Blog > Sally Bjornsen Represents Website & CMS
Posted on August 12th, 2007 in Case Studies
Website production and development, Flash animation and Content Management System (CMS) design and development for Sally Bjornsen Represents, photographer representative.
Sally’s old website was no longer working for her in several ways:
- The old website was completely produced in Flash which prevented the user from being able to see the sample photos in a timely fashion.
- The photos were hard to see because of their small size.
- Sally could not update the website herself and continually had to spend more money each and every time she wanted to add a new photo to her site.
Premium Design Works worked together with Montenegro Design to define structure and interface choices.
In terms of how to present larger photographs in a timely manner, the solution was simple:
- Create an interface to be light on imagery—the photographs would not have competition for display time
- Use Flash for spotlight animation purposes only
Premium Design Works then authored an XHTML markup structure that was clean while CSS did the heavy lifting of presentation.
A custom Content Management System (CMS) was also built on a PHP & MySQL platform to allow Sally to be able to update the website herself how and when she wanted.
With her new CMS, Sally is now able to:
- Create new and or edit current portfolio sections
- Choose which photographs are to be displayed
- Set the order in which the photographs are seen
“Premium Design Works gave me innovative solutions for my unique business challenges and spoke to me in a language I could understand. And… they came in on budget.”
— Sally Bjornsen, President and Owner of Sally Bjornsen Represents
Now Sally Bjornsen has a website that she has found easy to use and that satisfies her need to edit content when she needs to… not when someone else gets paid to get to it.