A minimalist showcase of breathtaking photography and film
James Morgan is a multi-award-winning film director and photojournalist. He needed a new site to display his stunning visual imagery, comprising a wealth of photographs and films from all corners of the world. The site had to be fully responsive, offering the best experience possible for viewing his work on screens ranging from the smallest smartphone to the largest desktop retina monitor. Though a complex site featuring many different templates, it also had to be straightforward for him to maintain and bulk upload new galleries with their accompanying text content.
The site makes extensive use of visually impressive full-width galleries – with individual images opening in full-screen lightboxes – and full-width video embeds. With the rest of each page having a clean white background and minimally laid-out text, the focus is on the imagery and providing a sense of space.
Speed is of the essence on image-rich sites, both to keep visitors engaged and satisfy Google’s demands for fast loading times, so photos are retina-ready but also responsive – serving smaller sizes on smaller screens. The site has powerful caching and is served via a Content Delivery Network.
Meanwhile, behind the scenes the WordPress interface has been completely overhauled via detailed use of the Advanced Custom Fields plugin, which enables James to quickly and easily add new content, photos and videos on the site.
Pilcrow + Pixel provides our web consultancy expertise, ongoing support and maintenance for James’s site via our Website Care Plan. We also host the site on our servers.