05 February, 2018

A neutral background...

is needed on any page displaying art...not white background as white takes attention away from the art. A darker background is better than a glaring white one. Just my thought. Also, it would help if we had a choice of color for our background...one color...(white) ...does not fit all. Thanks for reading this and thinking about it. Nancy

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Yury Yanin 14 days ago

Once I've communicated with the AW staff on this matter, and put it even stronger: "putting artwork on a white background is the best way to hide all the artistic value of it". I pointed out that an known artistic web site.ArtPal shows artworks on a dark grey background,.Zenfolio gives a lot of great options for artists to create attractive portfolious, incvluding different dark backgrounds. Someone from the staff answered though that many artists, who have their galleries at Zenfolio, choose white background among all other options, while many other artistic web sites DO put artworks on a white backgrounds as the only option. It is also true ( Imagekind FineartAmerica and many others.). May be it is just a matter of test. Now I am inclined to believe that our staff should solve this problem as they like. It is up to them to decide what is easier and less time consuming for them, and better for AW and all of us.

Anneke Hut 13 days ago

It would be nice if we could choose our own background colour. I don't like the white bg either.

Yury Yanin 12 days ago

I hopeit is not very difficult to do. They've made that at Bounce site - we can choose the color of the background there.

Ginger Olansen 10 days ago

To me black, navy blue makes most photos pop, Yes, let's have color on ones portfolio at the very least! Please AW!!!!!!

Dale Newman 9 days ago

i Agree I feel that all should be provided for members to present their art in most favored light, make color an option for the member

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