Patti (whipartist) wrote,

May need a web designer

I never thought I'd say this, but I think I need to hire a web designer.

It's far from a done deal, but I may have scored my first solo art show. And, believe it or not, it's not the bondage stuff. I should know more within the next few days.

In any case, right now my photos are living on Flickr, and I have a really simplistic, appallingly-ugly couple of pages about my photography on my personal website. It's time to put up a separate, professional-looking photography website.

My needs are pretty simple, I think. A couple of categories of portfolios, probably a simple Flash-based gallery with thumbnails, but I'm not 100% sold on Flash since it's not terribly friendly on phone-based browsers. I absolutely don't want an all-Flash site, though. I also need a menu plus a couple of pages for things like about and contact.

It seems to me that this could be done with some off-the-shelf gallery code, plus a little bit of CSS and HTML. I'd do it myself, but it's looking like I have a serious hours-per-day problem for the next couple of weeks. I don't have a huge budget for this, but I'm willing to pay what I can.

The key things I care most about are professionalism and clean/extensible design. Generated HTML would probably be a bad thing, since it's impossible to edit without using whatever tool generated it. The site will be linux-hosted.

Volunteers or recommendations?
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