Annie Steiner Art Blog
I opened my first site last year. It is a pretty, colorful, well designed site, that includes my bio, a little of my experience as an artist, and where my paintings are categorized by subjects. I contributed to the creation of this site by telling the Webmaster the major colors of the background I wanted, and the main reasons why I wanted this site: I wanted exposure, I wanted a presence on the Internet, as we are now in the 21st Century, and it is a MUST if you want to be respected as an artist who takes her goals seriously. I wanted that site to be a selling tool. I was very happy with my beautiful site. For several months, for I told my prospective clients to check it from time to time to view my latest work, and they liked it too. The problems started when I asked my webmaster for the software she had promised to install on my computer, that would allow me to upload my own art from my studio, which was in the initial agreement we had when I gave her the first deposit. She announced to me that she had exceeded the number of downloads that Microsoft allowed, and that she would have to search for some equivalent software. I also realized that I did not have a Blog, and no way to check how many people had come to view my site. That has been going on for 6 months. I got tired of repeatedly asking her for that software, and the other features without any satisfying reply. I then opened another site with ArtId, and, guess what? For a fraction of he money that my first site costed me, I have a site that I can update on my own very easily, a way to check my stats, a blog, a really nice artists community to converse with, marketing tools, and no more frustration. Anybody in the same boat? Let me know! Annie.