portfolio-snappytomphotos.com
  • Designed and built this professional custom-designed photography business website for professional photographer, Tom Calkins
  • Designed the logo for Snappy Tom Photos, LLC
  • Home page: Designed as a “one page website”, meaning most of the navigation menu items, when clicked, send you further down the page to the relevant section
  • Sections: About Tom, Services, Portfolio, Our clients, Contact
  • Special Features:
    • Slider on home page shows next slides as portholes, instead of pagination bullets and also supports animated text effect
    • Photo background using one of Tom’s photos (tree silhouette against colorful sunset)
    • Navigation Menu Items include font icons
    • The About Tom section demonstrates colored horizontal bars with embedded text to highlight what Tom enjoys and is good at
    • The Our Services and Skills section demonstrates how services, features or benefits can be displayed, including relevant font icons
    • Both the Our Services and Skill section and the Featured Photos section demonstrate a see-through background effect (called a stripe)
    • The Clients & Testimonials section shows a nice layout for client testimonials or reviews
    • The Get In Touch (Contact) section demonstrates how we cloaked Tom’s email address and phone number to prevent spam bots from screen-scraping Tom’s email and phone number
    • The form ‘Let me know how I can help!’ demonstrates not only basic and required fields, but checkbox fields and field instruction descriptions. The form also demonstrates the use of embedded text to help the site visitor know what is expected of each field
    • The actual portfolio page demonstrates category filtering of the photo albums and the use of a light-box effect when viewing a particular photo album
    • Implemented a way to prevent people from being able to download images from a right-click on an image
    • Implemented a way to automatically add a watermark (of the logo image) to photos as they are uploaded to the website
    • The site includes Google Analytics tracking to aid in learning how the site might be improved to gain more visitors, leads and customers for Tom
  • Enabled and began implementation of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) technology on the site to increase the likelihood that the site will be found by Google searchers
  • The site is regularly updated to the latest software versions to minimize the chance of malware infections
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