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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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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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In-depth guide: Navigation menu best‑practices for photography websites

Sadly just an afterthought for some photographers, the navigation menu is critical for the effectiveness of a photo website. Even though it takes up just a few pixels, it can truly make or break the site. These are all-important recommendations for building a clear & effective navigation menu, with examples along the way.

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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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In-depth guide: 15 best features of successful photo websites (and how to design yours)

Learn from successful photographers and follow these website ideas and best practices for building your own amazing photography website.

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In-depth guide: The complete guide to building your amazing photography “About” page

Simple at first sight, there are a lot of details that go into writing the perfect "bio", so the process can become quite challenging unless you have some guidelines in place. Understand the best-practices of writing a clear & concise "bio" text, and get inspired from effective "About" page examples.

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In-depth guide: The essentials of building an effective photography “Contact” page

The Contact page is a critical component of your website, often underrated. You simply can't keep doing the default (bad) things and wonder why people are not contacting you. Learn the secrets of designing a great Contact page, one of the most important ways to optimize your photo website.

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In-depth guide: Embracing minimalism in your photography website

Everything you need to know about minimalism, as applied to the design of photography websites: what minimalism is and isn't, benefits and best practices of going minimalist, plus a lot of examples of minimalist photography websites for your inspiration.

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The art of sequencing your portfolio & slideshow images

Learn to strategically arrange your print or web portfolio images for the most visual impact, plus notes from a photo editor.

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