I’m sure anyone that has been to my website in the past will notice a big difference in its look. My goal was to make everything look a lot cleaner and to highlight my pictures better without distractions from the site itself. I modeled the site after some other wedding photographers as well as some other popular websites as well. I was going for really clean code that will load quickly, and look great on the iPad as well. There are still some photo galleries that use Adobe Flash because it’s the only way I can pull my images from Flickr in real time. The first page of my site will be viewable on the iPad, but to see the other galleries you have to visit a custom page. Hopefully one day there will be alternatives to everything that Flash does. At least my whole site isn’t built on Flash like many photographers, for the most part it’s clean html code. I find it ridiculous when you visit a photographer’s website on the iPad and you just get a message, download Adobe Flash, without any other content. I don’t know if some web developers yet realize Flash websites are dead. Many sites look fancy, but have very little good content. I hope everyone likes the new site and finds it useful.
WordPress is so cool just got the Android app. Works great.
First because it doesn’t use flash it can be viewed at work and places where they block flash, as well as on mobile devices such as the iPad that doesn’t support flash.
Another cool feature is the way you can compare multiple images. You can click an image to enlarge it, then click other images and bring them up as well. Then you can drag the images around in the browser window to compare two or more side by side. It’s a really amazing effect.
Finally the gallery just runs a lot faster, I’m still tweaking and working bugs out but it’s just about ready to go. I hope it helps clients out in picking what images they want to order.
This article was really interesting talking about using the iPad to show clients example wedding pictures. I might try that, right now I just move one of my monitors where clients can see it and go through some weddings and things. It might be nice just to hand them the iPad and let them looks through pictures on their own. I’ll have to try it and see how it works out.