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Photo template

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The Photo template is designed to display photos. Its navigation should get out of the way when you are looking at photos. The homepage shows a feed a of recently published photos.

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You can adjust the colors and fonts of the Photo template using Blot’s template editor: there’s no coding required.

The source code of the Photo template is dedicated to the public domain, so you can make and distribute modifications to it as you please.

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About the folder

The preview for the Photo template contains the botanical photography of William Copeland McCalla. You can get a full copy of the source folder used to generate this site.

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Amaryllis 2.jpg Amaryllis.jpg Annual Candytuft.jpg Annual Poppy.jpg Calypso bulbosa Oakes.jpg Cross-section of poppy capsule.jpg


Georgia Kareola’s website is the source of the layout for this template. I like the menu’s grid and the typography of the subpages in particular.

Gavin Atkinson’s compilation of image user interfaces was a useful source of interesting techniques to navigate and index images.

Hofstede’s archives page has a really pleasing hover effect, with the thumbnail for the hovered link displayed to the left.

The good work of the people at Are.na and Cargo Collective is a constant source of motivation.

I tried to keep things as quiet as possible. When designing a theme, it’s easy to get lost in the ornamentation of the theme’s chrome, its menu bar, its search field. I tried to focus on the details. Here are a few things which I have done to this template which might not meet the eye:

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