OK we missed one last week but its time again for another ‘website of the week’!
This time its the atmospheric ruthslater.com which has been built by Alison Cross from alisoncross4webs.co.uk. The site makes great use of image galleries, and for advanced users – notice the website search box from Atomz!
When did you build your website?
I started it for an artist client, Ruth Slater, a few months ago, but only recently persuaded the artist to let me redesign the site to better reflect her ‘brand’.
Why did you build a website?
I wanted this artist (and others that I’ve worked for) to have a window on the web. Staging exhibitions or renting gallery space is so expensive, a virtual shop-window is a much simpler and less expensive way to let people see what you can do.
What do you like best about your website?
the e-commerce pages – easy to set up. I used the option that allowed the thumbnails to be expanded – but made each gallery a 1 x 1 image. I think it’s a good way to show off artwork.
What is your best website building tip?
Don’t be afraid to explore lots of options that you have never tried before – the software is updated regularly with new templates and tools, it’s worth playing with them to see whether something that you weren’t considering might work brilliantly for you. If it doesn’t, it’s all easily changed again.
Thanks Alison. If you want to be featured as our Website of the week, and get exposure to thousands of readers of the WebEden blog, visit the forum now!