A lot of my time the last few weeks has been involved with the revamping of the FF&P website. Shameless plug here –> http://www.romance-ffp.com. It’s definitely been a labor of love. Liz Pelletier (the absolutely amazing back-end programmer that she is) and I were forced to take something that clearly has not been updated in ages and turn it into something new. By its very nature, FF&P has to be a dynamic site – authors are always coming and going, books are being pubbed, membership changes and so does the content…and it’s impossible to do by hand. (Not and keep one’s sanity, anyway.) Thankfully, Liz was willing to work her ass off, learning a new language in a matter of weeks and completely restructure the back end of the site. My own bits aren’t nearly as impressive. Making things look vaguely appealing isn’t as hard as it sounds. And truthfully, function should always come before form. Any application can look brilliant but if it’s broken then there really isn’t much point.
About Allison Pang
Hello Kitty Connoisseur.
I write the Abby Sinclair UF series, published by Pocket Books and the ongoing Fox & Willow webcomic at Sad Sausage Dogs. Represented by Jess Regel of Foundry Literary + Media.