View Full Version : New exhibit and Question

10-19-2009, 02:16 PM

I will be showing one painting in a member's exhibit at a local gallery (Eastern Edge Gallery in St. John's NL) next week. This is exciting as it will be my first exhibit in nearly 15 years! I've done a lot of other ventures but no public showings.
Now that my family are growing more independant I'm moving towards putting my artistic career back on the tracks and am wondering if anyone can suggest good webhosts to start a website promoting myself and also how to do this. For example, what to do, what pitfalls to avoid and so on.

Any help in this matter is greatly appreciated.

Greg Long
10-19-2009, 03:27 PM
Hi Snowden. I've asked for this to be moved over to the internet sales forum. If you check in there there are a few discussions related to this.
Here are a few to start with.http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=390656

10-19-2009, 07:34 PM
Hi there,

There's one basic thing to consider that is seldom discussed here :
When starting a website, there are these options to consider :

Make your website and host it on a server.
advantages : the template is yours and you won't lose it since you can store the code in your disk.
disavantages : usually more expensive maintenance.

Buy a template and host it on a server :
more or less the same as above, with the exception of spending money on the template
OBS . there are free templates out there, but it's difficult to find good free ones.

Use a third party template and host on their server :
advantage : usualy less expensive in all aspects.
disavantage : the template is not yours and if the company goes bankrupt, maybe your lose it (I'm not sure about how this works though).

The first thing that you need to do is to register your domain name
This can be done by you or by the service provider, depending on their options.

I know that this sounds a bit too confusing, but with time you'll get it.

Just one thing : if a service publicizes (sp?) offering the domain name as something of out of this world, or that they include the domain yearly (for insteance) payment on the domain, that's nothing special since we're talking about something like 8 or 10 dollars per year.

Best regards,


10-20-2009, 11:35 AM
thanks for all the help folks! Now I've got lots more to think about!