There was no question the website would be put into WordPress. Tom’s previous website, Galleria, though visually stunning, had been built in HTML and had proven to be too much work for him when trying to upload photos. Tom needed something more manageable that he could update easily himself.
At the new site, Digital Magic, the artwork was separated into various categories, and several photo galleries were needed to display it all. Content had to be dynamic so that each finished piece of artwork would appear automatically in its respective gallery when an update was made.
For the layout, I used ePhoto by Elegant Themes. It had all the necessary design features already built into a solid WordPress framework. With a little tweaking, it was easily customized to meet Tom’s specific needs.
A simple WP shopping cart was installed and linked to PayPal; and that, too, provides for easy management through the WordPress admin panel.
Tom’s artwork looks fabulous against the dark background. White matting and a black frame were added to the images for a finished look that really makes the art pop.
WordPress theme modification
Dynamic drop-down top menu
Image highlight rollovers
Dynamic HOME page content
Custom photo framing
WP page navigation
WP eCommerce shopping cart
Secure contact form