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Web Services

If you are an artist, and want a website with a provider who does art and understands artists AND computers, this may be your new home!

I can provide a total solution: from professionally photographing and digitizing your art, to designing and implementing your site, possibly with custom programming, group discussion and database features, through publishing it on my battery- and generator-backed server, connected to a national "Tier 1" Internet backbone provider.

(To complement your site, I can also supply gallery-quality reproductions or economical publicity material.)

Or if you prefer (assuming you have basic computer skills and access to web authoring software), I can tutor you, so you can maintain your own site. See prices for details.

A simple "web presence" site, with a couple samples of your art and basic contact info, can be done in an hour or two. A custom "exhibit" site with numerous pieces of artwork, indexed by thumbnail, may take several days of work.

I now have a fixed-price solution for those who don't need heavy customization! I can have your gallery website ready for you to begin uploading images of your work in a couple days! These sites feature a searchable, sortable gallery with multiple-size images and on-line ordering via PayPal. See prices for details.

Here are a some sites I developed and host:

Capabilities

  • Mac Mini server, 4GB RAM, 1 TB disk, MacOS 10.6 (Snow Leopard Unix).
  • APS SmartUPS 3kVA and custom 2,400WH battery will power web server for up to 24 hours.
  • 6kW biodiesel-powered generator for longer outages.
  • 250,000 BTU biodiesel-powered emergency heat.
  • 4MB, business-grade DSL Internet connection.
  • www.yourname.com virtual domain hosting.
  • you@yourname.com email forwarding.
  • talk@yourname.com discussion groups.
  • Apache, PHP, MySQL, Perl, MediaWiki, WebObjects, and other web languages supported.
  • Domain Name Service, Simple Mail Transfer Protocol, Mailman.
  • SMTP email forwarding, or POP3/IMAP email.
  • SPAM filtering via MAPS RBL.
  • Monthly web site statistics via AWStat.
  • Bytesmiths Gallery infrastucture, gets you on the web quickly with an artist-maintained gallery site.
My entire operation is powered by zero-CO2, renewable energy to help protect the environment.
All non-emergency electricity consumed on site comes from hydropower.
Transportation, emergency power, and emergency heating is via diesel engines powered by waste vegetable oil, collected from local restaurants.
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