Saturday, 25 April 2009

New professional website

Taking a leaf out of Michelle's book, I decided to make myself a professional website a few weeks ago. Again through Michelle's recommendation, I used weebly to make the site. It's a fantastic site and so easy to use. In just a few hours I'd put everything on there I wanted.

The annoying thing was that my domain address had the word "weebly" in there. It's hardly professional to have that in your website. So I decided to bite the bullet and buy a domain (for under £8). I went to and spent a long time trying to find a decent site name. I thought about neilbakerwrites (but that limits what I'm saying I'll do). Then I thought about neilbakeraction (because I write a lot of action, but again - limiting. In the end, I went with Because I create things, you see?

Alas that wasn't the end. I then encountered insane problems with the website. I couldn't get it to show up at all. I googled 123-reg and discovered that they're famously crap. Everyone else seems to have problems with them. I found a number for them (after searching for hours) and gave them a call. They now assure me that the website is perfectly fine and will continue to work.

It seems to be ok at the moment, but I strongly advise against 123-reg!

Anyway, take a look at my professional website and let me know what you think. It's got details on the services I offer, projects, testimonials and even a sample from this here blog.


Sofluid said...

It's very snazzy indeed! Like I said, our sites complement each other - like Angel and Demon! lol

Mine still has its weebly attributes but I'm happy with it until I get round to sorting it all out properly :)

Neil said...

For now. Yours will get darker and darker as time goes on....

Désirée said...

Classic, simple, easy to use. Maybe a little too gray. Gray is a safe colour, but it might also give the impression that you don't stand out.

Neil said...

Thanks for taking a look Desiree. I went with grey for the simplistic aspect, but I see your point - not the most ellaborate website ever.

I do think it complements the dark tone of the blog though and the fact that action is my speciality.