Marilla update #1

Okay, I admit it. I can’t leave Marilla alone.

Here’s the second in the series of “before and after” pictures of websites I’ve built to give you an idea of what I might be able to do for you. This case study features my own website which I use to promote myself as an actress and a stand-up comedian. When I first built my website I used Kompozer, a free WYSIWYG website design tool from Mozilla of Firefox fame. It had the basic information up there – links to my resume, showreel, a contact page, the blog etc. but, let’s face it, it wasn’t pretty:

Marilla Wex's first website


Originally I just hosted it at the free AOL webspace I had with my old email account and tacked on a WordPress blog to it, then when I started building BANS sites and could host unlimited sites with Hostgator I put it up with all my BANS sites.

After I discovered Elegant Themes and realized I could rebuild my site with the blog as the main focus wrapped up in a gorgeous template I went about rebuilding it and realized I could get a lot more bang for buck with the Elegant Themes flexibility.


There’s a lot going on visually using the Featured Articles and thumbnail features available in the Cion theme, but the layout is still neat and easily navigated while being attractive. I’ve had lots of great compliments from other actors, casting directors and other colleagues in the business.

Check out the second update of this website here.

Marilla Wex is the founder and owner of Wex Sites.