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January 11th, 2009 #1
Making a Personal Website for your artwork
so i'm just wondering which really good, FREE, personal websites are out there today....i've seen plenty of great sites from fellow CA artists and i'm wondering if i can make one that's just as professional looking as all of the others.....
i know wikipedia is a free site and i know the structure quite well...but are there any other good sites?
if you know a good one, then it would be really appreciated to promote it...
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January 11th, 2009 #5Dragoon
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The ideal choice is to make it yourself. You have total control over what it will be like. I managed to make it my project for a course unrelated to art. So win win situation for me.
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January 12th, 2009 #7
you could always make a blog type portfolio for free. Check out Blogger or Wordpress, you can sign up for one for free and they will host it. They look decent enough and allow for a bit of customisation. Plus you can host images there, recieve comments from viewers if you wish, and upload content from a simple, easy-to-use control panel.
This would be a lot better than say, getting a website built by a free 'pagebuilder' and hosting it on a free site where they stick ads all over the place.
Hope this helps.
January 12th, 2009 #8
thanks everyone, you are all awesome!
January 12th, 2009 #9
Yeah... I think if you're determined to go the free route it's better just to make a blog. Certainly nobody is going to take you seriously with some crappy Geocities (do they even still exist?) or Yahoo page with ads everywhere.
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January 12th, 2009 #11
I pay 130 bucks a year for hosting.....not free, but not expensive either.
If you are just intimidated by setting up your own thing I can tell you I am as dumb as they come with technical things and if I can set it up anyone can.
It's all about finding a host (which I am sure many people here can suggest whatever they are using) and then registering your domain name (which often is provided for free by the host depending on where you go).
I used to do the "home.comcast.net/blahblahblah" bullcrap because it was "free" and having my own domain and having it hosted by someone not connected to my ISP has been a godsend.
Please....put your pennies together and just do it up right if you care about your art at all.
(but if you just do not have the means, I also recommend something simple like Blogger)
January 13th, 2009 #12
Blogs are great, but as Dusty mentioned, web hosting is pretty cheap. The hard part is making a good website.
January 13th, 2009 #13
thanks again everyone, i just joined up on blogger....
hopefully other CA members find this thread useful....
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