View Full Version : How do I start my own website/blog..

bruce johnson
09-27-2006, 04:32 AM
Hi guys

I'm now starting to build up my portfolio and I think its about time I started my own website..how do I go about it. I think I read that you can set up a blogg or something through WC. Is that correct. What are the set up costs and ongoing costs. Any help would be much appreciated.

Cheers Bruce

Edit... Oops I just realised I posted this in Soft pastels... it was supposed to go into the pastel talk section... sorry its a man thing:rolleyes:

09-27-2006, 06:07 AM
if you want a free space at least temporarily visit http://discoverspaces.live.com/?loc=en-CA .... i'm using theirs for mine for the time being and find it easy and somewhat flexible ...

Kathryn Wilson
09-27-2006, 07:14 AM
Hi Bruce - I'll switch this over to the Pastel Talk section, although I think you could get even more help in the Computers/Technology section on WC - we try to keep all our threads pretty much based on pastels in Pastel Talk

09-27-2006, 07:50 AM
Hi Bruce. I use Blogger, and Picasa to upload, both free. From Picasa, I can upload my pics, edit, and then post them directly to my blog with a keystroke.

09-27-2006, 04:43 PM
Hi Bruce,

I don't have any web development knowledge and I did my website (which is a free version) with Sitekreator.
I found it easy.
Bahvana/Bhavana (sp?) also has her site on it.

Kind regards,


Katherine T
10-02-2006, 07:14 AM
I've had my website with sitekreator for two years now and have been very happy with the set-up.

One of the major differences between sitekreator and some other sites which offer you a free website is that you can have as many pages as you need up to 10MB of storage (after which you just pay a small fee for extra storage)

You'll also find that the sitekreator website has some very easy to understand tutorials about the different aspects of developing your website. I've always found the support team at sitekreator to be extremely helpful as well - and very prompt with their responses.

If you want a domain name which loses the sitekreator bit on the front end (like mine) then you'll need to decide on a domain name

Katherine T
10-02-2006, 10:47 AM
Sorry - I seemed to have posted this without realising I hadn't quite finished! :rolleyes:

What I meant to say is that you'd need to decide on and register a domain name separately and then point the site hosting your domain name at your sitekreator website - they have a tutorial explaining how this works.

Piper Ballou
10-02-2006, 10:59 AM
there was quite the decussion once on blogs, you might want to check it out

10-02-2006, 11:09 AM
I swear by Blogspot.beta version whatever that means. LOL It is so easy. Just a few clicks here and there to create your site, create posts and upload photos. No need to know HTML code just copy and paste the extras you would like to add to your site in the template. But more than that in the new beta version; there is a layout section that is all clicking. I worked with Live Journal and even My Space; Blogspot has them all beat hands down for easy to use and fast so I can spend more time actually creating art. :thumbsup:

Katherine T
10-02-2006, 02:19 PM
Bruce - there's a very useful sticky thread in the Internet sales Strategies Forum called Blogging Resources (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=265364) which is all about blogging and is probably the one which is most up to date and has the most information. Do bear in mind that it started back in April 2005 and has come a long way since then

The basic thing to bear in mind is:

websites tend to be display oriented and static -ie show your art
blogs work best if more dynamic and interactive - show and talk about your artI think the thing you have in mind - which prompted your question is no more. The best place to check that out miught be the WC Site Discussions (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/channels.php?s=&channel_id=5) forum

bruce johnson
10-03-2006, 08:36 PM
Hi guys

Thanks for all your great info. Katherine I'm working my way through the Blogging Resources thread and will post the results when I'm up to speed with what to do.

Cheers Guys.:thumbsup: