After doing the research I have made a list of cons and pros of a good website portfolio. At the bottom of this article I will attach few more pages with tips of where I found some of my research.
1. Making sure the artwork is photographed professionally and represents the quality.
2. Showing portfolio in your front page because audience or potential clients want to access and see your artwork as soon as they enter the website.
3. Along with images include size, title and medium and write a short brief.
4. Making sure the text font and aliment works the same in different browsers: chrome, firefox, internet explorer, etc.
5. Only display your best artworks and no more than 20 per page.
6. Keeping website design clear and clean.
7. Making sure there are no spelling or grammar mistakes.
8. Using no more than one or two chosen fonts throughout the website.
9. Basic website tabs: About me, portfolio, contacts, CV.
10. Chosen colour scheme throughout the website portfolio.
11. This is the page that visitors will see when they first enter. Make them go “WOW” when entering your first page for the first time. Several small thumbnails will generally not provoke this reaction. Have one large image of your artwork as the main attraction on your introductory page. Use a design that emphasizes the artwork.
This image should be your star piece, one that is not necessarily your best, but has attracted the most positive reactions from viewers.
12. artist statement, resume, awards, art exhibitions, upcoming events, etc.
13. creating a website logo
14. choosing appropriate colour scheme
red: use minimally in it’s purest form as an accent to draw attention to critical elements. For depicting designs that portray power or passion.
orange: to give a friendly and inviting impression. For designs depicting movement and energy without being overpowering.
yellow: to give an impression of happiness and cheerfulness. Yellow can be used for designs concerning children, while drker shades can be used to give a sense of antiquity.
green: to represent balance and harmony in a design. Use darker shades to represent stability and affluence.
blue: dark blues are excellent for corporate and business designs. Lighter blues can be used for social websites that represent calm and friendliness.
purple: darker shades of purple characterize wealth and luxury. Softer shades can be associated with spring and romance.
black:represents power, elegance and modernity, can also characterize mysteriousness.
gray: represents neutrality and calm. A lack of energy can be associated with conserative design.
white: represents clarity, cleanliness, hope and openness. Can also be associated with sterility and simplicity.
cream/ivory: represents calm, elegance and purity.
tan/beige: represents conservatism and piety. Like gray, it can be perceived as being dull.
brown: represents wholesomeness and reliability. A stable color, brown can be associated with experience and comfort.