I have a newly redesigned website that I’ve been working on for a couple of weeks now. There are still a few tweaks to be made – adding titles to the images is one – but for the best part it’s up and working as it should be.
I wanted to bring together a few aspects of my site that were scattered around before, because they used a mix of static HTML and WordPress – the weblog and the iPhone Photostream especially. So now the whole thing runs on a WordPress database, looks seamless in design and is easier to customise. One app to rule them all.
One of the concerns I had before was that it took time to create slideshows and/or put up new work. Using Lightroom helped, but because the site was primarily made up of static HTML pages it meant I couldn’t take advantage of certain WP plugins like Raygun‘s Portfolio Slideshow Pro. I love this plugin and I’ve been wanting to integrate into my site for a long time now. Momnt have now taken over the distribution for this and other Raygun plugins. So for now, creating slideshows is simple and quick, rather than a daunting task.
The other part I love is the iPhone Photostream, for want of a better name. I can take photos with my iPhone, edit them if necessary and then quickly and easily upload them on the go to Flickr. From there a plugin pulls them into my website automatically.