Lauren Irving Photography | Website & Logo Design
BJ Creative was tasked by Lauren Irving to build a new website to showcase her work. She is a specialist photographer who has many years experience in the professional market. This was her first step going alone so there was a lot of pressure to ensure that she was getting exactly what she was after from the website. Lauren wanted something that would have the wow factor that people would come back to.
The website now has a rotating gallery on the homepage that uses some of the incredible photographs that Lauren has taken. These vary from weddings to birthdays, to striking imagery by itself through to funerals.
The web design on this site was driven by making the photographs the star of the show. The information about Lauren, or the kind of events that she could cover was always going to be of lesser importance than the quality of the photos that people would be using to make their judgement on whether to use her.
We thought about the volume of data that would be on the website. This is crucial to a photographer, they want their best photos in high resolution on the site and plenty of them, but the better these are, the higher the size that they are. To resolve this we used a gallery script that only loaded the images that it was displaying, rather than loading the full list of images in the backround. This means that the pages load quicker and means that the site is equally accessible on a mobile phone.
We built the site using ASP.NET 4.0 and incorporated a contact page and used Master Pages throughout the site.
The site was initially hosted by BJ Creative on our server so that changes could be amended quickly at our end and this also then enabled us to managed the domains chosen for the website.
One of the special features that we have used on the site is a secure section where guests can login to their private account and view their photos. This is password protected and contains a timeout expiry.
All of the images are watermarked to ensure that customers cannot bypass using Lauren to get their photographs. These folders can be quickly setup and new galleries constructed for customers as and when required.
Website design: Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Photoshop
Logo design: Adobe Illustrator
Website Build: Adobe Dreamweaver, Microsoft Visual Studio
The website can be viewed at www.laurenirvingphotography.co.uk
I'm Ben Jennings, a freelance and professional web designer, graphic designer, tinkerer and IT guru. Based in Stamford, Lincolnshire, I have over 15 years professional design experience and have been running BJ Creative for over 11 years.
BJ Creative, Design Agency based in Stamford Lincolnshire, specialising in custom website design, original logo design, bespoke artwork and HTML email campaigns.
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