When I first became interested in Web Design, I mainly wanted to work with authors and writing groups. These are groups that will need to have their websites updated frequently, and the topic really interests me. My project is for a made-up writers group, Midland Fiction Writers. The page is the group's January page, so it contains information on speakers, the contest, and workshop reflecting that. The project includes many of the features found on writers group websites. All but one of the "Upcoming Speakers" are Michigan authors. The listed editors and agents are real as well. All links go to the individual's actual websites (not designed by me!). The board members are fictional names, created by real authors (Jack Torrance, from Stephen King's The Shining). The emails listed for them are completely fake and do not work.
I'm not sure if I'm happy with the colors I used. I wanted something neutral, but attention getting, so I decided to leave what I had. I would have liked to have added an "Our Authors" page, but I couldn't get the styles right for more of a grid layout. I also would have liked to change the styles a bit more for the pages I do have, but they worked for the website. I did not have another section to add, so my Home page and About Us page are the same. I realized that I need to spend some extra time learning more about style sheets.
I did like the way the project turned out, overall. The page is clean and uncluttered. It contains all the information a prospective or current member would need. The website contains most of the features and sections I had in mind. I had fun creating this project and would like to create a real site in the future.