I just debuted my new site design! Yay!
About six weeks ago I decided to redesign a couple of pages on my main photography site – just a little minor housekeeping! Then I got swept up in it, and before I knew it I had a plan for a full-blown redesign of the entire site. Where my old design was an homage to fine art, I wanted the redesign to be slick and glossy and modern. I still wanted spareness in the design – I like the images to stand out, not the design. And I still wanted bright white and lots of negative space. Some things don’t change!
It’s not a perfect experience to look at my new site on an iPhone – the navigation, particularly the arrows are too small to be really useful – but that’s okay, because bottom line, you can see my work! You can get to the galleries, you can see my images, and they look beautiful! So while it may not be perfect, it’s a huge improvement over my previous site where you could navigate the site just fine on a smart phone, but you never saw any images – not good for a photographer!
Something else new is a Live Concerts Portfolio – all the images in it were previously published elsewhere, but never on my own site – so that has now been remedied!
I have a lot more content to add in the coming weeks – there are only 150 images on the site right now – I plan to add more and more and more. I want lush full portfolios, where the viewer can get lost looking. Most photographers believe in only showing their most current work, but I have a portfolio of images dating back over 14 years – work I’m proud of and want to showcase. If you think about Annie Leibovitz or Georgia O’Keeffe or Frank Lloyd Wright would you expect to only see work from one period of their lives, or would you expect to find a full body of work? In my opinion, a full body of work shows off an artist in a way that a selection of images never will – and I want to show work from every phase of my artistic life. It may take a while to get it done, but that’s the goal!
And I have one other surprise, that I can’t reveal yet – but it’s going to be great fun!
22 Replies to “Slick and Glossy and Modern”
I haven't even gone to check it yet, but have been keeping an eye out for it… I have been echoing to folks about the flash and iphone bit for months though! nice call out…and interesting article on it here too: http://blog.visualreserve.com/?p=190 now I'm off to see your site!
Thanks Elisa! A lot of thought went into every element, and I'm truly in love with this new design, so it's gratifying to share it and get positive feedback right away! You rock!
Oh Dear Cheryl,
You are the most generous! Thanks so very much for the eye candy, it is Scrumptious!!!
Cheryl your new website really looks great. Very professional. I hope it brings you a lot of business.
Ok, I just checked it out…love it! It's totally slick glossy and tres cool! Now of course, I want to hire you to design my site;) Though I hover between being spare, and having whatever is needed on the page you land on…6 of one half a dozen of the other… I have read that the largest percentage of hits for a site, never get beyond the landing/home page…thus my dilema! but seriously, if you decide you want to hire out your graphical skills……. 🙂 really really nice!
Beautiful site, Cheryl!!
oh, oh, I adore your first musician pic! 🙂 Love the new site too! 🙂 Now if I ever have someday, something huge and fantastic in my life happen, I would love you to photograph it. I’d certainly come to you! Hee! You really grab the beauty out of all your subjects. Congrats on your new site!
Cheryl, it’s amazing!!! In fact, a site fit for you talent!!!
Cheryl….. Thats amazing…. AWESOME!
Cheryl, your site is great as usual. I really love looking at your pictures.
Whenever you want Rachael! Did you look on the travel page? There’s something new there…
Thanks Nicole, Denise, Carla, and Heather! I’m really really happy with the way it turned out and looking forward to adding more content over the next few weeks!
It’s wonderful Cheryl!!
fabulous — have no idea how it works but will try to figure it out… 🙂
Cheryl, absolutely fabulous site! The concert shots are incredible, about died with the first shot, lol! Thanks for sharing your gift, wow!
Wonderful site Cheryl. Lots of great pics.
looks fantastic! well done! good vibes and success to you :0)
Wow, this is fabulous.
Thank you Maria, Janet, Brenda, Kelly, Shari, and Judy!
And Sonja, I hope you figured it out… If not, can you let me know? Because I want it to be EASY!