after months of procrastination my photography website is updated. I was thinking of what should be the first blog post. should it be about photography, or recent assignment or the photography workshops we are doing .
And then came the idea of writing about making of this website itself. Which frankly has been quite a pain but a learning process. I made my first website in 2007 and after a couple of updates has been left it without updating it. A grave mistake which lead to much running around at a later stage
I have been blogging and maintained a personal blog since 2005. But it was not connected to the website we designed in 2007. So for starters we decided to integrate the blog with the website. Along with a few other tools like having a newsletter, photo of the month and comments section in anticipation of making it more interactive, useful and dynamic website for viewers.
That of course is to be seen J , but to my mind there are three important things that come to my mind when it comes to having a website , namely
Both for an e-commerce and plain website. Working upon these is as important as working on the portfolio . Through one’s content and design one can focus on user interface and web 2.0 . If the content is not good enough don’t expect much traffic anyways . while analytics talk about SEO optimization ,indexing ,keyword focus and statistics measuring bounce rate ,landing page and so on.
A great resource for me and for photographers working on their website would be the Photoshelter guides. Though Photoshelter ‘s account looked quite tempting and so was making a website using livebooks I decided to opt out of them for the simple reason having flexibility to work . Hence the new website as compared to the previous one which was static in nature is CMS enabled and is more dynamic of sorts.
There are a few more things left in this website, but for now I am quite satisfied with this one .I hope you like it too. So ,back now to working on photography and rest . Shall update soon …