Spike WebDesign has launched a new website, Australian Photos, for Australian landscape and wildlife photographer Lloyd Howlett.
The brief for the website was to create an online experience which allowed users to easily view hundreds of Australiana photos, and then be able to select and buy those photos using a secure credit card transaction.
One of the interesting features of the website is the home page utilisation of Google Maps which allows users to very quickly see where the website’s photos were taken, and then gives them the ability to drill down to specific photos based on their map location. The website also features a more standard search function allowing users to search by a location list or a keyword list.
When viewing a specific photo the website utilises the jQuery plugin Fancybox to great effect. Fancybox quickly allows users to view a larger version of the image without navigating away from their current page.
The whole website is driven by Spike’s proprietary content management system, The Admin Site, which was customised to Australian Photos’ exact requirements.