New project is ready!
My last blog post was almost a month ago, within that time the new project came to existence. I had opportunity to work with my wife on her portfolio.
The whole website came out better than I expected it. There are things to improve and there will be more elements being added in the future but overall, this is good start point for a portfolio. Let's dive in!
https://www.austeja.art/ - here you can see the website!.
What do we have on the website:
- Sortable, hashtagable gallery model with thumbnail system and front end JS gallery and lightbox and anti-image-save plugin.
- Additional single gallery item pages for sharing and commenting as well as improved SEO.
- Blog model with thumbnail and paginator.
- Dynamic meta-tags for each url. Gallery item single pages inherit them from captions and blog posts have description field that gets pushed as meta tag.
- Simple contact form- similar to what we have on this website.
- Website miraculously works on IE
- XML site map at /sitemap.xml for improved google crawling
Let's have a look on some screenshots from admin site:
Gallery sorting view, this can be done by drag-and-dropping single gallery items. JS plugin:
Gallery image upload view, read helptext for better understanding:
Blog post view:
I think that the whole thing came out great and we hit 600 views on second day and some emails from new clients, thanks to reddit promo I think:
I have learned a ton since this website was made, I will be posting more tutorials on how individual elements were built and implemented in upcoming weeks.
Merry Xmass !