Web Design for Artists: Selling Your Art Work Online
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With no experience necessary, create websites for your art, studio, band, or exhibit and make money selling your goods!
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619 students enrolled
Created by Jason Allen
Last updated 1/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 6.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of this course, you will have a working, gorgeous website to show off your material.
  • In this course you will learn how to create stunning websites without learning any tedious code.
  • Students will learn how to setup a hosting account, domain name, and Wordpress website.
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Requirements
  • No experience necessary
  • Students will need to purchase a domain name and hosting plan (about $50) during the class if they don't already have one.
  • Having a domain name before starting the class is NOT required.
Description

As an artist and musician, I learned how to create websites out of pure necessity. I am not a professional programmer - I learned through trial and error and studying on my own what works and what doesn't work. I've now written hundreds of websites for artists, musicians, bands, galleries, and other organizations.

In 2009 I created this class, "Web Design for Artists" as a class I teacher in-person around my area. The class has been very successful, and I'm really excited to bring it to an online platform. My goal with this class is simple: I want all artists to have a website, be able to manage their website, and to never, ever, have to pay someone to do it for them.

This is a hands-on class: I am going to make a website for myself during this class, and walk you through every step. Nearly every video is a "walk through" on how to do something. And because I'm not a technical web designer, we won't get bogged down with any abstract terminology - only what we need. Lets dive in!

Praise for other classes by J. Anthony Allen

  • "</em>Dr Allen does it again with his music theory for electronic musicians series. This course really opened up everything I learned from the 1st section and now I understand more about the composition side of things for music. I highly highly recommend this course to anyone!!! Really opened my eyes to many things I wasn't aware of."
  • "The Best Teacher ever, who make you understand the in & out Music Theory by all mean without giving what you don't want to know."
  • "I have never had any formal training in music at all. Trying to learn all the notes and how everything translated was a serious challenge. After going thru this class, Dr. J has totally brought down the barriers. The content was very useful and was easy to grasp for me."

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Who is the target audience?
  • Artists
  • Musicians
  • Anyone in need of learning how to make a website to manage their own content.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 50 Lectures Collapse All 50 Lectures 06:25:16
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Overview
3 Lectures 12:08

The Introduction & Overview - Welcome to the class!

Preview 05:04

How we are going to get a website all setup for you during this class. It won't be easy, but we are going on this journey together. I'll do my best to make it fun!

Preview 06:39

The handout I use when I teach this class in person. You can walk through the whole class with this, and it includes a vocabulary section for any extra terminology you might need to learn.

Super Big Handout
00:25
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The One-Time-Only Stuff
11 Lectures 01:34:02

There are a few things we need to do to get all setup to have a website. This video is our starting point to talk about each thing you will need, and how to get it.

Preview 03:02

It doesn't matter if you do this class on a Mac or PC. In this video, I'll explain why.

Preview 02:13

This can be a really daunting task - but in this video I'll tell you what do look for, and make a few recommendations.

Picking a Hosting Company
08:23

A few things to consider when choosing the best domain name for you, your art, and your business.

Picking a Domain Name
14:17

How to actually set everything up. In this video I'll walk you through every step, and every confusing option to make sure you get setup right, and don't buy things you don't need.

Domain Setup and Hosting Walkthrough
16:49

If you already have a domain name, but want to transfer it to a different company, watch this video. This is a walkthrough of my doing it for one of my domains.

Transferring a Domain Name or Hosting to a New Company
05:40

Domain transferring has a few steps to it, so I broke this section into 2 videos.

Transferring a Domain Name, Part 2
12:51

With your new hosting plan, you have the ability to create an unlimited number of personalized email address. (Like: you@yourdomain.com). In this video I'll walk you through how to set those up, if you want them.

Setting up Email Accounts
10:34

Wordpress will be the "framework for our house." In order to get the framework in place, we need to do a basic installation of Wordpress.

Installing Wordpress
10:58

Some people like to hide the website they are working on so the public can't see their in-progress website. If you want to do that, this is how.

Installing a Temporary Password on Your (New) Website
06:15

Our setup is done, and we can now move on to putting our content into our website!

Done with Setup!
03:00
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The Every-Few-Years Stuff
21 Lectures 03:24:02

Before we dive into Wordpress, we have a few setup things we need to get out of the way.

Configuring Wordpress
20:07

The Theme is the template for your website. We have millions to choose from, so get some tips in this video before beginning your search.

Finding a Theme
16:03

Once you've found a theme, you need to install it. Here is a walkthrough of how to do it.

Installing a Theme
04:20

Depending on your theme, you might have some extra things to setup. Here are some tips.

Configuring a Theme
08:50

The Dashboard is our main command center for Wordpress. In this video we will poke around and see what is here.

Dashboard Overview
10:35

Pages and Posts are both "content areas," but they work very differently.

Pages Vs. Posts
06:05

We will use pages for almost everything - so it is time to get some content together!

Creating Pages
17:34

As artists, organizing our work into categories can be tricky. Here are some tips.

Organizing Your Menu
09:17

Once we have the structure figured out, we can put our menu together.

Setting up Menus
08:45

The Home Page is the first thing people will see when they come to your site.

Setting the Home Page
11:51

Widgets are like extra little content nuggets. Making good use of them can give your website a lot of extra impact.

Using Widgets
16:49

Plugins add extra functionality to our site. In this video we look at how they work.

Using Plugins
04:46

Installing a plugin to let us sell our work online! Includes taxes, shipping, and downloadable product info.

Selling Stuff! (Part 1)
06:41

Selling stuff part 2! Installing a plugin to let us sell our work online! Includes taxes, shipping, and downloadable product info.

Selling Stuff! (Part 2)
09:32

Selling Stuff part 3! Installing a plugin to let us sell our work online! Includes taxes, shipping, and downloadable product info.

Selling Stuff! (Part 3)
19:19

We've already done some work hiding the comments section on our pages, but we might need one more step.

Hiding Comments
04:00

Embedding can give us access to video, audio, and some other things on our site in a very easy way. Here we will talk about how it works and what you need.

How Embedding Works
05:43

In this video we will walk through embedding some video onto your site.

Adding Video
10:55

Using Soundcloud, we will embed some audio files, or whole albums into our website.

Adding Audio
07:51

We made a dummy store page earlier when we were making our menu, so here we need to go back and hook that page to our new store.

Setting the Store Link
03:38

Content complete! But we still have more to do. The light is at the end of the tunnel!

Content Wrap-Up
01:21
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The Day-to-Day Stuff
8 Lectures 39:47

What is left to do? Plenty.

Preview 01:46

In this video I walk through the process of getting your recent Twitter tweets to show up on your website. If you don't use twitter, this might still show you some valuble information.

Integrating Social Media: Twitter
12:17

Incorporating Facebook into your site.

Integrating Social Media: Facebook
10:42

You think you want a calendar on your site, but you don't. This is why.

The Case Against Calendars
05:45

Be warned that incorporting your social media into your website can have consequences!

A Word of Caution
02:47

Update early. Update often.

Updating Your Content
02:20

Screw up? Wish you could roll the clock back to a previous version of your page? You can. This is how.

Revision History
03:05

So close! Just a few more things that I want you to know about, and then we are done!

Day-to-Day Stuff Wrap-Up
01:05
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The Bells and Whistles
7 Lectures 35:17

Here is what is left. Just a few things, but they could be important.

Preview 00:42

Keep some pages private, and schedule some to show up in the future. Easy!

Password Protecting Pages and Scheduling Pages
07:15

If you put password proctection on your site all the way back at the beginning, it is time to take it off. Here is a walkthrough.

Take that Password Protection Off!
03:47

As promised in the Widget section, some basics on formatting with HTML. You don't need this, but it might be handy to just know the basics, which I cover here.

Basic HTML for Widgets
13:00

Thanks for watching this class! A few parting thoughts...

Thats All Folks!
02:09

I made another class all about incorporating Paypal, and I thought I would include here an overview of how to use it to take in cards a little easier. Check it out.

Advanced Paypal Features
07:53

There is so much more to learn!

Bonus Lecture: Discount Offers & Mailing List
00:31
About the Instructor
Jason Allen
4.6 Average rating
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29,253 Students
57 Courses
Ph.D / Ableton Certified Trainer

J. Anthony Allen has worn the hats of composer, producer, songwriter, engineer, sound designer, DJ, remix artist, multi-media artist, performer, inventor, and entrepreneur. Allen is a versatile creator whose diverse project experience ranges from works written for the Minnesota Orchestra to pieces developed for film, TV, and radio. An innovator in the field of electronic performance, Allen performs on a set of “glove” controllers, which he has designed, built, and programmed by himself. When he’s not working as a solo artist, Allen is a serial collaborator. His primary collaborative vehicle is the group Ballet Mech, for which Allen is one of three producers.

J. Anthony Allen teaches at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN., and is an Ableton Live Certified Trainer. He is a co-founder and owner of Slam Academy, a multimedia educational space in downtown Minneapolis. Recently, Allen founded Hackademica – an innovative net-label for new music.

J. has a PhD in music composition, 2 Master’s degrees in music composition and electronic music, and a bachelors degree in guitar performance. Through his academic travels, Dr. Allen has received numerous awards along the way.

If you run into him on the street, he prefers to be addressed as J. (as in, Jay.)