Steve Lambert’s website, visitsteve.com, was built in WordPress.
There are dozens of services and software to use in building your web portfolio, but Creative Capital’s Internet for Artists (IFA) team only recommends two.
It’s not because we’re unaware. We research every tool we come across and we’re told about them all the time. Still, we recommend that participants in our workshops use either Squarespace or their own installation of WordPress software (not WordPress.com). Nothing else.
We have good reason for only recommending these two solutions and we think you will agree with our reasoning below. However, if your site is currently serving your needs and goals well, we are not necessarily encouraging you to immediately rebuild with these better options. Just know that these options are available when the time comes.
There are many factors we weigh when making these recommendations. Here’s a few high points:
No. 1: We want you to have flexibility.
Many artists we have worked with are unable to maintain their own web presence because they have no control, no support, and no where to turn but to a “webmaster” who has disappeared. They’re essentially stuck and we don’t want that to ever happen to you. Continue reading