Smugmug is a simple website builder for photographers, but you might want help to get started.
Smugmug is an easy website builder for photographers. It is ideal for photographers to easily build and manage their own website, display beautiful photo galleries and even offer them for sale. Your Smugmug website also acts online photo storage. You can upload full size photos and keep them for as long as you have your site. There is no storage limit either.
Depending on the plan you choose, you can even allow Smugmug to take care of all sales and fulfillment for you. Additionally, you don’t need to worry about all the technicalities of site maintenance or pay someone to fix things when they go wrong. This is all part of your Smugmug website package.
Building your initial website though can be a different thing. Although it is easy, it can be time consuming too. Additionally, a good layout and design is not always easy to achieve. A well presented professional look is very important. Smugmug has many great templates and tools, which helps of course. However, these also need to be customised to the look of your site..
A website must offer a great user experience. Visitors to your site should be instantly engaged and want to scroll on and navigate your website for more. Therefore, it is imperative that the site is well laid out, easy to read, and relevant content sticks out and is clearly visible. The viewer must be able to focus on the parts of the page that are relevant to their enquiries.
Website navigation is also important. If visitors want to read more, continue on and look through your site, or have decided to purchase then they want to easily see how to do this. Call to action buttons must be clear and prominent, and internal page ads and button links much easily direct people to other relevant information or promote alternatives.