In case you are running a photo website in order to present your work as a photographer, you should know that website design trends are changing all the time. If you want to get the most from your website, then you must follow these trends and implement them on your website. The good news is that we have summarized the latest trends associated with photo websites for you.
- Flat design
Flat design is not a brand new type of design but it seems that successful photo sites are accepting it more and more. This is a minimalist design that doesn’t rely on special effects like textures for example or animations. This is a simple, yet effective design that will let you showcase your photos in the best way.
- Responsive design
There are hundreds of millions of mobile device users today and many of them will try to access your website with the help of their smartphones or tablets. If you don’t have a responsive design, it is very likely that they will get a distorted view of your work. Investing in responsive design is a must! This is a small investment that will pay off.
- Personal branding
Your photo website is part of your personal branding because you are showcasing your photos and you are sharing your name publicly. But, personal branding is evolving too and it now includes more than a simple portfolio. Modern photo websites include some other elements like photos that display the photographer, a personal blog, and few other elements. In other words, the photographers are trying to establish a more personal connection with their audience.
- Hero photos/images
Web designers use this term to describe very large, HD photos that represent the focal point of the website’s landing page. They are here to make the visitor stay on the website. This is quite logical because the majority of visitors need just a few seconds to decide whether they will stay on the website or leave it. Many websites use these hero photos and images, but a photography website can benefit the most.
Clicking on the page in order to get more photos can be a time-consuming and unpleasant task. Now, thanks to the unique scrolling feature, users can get endless scrolling opportunity. This is ideal for photo websites that have dozens of photos and for experienced photographers.
— Michael Embry (@MichaelEmbry) 6 de mayo de 2017