This is an absolutely brilliant website!!! Thank you for your great work!
Jan-Eric contacted me because he wanted to build a new personal website to showcase his photography and news articles.
The current website had not been updated for a number of years and much of the technology was out of date. It utilised Flash for photo galleries, which is not generally mobile or tablet friendly. It was difficult to update, as there was no content management system. It was not mobile responsive.
The website was to be contemporary and uncluttered, a photography showcase. Dark backgrounds were the preference for the portfolios.
The brief for the website was to:
- Showcase Photographs
- Tell the story of family life
- Tell the story of business life
- Tell the story of their historical home
- Allow the family to keep in touch with friends and keep them updated
- Provide a content management system to allow easy editing
Building the site on WordPress has been perfect for Jan-Eric, he has found it very easy to use and is now uploading galleries, blog posts and lots of other content on a regular basis. The site works well on all devices from large desktops to the smallest mobiles. The functionality works on all devices.
The website is a showcase. Large image galleries display the photographs and they look beautiful. The dark background for the portfolio galleries makes them stand out even more. The home page displays a collection of pictorial links to all of the main content areas of the site; the full width image gallery engages the visitor from the start.
Each area of life is portrayed in different sections of the website. Facebook integration and email subscription allow family and friends to get involved and stay updated as new content is posted.
I created graphics including social media buttons and icon images to match the theme. The logo is also custom designed and the font is Proxima Nova, the circular logo graphic contains Jan-Eric’s initials. The title fonts are Roboto and the contemporary body font is Open-Sans.
- Clean and contemporary custom website design, a custom theme built for the WordPress platform.
- WordPress provides a full content management system (CMS) for content editing
- Logo design
- Custom design of graphical elements including icons, buttons and social media buttons
- A fully responsive website, which will adapt to screen size for mobile and tablet devices.
- Easy and clear navigation. Mobile navigation.
- Home page design with full width image slider
- Large image galleries with thumbnails below
- Blog with galleries and visitor commenting (including vital spam filters)
- Portfolio with showcase galleries
- Social Media Sharing
- PDF downloads.
- Email subscribe boxes and automatic emails sent when new content is posted.
- Automatic sharing to Facebook for new content and Facebook follow buttons
- Essential features to make the site search engine friendly.
“Thanks for the comments and changes you have already incorporated. This is an absolutely brilliant website!!! Thank you for your great work!”