Christopher Paolini is the author of the international bestsellers Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, Inheritance, and Eragon’s Guide to Alagaësia. In 2011, the Guinness World Records recognized him as the “youngest author of a bestselling book series.” He is currently working on several projects set in other worlds, including a new science fiction novel.
With a love for the magic of storytelling, Christopher and his website administration team came to WebDevStudios needing a full content migration from one server to another plus a full website redesign. They needed to be able to easily control content from the backend in a way that allowed them to select and manage how it is displayed and marketed on the frontend, including purchase and affiliate links.
Migration and Website Redesign
Clean and minimalistic, the new Paolini website design reflects the thrill and fantasy of the author’s unique worlds and settings by incorporating colors and elements that complement the imaginative designs of his book covers without overwhelming the website visitor’s experience. Our methodical design process takes our clients from sketch to launch. We do more than create a look. We connect with you and help you next-level your brand.
Our process starts with sketches and wireframes to determine the layouts and presentation of the vast quantities of information and resources available with the goal being ease of use and responsive design to ensure anyone can reach the information they need on any device. After the initial concept, we create a universal style guide for the client’s project that provides definition and consistency for various global design elements throughout their website, such as color scheme, typography, iconography and form styling, etc.
Download the (abbreviated) Paolini Style Guide created by WebDevStudios (8MB/JPG) to catch a glimpse of some of the style planning that goes into each of our projects before we lay down one single line of code.
Purchase and Affiliate Links
Book authors and publishers promote books in various places on the internet today: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, direct-from-publisher, etc. It’s important to an author to give readers as many options and choices as possible to access their work.
The Paolini Works page of the website allows fans to view a complete list of Christopher Paolini’s literature and projects along with clearly marked purchase links, taking the visitor to the appropriate online store to buy their favorite Christopher Paolini book.