A few days ago, I was called by someone who found out I was in the web business. She’s an offline graphic artist – A painter for those who speak english :). Clearly, she was excited about having a website and told me she wanted to have a website to display her paintings online.
Now, in the old days that would’ve meant a tedious HTML concoction which I would have to update every time she had a new painting. But in the new world, my job has become very simple. Blogs have evolved into “Photo Blogs” … blogs specifically for the purpose of showing off photos. And I thought this is perfect for a painter showing off her photos.
As I dealt deeper, here was the criteria she wanted for her site:
- Simple site to display her paintings
- She should be able to update it herself
- Have pages like “About Me” or “Contact Me” for her profile
- Display full sized images if people click on thumbnails
She was willing to leave all the design issues to me, so I went ahead and deployed one of my favorite photo blog templates, did a little bit of logo customization, uploaded her content and wallah! We have a brand new website.
(Okay you got me, there were a lot of little steps like hosting setup, domain setup, wordpress setup, template customization, testing plugins, proof-reading content, bla bla bla … but if I had typed them out, it would have taken the “wallah” magic away from the paragraph :P)