New design

Have you noticed something different? This site has been redesigned, not only its look, but also its structure. You’ll notice a few new pages: Translator and Interpreter explain the two different aspects of my work, while About is more about my background and values. My Links page has completely changed: it is linked to my Delicious account and will show the last ten sites added in different categories related to translation.
Big thanks to James Ward, digital coach who was in charge of the search engine optimisation of the site, to Andy, who created a great design, to Paul Sharville, talented copywriter who came up with “Perfect English, now available in French” and to Jemima and Sarah, who took all their inputs and turned them into a lovely site. There are still a few details to tweak and things to iron out, but we’re almost there. The biggest job will be to tag 1,037 entries so they can all be found via the word cloud…
It’s been a lot of work, but I’m very pleased with it and I hope you like it too!

By |2009-07-30T08:39:01+00:00July 30th, 2009|Marketing and networking|20 Comments

About the Author:

I am Céline Graciet, a freelance English to French translator. Since 2003 I’ve been writing on all sorts of areas linked to translation and the life of a translator.


  1. Mara July 30, 2009 at 10:31 am

    Great work, everyone! I love it
    Email is compulsory (but no way to know until you click on Post….)

  2. céline July 30, 2009 at 10:38 am

    Thanks, and thanks for the feedback.

  3. Fabio July 30, 2009 at 11:55 am

    Hi Céline,
    I love the new layout. Elegant, pleasant to read, well-structured. You’ve become a reference in the translation blogosphere. Now with the new design you’re ready for the next 6 years. Long live NT!

  4. céline July 30, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    *blush* Thanks Fabio, means a lot coming from a blogger of your calibre!

  5. Susanne Aldridge III July 30, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Wow – this looks awesome! I love the look, it is unique (and not in a “Yeah, your baked pig’s feet casserole tastes, uhm, unique” but sincere). It’s a bold color choice and it works very well! Love the font mix – but not the one in the nav, are you on a Mac? It looks like this on my end: (screen shot of FF on Vista)

  6. Ilaria July 30, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    Congrats on the new version of your site! I really like it, and I agree with what Fabio wrote about about your blog!
    Speaking of web sites, I just bought my domain and I’m working on it!

  7. céline July 30, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    Thanks and keep the feeback coming on glitches, it’s very useful.

  8. Sarah Dillon August 1, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    Hi Céline
    Your site design was cool before, but now it ROCKS! Definitely setting the bar high for the rest of us – fantastic work 🙂 (And I still think Naked Translations is the best translation company name ever, by the way).
    Thanks for showing us all how it *should* be done!

  9. céline August 1, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    Well, that means something from the author of the 6th best language professionals’ blog! 🙂

  10. Xavier Kreiss August 2, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    I totally agree. A very attractive new design. Bravo to all concerned, and above all to you, Céline !

  11. Jerónimo August 3, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    This looks great Céline, congrats. I was wondering if we could see the months on one side (perhaps under the tag cloud), like we used to. That’d be great. Keep up the good work!

  12. céline August 4, 2009 at 8:19 am

    Thanks Xavier and Jerónimo, I’m not entirely happy with the navigation on the left, particularly as I have no time to tag the entries so they all appear in the tag cloud, I’m going to see how it can be improved.

  13. Jerónimo August 7, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    Hey, the months are back! Thanks a lot Céline! I wish my Internet provider were as receptive to suggestions as you are.

  14. céline August 7, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    I wasn’t entirely happy with the navigation and yours was an excellent suggestion, so thank you! We’re almost there.

  15. Dallas Cao August 9, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    Congratulations on the new interface Celine. I was a little worried when you said there would be a new design as I had thought the old one was already perfect. But the new design is even much better!

  16. Paul Sharville August 10, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    I love the strapline, ‘Perfect English. Now available in French.’ Is the guy who wrote this available for other work too and if so, how do I get in touch with him?

  17. Adrian Morgan August 13, 2009 at 7:45 am

    I like the design overall, though there are various problems with the details. (For one thing, the fields where I enter my email address and URL are too short, and the alignment is weird.) But what’s happened to the comments on all the old posts? They seem to have disappeared.
    I’ve always enjoyed reading your blog. I read about forty other language-related blogs and enjoy them too, but I think yours is the only one that focuses specifically on translation.

  18. céline August 13, 2009 at 8:35 am

    Yes, we’re still having a few problems, which I hope will be fixed in the next few days. Can you tell me what browser/OS you use, and their versions? This would help a lot.
    If you like blogs on translation, there are lots of excellent ones out there, check out my links page.

  19. Adrian Morgan August 13, 2009 at 11:37 am

    Firefox 3.0.13 with winXP, but it doesn’t look much different in IE 8.
    I like blogs about translation that are written by Céline. My point was that whereas I can’t say yours is my favourite language blog (because there are just so many equally good ones, each excellent in their own way), I can say that it’s my favourite translation blog.

  20. céline August 13, 2009 at 11:42 am

    Thanks Adrian for the compliment and the feedback.

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