Ah, technology. We love it, but we wish we didn’t have to deal with all its dangly bits. A laptop is awesome, but you have to set it up, and actually install the apps you need, and troubleshoot stuff. Arrrgghh!
It’s the same with your artist’s website. You want it to look good and to do stuff for you; market your creations, tell the world what you do, sell your work, etc. But between now and that place, there is a minefield of dangly things to learn and understand.
I wrote an article for Valley of Writers that looks at a number of common tech terms that pertain to website development. It is targeted at writers, as with all my articles on that site, but you will find that this pertains to anyone working on a website; writer, artist, or other careers/organizations.
As you take your journey into getting your site developed, or updated, or as you think about how to get your website to do more work for you as an artist, this is a super useful glossary of terms.
Here is the list of terms covered:
- Admin Access
- CMS | Content Management System
- Domain Name
- DNS Records
- Feedback Form
- Mailing List
- Name Servers
- SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
Read the article
Writer | Digital Storyteller | Web Developer
I believe that every serious artist should be able to make a living from their work if they want to and I’m on a mission to find the best tools, ideas, and resources to help artists succeed. I experiment with business models, monetization ideas, and new technology in my own creative process as part of this journey of discovering.