I’m not a full time photographer (yet…), on regular workdays I’m an IT consultant and one of my favorite buzzwords has to be kaizen, a japanese term that roughly means constant improvement.
My plan for my site, and this blog, never was to see it as a finished work, I would rather regularly adjust both to my needs through time. Some of those changes were released silently in the last months, while others are worthy of some kind of announcement.
Two of the central areas of my site never pleased me completely and finally I made them closer to what I want:
Galleries were confusing, not intuitive. I made them more simple, minimalist, with a simple navigation and much closer to the look of the rest of the site. Gone are the thumbnail bar and the lightbox, now there’s a thumbnail and fullscreen options, that made the galleries look less gallery-ish and more presentation-ish, closer to what I want that part of the site to be: a showcase of my work. More important than the new look is having a completely new set of photos to look at or, finally, being able to buy stuff.
Archive was also confusing so I tried to tweak the navigation and layout to make navigation much easier and finally be one of the key parts of this site, along with Gallery and this blog.
Obviously the plans don’t end here, I’ll try to have closer integration between Archive and this blog, regularly update the Galleries and much more. But for now back to what’s really important: photos!