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Ideas and examples for building great photo websites. For more photography & business inspiration, also check out the “Interviews” category to learn from other professional photographers with successful businesses.

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Custom website case-study: unique WordPress design for award-winning photographer Chris Dei

See what website design you can achieve if you use the right WP theme and if you let yourself be creative along the way. When the type of photography you shoot demands something special, it's OK to step outside of the norm and creating something unique to showcase it online.

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Website makeover case study: using the power of CSS to improve an existing PhotoShelter site

You can bring new life into your existing photography website by adding custom CSS code and doing minor template tweaks. An improved online presence will grow your business as a result.

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Using call-to-action buttons to guide people through your photography website

One of the most under-utilized ways of improving your photography website, call-to-action buttons can encourage visitors to perform the actions you want them to take on your site (whether that's contacting you, booking a photo shoot, viewing your portfolio, etc.)

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Keeping your online portfolio fresh

Stop your photography portfolio from collecting dust by regularly adding new projects, rotating some of your past galleries and scheduling portfolio clean-ups.

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12 ways to make your photography website more trustworthy

Follow these user-experience guidelines to differentiate your photography website, attract more clients, and show that you truly care about your work.

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The 4 types of thumbnail grids: what’s the best way to display thumbs on your photography website?

A comparison of the most common ways to display photo thumbnails (along with examples and recommended plugins).

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A quick overview of integrating a blog into your photography website

Your options for integrating a blog into your existing site and combining different platforms into a hybrid photo website.

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In-depth guide: The process of selecting images for a strong & coherent portfolio

Guidelines for building a better (online & offline) photography portfolio and a curated selection of resources to learn more.

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In-depth guide: Having separate photography websites or merging them?

Understanding the compromises you have to make when promoting multiple photography specialties on the same website. Sometimes, the benefits outweigh the problems.

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Website makeover case study: polishing & modernizing an existing WordPress site

Thought process and screenshots from redesigning the PhotoBizX Podcast website. Small details can really help you improve your photography WordPress site.

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The importance of blogging (and doing it for the right reasons)

Blogs are a great way to show your personality, to create a more personal connection with your audience. But don't just keep an "online journal" or blog only for SEO reasons.

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Why and how to use excerpts on your blog index page

A common mistake I see photographers doing on their site is: not using excerpts on the blog index page. Let's explore ways to solve the issue and improve the blog page layout and user experience.

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Watch 4 in-depth video reviews (screencasts) of photography websites

These free screencasts include tens of tips that you can use on your own website. Or if you don't have those particular website issues, you can at least understand some key concepts in web design, usability, SEO etc.

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The importance of whitespace in photography website designs

Many factors come into play to create a good design, but whitespace is great for obtaining a cleaner and more readable website.

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The case against background images in photography websites

Your website visitors should be drawn to your site because they love your images, so don't distract them with background images or textures.

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Homepage slideshows – good or bad for user experience?

Slideshows, especially on a photography website homepage, are a game of compromises. Learn what makes a user-friendly slideshow.

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