Change comes to us all, and this website is no different. Over the next couple of days I will be giving the entire site a refresh which should (if I am very careful and lucky ):
- Preserve all my blog content, including comments, permalinks, stats, etc.
- Make it easier to add new content, including new full screen galleries
- Have a more refined, professional look and feel
- Fully support browsing on iPhone, iPad, etc.
- Bit a little slicker, and more up2date behind the curtain
While there will be some downtime (I unfortunately can’t afford mirrored real time systems), hopefully it won’t be too painful. When all is said and done, I will try an write up my tips for setting up your own photography website.
Can A (Snow) Leopard Change It’s Spots?
Those few hardy souls following my Twitter stream must be wondering what’s going on with some bizarre posts. I have been working away with giving my website a fresh lick of paint, and testing the changes at www.jonathanbourke.ie. It’s coming along nicely, but it will be a few weeks yet. The new site, while looking similar to the existing site, will have a more consistent structure to it and will greatly ease gallery posting.
In the meantime, here are some interesting links I came across:
The sun emerging from a storm in the Maldives
So I am finally relaunching the website. It has taken some time, but I believe that I now have the bits and pieces in place to meet my needs for the future. For those who are interested in these things, I will update my previous post on this topic at a later date. In particular I wanted my website to:
- showcase my photography — check out the new Portfolio section which will grow over time
- facilitate sales of my images — you can now do this by clicking the “Buy Print” links over each image in the Portfolio
- provide a forum to discuss photography, camera gear, techniques, and my struggles with all of these — see my Blog
- let people find out about me, and get in touch on my About Me page
And I wanted this all to look in some way professional!
For those who have called around before, you will notice that I have migrated my domain to a “.Com”. The main reason for this is that I now live in Australia, and rather than get an Australian domain to augment my existing “.ie”, it would be simpler to just use the one truly global domain name, despite the fact that “.Com” was never intended to fulfil this role.
I have migrated most of the old content, and implemented a redirect from my old site, but please get in touch if you find anything which needs correcting.