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Portfolio & Website tools – Domain Names, Platforms, Pixel Dimensions, Copyright, and more.

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Web Hosting

Notes on all the web hosting companies I’ve used. Or the ones I can remember, anyway. And a few domain name registrars.

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Website Tutorials

YouTube is a giant ocean of tutorial videos! Here are a few samples for creating your portfolio. There are many more. If you want to do a specific thing, try typing YouTube searches like “Squarespace Center Image” or whatever you’d like to do.

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Build Your Website

This week you take all the ingredients you’ve been building and use the filter of your career, professional & website research to assemble those ingredients into an effective portfolio.

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Domain Names

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.

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Platforms

List of platforms and features for ePortfolios. The table below includes info on about 30 different platform choices. You can use any of them. Or any platform not on the list.

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Copyright, Creative Commons & Licensing Your Work

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.

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Let’s talk about pixels

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!?!?