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  1. @OMA What a great project! Having worked with artists, galleries, museums, and educators for over 20 years, this is the kind of site that is so valuable and exciting. Having once built a full database just like yours, I know first-hand what a huge labor of love this is. 1. Here's the link re: smugmug and ss https://support.squarespace.com/hc/en-us/articles/205814148-Connecting-SmugMug-to-Squarespace 2. Yes, you can create a searchable system like this on Squarespace with similar functionality using the Blog feature. It will allow you to create Categories and Tags which have site-wide integration and searchability. The problem is going to be time. Take a deep breath... and... exhale. 3. Squarespace will let you style better and also import images into 200-item galleries, so you have can have slideshows and other products and info linked to the images you do select to import. Think "Featured Images" or "Highlights from the Archive." Some of these may end up becoming products for a store you may develop and help fund your project. Let me know if you have any other questions - it's going to be great!
  2. @grainne The blog-as-searchable-practitioner-database is a simple way to handle your problem. It allows you to make a detailed, style-able entry with links and more for each practitioner. Using the Archive dropdown block for Tags would be a great way to handle the names, and the Category field as their specialties. Good luck!
  3. @whosdonte Congratulations Donte! Really great first step! With over 20 years working with galleries, artists, students, and designers, I can say your style, initiative, and content is going to impress a lot of people! Here are some suggestions: 1. Add an About page. People want to know and see the artist. Make sure your self-portrait (if you choose to include one) is as cool as your art. Also, make sure on this About page to have a short paragraph on your education and influences: art school, classes, teachers, anything; tattoo-culture (sugar skulls), Prince (neon purple), whoever; and lastly add a link to your inventory, so people can circle back to the content once they're done. 2. Add a Products page. Looks like your style is very merch-friendly. I could see all kinds of additional products in addition to your original works. Think "museum shop" here. 3. Keep working on the style of fonts and buttons and the little details. I think the current font choices aren't exactly there yet as far as communicating your aesthetic in text. Squarespace has a bunch of great built-in fonts and you'll find some (maybe no more than two or three) that work for you best. Let me know if you need more feedback!
  4. @Thepenfold Have you tried adding a Nav link/button that links to: /cart That would take customers who've placed an item in it checkout. Otherwise you could add a link directly to the product itself using a Link Block as a Nav item and link it directly to the express item. https://support.squarespace.com/hc/en-us/articles/205814758 Let me know if this helps 🙂
  5. @lourencolobo When you hit the "Required" Button, the asterisk is applied automatically. Hope this helps.
  6. @AL7GW Using FontAwesome for this is a great idea. They have a free plan and it's really easy. You add their code to Page Injection, allowing you to use icons as text. Then add their social links (be sure to open in a new page) to each icon you add to your Text or Markdown block in each section under your team member. Here's all their free brands links: https://fontawesome.com/icons?d=gallery&s=brands&m=free Let me know if this works 🙂
  7. @jasonconway Have you thought about reducing the Index section padding? By minimizing that, you can then add back the room you need with spacer blocks in the other sections
  8. @nomadweek Your site is password protected so we can't see anything. Normally you'd use this format in CSS to change the whole section: .sqs-design { font-style: italic !important } Use your browser's developer Inspect Element tool to find which product class you're styling and you're good to go. Otherwise, sometimes it's as easy as adding the <i>[Italic Words Here]</i> brackets around the in the field you're editing. Let me know if you need more help 🙂
  9. Congratulations @Yang-En ! You're on your way with Squarespace 🙂 From the perspective of 20 years of design focused on creatives, artists, galleries, and education, your new site is impressive for its focus and comprehensive information. A few suggestions: 1. Eliminate the landing page with the Enter button. Give your viewer the immediate chance to navigate your site (with visible nav colors) without the feeling of having to gain admission. It's not a museum, it's a website. 2. Focus on your artwork imagery (rather than photos of you at work - those can be in About). Instead of making your viewer have to click through several layers to see your work, present it up front in slide shows and banners: https://support.squarespace.com/hc/en-us/articles/206543407-Gallery-Blocks https://support.squarespace.com/hc/en-us/articles/205826018-Adding-banner-images 3. Keep your About page short and consider making it more a tight "artist bio" piece. (Having your full CV up is not necessarily the best idea from an identity security standpoint. Making it downloadable as you already have is often safer.) Lastly - if you are considering selling directly to collectors, Squarespace's e-commerce tools are superb. https://support.squarespace.com/hc/en-us/articles/205811338-Adding-products-to-your-store Feel free to reach out with any questions and good luck!
  10. @slobes Have you tried this? https://support.squarespace.com/hc/en-us/articles/206543167-Code-Blocks
  11. @cccomte https://support.squarespace.com/hc/en-us/articles/206544727-Styling-buttons
  12. @BAMArt Have you tried: a {text-decoration: none !important} ?
  13. Great question @Jo_G! The deceptively simple answers are 1. Compelling imagery 2. Stylish copy 3. Perfect functionality Great design articulates ideas with zero clutter. The mistake most people make (even seasoned designers!) is not editing enough. Once you achieve elegance in form and function, your content can shine!
  14. Howdy @MWSMOKERS! Looks like you're having fun with this so far 🙂 If you're using a Gallery Slideshow in an Index Page set to auto-run, then this article may help: https://support.squarespace.com/hc/en-us/articles/206543407-Gallery-Blocks and jump here: https://support.squarespace.com/hc/en-us/articles/206543407#toc-customize-the-design Often times it's not intuitive, but you can pre-size your images so they render full screen the same way by making sure you've set their dimensions to match in your photo editing software. It looks like you just dumped your photos in a gallery and let them play. A little more tweaking, and you'll get there! Feel free to reach out with any questions,
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