My name is Robin Lee Hatcher, and I have been a published author for over 30 years. When websites entered the picture, I had a site that was designed and maintained by a third party. But any time I wanted to make a change, no matter how minor, it often took a week or more for it to happen and then I was charged a significant fee.
I finally decided to take over the management of my site and slowly but surely I learned about website design so I could change the look myself. Dreamweaver quickly became my software of choice for my HTML site.
And that worked great for a long time. But in recent years, the need for sites to be mobile friendly has become ever more important. Websites need to have a dynamic look and be easy to navigate, even on a smartphone. For many, that means a switch to a site built on the WordPress platform or an update to a mobile friendly theme.
An experienced designer helped me make the change to WordPress. I learned how to use the platform while I moved material from my old, static site to the new site the designer had created. Later, as my knowledge grew, I redesigned my site by myself a couple of times until I hit upon the theme that suited me best.
Working on websites is another creative outlet for me. But what I really love is helping people get a site that is easy to use and that meets their needs. Custom site designs can be expensive and often cost much more than what small businesses (including authors) can afford, especially those just beginning to build a platform.
But having a smaller budget doesn’t mean you can’t have a great looking, dynamic, mobile friendly site. I am able to create WordPress sites using Genesis and Genesis child themes at a marked discount from what many design firms charge. You can see examples of my work in the portfolio.
If you would like to discuss a makeover for your website or the creation of a new website, use the Contact Form to email me and we can set up a time to discuss your needs and what I can do for you.
I needed a professional looking, fully functional website and blog, but I wanted to spend my time and energy writing, not struggling through the agony of learning new web-design software. Robin was the answer to my prayers.
— Judy A Knox