Michael Wex update #1

When Michael Wex’s first book hit the New York Times best-seller list he needed a web presence fast.

I thought it would be interesting for you to see “before and after” pictures of websites I’ve built to give you an idea of what I might be able to do for you.

The first case study is my husband, Michael Wex.

When I built his first website I knew next to nothing about coding, HTML, how a website is constructed etc. etc. so I used a webhost that has a fairly straightforward “building block” system of construction for beginners, SiteBuildIt. This was the result:


I have nothing against SiteBuildIt – it taught me a heckuvalot about building websites. It just ended up looking a little clunky and ugly compared to the scrumptious and seemingly endless themes available for use with WordPress sites. Ironically I’d rebuilt my own website and put up a couple of others before someone suggested that I tackle my husband’s. It just looked so lame compared to the others, so I dove in and here’s what happened:


I used a theme called Cherry Truffle from Elegant Themes, my personal favourite source for “premium” themes (i.e. themes that cost something instead of being for free). For a mere $39 Elegant Themes offer a year-long subscription to all of their stunning templates. I hardly tweaked the theme at all – it was pretty much “out of the box”!

I hope you’ll agree – it’s a vast improvement.

Marilla Wex is the founder and owner of Wex Sites.