Hey hey! I'm excited. 48 hours in, my domain URL not fully migrated yet, and already I've had over 1200 views on my new site. Thanks everyone!
Finally got fed-up enough with the lack of statistics and support from DeviantArt about their Portfolio service -I really think they've abandoned developing it- so I decided to hunt around and give Blogger's Dynamic Views another try.
I've complained about my problems with DeviantArt Portfolios
before, and played with Dynamic Views
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 dA 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 visiting me in my new home
(Reposted from my blog
. Head there for the full post including pictures.)