We are artists. In the last 6 years we have redesigned our product line from life casting, (casting clients features and creating a finished work in clay) to creating art and accessories with bone.
In the first instance our web site was a billboard, showing the possibilities of what could be created for an individual work of portraiture. This site was hand coded by me with BBEdit and using Photoshop. (Only seen on the wayback machine as life casting(DOT)net)
In our current art form every piece is unique, which makes it difficult to create a sales site, as each piece displayed would have to be pulled from the line of back stock and held aside on the off chance that someone might purchase it.
Which means that this site, too, would be more of a billboard as well, with the possibility of sales.
What I am wondering is:
Would I use a fee of cheap web builder like Webflow to layout a simple design? Or get a Wordpress site after our domain expires, and take the time to learn what appears a difficult service offered by them?
Or use a different CMS, which is might be more intuitive for artists to grok?
OR, bite the bullet and hand code a billboard that has no chance of becoming a sales venue?
All thoughts will be gratefully read and considered.