As Craig said in last month’s post, he’s bowing out of MAS Artwork for the time being, so he can focus on other things. That said, I’ve been trying to revamp my brand & images to a new website. I had hoped to have the new site up & looking beautiful before today’s post . . . but alas, I’m NOT a website developer.
There are plenty of videos on YouTube to try to help set up a website on WordPress, but that’s the problem . . . the sheer volume of videos. Each of them creates a site with a different theme, which should be okay, but the videos for the themes I liked were NOT easy to follow, & the easy-to-follow videos were for themes I didn’t like the look of.
Does that matter? Well, yes & no. I suppose the more important part is to get my new site up & running – otherwise, people won’t know that I’ve even got images to sell. But if I’m not happy with the look of my site, then will I even want to continue using it? Will it become any sort of a priority for me to add new photos?
But I finally came to the conclusion that, yes, it’s more important to get the new site up & make it prettier along the way. Since I’m NOT a website developer, this isn’t something I’ll be able to master in a month’s time.
So, I’m officially launching my new site, titled Photos By Alyx. Right now it’s just the bare bones, but it’s coming along. I’ve also got some new images up there, but will be adding more as time goes on. Right now, the site is set up in a table format, to make it easier to buy the prints, but if you want more information on any image, you can simply click on it & you’ll be taken to the actual page of the photo. I’m working on adding a lightbox gallery feature to the site, so you can just scroll through the images themselves . . . but that’s still a way off.
Anyway, I hope you like the new site. Feel free to give me some feedback on the look of it. It’s still in the editing phase, so any suggestions are welcome.