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    to create own personal website

    i m not a professional.
    want to make lill money with portraits i do and works for college programs.
    and so i wanted to hav a personal website to show case and
    not blogs...
    any body can help me with this..
    is there any free apps that can help me design a website..
    and how can i launch it...
    thanks


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    wordpress can be used to design websites. many artists use this apparently.

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    If not a blog (A lot of people prefer them and you can edit the templates quite a bit), then it's probably best to use a site which offers "portfolio" style art hosting. Designing your own website has a bit of a learning curve that most people don't have the time or patience to invest in. Hosting sites are easy to use, update, and usually have a short personal url too.

    Try Carbonmade (don't let the frontpage fool you, the portfolios are quite nice), DA Portfolio, or even ConceptArt's gallery.

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    Welcome back, Mirana. I haven't seen you post in years.

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    @Psychotime: Ha, because as is being discussed in the "Productivity Killer" thread, I have no willpower to set aside "browsing CA.org" for "must work on art." Had to go all or nothing on that for a bit.

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    http://www.doteasy.com/
    they've got some neat website templates/creator tools aswell, and fantastic customer service.
    Sketchbook

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    Always think about:
    lighting! design! perspective! proportion!
    And (self)motivation is still everything.

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    wix.com has some pretty nice drag and drop flash-based portfolio templates. (but to get one's own domain name is an investment.)

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    @Mirana:
    Are you refering to DeviantArt? My teachers really don't like that site, but in my opinion, if you can use it to broadcast art, than there's no reason to hate it. I'm weary of dA though, because since everything is constantly updating, you really have to work all the angles to get noticed, it's more effort than it's worth sometimes.

    </off topic rant>

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    @jacobanderson: Sooo, I'm going to assume you didn't click on the link to find out? Alrighty. DA Portfolio is run by DeviantArt, but is not the same thing as DeviantArt. It is a simple slide-show portfolio layout with an "About Me" page and a personalized url.

    Let's not derail the thread, but suffice to say I don't believe DA to be the end-all of "getting noticed," but it depends on who you're trying to attract. A portfolio attracts no one if you don't market it, so the venue hardly matters.

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    Wow, I just checked out daportfolio. It really does look legit, and it comes with the ability to change the domain extension for 30 bucks a year. That really isn't bad at all. I was wrong to criticize without the necessary research to back it up.

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