@lee-white Great idea!
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RE: Website Help.....
@tyson-ranes I absolutely think you should! It gives a "home base" for people to go to. Even with 5 pieces (which is just fine), you can also include a blog (where you could post in-progress imagery if you want), an about bio/resume section(s), and a contact/connect section, not to mention links to your social profiles.
Also, the website structure/design does not have to be now what it will be in the future when you have more pieces you want to include. The site can change with you & your work. For instance, perhaps right now, you want a nicely designed, large-image-based, single, scrolling page, but when you have more pieces you want to show, you could modify to a multi-page site.
I use Wordpress for my CMS, but you could use Squarespace or another system to help you launch. All of these types should also be easy to redesign the site structure/design with too, when necessary.
RE: 3RD Thursday - How To Get Freelance Work...
@Will-Terry Thanks for doing this - Good stuff.
I had a question that wasn't able to make it though. It's something that I've been wrestling with as to what is the best approach also:
If you have multiple illustration styles that are relevant to the recipient, would you suggest only sending the same style each mailing, or alternate styles each mailing, or send 2 styles simultaneously, or ___?
@smceccarelli I say go for it!
I find it a little intense right now, with not much room to breathe, but that might be due to the hidden pictures and it being all line work. It might also have something to do with the tight crop. Also, I think the thumb on the right hand might need a little massaging.
Other than those thoughts, though, it's great! In fact, I need one of these starting this January, so maybe you should just build a real one and ship it to me! ;)
RE: What are important things to have on your website?
@smceccarelli Regarding the email, I recall Giuseppe Castellano (Twitter | Website) taking issue with the email address not being present on the site. He was fine with a way to minimize spam, such as:
"Name [AT] Website [DOT] com"
But he wanted to at least be able to put the email address into a spreadsheet for future contact (and maybe some other reasons)
He had made a good enough case for it that I immediately went and added that to my contact section.
I think @Rich-Green had read/heard that same discussion too and may remember more (or where/when it was said)