Pictures.ee is a brand new website or should I say, photoblog, where you’ll find various nature related photography made by two amateur photographers in Estonia.
Due to a limited budget we decided to use Blogger as our Content Management System mainly because of the free hosting it provides. It’s true that Blogger has a lot of limitations compared to other more sophisticated CMS out there, like WordPress, but for now it serves its purpose just fine.
I really wanted to keep the design simple so I removed most of the usual clutter that comes along with every basic template. At first glance, you might not even recognize that the site is running on Blogger. The original comments section has also been removed and replaced with a sleek Disqus plugin where anyone can comment by logging in via Facebook or Twitter etc.
The thumbnail galleries are grid-like or at least that’s what I was going for. There is no custom mobile theme for Pictures.ee so we are currently using the default mobile template that comes with every installation, but as the website grows I might reconsider and create a mobile theme with a bit more personality.
Big thanks to Background Labs for providing me with a neat wooden background image. It really makes the template whole!
In category: Web design
This post was written by ynef