A couple years ago, I decided to future proof my family’s professional choices by making sure that if they ever wanted to have their own website, that they already owned their name as a domain name. This included not only my children, but also my husband, Andy. At the time, none of them had a website, or any inclination to have a website, but I figured I’d better not wait until they were ready and then discover that their names were owned by someone else. It happens. And honestly, if you don’t already own your own name as a domain name, take a minute and go buy it. The annual cost is not that much, and I doubt you’ll regret it.
At the time, Andy didn’t have a website, but he is a thinker and a life-long student (not in the “never going to finish college and settle in a profession” way, but in the “will always read very smart books and think very hard about them” way, which, let’s face it, it’s good to have one of those in the family) and a good candidate for a blog. One day, his hosting company offered a year’s hosting for the price of one month, and we decided it was time for him to go for it. I built the site, designed it around one of his favorite images, and let him go to town.
A month or so ago, I realized that if the picture I’d used wasn’t actually on the home page of the site, it was just kind of a blah effect. And, being a thinker, Andy generates a pretty text heavy site. I quickly decided that the look of the site wasn’t working for him any more, so I started thinking about how we could change it. We ended up with a responsive theme (read: mobile friendly), which works well with more text than pictures, and is very clean and minimal (my choice, not necessarily his: sorry, honey). I started with Balance by StudioPress and honestly didn’t change it much at all for Andy, because I really liked it as-is. My only big changes were the color and the addition of a custom font. And adding Andy’s picture to his about page. Please, take him seriously.
So please, check out Andy Cornett’s updated website. Appreciate it! Disclaimer: this site may or may not have been paid for with many good home-cooked meals.