The Goopy Ghost at St. Patrick's Day
May 2017 by V. R. Duin


The thieves quickly jumped up to start.
They'd load all that gold on their cart.
This was their first ghost.
They'd do their utmost
To prove there was good in their hearts.
(“The Goopy Ghost at St. Patrick's Day”)

Fix loading problems in image, audio and video content for a book writing website to ensure Web neutrality and Web security.

Writers should begin to design book writing websites, while they are in the process of self-publishing books and before they begin marketing those books. When we begin building a platform early, we can take small steps that create a thriving following over time. Building roots slowly gives us a thriving base of support when the book is published and ready for sale. This removes a lot of last-minute pressure and permits us to focus on regular healthy social media habits. A writing platform should be a simple part of daily life. An early start helps resolve image, audio and video loading problems in a book writing website. It also helps to ensure the required Web neutrality and Web security features are present and operating when the book is released. Improper image formats and resolutions compromise the experience of site visitors to a book writing website by slowing page delivery, or by requiring the installation of additional programs for the operation of such items as audio, videos, PDFs or spreadsheets. Few site visitors have the expertise, patience or freedom of time to make these leaps for our benefit. Web design should not present site visitors with burdens or surprise content, like pop-ups or auto-play videos. It can take many months to resolve loading problems and make book writing websites accessible to and navigable by everyone. Working out loading problems involves complicated Web design techniques that have Web neutrality and Web security implications. Visitors will not return to websites with navigation or loading problems or with content that seems unsafe, intrusive or ineffective. Errors in content, grammar, spelling and format (improper or missing code, inconsistent style, etc.) repel site visitors, creating a high bounce rate for pages. Sites must give visitors a good first impression, so they will linger and return. Defective site content, or construction, reflects poorly on the quality of the rest of our work. Writers must continue to test different site designs to learn what content and formats surfers are seeking, so we can meet their needs.

  • When is it time to start building an author platform?

    • book writing website admin says:

      Since code and images can be turned off by visitors to a book writing website, strong content and alternative design elements must hold attention and facilitate understanding in their absence.

    • web security admin says:

      Flaws in website design cause irritating pop-ups or attract spam and malicious code, compromising web security with perceived or real risks of contamination.

      • Web neutralityadmin says:

        Web neutrality requires websites to supply the necessary code and markup to accommodate assisting devices for site visitors with special needs, such as the blind.