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Michael Trant, Author

Michael came to me with an existing site that had been hacked. The login details for the site had been changed, and Michael could no longer access his own content. Nightmare!

Building a new site with beefed up security was a priority, especially with a new book launch on the way. To tackle the security concerns, we started with a completely fresh install using a new host with security measures included on the server side. I also changed the login link, and limited the number of login attempts allowed to access the site. Then it was time for the fun, design stuff.

Michael writes in an authentic, rural voice, and we wanted his website to echo that. The colour scheme was taken from the professional photos he had, which had the same vide. We went with neutral earthy colours that leave room for the book cover images to take centre stage.

Creating an online store to sell books onsite gave me an opportunity to play with custom fields to add toggles for users to read reviews and an excerpt on each book’s product page. Michael also has a lot going on with events, speaking to the media, and news, all of which needed to find space on the new site in an easy to navigate, user friendly way.  

Checkout Michael’s author website in the screenshots below, or find a link to the live site below. And if you are into Australian outback crime fiction, make sure to give his books a read. I love them!

*Please note, that as I give my clients full control of their site, changes may have been made to the original design.

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