The creation and data filling of your profile is very important. After your free registration, you have to pick a free membership type followed by the type of art you want your profile to link with. The type of art (named as Category), is very important for your profile because is searchable through all major search engines in the web. So be careful to pick the right one for your field. Of course, you have the abillity to change it anytime from http://art-profiles.com/edit-profile.html (must be logged in to work).
Inside your profile you will see many fields to be filled. In the "About" field is suggested to fill your information about your work or projects and probably reasons you are following this type of art. The "About" field is also used for search engine reasons. On History field you could fill any information regarding your past, it could be something like a small bio, maybe prizes you won etc. To have a live example of a history profile go to http://art-profiles.com/artistmarius/ . On the Projects/Fields field you could write about your past,present and future projects.On the "Contact information" fields section, you could fill inside everything you want to be seen in public or in less public view (see below privacy settings). Also, in your left side of your art-profile, you'll see your joined groups and your friends (again customizable from privacy setting).
"Share this" button: Next to your status is a special "share this" button which shares your art-profile to all major social networks.
Status: Share something with the world. Your status text appears at the same time in the "Live Stream".
Photos: You could create any album and upload as many photos as you wish. It's very important, if you want your artwork to be public in the right way, to write specific information about. If you upload a photo of a painting, fill in the date, the materials you used, the subject, your inspiration reasons, the model name etc. Organize your artwork and your albums in the best way you could, it's very important for a professional look of your profile.
Videos: Exactly like photos, you can link any videos from all major video providers.
Applications: There are many applications that you could add inside your art-profile. To access and enable your applications you have to browse at http://art-profiles.com/editPage.html (must be logged in to work). There you will see your "page layout", exactly the way your art-profile page appears and you could add extra application. Any application can be removed anytime and is full customizable for privacy settings. To add an application just press the button + Add application. You will notice that there are 3 different buttons at the page layout. That means that you could insert your new application to appear in 3 different positions, one above your "about me" section and under your profile image, one after your contacts section, and one after your art-profile activity stream.
Feeds Application: RSS Feed Application for your art-profile.You will be able to fetch RSS feeds from a remote location and display them to your profile page. Feed input can be anything, from your facebook page (if provided) up to your personal blog. It's auto updated every 10 minutes.
Portfolio: Your albums for your art-profile. This api will display your latest uploaded photos/artworks on your profile page.
Contact Information: Important application for all artists and companies. Here is where you put all your information about yourself, telephone numbers, website, social links, facebook page, web communication links, skype, etc.
Projects: Projects or Blog application is created for those that would like to share in a blog-type their work, ideas and future or active projects. Works exactly like any other blog.Your article gets public, search-engine searchable and at the same time appears under your main body art-profile page. To see some project examples browse at art-profiles blogs.
Contacts's location: A geomap application that shows your contacts around the globe in a google map pointing to each location.
Eventlist: Application that shows, inside your art-profile, events from other users or group that you are following or participate.
Sale art: Free api to sell your art and services. This tool will display your art sales on your profile page. Your ads are also appearing in the "Live Stream". To create a new advertisement or to see the full listing, browse at the top menu Art Sales.
In the near future more applications will come, according to your demands and suggestions.
Privacy settings: The privacy settings button appears everywhere inside your Customize layout section. You can configure absolutely everything regarding to your privacy and system behaviour. To access your profile privacy settings browse at http://art-profiles.com/Privacy.html (must be logged in). It's very important to set up the way you're feeling better with these settings. If you don't like to be notified everytime someone is writing in your wall just disable it. If you don't like at all for someone to write in your wall just set it to noone or give the ability only to your contacts to write. Privacy settings and configuration at art-profiles.com is very high, probably the higher available at today's web. Keep in your mind to do the right usage and don't have all your setting to "contacts only" because noone else would see your information.
General behaviour suggestions: Art-profiles.com gives you a great opportunity to use almost everything from today's technology to get public. Of course that doesn't mean that this is all you have to do. We got many professional artists, and many art-lovers which participate in different group discussions, get to know each other and sometimes doing business together. Every time you want to invite someone as a contact is gentle to write him/her something. Also, it's important to behave rightly when you're writing to someone's else wall. What you're going to write there, stays there. Art-profiles.com believes in a professional way of social networking usage. If you want your artwork to get more public you should help on this. Invite your friends, to join art-profiles.com as members, as fan-club and bring more and more here. After all, your art-profile page contains more information and data about yourself than any other site. It's a complete professional project for artists's community. And this is why you should completely respect each other work, copyright, tryout and ideas.
We definitely wish you the best in our website, and we will be next to you anytime you'll need our help.