As you can see, Frauke finished with the installation of the new website template and she did a fabulous job! I can’t tell you all how much I love her work. Every single project she’s ever done for me has turned out marvelously. Croco Designs is now her full time job and I can tell you, if she’s got an opening, grab it. You won’t be disappointed in her work.

I’m going to be running a contest – I’ll choose two winners at random from all the comments (from today’s entry until Friday afternoon at 3 pm pacific) who’ll win a copy of any of my available titles, including paper.

46 comments to “Shiny!”

  1. Maura
    April 9th, 2007 at 1:13 pm · Link

    I love it! Of course I’m a devoted Frauke customer too – your old site turned me on to her and she does SUCH great work!!!

    Congrats on the shing new home!!!

  2. Tehya
    April 9th, 2007 at 1:14 pm · Link

    It is beautiful! Congrats!

  3. Amelia
    April 9th, 2007 at 1:26 pm · Link

    Verrrrrrrrry nice (I don’t need to be in the contest, just sayin’!)

  4. Bonnie Rose Leigh
    April 9th, 2007 at 1:27 pm · Link

    It looks wonderful, Lauren. Faust does such amazing work.

  5. Mindy G.
    April 9th, 2007 at 1:30 pm · Link

    Wow! Your new website is fantastic Lauren, I LOVE all the covers and excerpts
    Frauke is an artiste’

  6. Loribelle Hunt
    April 9th, 2007 at 1:34 pm · Link

    Wonderful! Love the new look Lauren!

  7. bungluna
    April 9th, 2007 at 1:41 pm · Link

    Congratulations! It looks great. Now I’m off to see all the nooks and crannies.

  8. Jaci Burton
    April 9th, 2007 at 1:48 pm · Link

    Love the new look Lauren! The color rocks! And I love your covers on the side.

    Frauke did a fabulous job! 😀

  9. shellya
    April 9th, 2007 at 2:05 pm · Link

    woohoo Lauren. Your new site looks fantastic. I like the turquoise color. Congrats. 😀

  10. Amy S.
    April 9th, 2007 at 2:09 pm · Link

    Congrats on the new site! I love it! It’s looks great and I love the colors. Some good books on the coming soon page too. :mrgreen:

  11. Melissa
    April 9th, 2007 at 2:10 pm · Link

    Love the new site! Gorgeous coloring! Congratulations! And a contest, too!

    Melany’s site is getting a new look for May. I’m excited to see what our fabulous web mistress Paula comes up with.


  12. Ashlyn Chase
    April 9th, 2007 at 2:10 pm · Link

    Love the new website! Frauke is a genius. She did mine too! Aren’t we lucky to have her?

  13. Cathy
    April 9th, 2007 at 2:21 pm · Link

    This looks so great, Lauren. Love the FAQ’s and News sections.

  14. Alison Kent
    April 9th, 2007 at 2:53 pm · Link

    Didn’t know you were doing a new design! Looks fab! I had Frauke do a couple of things for me (for a client) because I’m SO WordPress lame!!!!

  15. Amme
    April 9th, 2007 at 2:58 pm · Link

    lovely layout. Matches up to all the different subgenres you write very well. 🙂


  16. Sandra Skidmore
    April 9th, 2007 at 3:31 pm · Link

    Love the new website. Very easy to navigate.

  17. Lauren
    April 9th, 2007 at 3:44 pm · Link

    Thank you everyone!

    Alison – I’m a wordpress convert. I used to to my own html coding and ftp everything but this is soooo much easier. As long as I’m signed in, I can edit right when I see something and it’s immediate. Way easier than html and css.

  18. penny
    April 9th, 2007 at 4:24 pm · Link

    The new site design looks great!
    Very easy to find what you’re looking for.

  19. rhian
    April 9th, 2007 at 5:09 pm · Link

    Very nice – i love the new bookshelf on the right..ALOT!!! Gives a nice visual overview of You.

  20. BadBarb
    April 9th, 2007 at 5:18 pm · Link

    Hi lauren!!!

    I think the site looks great!!!

    I read your blog about the eggs and had to laugh, I am not a fan of eggs and only colored and hid them.

  21. Stephanie
    April 9th, 2007 at 5:31 pm · Link

    WOW!!! Great new design Lauren!! I really like the colors and the city background!!

  22. Kathy Thomas
    April 9th, 2007 at 5:31 pm · Link

    Love the new website. Very easy to follow and find things.
    Keep up the good work!!!

  23. Christine
    April 9th, 2007 at 5:42 pm · Link

    The new websit is great. The graphics are amazing and still easy to figure it out

  24. Michele
    April 9th, 2007 at 6:47 pm · Link

    Oh, the new look is SHARP and CLASSY.

    Much to be excited about. 😀
    Congrats, Lauren!

  25. JUDY COX
    April 9th, 2007 at 7:13 pm · Link

    Love the new look!! Congrads!!

  26. Michelle
    April 9th, 2007 at 7:36 pm · Link

    Love the new website, it is so cool! Love the books too and just can’t wait for the next one.

  27. Michelle
    April 9th, 2007 at 7:37 pm · Link

    Love the new website. It is so cool! Love the books too and I just can’t wait for the next one.

  28. Collette
    April 9th, 2007 at 7:51 pm · Link

    Yikes–this is great! Nice work Frauke–I love the colors. It’s crisp and lovely.

  29. Jennybrat
    April 9th, 2007 at 8:57 pm · Link

    The new design is cool and stylish. Frauke rocks! Happy Easter!

  30. Lisa T
    April 9th, 2007 at 9:51 pm · Link

    Great new design. Love the covers down the side. Easy navigation. Great work by Frauke!

  31. Teresa W.
    April 9th, 2007 at 10:57 pm · Link

    Love the new look and the colors! 😆

  32. April
    April 10th, 2007 at 2:50 am · Link

    Frauke did an amazing job on your site. I really love the color sceme and and all the imagery. Especially the book covers on the side of the blog here.

  33. Rachelle C.
    April 10th, 2007 at 6:17 am · Link

    What a prodigy of beauty!

  34. Christy M
    April 10th, 2007 at 8:50 am · Link

    wow what a great looking site! Very hip and modern. so easy to navigate and find your way. Congrads and cudos to your web designer! awesome job.

  35. Cherie J
    April 10th, 2007 at 9:20 am · Link

    Love the new look! The colors are great! Classy but with an edge of sexiness. Everything is laid out so clearly.

  36. N.J. Walters
    April 10th, 2007 at 10:12 am · Link

    OMG I love it, Lauren. Frauke is amazing. It’s beautiful!

  37. Sherry
    April 10th, 2007 at 10:24 am · Link

    I love it Lauren! The site looks beautiful. Congrats! 🙂

  38. Lisa W
    April 10th, 2007 at 10:51 am · Link

    Wow,the website looks great.

  39. Deborah
    April 10th, 2007 at 10:52 am · Link

    Cool looking website.

  40. Shuck Ying
    April 10th, 2007 at 10:52 am · Link

    Very refreshing and modern look to your website.

  41. annalisa
    April 10th, 2007 at 11:20 am · Link

    Your website’s new look is fabulous! I especially like your bookshelf on the side. 😀

  42. Ember
    April 10th, 2007 at 12:58 pm · Link

    Most definitely qualifies as shiny 😛

  43. Lori Y.
    April 10th, 2007 at 6:30 pm · Link

    Love the new website!! Frauke did a fantastic job!! 😀

  44. Crystal B.
    April 11th, 2007 at 12:12 pm · Link

    Website looks great. Congratulations.

  45. Kim
    April 11th, 2007 at 7:32 pm · Link

    WTG, Frauke. Love the new site! She does do a great job.

  46. Joy Isley
    April 12th, 2007 at 2:00 pm · Link

    Just surfed in from another website. Glad I did. The site is easy on the eyes ad easy to navigate. I enjoy reading your books too