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: Art Website Help


chrisyoung
12-29-2015, 02:03 PM
Hi everyone! My husband and I are launching our illustration business. We built our own website but are getting some negative feedback on it not working properly or fast enough with phones. Would anyone with a phone be kind enough to check it out and give me any opinions? We don't use a phone with internet so we're a bit old fashioned.

Thank you so much in advance for your time guys!

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just
12-29-2015, 06:44 PM
I am not falling for that.

chrisyoung
12-29-2015, 07:23 PM
Not falling for what? I'm so confused! It's a real website and we are real people (on facebook too: https://www.facebook.com/chrisyoungillustrations)

Liz
12-29-2015, 07:50 PM
I think Just thinks you are looking for clicks to your website.

TerryCurley
12-29-2015, 08:04 PM
Chrisyoung I'm afraid that it is considered spam to promote your own business in a post. I had to remove your link.

just
12-29-2015, 08:12 PM
I am glad that I did not fall for it.

chrisyoung
12-30-2015, 03:48 PM
ok. But it is alright to put your website and promote yourself in your signature, as everyone seems to do-including the member who removed my link? I do apologize because I did not think that it was self promotion or spam.

I was asking for real help. I thought this forum might be a place where artists help other artists. I don't make any money from people clicking on my site! I pay money for that site and there are NO ads! I just needed real help.

Does anyone know any places where I can ask for feedback on my mobile website? I'm broke and want to find out if it works on mobile devices (other than a kindle, which is the only device other than a PC that I own).

just
12-30-2015, 03:53 PM
Try artistdaily.com

Asancta
12-30-2015, 05:28 PM
Well you can use FB for example and ask your friends to help you...would make more sense lol

TerryCurley
12-30-2015, 07:06 PM
ok. But it is alright to put your website and promote yourself in your signature, as everyone seems to do-including the member who removed my link? I do apologize because I did not think that it was self promotion or spam.

I was asking for real help. I thought this forum might be a place where artists help other artists. I don't make any money from people clicking on my site! I pay money for that site and there are NO ads! I just needed real help.

Does anyone know any places where I can ask for feedback on my mobile website? I'm broke and want to find out if it works on mobile devices (other than a kindle, which is the only device other than a PC that I own).

Yes signature web-sites are allowed. I just have to follow the rules set by the owners of the forum. Didn't mean to accuse you of anything.

Liz
12-30-2015, 07:33 PM
There are sites where you enter your website's address and it will show you how your site looks on a mobile device. Do an internet search for something like "how doe's my site look on mobile device" to find one. Google even has a mobile friendly analyzer:
https://www.google.co.uk/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/

chrisyoung
12-31-2015, 01:50 PM
Just: thanks, I will try other places.

Ascanta: If I had more facebook friends, I wouldn't be on forums, ha ha! Plus, the ones I do have always just say how great everything is. I need real advice. Both my husband and I are a bit of introverts so marketing sucks. And it's hard because the art world is so competitive and no one trusts anyone anymore online. But perhaps, I am better off going to art shows and handing out business cards and meeting people.

Terry: It's ok, I should have known. I just thought spamming had malicious intent whereas I was trying to get help. I'm so worried that my site is costing me business (one person told me so) because it's not working on all mobile devices but finding help online may not be the way to go.

chrisyoung
12-31-2015, 01:52 PM
Liz: Thank you!!!! That will help me!!!!

dickhutchings
12-31-2015, 01:57 PM
Very nice website and your art is excellent.