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Beyond the Graves

Sometimes simple is best

I've been teaching myself web design lately. This website that you're reading Right! This! Very! Second! is built on a template provided by the Authors Guild. It's serviceable, it works well for an author's site, and, um... well, it isn't quite what I need to show off my galumphing great skills as a graphic designer. Which I will put one up as soon as I finish designing it, OK?

Meanwhile, for some reason it never occurred to me that a website could be like rilla rilla rilla simple. For instance: the one for Chicago Tribune feature writer and Pulitzer winner Julia Keller. Never met the woman, never read a word by her. I ought to have, as she wrote Mr. Gatling's Terrible Marvel: The Gun that Changed Everything and the Misunderstood Genius Who Invented It, which totally sounds like something I'd like.

Anyway, I came across her website while working on a book about West Virginia. One of my grandfathers was from Huntington, West Virginia, or nearabouts, and she's an alumna of Marshall University—which is in Huntington, West Virginia.

So what's so special about the site? To me, I mean? I just like the photo, really.
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