February 2013

Artist Catie Faryl's website, screenshot of Home - above the fold

Catie Faryl came to me because she had no website and needed one to display the extensive galleries of her art, including her fabulous activist art, and to promote both her artwork and activism. Her budget was limited and she had a huge portfolio of images of her art that needed to be cropped and adjusted, and copyright metadata added to each image.

We decided to use the WordPress 2012 theme with no customizations. We made a static page for her home page and added pages with a chronological record of her exhibitions, speaking engagements & contact information, galleries with submenus, Exhibitions, Presentations, Speaking, Workshops, and of course a blog. Each art exhibition is in its own subcategory so it can have a dedicated gallery index page and entries for each painting. We used category archives and media attachment pages for her gallery landing pages and image enlargements. When images are clicked, they direct the visitor to an attachment page with an enlarged version of the image and a description. A thrifty way to get all the necessary information in without having to create individual pages for each image.

This is a no frills website, though we did add plugins for the essentials and a few more necessary features:

  • AddThis sharing and follow buttons
  • Google Analytics
  • Goodle Document embedder for pdf file in-page display
  • Security features
  • Image optimization

Below is a screenshot of her complete home page, with two video embeds and a comment. As you can see in the second video, Catie is a heavy hitter and played a major role in the banning of GMO crops in our county. Do visit to see all the features in action, watch her videos and browse her wonderful activist art! complete home page for activist artist Catie Faryl

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