A series of tubes for my arts.
September 30, 2011 4:41 AM Subscribe
How do I keep all my artwork organized on my web site?
posted by overeducated_alligator to media & arts (5 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I make a lot of different types of art. For example:
- traditional media sketches & paintings
- commissioned graphics/logo/illustration work
- panel comics
- silly doodles & cartoons
- figure drawings
- animation (video & GIFs)
- also, I make art tutorials (video and static)
I have a static web portfolio which has a "gallery" section, I put a sampling of work on there which essentially doesn't change. I also have a blog section, which is a Tumblr, where I post day-to-day sketches, etc.
I'd kind of like to get something which is more organized than the Tumblr, but simpler than FTPing new files to my web space and then updating the php/html of each static page. I like the Tumblr interface (I used to use Movable Type), but it doesn't seem that robust.
Ideally, I want there to be a central stream of new stuff, but every time I upload something new, I want it to go live permanently in a gallery section I assign it to. That way each section maintains its own chronology.
I'm OK with PHP/HTML/CSS/MySQL so I'm not afraid of writing a custom CMS if that's the best idea. If I go with an out-of-the-box system like Wordpress, how simple will it be for me to customize it?