I recently did quite a few updates on my website, new features are:
- New elaborate About page featuring statement, vision, biography and equipment. Thanks to my friend Signe for helping with the writing. Text is also used on the About page here on my blog.
- New Namibia gallery online, new images are currently being added every day.
- New header image featuring Deadvlei from Namibia
- New front page layout with a News text column
- New slideshow images with more to come
The website was developed by me but designed by my friend Gudrun at Geeart.com, check out her new site! The changes on the front page and the new header image is all me though, so don’t blame her. I know she is in Namibia tearing out her hair seeing what I did to the joint! It is just a temp solution! This is the last of the major updates to my current website. My current site is hosted at the picture host Pbase.com and while it has served me well for many years and Pbase ensures many hits; you can only hack very simple html and css into the Pbase pages. In the coming months I intend to get a 100% custom site developed as I want many new features including an integrated shopping cart and much easier management of the site(s). It may end up as several sites or sub-sites as I need to separate the fine art images and the stock images. Anyway that is for the future, for now enjoy www.flemmingbojensen.com in it’s present form.
You may already have noticed something is different. The look of my blog here on WordPress.com is being changed to reflect the new design of my Photography website. I’m not done yet, so I’m sorry things are going to be a bit messy here while we get the whole bloody shed painted 😀
I’m still using the Cutline theme but I have purchased the CSS add-on here on WordPress.com so I can customize. As you can tell, you actually get a lot of control over the theme, very cool.
I’ll get back to blogging about photography very soon, just haven’t had the time this past week with the website launch, work + an exploding motherboard…stay tuned and while you wait for me to get into a writing mode again you can escape the gray Scandinavian winter by clicking on this thumbnail of Tropical North Queensland bliss:
After two months of work I am now very happy to be able to present my new logo and new website design! All design work was done by the amazing Gudrun Eckleben of Gee Art in Sydney – the html and css was done by yours truly. Waste no time, click this thumbnail of the front page to visit my new gallery!
More information about the design
The aim of the design is to have a very clean and effective professional looking stylesheet where every single element on the page has been carefully styled. It’s all about my photos so the design and the colours are not overpowering but presents my photography in the best possible way. Hopefully it also gives you the impression of a professional company!
The front page is designed to fit completely on a 1024×768 screen (still the most used resolution although 1280×1024 is catching up). The centrepiece of the front page is my logo and a big slideshow.
To keep the front page clean the thumbnails for all galleries has been moved to a main gallery page – click Galleries in menu bar to access or use one of the 3 thumbnails on the left.
The layout is entirely CSS based – no tables, (except for the Pbase slideshow function which automatically adds a table) and along the way I learned a lot about CSS (and ended up hating IE even more!) and how to ‘hack’ the Pbase stylesheets to no end! I didn’t want to move away from Pbase.com because it is such a great community and it is also extremely good exposure (National Geographics have spotted and bought photos on Pbase so you never know!)
I recommend Firefox – using IE it just wasn’t possible to get the gallery pages looking 100% like I wanted it and how it looks in Firefox, Safari etc. – so use Firefox and get the true version!
My new logo is a very important part of the design and the identity of my business:
The font chosen is Kozuka and Japanese (I have a thing for Japanese simple-living design) and the idea of the logo graphic is to combine the two areas I focus on and love as a photographer:
- landscape (the domes of Kata Tjuta in the Australian red centre)
- cityscape (what else – Søtorvet in Copenagen)
I am extremely happy with what we have achieved. Let me know what you think of the design and logo, I’m sure we’ll do some tweaks (actually there are still a few tweaks to be done) at some point and I’d love your opinion.
And a big thank you to Gudrun of Gee Art for all the super work!
Can I just say how much I bloody hate the worst browser in the world otherwise known as Internet Explorer. So many bugs, such little regard for standards. Like any other web programmer I get my css looking just like I want it in Firefox (and Safari) and then discover that IE renders the whole bloody thing completely different because of box-model css bugs etc. so you have to code a truckload of css hacks just for IE…and of course IE6 have bugs different to IE7! I hate IE and wish everyone used Firefox!
I presently have a designer working on the whole front page and logo design etc. of my web, while I’m working on the structure, layout and styling of the gallery and image pages (I certainly got better at html and css this past month) – and I’m selling some photos at the same time, hey things are good.
This week I have been working hard on finalizing the structure, layout and design of the Australia section of my gallery, and I am now ready to present what is one of the largest – and best of course! – Australia galleries on the entire web (click the thumbnail) :
The Australia Galleries of Flemming Bo Jensen Photography:
Some of the work done on my Australia gallery includes:
- House cleaning, deleted a lot of old photos. Gone are the holiday snapshots, only the strong survive so to speak.
- New structure based on places and themes. I have so many photos from Australia I had to invent a big structure to present the photos in smaller galleries hopefully making it easier to browse and navigate and find what you like.
- New gallery header image, gallery description on every single gallery.
- “Best of Australia” gallery showing a small selection of the very best of my Australia photos. Still a bit work-in-progress, I almost need someone else to do this. They’re my beloved Australia photos and deeply connected to the experiences of shooting them so I have a hard time selecting “the best”. All the photos in the “Best of” are not half bad though.
- Panoramas of Australia gallery showcasing my Australia panoramas. As some of you readers will know I love the panorama format (anything at 2:1 or wider) and this is a special gallery using large thumbnails to better present these wide shots.
- Map of Australia gallery showing you all of the galleries placed geographically on a large clickable map of Australia. You can click the thumbnails on the map to visit the gallery.
- Animals of Australia gallery. That is still very much work in progress though, I have so many photos that still need to be developed from RAW and added here.
There are still many photos from my recent trip to be added, you can keep up to date by checking my What’s New gallery every day.
Like the Australian Tourism ad says: Where the bloody hell are ya? Go take a tour down under in my Australia gallery!
Let me know what you think of the new Australia galleries. My Copenhagen gallery will get the same treatment soon I think.
(…oh and alright then, ok, there are possibly, just maybe, much larger Australia galleries online in the galaxy somewhere – but I needed a catchy headline!)