I made a number of changes PACKED with a LOT OF MARKETING stuff in it. Allow me to explain my decisions. Oh yeah, it’s iPad / iPhone and smartphone compatible. There are no parent-child nodes to maintain simplicity.

The 1-column photographer blog theme is available here.

THEME DEMO

Smaller Images

After studying my Google Analytics, not everyone is like a photographer with 27″ or 30″ cinema displays. Actually, many are laptop sized. Plus, slightly smaller images allow for the sequence of images to flow like a story.

A very good example is a blog theme I designed a while ago for Jose Villa. And he’s still using it, so I’m assuming he likes what I did and more importantly it works for his business. You can get a copy of his theme below.

Plus, it loads faster!

josevilla

Menu

I chose to go with a large typography for clear navigation. I also minimized many functions to narrow choices. Ever heard of “paralysis by analysis”? It means by having too many choices, users cannot decide, therefore won’t decide.

Example – Whenever I dine out with Julie at restaurants with huge menus, I can never decide. I always tell Julie to pick for me as long as I get half of hers.

So rather than inhibiting viewers, let’s help them pick the right choices. Plus it follows the users wherever they are.

Banner

You can upload your own images and link them to specific portfolio posts or portfolio categories. Again, control your audience’s navigation. And it uses javascript, so it’s iPad and smartphone compatible! Limit: 10.

Sidebar

Fully-widgetized sidebar so you can add your own things. Plus, there is an area for your own profile to promote transparency.

Post Footers (Calls to Action)

After a viewer lands on your post and looks through all of your lovely images…what is there to do at the bottom? Either comment, scroll all the way back up to find a contact button… or leave. Usually it’s the last. So I added customizable links at the bottom. The marketing strategy behind this is called “call to action.”

Additionally, I know how tags and comments can clutter your portfolio, so I added a javascript expander to show/hide everything…booyah!

Free Download

Enjoy a free download of the two column and all other themes I have developed in the past, including Villa’s theme.

Don’t forget to optimize your website properly with these SEO (search engine optimization) tips, so that you can be found on Google! More traffic is more business.

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