Thursday, April 13, 2006

Looking for a Home (page)

This little pup needs a home~ a home page, that is. The options are numerous, and confusing. What to do, what to do? For more information on this large beach glass inspired artist-made glass, with red cedar, fir, and copper wind chime, or to buy it, Click Here (not my home page~ yet).

First, sincere thanks to all those who took the time to leave such thoughtful comments on my last posting, 'A Slap in the Face.' I deeply appreciate the support. I feel better! And by the way, the two star rating disappeared~ I have no idea why.

So I am not (read NOT) a technical guru whiz guy... no, I'm not. I wish I knew more, and I am constantly learning. But often the more I learn the less I feel I know.

For years people have been urging me to make my own web page. Ha! Easier said than done. However, at BoundlessGallery.com they have a foolproof (yes, I still made a mess!) site builder, and I am taking advantage of the 'free' 30 day trial~ you can admire my efforts here.

Being so web ignorant (yes, I have researched, but everybody everywhere has 'the best deal'), I am confused. I bet some reading this know a lot. I bet they just might take a minute to comment. I bet some have really good ideas and suggestions (probably: Use me, I have the best deal' !).

As I see it, BoundlessGallery is good because it is easy, relatively cheap ($6.95 per month), and links in with their own site, so you upload to their site, get exposure there, and the images and information automatically are added to your website. It's bad because it is not really just $6.95~ when someone buys something, there is a 10% fee. Also, it is not really your own website~ I don't think you can put links etc. And people always get redirected to BoundlessGallery~ like if they click on checkout without having made any selections, they jump off the website to BoundlessGallery.

So what is the best option for someone who just wants a simple site to feature their art work, and to offer a straightforward, pleasant shopping experience? I wonder.

6 comments:

  1. Well...I am a former web designer who still have a foot in the world of websites. I could put together a site for you + webspace for as long as you want it for $50. That is if you're comfortable with a sub-domain under my Artfinity.co.uk account? The payment would be for the website, a Wordpress installation for a blog, a gallery if you want that and the hosting is for free.

    If you want to see what I've done earlier, take a look at http://www.awfulsouls.com (which is another domain I can put sub-domains under if I want to.)
    If you're interested, let me know.

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  2. Hi Christa,
    I just had a quick tour (never enough time!) of the awfulsouls site, and must say~ very nice! I must go back and look around more, soon~ should have time this weekend. I will no doubt have some questions for you~ Thanks so much for your comment / idea. Tim.

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  3. You're welcome. Send me an email later if you're interested :)
    Have a good holiday :)

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  4. Oooh, nice stuff!

    I really REALLY like the collection of glass that the Post Office left you! That item really did reach out to me.

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  5. nice art, though I dunno what is it....^^

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  6. What is it? It's an amazing wind chime.

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