A new, exciting function that has been added to Artist Gallery Online. It is available to all subscribers of the PRO Plan. This new function will enable you to create a "Links" page for your web site.
What is a Links Page?
A links page is a simple page on your website to which you can link to your own favorite websites or to other companies to show your visitors what you like, or what might be relevant or useful to them.
A links page can be a really good source of information for your visitors. As an artist, you could not hope to educate your visitors about your style of art but you could link to tutorial pages or other artists that have similar techniques. This is information that might be useful to your visitors but that you probably can't provide on your own website.
The Links function will allow you to create (and name) categories and then to add links to web sites within those categories. However, you don't need to use categories if you just want an un-named list.
You will find the links function in your Control Panel in the top tabs and in the "Web Pages" tab under "Manage Web Pages". The links function is also fully documented in the User Guide.
Here is a link to my own Links page to give you an idea of what's possible:
We are committed to continuing to improve the Artist Gallery Online functionality and ease of use. We'd love to hear your feedback!
Artist Gallery Online
Sandwich, MA - July 26, 2010 - Artist Gallery Online Released! Get your own Free Web Site
Artist Gallery Online has now released its new DIY Web Site Builder for Artists.
With this browser-based service, artists worldwide can now build their own free, personal web site to display their artwork. Artists do not need to know anything about building web sites and there is nothing to download to your computer.
Each Free Web Site uses an Artist-chosen web site name and contains a Home page, an About the Artist page, a Contact the Artist page and a 12-image Photo Gallery for their artwork. Artists can customize their header and footer content and modify the color scheme of their web site. Artists can also track visitors to their web site.
"As a full-time web programmer, hobbyist wood turner and aspiring artist, I saw the need for an automated web site building tool which would allow artists to create and manage their own web sites", stated Dennis Daudelin, the founder of Artist Gallery Online. "Most artists don't have the funds for fancy web sites but need some way to display their artwork online. With the Artist Gallery Online service, they will be able to have their own personal web site running in minutes."
The Artist Gallery Online software was designed to help artists get wider exposure for their work. In addition to detailed Search Engine Optimization (SEO) on every web site, artists are listed in a fully searchable Artist Directory.
The Free Web Site is ad-sponsored, using the web site's content to tailor the advertising to fit.
Artist Gallery Online also has a subscription service--the PRO Plan--that provides Artists with more features and removes all advertising.
The PRO Plan is a feature-rich addition to the Free Web Site functionality. The PRO Plan offers a larger Photo Gallery: 60 photos in five albums supporting both Lightbox and Slideshow photo display options. Artists also get an Events Calendar and a full-featured Blog. The artists can also choose from more layout options for their web site design. Advanced statistics allow the Artist to measure traffic to their web site.
The subscription for the PRO Plan is only $5 per month, prepaid annually for a total of $60 per year.
Now that the Artist Gallery Online is available, artists are invited to sign up for a Free Web Site and start sharing their artwork with the Internet.
Future functionality will include the ability for Artists to sell their artwork using an integrated shopping cart.