Writing & Critiquing our Website Goals & Viewer Profiles
Syllabus for CSULB School of Art, Art 490, Special Topics in Studio Art: Artist’s Websites, Fall Semester 2018, Instructor: Glenn Zucman.
Artist Profiles and website links, Fall 2018, School of Art, College of the Arts, Long Beach State University.
Congratulations everyone! Beautiful work this semester! Congratulations graduates! Have a great career and a great life! 😀
As artists you might like to make your work Copyright All rights reserved. You can set this on the About Page of your site, in your Site Footer, and also on individual works. There are also other forms of copyright that you may have some interest in, like Creative Commons.
Your URL, Domain Name, or Web Address is your telephone number in cyberspace. Probably the best one is just your name, like JustinTimberlake.com. On this page you’ll find resources for finding and registering your Domain Name. And also info on Domain Name Hacks.
The Artist’s Statement that you show with your work in an RL gallery is a close cousin to the About page on your website/ePortfolio. Both are a chance to contextualize the work you’re showing and help viewers understand your ideas and process.
How many pixels do you need? To display on a phone? Tablet? Laptop? Desktop? Projector? What if you want to print an ink-on-paper poster of a photo of your work? Is 600 pixels enough? If you use a huge image will your site load slow? How many pixels do you need!?!?
I believe that most people are better served by being more public. But I also know that The Internet can be an ugly place. Especially if you happen to be female. Everyone will find their own, best solution, but let’s look at ways you can avoid as much harassment as possible, while still leveraging the power of cyberspace to share your work as effectively as possible.
What makes a good portfolio website? Let’s write a viewer profile to help you sketch out the visitor experience of your website.