Below you will find the answers to the most frequently aksed questions. Click on any one of them and see the answer. If something is still unclear, please contact us!
Where do I start?
The process of creating your new website starts with setting up a web domain and hosting.
The cost depends on the provider you choose.
After purchasing both services and providing access data, the project can begin.
Are there any costs involved?
The only cost is the cost of purchasing the domain and hosting. The artist can always choose the domain and hosting providers.
There are no other costs.
What is the cost of the domain and hosting?
When choosing a domain and hosting you need to pay attention to the purchase price and renewal price. Buying a new domain name would typically cost you anywhere between $(€)9 and $(€)14.99 per year. However, these prices may differ based on the domain extension or the domain registrar you choose.
Sometimes you may get a free domain with your hosting package.
Sometimes web hosting providers charge more for renewing the service, so it's a good idea to check that before purchasing.
What domain will be the best?
Think about whether your website should only reach people in your own country or also abroad.
If former is the case, the best will be your contry's top level domain.
However, if you want your website to be more universal, you have two best options:
- .com domain the most obvious choice for international domains
- .art domain - an international domain for artists, museums and culturual institutions
Prices for the latter 2 domains are very similar and it's only your personal decision which one you will go for.
Who is this project for?
Website For Art project is mainly for art school graduates who are serious about the artistic career.
If however you did not finish an art school, you may still take part in the project.
Send us a link where we can see your work (eg Facebook profile)
What about an online store?
Thanks to Website For Art you an exchange your work for a personal website, but not an online store.
However, you can have a page presenting your works that are available for sale, for instance in galleries or other online stores.
People visiting your site will have the chance to buy your art on other sites.
What my site will look like?
Your website design will be based on your preferences and suggestions. The easiest way to do that is if you send in a few designs of pages that you just like - that's the easiest way to find a reference point.
Of course, if you want you can design your own website or its elements. Then the page, with possible corrections adjusted to the possibilities of the web design technique and the overall usability of the page, will be based on your design.
How long will it take to design my site?
It can take 2 weeks, but it might even 3 months.
Everything will depend on the speed at which you send the necessary materials (texts, photos), complexity of the project, number of corrections, etc.
What can be included on my site?
The most common elements artists want are:
portfolio (on or more)
exhibition info and photos
links to your works on galleries' websites
Will Google see my website?
Google seeing (indexing) your website wil be the final step of your website's creation process.
In addition, it will also be pre-positioned, i.e. users will, over time, see your page on the first page of search results when searching for your name.