We have been hard at work behind the scenes to get our new website up and running. We have a new domain – HoustonSwords.com – but don’t worry, HoustonSwordSports.com will still work!
We got a lot of compliments on our old website and we were pretty happy with it, too. Our biggest problem with the old website was that our side of things was really clunky and inflexible. While most of the pages worked just fine, there were a few things we couldn’t do easily (if at all). The new theme is really easy to use and change, so we can customize things as much as we want. Our goal is to have a really cool-looking site where all the information you need is easy to find. If you see anything we could do to improve, let us know!
We got a second URL for a couple of reasons. @HoustonSwords is our handle for a few different social media sites, so having HoustonSwords.com as our domain unifies things a little. The other reason is that HoustonSwordSports.com is really long. Now we can use bigger fonts on our flyers!
We are slowly moving to the HoustonSwords.com domain for email. All the old emails still work, but if you want to contact Liz, Dan, or both of us you can use Liz@/Dan@/Info@ respectively.
Great big thanks are due to our own Caroline, who did most of the heavy lifting on the theme change, and Stephanie Evans, who provided invaluable advice and those cool red lines in the menus. Contact either of them if you are looking to get a sweet website like ours sometime soon.
Finally, for laughs, here are some mockups I made to show Caroline what I wanted in the website. I can’t read my handwriting either.
A very early version of the homepage. My response: Move All the Things!