was up.

The new site is basically finished, although there’s some work still to do – including porting the non-fiction book section across. That’s a major job, scheduled for September: but there’s a placeholder page meanwhile. And there will be ongoing updates.

As an opening special I’ve added some free downloadable wallpapers from my commercial photographic set.

Click here and check it out.

Copyright © Matthew Wright 2016


5 thoughts on “My website’s had a mondo makeover

    1. I pondered which way to set that up. White on black is not good for lengthy text for sure. But it makes the graphics pop and is a contrast to my blog look. I may yet change it. There is a bug in the slider-header code too, which I have to look into. I can get some expert advice on the mechanics of it – I know just enough to get myself into trouble… ☺

  1. I have to agree with @susielindau. I like the design, but white on black is not easy on the eye. But, with a lack of experimenting, where would we be?

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