I decided to drop a quick note for all the artists that may be popping in to read my comments.
Guys! I have seen so many art websites that are just so beautiful, but are so image rich using flash that probably NO-ONE every finishes allowing the flash to download to actually get to site! A chance visitor would click away in SECONDS instead of waiting the 20 – 30 seconds or so (or sometimes more – flash web designers, puleeeze, think what you are doing to the art market of the poor artist you are supposedly trying to help).
One of the best flash designed sites I have seen – but one which also has an unbearably long download time is that belonging to the Colombian artist Al Vivero. Al, whose artwork is well quoted in international circles, is a great guy and an excellent artist – one who really lives and breathes his art. Now, I am sure he is 100% satisfied with his website – it IS well done. But the question is, for all the MILLIONS of pesos that he spent in creating it – will it give him a return that is measurable and fulfill the PURPOSE that it was created for – to get more people around the world to see, enjoy and comment upon his artwork.
I DOUBT IT!!!!!!
There I said it. Sorry Al! (I am still your friend, really, but I need to be honest.)
In any case there are a number of ways to remedy this not totally intractable problem.
So if you are an artist in a similar situation click on the next link to see how you can improve the distribution and recognition of your artwork via the Internet without getting bogged down with a flash web site – even if you already have one.
For those of you with the appropriate patience please click on the next tag link to see Al Vivero´s really EXCELLENT flash website. Just be prepared for the wait while it downloads his beautiful art!!!