Author A.J. Hartley wanted a simple minisite dedicated to his popular book series, Steeplejack. We created a new theme to represent the South African, old-time feel associated with the book settings and added pages for a variety of extras sure to interest his fans.
Minisite Home Page
A.J. is multi-talented and did all of the painted artwork for his new pages. His watercolor designs provided texture and a variety of color. We added a parchment background to compliment the watercolor washes. The warm golds and browns in the background provided a good contrast to the lavender in the painted images making the really stand out.
The footer section of each page provides links back to the author main site where each book is detailed. Also, links to significant author pages are provided to encourage fans to explore more from about A.J. and his other books.
Bonus Material Pages
Each sub-page has a menu at the top to access the other minisite pages.
The local history is provided in newspaper format complete with custom ads!
Pages with photos that inspired the setting are included. Slideshows with thumbnails allow the fans to browse at their leisure.
Pages with links to maps, posts, short stories, background information on writing and more are provided.
Some very interesting recipes related to the books are included. A print icon provides a nice recipe page stripped of all extraneous web elements right in the browser.