Hey hey! I'm excited. 48 hours in, my domain URL not fully migrated yet, and already I've had over 1200 views on my new site. Thanks everyone!
I've complained about my problems with DeviantArt Portfolios before, and played with Dynamic Views before.
I decided to go with the Flipcard view to start, and then hunted around to see what other artist-bloggers may have done to tweak the service.
I found a terrific tutorial by fantasy art illustrator Dan Dos Santos on the stellar Muddy Colors blog that solved about 90% of my desired tweaks.
Then, I remembered a great blog for css tweaks to Dynamic Views I had found months ago when messing around, Southern Speakers.
The changes and tweaks were quick and easy, just a couple of hours. Uploading the art and adding links took a while longer. The great thing is, unlike DeviantArt Portfolios, I can have links to my online store, and buttons for tweets and +1 and Likes right below the art.
|Note the links to blog posts, my online store, and buttons to +1, tweet or Like. Niftiness!|
There seems to be a delay with my glendonmellow.com migrating to URL to mask the site - but clicking on www.glendonmellow.com seems to work fine for most people.
If you'd like to see the old site for comparisons' sake, it's still there. I really admire the set-up DeviantArt Portfolios had going, but it wasn't flexible and the lack of statistics really bothered me.
Thanks for checking out my new home!
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Original artwork on The Flying Trilobite © to Glendon Mellow
under Creative Commons Licence.
Find me on Symbiartic, the art+science blog on the Scientific American Blog Network!