I spent some time this past weekend reflecting back on the feedback from my WIP, and doing some research on web design.
I have historically used a dark grey style, but I realise that may contribute to a rather ‘old’ look’. I had built this journal in a light, slightly off-white aesthetic. So I decided it was time to go all in. I also looked at more modern typefaces.
I kept the menu structure, and the ‘Unfinished Stories’ idea behind etc site, as I believe both still appropriate to how I view my work.
One of the joys of Smugmug is that it always works, and is easy to maintain. Yet, to get a really ‘clean’ look, some customisations are needed, requiring CSS scripts.
I found a very neat ‘filmstrip’ approach to galleries on Aaron Myers website. And I have already used scripts from both Smugmug Help and the dgrin forum. This included the ability to eliminate some of Smugmug’s default features, which can clutter the screen real estate.