Sunday, December 31, 2006

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Calendar still available!

Although it is almost 2007 you can still get hold of the People of the Book Calendar.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Happy Christmas

A very happy Christmas to all readers of The People of the Book blog.

Friday, September 29, 2006

Revamp by November

I think I'll have to revamp the whole site in October or it won't be ready for ages and ages. It needs a great deal of work doing and it isn't going to get done if I leave it longer.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

At this rate

I don't think there will be a site update before the end of October, which is a shame indeed.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Site update: What's coming up

When the next version of the site is up each painting will have a page devoted to it giving comment and background information amongst other things.

When all of that is done I plan to run a series of posts here about each painting as well.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Hopeful that the site will be updated again in 2006

That is the plan, but so far there is very little to update it with. I'd like to have lots of new stuff done in the next month or by the end of October at the lastest, we'll have to wait and see.

Monday, August 28, 2006

And with the texts come ...

Poetry. That's the plan, to include a poem with each painting and accompanying text. At least, with a lot of them. We'll have to see how it works out.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Texts update

The next version of the People of the Book site is going to have text about each painting. Each of the paintings will have their own page with a good deal of information about the painting. The text is being written by a range of writers chosen by the artist.

Of course, there's quite a lot to write. There are 37 paintings, so we need 37 texts written. It is taking time, but I hope it will be worth it in the end.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Next upgrade to the People of the Book site

You may wonder what is going on with the People of Book site?

Well, behind the scenes it is being updated, and should get a make over in a few weeks.

The reason it takes a long time is that there is quite a lot of new material going up too. Of course, all of this needs to be written, and that is what takes the real time.

So, don't worry, there will be more stuff coming about the paintings, how they were made and the inspiration behind them. You just need to be patient.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

. . . calendar ?





I know, but it is excellent. Do take a look. Click on the pictures for larger versions. Check out the link to Lulu.com on the side bar of the blog. Visit the web site too. It will be updated soon I hope.

Enjoy.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Yet more raving about this calendar





I know, but it is excellent. Do take a look. Click on the pictures for larger versions. Check out the link to Lulu.com.

Enjoy.

Friday, July 21, 2006

About the calendar

I thought I'd add a few comments about the new 2007 calendar. When I ordered mine it took just over two weeks to arrive. The site accepts card payment and is very secure indeed. The ordering process is simple and easy to follow. I hope you find it ok.

http://www.lulu.com/content/274917

Click on the pictures for a larger image




If you want to see these photos larger click on the pictures.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

That calendar again ...




Well, I couldn't let it be. I thought I just had to post some pictures up to give you a better idea of what it looks like.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

People of the book calendar arrives!!!!

This is just a short post to say that the calendar arrived this morning.

What can I say, it is FANTASTIC !!!

It exceeded my wildest expectations. This is why:

- The prints of the paintings are excellent
- The quality of the paper is superb
- The overall presentation is wonderful
- Even the packaging was really good, very secure

The calendar is much bigger than I expected, it works really well indeed.

I'm going to take some pictures soon and I'll post again so you can see them, I'm sure you'll be impressed.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

The People of the Book goes out into the Blogosphere

The People of the Book blog is now on the official blogosphere, and you can now search our blog too!

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

People of the book calendar again

I've ordered one of the calendars to see what it actually looks like. I thought it had come in the post today but it was something else. I can't wait to find out what it finally looks like when it is done. I do hope it is ok.

Friday, July 07, 2006

New email feature on the blog...

Now you can get email updates from the People of the Book web log. Simply add you email address and click subscribe and that's it!

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

A new press page

I've been working on a new press page for interested publications. Hopefully it will help to promote the site and the paintings.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

People of the Book and Amazon

Don't forget that when you use the Amazon search on the People of the Book front page and order something from Amazon, it helps to support our site.

Friday, June 30, 2006

UK Merchandise store now open for business!

Click on the title of this post to visit our new UK based store or copy this link into your browser.

http://www.spreadshirt.net/shop.php?sid=151085

Visit soon, there'll be more stuff soon.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

2007 Calendar available

The 2007 calendar is now available. Click the title of this post to have a look at it.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

New work on the site

The site is going through a bit of a refresh. Lots of new features and pages are being added, and I'm doing a good deal of tidying up of the exiting pages. Making things easier to see, making more links available on pages, that kind of thing.

More soon!

Thursday, June 22, 2006

UK Merchandise store coming soon

We're currently in the process of setting up a UK store for merchandise like T-shirts and the like. This should be completed in the next few weeks, so hopefully our UK visitors will be able to feel better catered for.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Search engines

We're listed on Yahoo and MSN together with all the numerous Christian search engines as well.

Monday, June 19, 2006

People of the Book : Book list?

The book list is taking shape. It contains a list of some of the books that were influential during the time that the paintings came about.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

I didn't know...

... just how many Christian search engine sites there were. How do they all stay afloat? I've been spending this evening submitting our URL to them one after another, it takes ages.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Submitted all over the place

Now we're all submitted to Yahoo, and MSN, and Google.

This of couse doesn't mean anything as there are billions of pages and sites on the internet, but it is one very small step in the right direction.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

We are listed on Google

But very low down in the rankings...

... never mind!

Friday, June 09, 2006

Feedback

The site is getting lots of good feedback at the moment from all sorts of places. In particular on the Ship of Fools forum.

If you're interested visit:

http://forum.ship-of-fools.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=006722

Please do leave feedback on the site and say what you think works and what doesn't.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Slideshow

A number of people have mentioned that a slideshow would be good to have on the site. One of the features of the old site was that you could watch each painting in turn as a sort of slideshow.

Well, I've taken this on board and I've started to make a new slideshow. This time it will sit on a page and go through all the paintings one after another then start again from the beginning.

The only drawback is that the slideshow will be quite big, and will probably need a broadband connection to use it.

I shall be testing it out over the next few days to see how it works.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Keep 'em coming

Seems to be more people visiting the site. There's been some comment on Ship-Of-Fools as well. Let's hope that the momentum keeps up.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

An interesting site to visit

An interesting site for Christian comment is the Ship of Fools. If you haven't been there, take a look.

http://ship-of-fools.com/index.html

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

New site up and running

Here we go, all done and live, although I'm sure it'll need changing soon enough.

Do take a look and tell me what you think.

http://www.thepeopleofthebook.co.uk

Monday, May 22, 2006

Gallery

All the pages for the new site are finished now with the exception of the gallery which I will finish off tomorrow. Then it will all be done!

That is to say it will be done for now, until there's something that I want to update.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Thinking past the next step

The new web site is nearly ready for launch. It should be up by about Monday. Thinking about that though makes me think about what I'd like to do with it after that. Here are some ideas:

1. Download of high quality images
2. Print ordering
3. People of the Book DVD

I'll keep thinking and keep adding them on.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Design stage completed

All finished now. Build is now well underway.

All expected to be built by the end of May.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

New site moving forward . . .

The main page is almost done, which is good as it will be a template for much of the rest of the site and has so far been almost impossible to get right!

Thursday, May 04, 2006

New Design starting to work

After lots of work and trying out of different ideas the design for the new site is moving forward and developing well. I think that the site should still be on target to go live by the end of May.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Site design moving forward nicely

The overall design for the new site is moving ahead and should be ready earlier than originally planned. The new site will not only look much nicer, but will be able to provide visitors with lots of new things to do with the People of the Book.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

New site moving forward . . .

The new People of the Book site is starting to take shape. It will look quite different from the existing site, and will have lots more information and things to do. Hopefully it will be up and running towards the end of May.

Monday, April 17, 2006

What now, What next?

What now for the People of the Book? The new site is beginning to be developed, but what I need to do is to work out what will be useful and what won't. The usual kind of stuff will be there:

- News
- Paintings
- How to get an exhibition up and running
- Press
- Info / About page
- Links: Store / Blog etc...

But what else should the new site have?

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Calendar and Prints getting closer

I've been putting in a few extra hours on the People of the Book 2007 calendar, and it is coming together quite well. I hope to have it available in about a month or so, mainly because I recognise that there really is little point in having a 2007 calendar available this early in the year. Still, it is something that I'd like to get out of the way and sorted so I can move on to other things.

I am also working on making prints available, and I think I have found a company that will do it online for a reasonable cost. More soon on that front.

Friday, April 14, 2006

New site up and running but with errors

The new site is at:

http://www.thepeopleofthebook.co.uk/

It is up and running, but with some errors that I haven't been able to correct as yet.

Do check it out if you get the time.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Calendar nearing completion

The People of the Book 2007 is well under way and should be ready in the next couple of weeks. More details will be posted as soon as they are available.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Discussion Group up and running

The discussion group is up and running. If you'd like to be added to the group you need to be sent an invite. If you'd like to be added just go to the site and send an email to us and we'll email you an invite.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

People of the Book Discussion Group Online: 2

The discussion site is up and running now, but only available via invitation. If you'd like to be invited please let me know.

People of the Book Discussion Group Online: 1

There have been a few comments about the possibility of setting up a discussion group for the People of the Book web site. This is something that can be done fairly easily. So, it'll probably be up and running in the next few days.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

People of the Book on the move

In the next month or so People of the Book will be moving on the web. We've just bought the domain, www.peopleofthebook.co.uk. There's nothing at that address as yet so don't bother visiting yet, but in the next month or two it will have a brand new People of the Book site.

More news on the move will be posted soon.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

People of the Book Calendar

I noticed that the People of the Book calendar link wasn't working on the web site. I think I've fixed it now.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Small steps

The next update of the main site is about to be released. More updates, more information, and hopefully, more usable. As ever, please get in touch if there's something on the site that you'd like to see, or for that matter, something that you wouldn't like to see.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

2007 Calendar now?

Well, why not. We're working on a 2007 People of the Book calendar using a different picture each day. I think it will look excellent when it is finished.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

More updates

Just in the process of updating the site again. Mostly it is just stuff like making it easier to navigate around it, and clearer to find what you want. Also adding links to this blog and making sure that all the right information is there.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Moving plan

Eventually People of the Book is going to move to a dedicated URL in the future. Probably in a month or so People of the book will move and at that point get a complete make over as well. The plan is to revamp the site and add lots of new features and a more interactive dimension to the site as well.

Friday, March 17, 2006

New stuff at the store, and other news

We've added some new products to the people of the book store.

Also, we're working towards getting a new domain (web address) for People of the Book. When we move to the new address we'll be totally revamping the site along with new features and page. The site will have a whole new look and will load quicker.

Keep coming back and checking on what's happening.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

People of the Book merchandise coming soon.

We're getting ready to launch a couple of T-shirts and a calendar soon. Watch this space for more information.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

More work to do

Feed back on the People of the Book site so far has been very positive although there have been one or two problems with emails not getting through. However, that being said it seems as though everything is working now and we're moving forward. The main focus for the next few weeks will be in marketing the site and getting it noticed.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

New site launched

At last the new People of the Book site has been launched. It is just a start and needs more work, but at least it is there and can be viewed. If you're reading this please do leave feedback and let us know what you think.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Ideas, Ideas, Ideas

There are so many things that could be done with the collection. I've got so many ideas that I thought I'd start to list them out.

- A People of the Book DVD including an interview with the artist, poetry, visuals.
- A podcast of music to accompany the paintings

Sunday, February 12, 2006

What is to come?

By the end of February a new People of the book web site will launch. This will have a link into this blog, a gallery with images of the paintings, an online shop where you can buy prints and other merchandise, and also an online diary to access details of exhibitions.

Not long to wait know. All of the development work is well under way.