Could you please let me know who is happy with their web sites in terms of ease of updating them and everything else?
I've been with Artspan for years and have trouble updating my information.
Is there anyone out there who could help me to make my site better? Ideas?
Thanks, in advance for feedback!
In reading this question, two possibilities come to mind: FASO, and someone on this sight, Daniel (dmaidman) has a friend who is evidently doing sites like that, or was at one time.
Here is another website I just came across, but I really don't know anything about it yet other than it looks like a very interesting possibility. http://fineartamerica.com
Check out Art Biz Blog, they have workshops and lots of info.
Consider a WordPress theme. You can pick your own domain name and host with Dreamhost. Once you have that set-up go to themeforest.com and check out the WordPress themes. I use InFocus. The WP themes are extremely SEO friendly and the back end is user-friendly for posting and updating. If you're unfamiliar with setting up a new site I have a few freelancers that I go to all the time that will assist you with getting the site online. Once it's up and going you can start to customize it yourself.
Hope this helps.
contemporary fine art paintings
I read information on setting up web pages, and domain names, and free sites that may be of interest - it was posted on Fine Art View, entitled "Domain Names: Why Artists Should Own One" by Moshe Mikanovsky. It may be in line with this conversation.
As I wrote Dawn2 — here's what I did, if it's any help:I reserved the domain I wanted with GoDaddy.com. Then I did a design of the entire site (with text and pictures) in Adobe Illustrator. With printouts of the Illustrator files, I shopped around for a good place to construct, host and maintain the site. For me, that was the local offices of WebTechs.net.
WebTechs has been helpful and easy to work with. Your best bet is to have the basis of the site worked out on paper—then shop for a construction / host / maintenance team. A couple of things — own and reserve the domain name yourself (thorugh GoDaddy or a similar outfit) and it's best to have in writing the changes allowed in the yearly hosting and maintenance. Personally, I don't think it's necessary for an individual artist to get into Search Engine Awareness programs—they can be very expensive.
FASO or FineArtsStudioOnline.com is the best out there. I pay $28 a month and it`s easy to upload images into a template. There are many, many benefits like a monthly entry into the Bold Brush online art competition, e-newsletter service, data statistics, email, tech support, etc...
www.artid.com is a good site very easy to post to.
I have two questions I was hoping someone could help me with.
One: How do you start a new topic,
Two: Does anyone know of any websites they would have listings for public art that artists could apply to.
I use http://fineartamerica.com
Please check it out.
Thanks, Robert. May I ask who are the freelancers that you use??
Check out Portfolio Websites—They specialize in websites for artists.
that is quite an important question
today we have the most amazing tool to self-promote and sell our art : Internet !
we should use an easy tool and at the same time powerful enough to promote our paintings, target customers and sell
I have spent many years changing from one platform to another, I made a post about the process and my own experience, I invite you to read it following this link: http://www.art-and-supplies.com/sell-art-online.html (sorry you have to copy-paste the link in your browser)