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Old 02-28-2007, 01:16 PM   #1
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I stumbled across the marketing site for Expanse, slugged “the easiest way for artists and designers to manage their website.”

It uses templates, stylesheets, and has a built-in text editor, etc., much like WordPress, but its goal is to exhibit an artist’s portfolio rather than time-stamped text. You can assign multiple key words to images and collections, it will take a zip file of many images, unzip them on the server, create thumbnails, etc., all more or less without your effort. And PayPal sales system is built in if you sell from your portfolio site.

Have to confess I have not tested this thing, though I intend to. But it sounds ideal for anyone with items best shown as images. Costs $30 per domain.

Hope someone checks this out and lets us know if it works as sweetly as it sounds as if it will.

   
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Took a quick look and one thing that is sort of annoying is their own site design with the "paper" lines where the text is overlaid by the "line" so it's difficult to read...

Hmmmm..isn't that interesting...FF2 does not display in the same way--there are no paper lines...

Other than that oddity...it looks interesting...

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Took a quick look and one thing that is sort of annoying is their own site design with the "paper" lines where the text is overlaid by the "line" so it's difficult to read...

Hmmmm..isn't that interesting...FF2 does not display in the same way--there are no paper lines...

Other than that oddity...it looks interesting...
I do not see any edge lines in any browser. But it is a sort of dipsy-looking design, I will say.

But I suppose you would have control over how your site looked — no need to copy all the clouds and pastel stuff! <g>

   
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Sounds promising: I'm looking for a reasonably priced solution for stock photos, and the ones I found that are compliant and have reasonable facilities all seem to be in the $5000 bracket!

Thanks for the hint.
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Sounds promising: I'm looking for a reasonably priced solution for stock photos, and the ones I found that are compliant and have reasonable facilities all seem to be in the $5000 bracket!

Thanks for the hint.
If you look into it, let us know if it is as useful as it appears it might be!

   
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kt: I do not see any edge lines in any browser. But it is a sort of dipsy-looking design, I will say.
I emailed them about what I was seeing...it will be interesting to see how responsive they are...

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