[sclug] website design

John Stumbles sclug at yaph.org.uk
Sat Jul 19 13:39:30 UTC 2008

The guy who did the artwork for my van (http://yaph.co.uk/art) has a 
website (http://www.steveking-art.co.uk/) which was done for him for 
free by someone he knew a while back. However the guy who did it doesn't 
seem much interested in updating it for him. Ideally Steve would get in 
a pro web designer to maintain his site for him, but he's just starting 
out on making a living through his artwork and doesn't have a lot of 
money to throw at it (and doesn't have the tech savvy to do a decent job 
of it himself) so is looking for a cheap but well-crafted solution!

What I think he could do with is someone to work with him on designing a 
decent site and setting it up so that Steve (perhaps with a bit of help 
from me) can update it with new content within the overall structure 
they've designed. I'm thinking for example of an area for news-ey items 
(e.g. he had an item published in a local newspaper featuring a piece of 
his work) and a gallery of his work (which he could update with new 
pieces as he does them), plus maybe a section of links (which he could 
edit/add to) etc. Ideally such changes would be a matter of editing some 
files listing the contents of the web pages a la wiki rather than 
hairy-arsed html editing. However, given that he's a graphic artist, the 
website would have to look smart (so it couldn't be, for example, a wiki 
in read-only mode).

He works on a Mac so could presumably run, say, Apache to preview 
revisions locally and rsync or sitecopy to update his live site.

Does anyone have any thoughts on this, know anyone who might be 
interested or is interested themselves?

John Stumbles                                       http://yaph.org.uk

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