It is not debatable that today’s businesses require everybody from every field to go online. Whether you like it or not, people will search for you online, because that is just easier than looking for the person. All websites for photographers are not excluded, especially with the better technology the giant techs have come up with in screens for mobile phones.
Some of you might have a wordpress site for you to post your shots and portfolios, either for hobby or for business. Among the excitement of making your site, selecting theme must be one of them. And you wonder if your visitors will like them?
Here are some things and reasons to consider when you choose your theme.
Making websites for photographers to be user-friendly is beyond just flipping through pictures comfortably. Friendliness should spread everywhere, wherever and however it is opened. It also means the theme should be fully responsive.
Your current theme is operating well and showing everything you need on the browser you are using, but what about when it is opened through IE? Or Mozilla? Or safari? Search for themes that continuously update themselves on the same level as the browsers.
This also includes opening the page on different devices. It may look nice on computer, but barely can be seen on mobile because it cannot optimize itself. Google especially, hates this. It will throw down your ranking and even if anyone opens it, they will find your site a pain in the ass to go around. You can check if your page is mobile-friendly from a tool that Google provides.
Especially websites for photographers that operate in international scale or in states or countries where more than one language is commonly used, this is a friendly way to approach more people in words they understand. This is easy to do with the right plugins that are supported by the theme.
Simple, but professional
You’ve heard people saying simple is the best. Many misunderstood this concept into making their sites, look cheap and just shove all the pictures in one corner, packages on the other and splash the page with a random solid color. Simple is not the same with doing it half-heartedly.
Simple means making it easy to be understood. Can your client differentiate your site? Can he or she recognize it as a photography site? Simple is about giving your clients ease of access to your pages, offers, contact information, etc. Websites for photographers are especially filled with pictures, so simplicity is even more necessary.
Different, aside from pictures
When you are looking for themes that are meant for business that operates in art, you need creativity. If not for coding, you would not be buying themes that are potentially used by thousands other photographers. A good theme will not make the buyers stuck in the same theme, font and style. Providing options for different fonts, color and banner should also be part of it. The more customization you can use to make the site ‘your own’, the better.
Android OS updates, browsers too, and so should themes. Free or not, your theme should always have support team ready at your service. If the developers still care about their product, they will want to answer your questions and solve your problems to further update their products. If they don’t, you will have a hard time yourself getting around your own site, even more so your clients.