Artists often want to include pictures of their art studio or of themselves on their recent outing in their blog. Or they may wish to display a poster of an exhibition they are in on their webpage or provide a link so that their customers can download an order form for their art.
MyArtClub allows artists to load these files as "objects". An object is a file with any of these extensions
- .jpg image
- .gif image
- .doc word document
- .pdf file
Artists can post these files to their site and then display the file in their information text or in their studio pages or on their blog page.
The objects are referenced in your test by using HTML code
which MyArtClub provides when you upload the image. You can insert this HTML code into your text sections wherever you want.
Remember that if you change the object, then the HTML code referencing the object changes. So if you change the object by uploading it, then you must change the references to it in your text.
Enhancing your site with your images
You can load your image (.jpg or .gif) and show it anywhere on your site.
You can repeat images on more than one page. You simply link to the same image more than one page, in fact as many times as you like.
You can adjust the Height and Width to make your object appear bigger or smaller.
You can load other objects i.e. word documents, Adobe pdf files, or text files. These documents can be posters of your upcoming show or exhibition, order forms or promotional brochures, to name a few.
You can include your image objects in your blog pages to show the progression of your current art work, your show photos, your gallery or studio, or perhaps the vista that inspired you painting.
Here is how you do it
Using the objects requires you to copy and work with HTML tags so it appears very scary to the beginner, but it really is not that hard. First you need to set your site to "manage by size" rather than "by
number of images". Login in to your member site, select the link "Maintain your account". Then select "Manage your account by size of space used."
Art works are loaded as per usual from the "Art" tab. The "Object" tab opens up and allows you to load your objects by selecting "Add or Maintain your Objects" The objects are loaded the same way you would load an image.
From the Object Menu you can view the "BLUE text" located just below the yellow object square after loading your object.
Copy and paste the "BLUE text" into your text pages anywhere you are allowed to load text. You have now
placed your images or other objects for display on your pages, anywhere you like.
This article was first published in the My Art News Letter #13 and #16