I've complained about my problems with DeviantArt Portfolios before, and played with Dynamic Views before.
I decided to go with the Flipcard view to start, and then hunted around to see what other artist-bloggers may have done to tweak the service.
I found a terrific tutorial by fantasy art illustrator Dan Dos Santos on the stellar Muddy Colors blog that solved about 90% of my desired tweaks.
Then, I remembered a great blog for css tweaks to Dynamic Views I had found months ago when messing around, Southern Speakers.
The changes and tweaks were quick and easy, just a couple of hours. Uploading the art and adding links took a while longer. The great thing is, unlike DeviantArt Portfolios, I can have links to my online store, and buttons for tweets and +1 and Likes right below the art.
|Note the links to blog posts, my online store, and buttons to +1, tweet or Like. Niftiness!|
There seems to be a delay with my glendonmellow.com migrating to URL to mask the site - but clicking on www.glendonmellow.com seems to work fine for most people.
If you'd like to see the old site for comparisons' sake, it's still there. I really admire the set-up DeviantArt Portfolios had going, but it wasn't flexible and the lack of statistics really bothered me.
Thanks for checking out my new home!
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Original artwork on The Flying Trilobite © to Glendon Mellow
under Creative Commons Licence.
Find me on Symbiartic, the art+science blog on the Scientific American Blog Network!