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Best Selling Author

Christine M Knight needed a new web page design and created a contest on 99designs.

A winner was selected from 170 designs submitted by 35 freelance designers.

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Winner - pixelish
pixelish did great job and was very professional and nice to work with.
- designsforme

How Christine M Knight started their web page design journey

Company name

Christine M Knight

Overview

Christine M Knight is an Australian writer who explores, through fiction, the current dilemma of women’s lives in relationship to their professions, partners, interaction with each other and with men, family and siblings, and the place of 'the ideal' versus 'the reality'.

Christine's work has distinctly Australian content and provides insight into the Australian human condition. Regular injections of wry, tender, funny and illuminating observations in inner thought, dialogue, and observations lighten the darker messages in her work.

Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach

A contemporary design for the website incorporating strong imagery, yet clean and simple design. The navigation should be intuitive and obvious.

Palettes can be any colour spectrum providing it allows for dark text on a light background. Soft appealing colours that meet the brief design (definitely not pink or red).

I have found that for overall palette I am preferring that the softer cooler colours (greys, greens, blues) over the vibrant colours of the book cover (fiery red). Feel free to adapt the blouse colour if you want, however I don't mind this being vibrant in itself. The site represents me after all ;)

The novel cover can be viewed at http://sidharta.com/books/index.jsp?uid=28
Approved fonts for the design are the standard basic Arial, Helvetica, Times, and Times New Roman.

The text should be easy to read with clear contrast of text over background colour.
I would also like to see some subtle use of a background image or graphic abstract, though nothing overpowering.

Requirements

Page Details

Two main pages will be used as templates for most of the site. They are ‘homepage’ and ‘novel page’. The site is preferred to be in a multi column layout, some items persistent on all pages, identified by ** on home page. Horizontal or vertical menu is up to the designer.
Homepage
• ** Menu
o Home, Blog, Contact, Events, Gallery, Other Writing
• Content on home page in order of value
o Author Bio
o Image with short bio
o Linking off to another full bio page
o Current novel
 Cover image
 Title
 Short book intro/blurb
 Linking off to full page book overview
o On Writing
 Cover image
 Title
 Short text book intro/blurb
 Linking off to page with information on writing the book
o ** Upcoming events / book signing list
o ** List of latest blog posts
o Latest blog post also on the home page
o ** Facebook page link to Official Christine M Knight Fan Page
o ** Links to bookseller online sites and Amazon
Novel page
o Title
o Cover art
o Blurb
o Links to bookseller online sites and Amazon
o Links to on writing

Example Websites

Feel free to draw inspiration from other author sites, but please keep in mind the overview context.

Many author sites are often underwhelming as they can be secondary to the publisher promotional sites. As such they can be bland, or the other extreme and suffer from overzealous flash development experiments.

Just keep in mind that this is a persistent author website. Please keep in mind the audience, as simple, clean, elegant designs are likely to be preferred over extravagance.

Number of pages

1

Page descriptions

Christine M Knight is an Australian writer who explores, through fiction, the current dilemma of women’s lives in relationship to their professions, partners, interaction with each other and with men, family and siblings, and the place of 'the ideal' versus 'the reality'.

Christine's work has distinctly Australian content and provides insight into the Australian human condition. Regular injections of wry, tender, funny and illuminating observations in inner thought, dialogue, and observations lighten the darker messages in her work.

Existing website

Christine M Knight is an Australian writer who explores, through fiction, the current dilemma of women’s lives in relationship to their professions, partners, interaction with each other and with men, family and siblings, and the place of 'the ideal' versus 'the reality'.

Christine's work has distinctly Australian content and provides insight into the Australian human condition. Regular injections of wry, tender, funny and illuminating observations in inner thought, dialogue, and observations lighten the darker messages in her work.

Example websites

Christine M Knight is an Australian writer who explores, through fiction, the current dilemma of women’s lives in relationship to their professions, partners, interaction with each other and with men, family and siblings, and the place of 'the ideal' versus 'the reality'.

Christine's work has distinctly Australian content and provides insight into the Australian human condition. Regular injections of wry, tender, funny and illuminating observations in inner thought, dialogue, and observations lighten the darker messages in her work.

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