Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Building a Website

You are required to turn in a hard copy portfolio and have a website.  Your hard copy disc can be a collection of high quality JPEGs or a PDF document and your website can be made any number of ways...

Free(ish) Blog Sites that can double as Portfolio Sites (you must use a domain name with it)

Wordpress.com (managing) (themes) (portfolio)
Tumblr examplesmore
Blogger (example
Google Web Pages
Wordpress.org (set up) -must host the site (themes) (mistakes)

http://wiredcanvas.com/2015/08/websites-artists-how-make-artist-website-using-wordpress

Artists blogs that double as portfolio pages
Difference Between Wordpress.com and Wordpress.org
Routing a domain name through Wordpress.com
Routing a domain name through Blogger
Routing a domain name through Google Sites
Setting up a static front page in Blogger
Routing a domain name through Tumblr

Template and Theme  sites
http://btemplates.com/tag/art/
http://www.mybloggerthemes.com/
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/top-10-free-tumblr-themes-create-portfolio/
https://theme.wordpress.com/themes/subjects/portfolio/


examples - tumblr julia maria
blooger claudio valdez

Getting a Domain Name (10-40 dollars)

Bluehost - recommended for free domain with hosting purchase and easy wordpress install
Godaddy
Namecheap
Iwantmyname
Register

Pay Portfolio Sites

http://www.beautifullife.info/web-design/top-10-best-website-builders-creating-online-portfolio/

Squarespace (examples)
Format
Otherpeoplespixels (examples)
Carbonmade (examples)
Moonfruit
Artspan
Adobe Portfolio
Photoshelter
Foliolink
Portfoliobox
Wix (examples) (more)
Crevado
others...

Web services/online communities (have limited free options)

Behance
Dropr
Coroflot
Deviantart - must use the portfolio option
Weebly

others...

Professional Organizations (not free, but gets a lot of traffic)

AIGA Portfolios (design)
Photographic Society of America

DIY
Adobe Muse or Dreamweaver
Creating web galleries in adobe Lightroom

How to make an artist website
Creative Capital recommendations

For class you must have a website with your own domain name that is a portfolio site.  Meaning it only shows your best work and your contact information and statement.  It should be professional enough to show an employer.  Then you are encouraged to put up your work on other social media sites.

Your site should have (and only have)
Images of your best work
An Artist Bio
Artist Statement
Upcoming Exhibitions or News items
Contact Information
links to other social media sites/blogs (optional)

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