Fiona Vail Photography
Fiona Vail Photography, run by the passionate Fiona Vail, create visual stories and captures the lives of their clients with stunning and emotionally-driven photography.
Design City worked with Fiona to create an online portfolio that would do something simple but very difficult: showcase the beauty, inspiration, emotion of her photography without getting in the way—a sort of pure, simple and unobtrusive interface that works with the photography. The site requirements were: simple and beautiful designs, responsive layout for smartphones, tablets and monitors, and a content management system for simple website updates.
We jumped at the opportunity to make her vision a reality. The site employs responsive image sizing to optimise image download sizes and viewing resolution—as a result, the photographs are crystal clear and fast, even to those without blazingly fast connections. The intuitive UI (user interface) is clean, simple, intuitive and contextual, giving users control when they need it and fading into the background when they don’t. The responsive design means users on smartphones, tablets, small screens, wide screens and large monitors all have optimised viewing. Social media including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest are tied into the site, with the ability to share or pin any of the images on the site.