New look

So, what do you think of the new look?

We dames got together and decided the old look was kinda like that old coat we all have in the back of our wardrobe–warm, as comfortable as hell, but getting rather out of date. It was, we decided, time to make the site all shiny again.

The designer we chose to do that was Ilona Andrews–yes, that Ilona Andrews. The one who writes those fantastic books. Seems she is a very talented lady indeed!We gave her some very vague ideas about what we were looking for, then threw her in the deep end and said go for it. This is what she came up with, and we love it.

Of course, it’s still a work in progress, so over the next week or so there may be a few minor changes, but overall, this is it. What do you all think? Let us know. There’s a prize involved–anyone who comments will go in the draw to win a signed copy of Beneath a Rising Moon–my upcoming re-release, which, like this website, has been made all shiny again. The winner will be drawn in a week and notified by email.

About Keri

Keri Arthur grew up sharing her life with dragons, elves, vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters and the occasional talking horse. Which worried her family to no end. Of course, now that she’s actually making a living sharing her life with the abovementioned creatures, her family no longer contemplates calling the men with the little white coat. When not at her keyboard writing the next in her NYT bestselling Riley Jenson series, she can be found zoning out in front of the TV, or taking her two dogs for a walk.

Please visit Keri at http://www.keriarthur.com/

Comments

  1. I like the way it’s looking. It’s bright and clear. As I get older (50 in a couple weeks) it gets harder to see stuff on many sites because they’re so dark. I really like how clean the new look is. Thanks.

  2. Love It!

  3. I saw this yesterday and I love it! Especially the image up top. :D Also, the color scheme is fantastic! Awesome upgrade and kudos to Ilona for sure!

  4. I prefer bright over dark. Much easier to read. Just an FYI since it’s a work in progress but the sidebar pictures aren’t loading..for me at least.

  5. Claire (Cem) says:

    I really love the new look! Clean, bright, very easy to read and navigate. I love the sharp new header image as well. I love Ilona’s books, and I love her site designs as well, and this is another winner.

  6. Gorgeous color. Immediately draws you in. We use the same text color on our site. Love how it makes the posts and photos really pop out. :)

  7. I, too, like the new color scheme. I’m also having the same issue with the side bar pictures. None of them are loading for me. IE8, in case that makes a difference.

  8. Elaine G says:

    Great new look! Love the color and the new header banner.

  9. I like the header and the colors. But none of your pictures on the sidebar are showing as I look today using Google Chrome.

  10. Readsalot81 says:

    Love the banner and color scheme! Excellent new look ! :)

  11. Jayde Jolie says:

    I like how it’s looking compared to the old one, although the old one wasn’t bad either.

  12. Kassandra Appel says:

    I really like the layout and colors. Header looks fantastic! Kudos to Ilona on a job well done ;)

    Kassandra
    sionedkla@gmail.com

  13. I really liked the colors, it’s cleaner, brighter.

  14. Christine says:

    I think the new design looks great. Gorgeous colors and a beautiful and simple design layout.

  15. Glad you all are liking the new look! We love it. This is currently under construction, so there is more coming to the front page and the sidebar images may wink in and out. :)

  16. Jessica S. says:

    Ooh nice! Don’t think I recall this one! I’ve seen some of Keri’s older books–read the Nikki and Michael series too! But sounds awesome!

    Do love the new look as well! Very fresh!

  17. Love it and the colors and the banner!

  18. I’m really liking the new look so far!

  19. No pictures loading for me either :-( But I do love the blue color and the script “pops” nicely

    I am on a netbook running Windows 7 and I am using Firefox, not IE Explorer, if that makes any difference…..

  20. The general feel is good. Lots of broken links and missing images.
    The nav bar at the top is nice. Not sure about the way the background is broken up with the solid darker blue, then the patterned blue then the solid white in a large chunk at the bottom. Almost looks like a mistake on the tiling of the patterned background part. Keep working on it and i am sure you will get it fixed. Organizing folders for websites can be tedious at best.
    Love the books, thanks ladies!

  21. Wow, what a nice treat! Looks great!

  22. Love It!

  23. I’m a big fan of the color blue so I really like it. :)

  24. I like it. Ilona does an awesome job designing websites.

  25. It looks great!

  26. I love the new look!

  27. Love the website change. Love the colour

  28. Barbara Elness says:

    I love the new look, especially the colors and the graphics in the header.

  29. Nikki Egerton says:

    It’s brilliant! I thought I’d stumbled into the wrong room at first!

    It looks fresh, bright and kind of glowy :) Are there no end to the talents of Ilona Andrews??

  30. Bethany says:

    Very snazzy!

  31. I’m seriously loving the new look! The colours are great and the header is brilliant. Ilona Andrews sure is a talented woman indeed.

  32. CrystalGB says:

    I love the new look. Great colors and graphics.

  33. Love the new look, it’s simple and in the same time really attractind. Really like all the colors with the beautiful header. Really wonderful work!

  34. Molly Frenzel says:

    I love the new look! Good job, Ilona!

  35. It’s simple and yet nicely detailed. The heading catches my eye right away, especially the circle graphic. I like it!

  36. I like the circle graphic too. I tend to prefer the more straightforward designs, so this works for me. Love the color.

  37. Love the new color scheme.

  38. Kristin says:

    I think it’s great. Bright, colorful and appealing. I am a reader based on how the cover appeals to me. I would definately buy this book because the cover had drawn me in. I have been wanting to read this book for awhile now but kept waiting for the re-release. I am so excited.

  39. Mariska says:

    it’s clean, bright..and easy to navigate :) love it

  40. Overall, I think it’s a good look. When the page loaded, at first I was like, “What site did I go to?” before I realized it was a new look. I’m not sure about the two columns next to each other with nothing but white space separating them, though, but that’s about it.

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