By Lisa Szolovits
(As of March 6, 2013)
Web Services Chart
POPULAR PERSONAL WEBSITE-BUILDING SERVICES
Below are a few services you can use to build your own artist website. However, there are many other options to choose from. We recommended researching different website services before deciding on one. Many offer a free trial period so you can test out the service first.
Easy, fast, and free website services
These online services allow you to get started quickly with basic templates that you can fill in with text and pictures and launch right away. No coding knowledge necessary. All of these services offer paid upgrade options with additional features.
Design-oriented paid website services
These online services offer a similar user experience to the above category, but with slicker layouts geared more toward design.
Other People's Pixels
Free website design software
These downloadable content management systems offer tech-savvy users more flexibility, allowing them to customize layouts with coding and plug-ins.
Some popular domain registrars
Popular web hosts
Other website tips, training, and advice
Site Builder Report
In-depth reviews of website building services.
Helpful articles on the basics of website management.
Web Marketing Today
Free articles on various web marketing topics.
Tutorials on website design, as well as code templates.
The Profitable Artist: A Handbook for All Artists in the Performing and Visual Arts. New York: Allworth Press, 2011
Krug, Steve. Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, 2nd Edition. Berkeley: New Riders, 2006.
Carey, Brainard. New Markets for Artists: How to Sell, Fund Projects, and Exhibit Using
Social Media, DIY Pop-Ups, eBay, Kickstarter, and Much More. New York: Allworth Press, 2012.
Lloyd, Ian. Build Your Own Website The Right Way Using HTML & CSS, 3rd Edition. Collingwood: SitePoint Pty. Ltd., 2011
Effective Web Design for Artists and Creatives Podcast
Successful Art and Artist Websites: Do's and Don'ts & How to Build a Website that Works
7 Free Marketing Tools All Artists Should Use
FOR CURRENT RESOURCES:
Visit the NYFA Source Database
Select the SERVICES tab
Select CAREER SERVICES from the dropdown menu
Select WEB DESIGN & HOSTING
Hit the SEARCH NOW button
See Creating An Artist Website, by Toccarra Thomas, for the basics of building and marketing a successful artist website.
Lisa Szolovits is NYFA's Researcher, Artist Resources.