The way you display your art online should entice people to look at it. For instance, it is helpful to showcase paintings of the same theme together in a gallery. A well-organized and beautifully-designed professional website will expose your art in the most creative way, tell your story and be accessible to millions of people.
Now, would you like to learn how you can turn your website into a fully-featured art portal with no coding experience?
Learn how to:
- Create online slideshows to organize your artwork
- Embed a slideshow
- Share your artwork
- Boost your website
- Send slideshows by email
- Understand your audience
- Upgrade your website to a new level
Create online slideshows to organize your artwork
Why are slideshows one of the best ways to show your artwork? In a slideshow you are able to feature images in a convenient way that is easy for your viewers to navigate.
You can easily create slideshows for your website with Cincopa’s online slideshow creator. There are many templates to select from and you can choose one that suits the design of your blog.
Here are some ideas of slideshow designs you can use in your art blog:
Slider with images and videos
A responsive slider with fascinating animation will look great on any blog page. Include both images and videos to create an unparalleled experience for your audience, experiment with controls style, background color, and transition, enable custom visual effects.
Grid with images, videos, and audios
Grid is perfect when you want to showcase a structured art collection that includes various media types. It lets your visitors to quickly choose the asset they would like to view in a higher resolution by clicking on a preview thumbnail. By the way, thumbnails can have different shapes, from circles to squares or rectangles with sharp or rounded angles.
Grid slider with videos and images
This slideshow type is a creative combination of a grid and a slider. It displays both asset thumbnails and a large preview of a current media file.
Place it on a blog home page or wherever you want to display full-screen videos or images running behind the main content. It can also be some charming background music supplied with video footage.
Explore this rich media template gallery with more than 100 of skins – you’ll definitely find the solution that will work best for your art blog.
How to embed a slideshow to your art blog
You actually don’t have to host all videos or images directly on your blog. You are able to store all your files on a hosting platform and provide flawless content delivery to your users at the highest speed and in the best quality, without any breaks or delays.
HTML slideshows can be added to your website in a matter of minutes. All you need to do is copy the slideshow embed code and paste it to the desired web page. If you’re running a blog on WordPress, you can install a Cincopa plugin, module, or widget for slideshows. This will simplify slideshow integration with your platform letting you easily manage media content from the dashboard. In case you have a stand-alone or hand-coded blog, it’s still pretty simple to add slideshows to it in the way you want. The embed code is fully HTML5 compatible and will work with no glitch on any custom device, be it a PC, a laptop, a tablet, or a smartphone.
Share your artwork with social media users
Social media networks have billions of daily active users worldwide, and this is a powerful source to grow your audience. Nowadays, it requires very little effort to make your artwork go viral. You can add customizable social sharing buttons to your slideshows and optimize their placement in order to maximize sharing. Again, there’s no need to hand-code those buttons since they are built into Cincopa’s slideshows. You can opt to display or hide them and choose social networks that matter to you.
Boost your blog’s presence in web search
Organic search traffic is free of charge and it can generate thousands of daily visits to your blog if it’s well optimized. Having multimedia content like videos and images on your website is a positive SEO factor by itself. It increases the authority of your web pages and gives users additional opportunities to discover your blog. Popular search engines like Google and Bing allow filtering search results by videos and images thus providing higher content relevance. Your creative assets and slideshows need to be SEO-friendly to be able to rank higher in these results. Use special SEO fields available for specific assets and slideshow media galleries – fill in the Title, Description, add tags. Keep them as relevant as you can and try to describe examples of your art briefly, but to the point.
Maximize your outreach – send slideshows by email
Cincopa supports email campaigns integration with a great variety of email marketing providers, such as MailChimp, GetResponse and Constant Contact. A slideshow can be embedded into an email message in a pretty similar way that you embed it to a web page. You select your email platform from the list, set a custom slideshow thumbnail size, copy the embed code and paste it to the email template editor. An embedded slideshow is shown up to email recipients as a thumbnail. They can click on it to view the full slideshow in their browser.
Use advanced analytics to understand your audience
Would you like to understand more about who is looking at your videos or slideshows? Most hosting platforms provide advanced analytics.
You can use this intelligence to keep up with audience’s preferences, improve and better visualize specific web pages, optimize artwork placement across the blog. Learn more about Cincopa’s advanced video analytics solution and utilize and get more powerful insights into your content performance.
Upgrade your art website to a new level
With these tips, you can take your website to a whole new level. HTML slideshows with images, videos, and music background will add as much creativity as you need. A slideshow is perfect to organize art collections, it’s easy to navigate and discover content. There’s no need to hand-code a slideshow – it can be created in a few minutes with online slideshow creator and embedded easily to any web page.