I’m excited to announce the launching of my updated website!
I recently updated my website to change the layout and apply a new template. It was a lot of work, but it was worth it. I use Squarespace for my website hosting, and their tools are really excellent. They make it very easy to get a site up and running, and they offer a lot of customization within their templates.
But it can be a tedious process when you’re trying to accomplish some very specific, nit-picking kinds of changes. No template is perfect, but with a few customizations I was able to get my website looking and working exactly the way I want.
I’m now using a template that is very common among photographers. At first I was hesitant to make this change because it’s so common. But I realized that my first website on Squarespace when I originally started my business used this exact template. I only later moved away from it because I wanted some additional features it did not offer. But there was a reason I chose it originally, and there is a reason I came back to it now. It’s probably the same reason that so many other photographers choose it. In my opinion it is the best presentation of photography.
It presents the images in as large a format as possible without any wasted space while still maintaining the proper aspect ratio of each image. It responds perfectly to changes in browser size or screen size. I tried several other templates, and even with a lot of style tweaks and custom CSS injection, it was nearly impossible to get them to work the way I wanted as flawlessly as my new template works right out of the box.
I wanted my website to focus on my work--after all, that’s the whole point of the website. And it is the work that differentiates my website from everyone else’s, even if some of them use the same template. Our work is all different. This website template puts the work front and center with no distractions. In the end, the template doesn’t matter--it’s the work you want to see. I think my website does a great job of presenting it to you. I hope you enjoy it!