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Summer updates!

Posted by liwis57740 on July 5, 2018 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello! Finally I am back to blogging and there are a lot of changes I need to share so this may be a longer entry! :roll:

Homepage Redesign: Probably the most apparent change... I completely revamped the homepage! Much of the change was planned long ago in the back of my mind but I had put it off fearing it would not be as great as I imagined. I also feared ArtStars may loose it's orginal creative feel and spunk... so I tested it out and I really liked what I saw. After pondering for months I finally republished the site with the brand new look! The ultimate goal was to make it easier to use and understand, quicker to navigate, simplier for newer users, and mobile friendly. I feel confident I delivered on that goal. Hope you all enjoy the changes!

New services: I posted a while back about this... two new chapters (Visual Art and written Art) have been added to ArtStars supporting newer forms of art other than drawing and animating. It's an addition I feel proud is now apart of us because I never wanted the site to limit the creativity to which someone could share their passion for art online! 

Core Purpose: Lastly, as I updated the pages of my site I thought a lot about what I want the first impression to be... therefore the ultimate idea that people get the second they scan the homepage. I want people to instantly feel that this is a site that loves art, therefore I added feature photos to the front. I want people to know that it's all about sharing our work and connected through art, therefore I added the CONNECT button and added social network links. However this also meant I eliminated some things... most recently I have removed the "just chat" button. I realised that it did not add much to the site and was just another button that cluttered the homepage. Now chatting has been condensed to the connect page and user profiles!

Hope you all enjoy the updates and my deep analysis of them! 8)  Keep creating! ~Liwis



Spring updates!

Posted by liwis57740 on March 17, 2018 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Happy Spring! I'm back! As the snow is melting away outside my windows I was inspired to make a few updates to the good, old blog again! I freshened up the homepage with a new header, new colors and a new art contest; the theme is Alive! Can't wait to see some awesome entries!  I also simplified the social box; hope it makes sharing and leaving reviews a bit easier! Lastly, check out the create page, there are plenty of new online creating tools that I've linked in. Also, now in the discription of the weblinks it will tell you if the website is desktop, mobile or app friendly! Thats all for now! :) 

More profile tips!

Posted by liwis57740 on January 24, 2018 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Your ArtStars profile is your's to own. There you will see a timeline of your recent activities, weather it be posting a new art photo, posting to a connect chat, commenting, or updating your status, it's all stored here!

Everyone's profile has the same main feactues but there are still ways to customize:

Idea 1. Everyone has an "About me" section of their profile where you can out a short discription of yourself. This acts as a super cool place to express yourself. You can upload images of your favorite artwork, favorite quotes, or memes! :roll: Another cool thing you can do it add links. Feel free to add links to any other art websites with you work on them. (Please no social media profiles though.) Please do "advertise" yourself or your blogs, there are no rules against it. ArtStars was created so that artists had a way of getting discovered so please go for it!

Idea 2. There is a "what's on your mind?" tab for you to share your thoughts! USE IT! It's a great way of letting others know what your working on acting as a short of shout out! Have fun with it and use it to express yourself on the daily!

Idea 3. Stay connect! Be sure to friend people, it will then give you a direct link to their profile so that you can see their latest works! Leave lots of kind comments, people will really appreciate them! Lastly, below the freinds box you will see something titiles "site memberships". If you know of any other .webs blogsites out their you can connect to them and have them link right to your profile! Really cool thing if you get the opportuity! Maybe one of you will create a site someday too! More power to you! 8)


New Year + more updates!

Posted by liwis57740 on January 21, 2018 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Happy New years art star! Hope it's off to a nice start! Recently checked back in, and excited to share about some of the updates I've made!

NEW LOOK: Fresh new watercolor background, a few color changes and a colorful new header!

NEW FRASE: Create outside the box! Because this year is about stepping out of you confort zone, being bold and brave! 

NEW CONTEST:  Winter light! Create a piece inspired by the winter world outside! Can't wait to see the entries!

*More changes are coming soon, hoping to connect artstars more with social media, hoping to connect the blog to the facebook newsfeed making it easier to get updates on more platforms. 

*Unfortunately ArtStars is not phone-accessible, as of now only on desktop. I will keep you all updated!

Create on!! :lol: -Liwis57740

New start!

Posted by liwis57740 on July 11, 2017 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello everyone! I was recently scrolling through Artstars and relised it was time for a change. I had been planning behind the scenes to create a large update but when I previewed it it didn't quite feel right. It was too modern, overly simple, and not so colorful; so I left it as is with little change. However I just now became determined to change things up. I was playing around with the homepage and how I could make it cleaner, easier to use. I was really excited by how it look! Before I knew it I was updating the entire website, each day I would take a page and see what came to me! Now that it is finally complete I feel proud of what I've done and I truely hope you all are enjoying the changes! It's a fresh new start and I'm glad to be back after having left it to sit for too long. There is a new contest out also on the homepage. Just read the prompt, check out the rules, create your entry, upload it to the "contest entries" ulbum in the gallery, and await results!   HAPPY CREATING! :D ~Liwis57740


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