Sunday, February 2, 2014

BEAT to a PULP is Back!

Our sixth year begins at BEAT to a PULP (really the seventh if you count the first few stories at the very close of  '08), and I don't say this every January but I'm certain it will be one of our strongest years to date. The main reason is Scott and I are welcoming Chad Eagleton to the team and appreciate his fresh perspective in selecting stories and his eagle eye (bad pun intended). Also our web mistress, dMix, has sharpened our look with a more eye-popping site that's still easy to navigate but looks damn good if I do say so myself. Of course, there're still a few kinks to work out like adding back our ENTIRE archive. Yep, again. *GULP!* Give us a few weeks to accomplish that chore. And we have a couple of glitches to work out for those of you who prefer to read on mobile devices. Please let us know if you see any problems so we can work out all the issues.

But look who we are honored to have returning to BTAP--Frank Bill. Freshly back from distinguished excursions like Oxford American Magazine, The New York Times and Playboy.  Frank is the author of the widely acclaimed “Donnybrook" and the forthcoming, The Salvaged & The Savage.

This week Frank Bill is at BEAT to a PULP with "Life of Salvage."

12 comments:

Naomi Johnson said...

I like the new look of BTAP.

Garnett Elliott said...

Sharp looking site, big D.

David Cranmer said...

Thank you, both. Needed feedback.

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

David, the new site has a clean look about it which, personally, I'd attribute to the typeface. Makes you feel like reading the stories. Thanks for sharing Frank Bill's story.

David Cranmer said...

Our designer will appreciate that detailed appraisal, Prashant. She spent a lot of time selecting just the right typeface.

erikarneson said...

The look is clean, the graphics are terrific, and the font choice is great. (What font is the body text?) Well don!

erikarneson said...

D'oh! Well DONE, of course.

Charles Gramlich said...

Excellent. Sounds like even more exciting times acoming!

David Cranmer said...

Thanks, Erik. The font for the story is Georgia, and the rest of the site is Oswald. I think I found the names for my next series ... the Oswald and Georgia mysteries.

Thanks, Charles.

Oscar said...

I'm thinkin' a person will read the stories for the dripping blood and intrigue indicated by the new design.

David Cranmer said...

We've had the "dripping blood" logo since 2010 courtesy of John Bergin. Very thankful for his sharp logo that we'll keep for another few decades.

jack welling said...

Nice update. I'll be reading. Glad it is back.