I'm very excited to announce a significant upgrade to my website. After all, my previous website was built by myself - and I'm not even web developer! One of the main new features of my website will be in the portfolio section - with the ability to quickly sort through my images and even filter them down to specific categories. I spent a couple of years now with several false starts (with WordPress etc.) and they just did not seem to do what I wanted. So before checking out the portfolio, I'll tell you a bit on how it works.
Sorting Image Dimensions (see image below):
The first thing you will notice after clicking on the Portfolio menu item is that there are four circles with letters in them at the top: A, B, C and D. Each letter represents the dimension of the images that will be displayed. So "Size A" for example are the long thing images that are approximately a 4:1 ratio. If you want to see all the images that are Size B, or 2:1 ratio in dimensions, click on "B" and so forth.
Filtering Image Selections (see image below):
Next, you will see an arrow pointing to the right on the left hand side of the images - click on that - and you will se a filter menu pop out. If you only want to see images in British Columbia, click on Locations>Canada>British Columbia and instantly, only images that are in BC will be shown. I've also added categories, so if you only want to see cityscapes - that quickly sorts those out as well. Finally, collections are a custom set of images to which I can instantly create. So if you had a set of images you wanted to see that is not listed there, you could contact me and I could quickly add one for you to see. This is great especially if you are a prospective client and want to see a specific range of images for a project.
Also new on my website of course is this Blog - I've never done a blog before, so don't expect for me to update it daily - I will probably use it for announcements and post-event write-ups. I'm sure it will evolve!
Things to come:
This is only phase 1 of my new website, so there will be a lot more coming including online shopping cart for purchasing prints.
PS: if you see any issues, problems or bugs... please feel free to let me know :).