We recently redid a WordPress website for New York City writer Stephanie Feuer, author of the YA e-book, Drawing Amanda.

Stephanie’s original site had been hacked. The bad guys had corrupted the site thoroughly with unwelcomed content.

We created a brand new site, borrowing some design elements from the prior version. The new site is more modern, however. We stressed a simple design and made sure the site is responsive — and so displays appropriately on screens of all sizes including mobile phones.

While we developed the site, because Stephanie had had a site previously, we created a simple landing page, making sure to put into place temporary 302 redirections so that people attempting to visit pages that previously existed would not face the dreaded 404 page not found error. Meanwhile, the site was developed on our secure staging environment. Our work included substantial work with imagery. To gather some content we made use of the Wayback Machine, which captures historical information about websites. We identified and corrected the domain’s placement on security “black lists” stemming from the hack.

Stephanie also hosts with GoatCloud. We provide a robust, secure hosting platform and made the site HTTPS for browsing security (all new sites we host are HTTPS; it’s essential). Images optimized, browser caching in place. It all makes for quick navigation and an enjoyable browsing experience.

Visit Stephanie’s website here: https://stephaniefeuer.com

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