Art of Art

Disclaimer: This post is self-promotional in nature. Today, my company MANOVERBOARD launched the State University of New York, University at Albany Art Department website. I’m happy with the results, much thanks to my coder friend and colleague M.B.
Having spent so much time building this site, I’m still interested in understanding why art-related websites are so often poorly crafted and hold such impoverished content. The companies, organizations, and institutions funding these sites have resolve, taste, and dedicated donors and stakeholders; somehow, somewhere along the way, their translation on the Web missed the mark. It’s been this way for as long as I can remember a Web. Just a few examples that run the gamut from the low to the high and back again:

3 thoughts on “Art of Art”

  1. Nice job, Andy – tho’ the beige-on-white of the menu-bar is a little low-contrast for my tastes.
    Despite a bad experience in the Albany-Troy area, I’m fairly fond of the place and W. Massachusetts in general. I guess the good outweighs the bad.
    Why do well heeled institutions have such poor websites? Because artists AREN’T in charge of them.

  2. Nice work. Elegant and streamlined.
    I’m probably way behind the times, but have you seen the RCCA space in downtown Troy? Stunning. Especially considering what was there 10 years ago, last time I wandered through.

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