Put yourself into your user’s shoes before planning your site’s content. Why would they come to your site and what can you do to make sure their visit is rewarded? Ask yourself some basic questions. What is the goal of my site? Am I aiming it toward gallery owners as a presentation package? Is this an e-commerce site to sell paintings on the web? What will the viewer be looking for and how can I make it easier for them to find? Write a mission statement and stick to it. A good website requires forethought.
In order to be listed in most search engines the first page requires some special formatting and use of text relating to search terms. This precludes the use of flash splash pages and image based design. I like to be able to link to any section of the site from any page on the site and It’s important to have access to the most commonly sought after information right away.
I am now recommending a free blog for artists. Go to wordpress.com and set one up for free. Add pages, images themes and I am here to answer any questions. it’s the best and easiest way to get started on the web with your art.
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