Monday, June 21, 2010

A Large and Sophisticated Site -

Like the site we discussed last week, A.D. Cook's website,, features a clean design that allows his striking artwork to stand out.  The sophisticated menus and image galleries show a high level of technical expertise, but just like GayLynn Ribeira's site, the main focus is on the artist and his work.

The Home page shows strong samples of Cook's work, and tells us a bit about the artist.  The top navigation menu, which is consistently placed on all pages of the site, lets us easily find more images, information about the artist, upcoming and previous events, and contact information.  Additional navigational links below the gallery thumbnails lead to more gallery pages, organized by category.

There are also links to Cook's Twitter, FaceBook, and MySpace pages, and an e-mail list signup - increasingly common features for artists showcasing their work online.

Congratulation to Mr. Cook on an excellent site.

In the coming weeks, we'll look beyond basic artist "showcase" sites to discuss art group websites and various forms of experimental sites... as well as other options for building websites.

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