About Novel Website Design

The story of Novel Website Design is wrapped in HTML and delicately flavored with CSS.

Novel Website Design began building websites by hand, using Notepad in 1995.  Thankfully, things have come a long since then.  From cat videos, to online shopping, the Internet is an endless bounty of goodness!

Your website should be a part of it!

Whether promoting your latest Best-Seller, training folks in the ways of financial planning, or working to cure cancer, Novel Website Design is your website partner!

Our Team of Experts believes in the power of a well-built website to bring you and your business together with your Right People.

We even have a WordPress Wizard!

Meet Your Website Team:

Walter Brown, Owner & WordPress Wizard


Walt was born and raised in Orlando, FL, but managed to escape to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado bringing along a love of all things tech, music, and sports.

Starting with Windows95, he began working with internet technologies, and hasn’t stopped since. HTML, CSS, PHP, SQL, and a slew of other acronyms, are a part of his everyday toolkit.

A life-long tech enthusiast, he enjoys finding the best way to help others get their message, products, or ideas online. He looks forward to working with you to create some online goodness!

Currently in the Playlist: Morrissey, Slayer, KISS, Kishi Bashi, Ghost, a whole bunch of 80’s Metal, Newfound Glory, Divine Comedy.

Office Decor: Computers (PC and Mac), drum set, semi-hollow body guitar, vinyl records, and stereo turntable.

Favorite Quote: “I am not young enough to know everything.” – Oscar Wilde


Diane Whiddon, Business Coach and Empire Builder

Diane Whiddon at computerDiane is our head guru, fearless leader and glitter-based visionary.  She has a knack for seeing possibilities in everything and considers herself blessed to be able to work on the internet, the coolest place on earth.

She got her start designing websites for writers (which is why you’ll see a lot of them hanging around here) and why she’ll occasionally talk about writing and the publishing industry on the blog, along with marketing for small businesses and the importance of doing what you love. She also feels fancy writing about herself in the third person.

For more about Diane or her services, visit her business coaching site

Favorite Quote: “Leap and the net will appear.” Zen saying

Currently in the Playlist: Usher, Rihanna, Iron and Wine, Indigo Girls, Jimmy Buffett, John Mayer, Elton John, Norah Jones, Breaking Benjamin, Keane, Fuel, The Fray, Five for Fighting and Maroon 5.

Office Decor: Two prints by Brian Andreas, three white boards, an “I heart Colorado Ballet” sticker, Goddess Guidance cards, and a green worry stone from Lookout Mountain, Tennessee.

Sarah Marie Lacy, Tech Fairy

sarah-marie-lacy-nwdSarah is our resident tech-to-English translator and incorrigible tea drinker. She is a fellow lover of tiny, passionate, quirky businesses and wants to see you succeed beyond your wildest dreams.

Armed with fairy dust and code, she’s been building websites for awesome people since 2006, whilst traveling Europe and studying art. And saying things like “whilst”.

Favourite Quote: “Fall down seven times, stand up eight.” – Japanese proverb

Currently in the playlist: The National, Beyonce, Lake Street Dive, Lana Del Ray, Frank Turner, Eddie Vedder, Andrew Bird

Office Decor: Deliciously comfortable & delightfully hideous mustard gold 1970s easy chair, bookshelves full of art books, seashells, French junk shop paraphernalia, photos of friends, an easel and her own paintings.

Sam Doran, Pixel Pusher and Graphic Guru


Sam is a Graphic Designer, Illustrator, and Pinball Wizard-in-Training. When he’s not busy pounding coffee and building vector files he is reading, meditating, or playing old school video games.

Drawing and lettering for his entire life, he started working in Graphic Design after leaving the film industry. He loves visualizing information, drawing for fun and profit, and drinking serious amounts of coffee. He one day hopes to open his own fully functioning studio.

Favorite Quote: “Those who read live a thousand lives, those who don’t live only one.” – George R.R. Martin

Current Playlist: Modest Mouse, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, Beck, Gorillaz, Lorde, Assorted Nerdy Podcasts

Office Decor: Asian Dragon Scroll, Chinese Decorative Fan, Pin-Up Calendar, French Impressionist Painting, Part of a Deer Skull

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