3 comments on ““Nothing New Here – so why are so many artists’ websites confusing?”

  1. Graham on

    Not a bad article, there are some mistakes and few bits of dodgy advice but generally OK.

    The big thing everyone always seems to miss is the fact that the website you build is not for you, it’s for your visitors. If they want wolf howling at the moon then that’s what you have to put on your site even though you may despise the whole genre. For artists the most important thing you have is your art, so that what you need to make the focus of the site. The design of the site is pretty much irrelevant. Don’t forget that what you like is not what I like. Just because you like a beautiful font in a shade of green doesn’t mean the rest of us concur. So build your site and be prepared to tear it all down if it doesn’t work for the people who are going to fund your art.

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  2. sitemgr on

    Totally disagree with you, Graham. Without a decent site design, you’re a) not giving people a chance to even look at your art since they get turned off don’t pursue looking at messy, confusing, hard-to-navigate, or dated sites, and b) it gives an impression of the artist as a person – if the user doesn’t know the artist, all those adjectives in the first sentence get attributed to the person, not just the site.

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