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In-depth guide: Clarify your photography website for first-time visitors to help drive more business

Most of your website visitors are there for the first time. They're probably a bit confused and they need your guidance. Optimize your website to turn them into repeat visitors (and eventually into clients).

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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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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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Exciting changes to the ForegroundWeb site (access the new Member Area)

The relaunch of foregroundweb.com comes with many design improvements and, most importantly, with many more web-design articles and resources.

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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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Common web-design worries expressed by photographers

A round-up of answers given by photographers (looking to build a website) when asked what they're worried about.

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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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In-depth guide: Information architecture for photographers: how to structure your site for optimal user experience & conversions

Whenever you build or redesign a photography website, you need to think about how you'll be organizing the content.

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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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Q&A #4: My web-design process, WP plugins, errors in Google Search Console

Details about my web-design process, WordPress plugins for content protection and errors in Google Search Console.

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In-depth guide: How to resize, export & compress images for optimal website performance

Actionable advice for optimizing your images to increase the speed of your photography website. Start your engines!

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Q&A #3: Grids of images, hosting location, custom fonts in WP

Design & usability concerns for grids of images, thoughts on hosting server location, and recommendations for custom fonts.

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Ten questions to ask potential web designers before you hire them

So if you've decided to work with a web-designer on your photography website, here are some great questions you can ask him/her to really kickstart a great work relationship.

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The new ForegroundWeb monthly Q&A – answering your questions about photography websites, business, SEO & more…

Having gotten a lot of great questions from photographers over the years, I'm sharing my answers to some of the best ones.

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Why PhotoShelter responsive portfolios are an excellent DIY website solution for photographers

A special 20% discount to all PhotoShelter plans. You get beautiful ready-made templates (which are mobile-friendly too!) that you can customize to make them your own. You also get impressive image management & selling capabilities.

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