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#1 2015-03-28 06:12:19

john bishop images
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From: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Registered: 2012-10-05
Posts: 20
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johnbishopimages.com v4.0 is finally up and running!

At last!

Some of you may recognize me from the work I did with Matthew a few years back. My old site (pre CEx) was sorely out of date style wise. It didn't support mobile devices very well and maintenance, while it was much better than my Version 1, still had some ways to go.

All of that has been solved and much more.

Goals for this version were:
1) new brand,
2) mobile friendly,
3) significantly easier to update content,
4) be a bit quicker on the response end.

Goal 1 was achieved through the awesome help of petra andersson-pardini.
Goal 2 was achieved through Matt's CE4 plugins (specifically Pages, Stage, Gallery and WordPress theme).
Goal 3 was achieved through two means:

  • making exclusive use of the LR Publisher support offered by Pages and Stage to update galleries and the home page, and

  • by having all but the home and gallery pages housed in WordPress.

Goal 4 has been partly achieved through the use of two facilities:

  • WP-Rocket, a premium WordPress caching plugin, and

  • CloudFlare, a free worldwide Content Delivery network (CDN)

Check out bluehost and CloudFlare – they're pretty awesome!

Given that I am running on a shared server platform, the response is acceptable for now. It would cost more to get better response I believe.

Through the use PHPlugins and custom CSS I am able to
1) develop and maintain the entire sites menu structure through WordPress,
2) make use of Adobe's Typekit,
3) add site-wide support for the EU-Cookie Law, and
4) add the Creative Commons declaration in the footer.

All in all, I am very happy with the results.

Check it out at john bishop | images

Any constructive comments always welcome!

;-j

Last edited by john bishop images (2015-03-28 07:02:54)

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#2 2015-03-28 09:45:49

Matthew
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From: Seoul, South Korea
Registered: 2012-09-24
Posts: 5,082
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Re: johnbishopimages.com v4.0 is finally up and running!

Very nice work, John, and I appreciate the detailed explanation of the build. Nice to know exactly what went into it, and I expect it will be of interest to other users.

The only thing I'm scratching my head over is the Welcome page, after clicking through the Home gallery. It's a splash gallery, followed by a splash page ... ? It would perhaps make more sense if the words were clickable, but they're not, so the only thing I have to go for is the navigation menu ... I would expect the ENTER button to take me either to the galleries or the blog.


Campagna Pictures, http://campagnapictures.com
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#3 2015-03-28 10:02:36

john bishop images
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From: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Registered: 2012-10-05
Posts: 20
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Re: johnbishopimages.com v4.0 is finally up and running!

Thanks Matt!

It is still a work in progress. I've fixed it so ENTER goes to /blog/ for now.

BTW -- where ENTER goes is now controlled through a RewriteRule in .htaccess so, again, I can dynamically change it without having to go into the Web module in LR (always a plus for me).

I have loaded the Layer Slider plugin and will be making use of that on what is now "Welcome" ...

;-j

Last edited by john bishop images (2015-03-28 10:40:04)

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#4 2015-04-22 02:32:30

john bishop images
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From: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Registered: 2012-10-05
Posts: 20
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Re: johnbishopimages.com v4.0 is finally up and running!

The blog home page is now up and running!

As I note above I've make extensive use of LayerSlider on this page to highlight the changes made for this version.

Check it out at http://johnbishopimages.com/blog/

;-j

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#5 2015-04-23 20:46:07

liamryan
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From: Ireland
Registered: 2012-12-22
Posts: 20
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Re: johnbishopimages.com v4.0 is finally up and running!

Hi John,

Love your new site.
One question if I may,  you mentioned you added site-wide support for the EU-Cookie Law using PHPlugins and custom CSS.

Just wondering how you achieved the nice pop up.


Cheers

Liam

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#6 2015-04-26 16:44:44

john bishop images
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From: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Registered: 2012-10-05
Posts: 20
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Re: johnbishopimages.com v4.0 is finally up and running!

Hi Liam,

Check out my latest blog post at http://johnbishopimages.com/blog/ where I lay out what you need to do to get site-wide support for the EU-Cookie Law.

;-j

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