Paul Watson is an artist whose day job is managing a web team for a publishing company. He has been working in web development & web strategy for various companies since 1996. He lives and works in Brighton, UK.
The opinions expressed in this blog are his own personal opinions and do not necessarily represent those of his employer, friends, next-door neighbours or pet cat.
(Kicking this blog back into life to pursue a solution to a problem) The Dream Imagine a Google Image Search where a potential customer could search for contemporary artwork that is available for sale in a specific price range which is no larger than a specific size (the right size to fit on the wall [...]
Software costs money. Actually that’s not true – there’s plenty of free software out there for artists, and the ones detailed below are just as good as the expensive versions. Browsers Web browsers are usually free (or their costs are “hidden” within the cost for the operating system, as is the case with Microsoft’s Internet [...]
Twitter is the rising star of social media at the moment, and is a surprisingly good tool for artists. From US President Barack Obama’s use of Twitter throughout his election campaign to the UK comedian Stephen Fry’s high-profile use of Twitter, it’s clear that it’s gaining a lot of ground and breaking into mainstream use. [...]
I thought it was about time to give you all an update on the free open-source Artists Website Software I’m currently working on. I’ve got a very basic skeleton completed so far, but the alpha version is still some way off. I could have written it much quicker if I’d taken a more traditional procedural [...]
In my last post I talked about the Artists Website Software I was planning. It’s been a busy few months (both with my day-job and with moving house) but I have made some progress, and I hope to have an alpha version available in the new year. At that point I’ll probably upload everything to [...]