Presentation on theme: "Dayton Visual Arts Center December 15, 2012 Steve Betts 937-477-1797."— Presentation transcript:
Dayton Visual Arts Center December 15, 2012 Steve Betts firstname.lastname@example.org 937-477-1797
Steve Betts ◦ Senior Software Developer at GD-AIS ◦ 24 years software experience ◦ Many many websites ◦ Photographer
To promote your art To connect with your fans
Biography Artist Statement Portfolio Contact Information News
Static ◦ Everything on the web site is fixed before displaying the web page ◦ Changes require user to code them ◦ More difficult to maintain Dynamic ◦ The web page is created when requested ◦ The content is stored in a Content Management System (CMS) ◦ Pages may change based on the date, or the user, or some other criteria ◦ Easier to maintain
Free is never free Introductory pricing – know what it will cost Technical Support – who you gonna call?
Find a hosting service ◦ Look for inexpensive but reliable service ◦ Check http://dayton.bbb.orghttp://dayton.bbb.org Get a domain name ◦ Use your artist name in the domain Get an email address ◦ Make it easy to use, like artist@ or info@
Hosting should be about $5/month Domain names cost about $10/year Most hosting services include a domain name and email, but some don’t
Wordpress is software that manages the web site for you You determine how the site should look using themes and plugins Themes are designs for a website Plugins are additional functionality Vibrant community Free! http://wordpress.org http://wordpress.org
Places to get Wordpress hosting ◦ http://www.inmotionhosting.com/wordpress- hosting.html http://www.inmotionhosting.com/wordpress- hosting.html ◦ http://www.bluehost.com/ http://www.bluehost.com/ ◦ http://wpengine.com (costly) http://wpengine.com
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/ http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/ There is a plugin for everything NextGEN Gallery – show your pictures BackupWordpress – back up your website Facebook Photo Fetcher – get images from Facebook Flickr Manager – get images from Flickr
When putting images on the web ◦ Make them web sized 2-3 inches at 300dpi 500-600 pixels ◦ Watermark them
Start with what is there Add little bits at a time Everything can be changed Play!