without saying that if you are serious about your art in this
day an age, then having a website to showcase your work is a
fundamental component in order to acquire a solid presence
When it comes
to designing and building your website, you need to bring
forth the "marketing artist" in you.
ultimately should be focusing on when building your site is to visually
and fundamentally cater for the type of person who would be
interested in your work.
So in order
to avoid your site being one of those art sites that
were built purely to impress rather than inform...
encourage you to try and answer this question:
is the purpose of your website and who is your target
realise that at first glance... the answer to the first part of
that question may seem quite obvious.
here's the thing
folk don't necessarily want to build an e-commerce site to sell
their products to online traffic.
fact you may simply want to build a display site or a
site that "informs" your audience as to a location
where you have regular exhibits.
may simply want to capture the attention of people in your local
community about the paintings you have in
galleries in your city.
could very well end up building your site to cater for the interest in your work locally -
rather than purely focusing on trying to sell your art via a
payment facility on the internet.
everybody is passionate about trying to capture a global market.
So don't assume you need to go big.There are businesses who have become quite successful as
a result of promoting to their local communities via their
Dont want the hassle of building your own artist website?
Then why not hand over the responsibility to a qualified
Webmaster. Listen to my interview with webmaster Tanya Fraser
who builds portfolio sites specifically for artists!
Website Design Your artist website design and structure needs to be
appealing but not flashy. Here are some tips to ensure your
website has the right key components.
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