As Ana’s Attic gets ready to embark on it’s fourth year (WOW!) it was time for a refresh! More and more of my readers are accessing the site on their phones, and the old site was not mobile friendly. This new site, coded by EMR Design Studio is mobile friendly and will adjust to any screen size. On tablets you should still see it pretty much like the desktop site, but on the phone, it’s a mobile site. Turn your phone to the side to see the sidebar extras, otherwise scroll to the bottom of the page.
The main page of the site has 4 big buttons:
- Book Reviews (chronological from the most recent)
- New Release, Sale and Free posts (chronological from the most recent)
- Top Picks Lists (I will be working on a major overhaul of this next)
- Daily Updates: up-to-the-minute Facebook updates. Since we post all of the current sales and book news on Facebook & Twitter as fast as we can, you can see all the latest posts easily right from the site. Though I only post a new one a couple of times a week, the Facebook feed in it is always current to the last 25 posts. So you can look at one 5 days old and it will still have the most current feed. (You can check my sidebar as well). These updates are also mailed to your inbox in my daily newsletter.
These 4 buttons are also duplicated in the very top menu so you can access them from any page in the site and from the top menu you can choose which reviews you want to see in the pull down.
While my husband did the new header, Elsa from EMR Design Studio did all of the site coding and was absolutely AMAZING to work with. No matter how crazy my request, she found a way to do it! I can’t gush about this girl enough!
I still have a lot of updates I plan on doing this year, making the site much more searchable. I will be going back to my very first post and begin updating! There are a few thousand posts, so it may take all year…sigh…but it will be worth it. My top picks lists and series orders will all be refreshed and added to as well. It will be slow though I spend a lot of hours already doing this blog, I can’t add too many more or I’d never read! Plus, I have Wicked Book Weekend creeping up on me and that’s a TON of work.
**Please let me know if you encounter any glitches**
I will be giving away a $15 Gift card here, as well as one on Facebook “Flash” Giveaway to celebrate!