Artbo – The Art of Being Outside
by Suzanne T. Bohay
|I started Artbo in 2000 as a way to practice the art of web design. My original career as a technical illustrator, lost its creativity with the advent of computer aided design. However, computers offered another outlet for my creativity. Surprisingly… as a business analyst!
See my full professional profile on LinkedIn: Suzanne Bohay, Business Analyst.
My first job as a business analyst was analyzing the requirements of a large corporation’s first customer support website. Learning about the web inspired me to try creating my own sites.
We all know that it can be difficult to get a business off the ground or artistic talent noticed. To that end, I decided to try and create a platform for local artists. The first site I created was for my artist mother Pierrette Dulude-Bohay and then for her friend Shernya Vininsky.
Artists are still a group that I enjoy working with. As an artist, I understand the issues and trials artists face trying to share their vision with the world. In honor of my artist mother, I have continued to provide a platform for mostly plein-air artists to show their work to the world.
My work as a business analyst keeps me up to date on technologies and connected with different areas of the industry. But it also means I can’t offer 24/7support, COTS or OOTB customizations but I can tell you what those mean! Contacting a web analyst like myself ‘before’ launching into online promotion can save headaches and money in the long run.
Just like any studio, we are all working on our craft. If I don’t have time to create or update a site, I can refer you to someone who can.
See below for costs of websites with Artbo, WordPress and domain registration.
|Select a Hosting||Select a Domain|
|Options||Artbo Hosting||WordPress Hosting||Domain.ca||Domain.com||Domain.org|
|Web Hosting Without Ads||120$/year Shared between all clients||50 to 100$/year that you pay for your site||17$/year||22$/year||30$/year|
|A website needs a place to live, a way to find it and of course…content!|
|Type of website||Other website options|
|Options||Custom Website||WordPress Website||Website Transfer||Gallery Uploader||Content management|
Most costs are negotiable except WordPress Hosting and Domain costs.
Notez bien: Que oui…je parle français, mon amie programmeur aussi! , mais pour l’écrit…nous avons du travail à faire… 😉 …si vous avez besoin de texte en français, faudrait nous l’envoyer.