What you’re seeing is the result of many, many hours worth of work. When PiNP shifted towards more photosets and portraits, I wanted a way to highlight all the photography I’ve produced over the years. The problem was, since the site is also a news source, I’d post 20 entries a day and the photosets would get lost in the archives. Normally, I’d just sticky the post for a day, but it’d disappear into the abyss the next day.
While the solution may seem like an easy one, the problem was my old platform. I couldn’t implement any major changes because, well, no one knew Movable Type. So that left me with the inevitable option: WordPress. But what a pain that would be. At least it was worth it. Site migration gave me the opportunity to kill a few more birds. One being the server. We changed the server and upgraded to a dedicated server. The other was a complete site redesign, duh. We’re here and everything is almost ironed out.
Here are a few noticeable changes:
-Because Disqus doesn’t have the ability to supply its users with migration tools, we lost ALL of the Disqus comments. Sorry. I’m bummed but it was the only casualty. Maybe it’s a good thing? Comments were becoming more and more negative and I’m not cool with that. For the next few days, I’ll have the WordPress comments open, until we get the new Disqus ironed out. Comment as you would normally, just please, keep it civil.
-You’ll notice the top navigation. Now, if you only want to see Videos, you can do so. If you only care about Products, again, you can do so. Finally, if you only want to look at Photosets, you can. I know there aren’t a lot now, but again, I have to re-up them all.
-The Photosets navigation brings you to a page that displays what is available in a gallery. Simply click on one of the thumbnails to launch the 1000px wide gallery. It’s simple enough to navigate, so have at it. Each Category will have its own Photoset page. So as they’re added, you’ll be able to specify which you’d like to see. Right now, there’s a Photoset for Beautiful Bicycles, Event Recaps and Shop Visits. But if you want to access all of those post, head to the Category link for each (at the bottom of the site).
-Some of these Photosets will be Featured, or have a presence in the top banner, in a rotating fashion.
-The footer needs some massaging, but that’s the gist. I don’t want to burden the site with anymore add-ons until we can see the server load.
-Site Exclusives will share that zone as well. Got a Video you want featured? Email me. Got a Product? Email me. You catch the drift.
-That’s it for now, have at it. If you find something wrong with the site, say something in the comments here. If you dislike something, say something.