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.
Update (May 7, 2013): I’ve produced a slightly updated 2nd draft of this idea, which can be found here. This is my first draft of an idea of how to mark up artwork using Schema.org. It is intended to replace both http://schema.org/Painting and http://schema.org/Sculpture (and http://schema.org/Photograph when it is being used to describe photographs in [...]
Following up from last week’s post, I wanted to try to put some basic tutorials up for artists to show how to mark-up HTML5 to display a painting, using schema.org to provide some semantic structure. Given that there are strong differences of opinion over whether RDFa or Microdata is the best/correct way to add semantic [...]
(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 [...]
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 [...]