Author Web Site

Now live: the site I designed for Colson Whitehead. It uses Movable Type as a content management system, but is it a blog? Assuming the term means a vehicle for frequently updated, self-published content—or content for its own sake—I don’t think you could call it that, no. (Even using that definition, some balk at the word; note David Byrne’s comments in re. his online journal.) Rather, this is a way of exploiting the technology to have occasionally updated news about readings, events, and the like for fans, without having to deal with either HTML, or any kind of intermediary. It’s an author site, elegant and spare—and with an RSS feed. And I think it looks pretty damn good.

In related news, I’m so psyched to read Apex Hides the Hurt.