Building a website is hard. There are so many things to think about: design, content, SEO, mobile-optimization, analytics… So if you’re not as tech-savvy as you’d like but still want a kickass website, ArtistEcard might be the solution for you.
With their HTML5 Website Builder, ArtistEcard allows you to create a highly customizable website the easy way. Import your key info from The Orchard Workstation, including your music catalogue, artist bio, photos, video links, tour dates and news items, then use ArtistEcard’s app to organize it all just the way you like it.
Here’s what to expect once you’ve launched the app in The Orchard Marketplace:
Step 1: Import Your Content from The Orchard Workstation
- Choose between the 1-week trial version or the exclusively-priced $35/year subscription plan
- Import your existing info from The Orchard Workstation
- Select your profile picture, background images, and background music and be sure to hit Save
Now you’re ready to start molding your website. This first page you see once you’ve imported your content allows you to select a theme, upload your logo and customize your background image settings. Note that the images you import from the Workstation might not necessarily be optimal for backgrounds. Recommended size specs are 1280 x 960 pixels.
Step 2: Review, Edit or Add Content
Click on the Add Info button to make sure all the content you wish to include on your site is to your liking. This is also where you can access your site’s analytics, including site visits and music plays. Review each section carefully, add new menus, provide a site name and description for Search Engine Optimization, and complete your contact info. You’ll notice that anything ArtistEcard was able to import from The Orchard will already be there, and you can fill in any blanks by section.
Step 3: Perfect Your Site’s Appearance
Now it’s time to put the finishing touches on your site. Click on the HTML5 Builder button to preview your site before it’s published. This is where you can reorganize the order of your menus, add a custom favicon to your URL and play with your site’s layout, color themes and fonts.
When you’re ready, hit the Publish button at the bottom of the page.
All these steps can be repeated when updating your site. And remember, being built in HTML5 means your site is mobile-optimized too.
Check out the demo video below for a more in-depth walk-through.