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Top 10 Trends in Photography Website Design

by amol238

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Over the last few years we have seen the internet take great strides in both functionality and design. This has had an incredible effect on the web, and every website owner, from SME’s to personal blog owners have to consider how to ensure that their website utilizes the latest technology.

Here are ten top trends in photography website design.

Moveover Flash and Make Way for HTML 5, CSS3 and JQuery

Flash is fast becoming an outdated form of technology; hell even Adobe recently announced that they are withdrawing support for their own product!

Nowadays a combination of HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript have can be used to create animated galleries and portfolios. Although these technologies are not as flexible and as fancy as Flash they are more stable, more reliable and they are accessible to all devices.

Knock Off the Sound Effects

Although musical websites were a big thing not so long ago they are now one of the quickest ways to irritate a visitor to your website. In fact any automated media content that makes noise is likely to tick of your visitor.

Given that we’re getting rid of Flash it is no longer practical (or prudent) to have music playing on your website. Knock off the sound effects and instead share your favorite songs through your blog.

Photography and Blogging

Photo blogging platforms and image based social networking sites such as Instagram, Flickr, Tumblr, and Pinterest are all having a big impact on how photographers engage and interact with an online audience.

If you’re not signed up to at least one of these sites then now is the time!

SEO Strategy

Blogging and social media are two of the best tools you have at your disposal and it is crucial that you use them to your advantage.

Make sure you regularly add SEO friendly (and people friendly) copy to your site. If you’re keen to get ranked on Google then be sure to sign up to Google’s new social network, Google+. This service has absorbed the Google Places system (which pinpointed your business on a Google Map).

You can also use location related keywords in your content (such as London wedding photographer) to help increase your Google rankings.

Mobile and Tablet Devices

More and more visitors will be coming to your site on mobile devices and tablets. Make sure your web design is responsive (fluid depending upon the screen size).

If your photography website is a little outdated then invests in a new responsive design!

Goodbye Boring Font, Hello Fancy Typeface!

Gone are the days of only being able to use a handful of dull and boring fonts on our website. Font embedding technologies have come a long way, and now you can easily embed a huge number of fonts into your website.

However, just because you can doesn’t mean you should! The same typography rules apply, keep your font clean and easy to read, and don’t use to many fonts as you may undermine your brand identity.

Get Savvy with Social Media

Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and YouTube all have the potential to give you access to a whole new audience.

  • Connect with your clients, friends and family on Facebook
  • Follow your photography inspirations with Twitter and broadcast to a worldwide audience
  • Increase your sites SEO with posts on Google+
  • Interact with your professional network and get referrals through LinkedIn
  • Show off your skills as a photographer and image editor with YouTube

Categorize Your Images

Make it easy for your visitors to view your entire portfolio and organize your website so that people can see your images based on their categories. This is great for SEO as well as your visitors.

Clean and Simple Canvas Design

More and more photography sites are going for clean, canvas like designs. By providing a simple backdrop your photography can really stand out.

Data Capture Forms

In order to make the most of the traffic visiting your website you need to incorporate data capture forms that allow you to convert your best visitors into leads and clients.

Include online ordering and booking features on your photography website to find out which of your visitors are really interested in your services.

Image Credit:Emily Kendell

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backlink service March 4, 2013 - 8:09 pm

Website design is always changing, with new technologies emerging constantly, web design gets more creative, unique, and advanced all the time. So, it is a must to know the different techniques and information of website designing.

SEO Company Philadelphia March 5, 2013 - 4:13 am

Great post!!! Very helpful to me too. I would like to add two more point in SEO strategy off page activity i.e. Business listing and yahoo answers.

Jasmine March 6, 2013 - 3:46 am

Great tips. For me, the easiest way is to get a good photography theme. 🙂

web design March 16, 2013 - 8:13 am

i like your post on photography designs.. appreciate your nice effort to help newbies and designers about social media importence and fonts creativity.. i generally use google webfonts as it has all that i need..


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