Full Screen Photography Theme
The thing that no one does it keeping it very simple and always using the background as the gallery, instead of a lightbox.
I just mentioned this to their support- only to find it here!
Would love to see a theme like the one we are using currently (http://notesnutmeg.com/) made by WooThemes as a theme made by the Woo gurus just WORK!
Émilie René-Véronneau commented
Maybe I'm not getting something right but Isn't that pretty easy to implement if you use the Background Manager plugin?
Brett Blevins commented
taproll.com - that's not full screen. Close, but not quite. It has menus and other stuff on top of the image. No fine art photographer wants junk on top of their photo. Full screen means nothing but the photo. Any control must fade away until a mouseover/touch.
William Hunt commented
The one referenced is a little crappy but something like that would be great. I have a lot of clients that would use something like this. I would like to see full screen images with a very simple menu over the top center with pages that load in the middle.
There are even more examples at http://www.tripwiremagazine.com/2012/10/fullscreen-wordpress-theme.html
It's a pity that WooThemes doesn't offer something in this direction. I jump to Mojo Themes for the needs of on of my clients.
I would definitely buy this if done right.
I'm a photographer and work on the web too,and I'd like to make a few suggestions:
– Firstly, full page is great for photography but an issue is what to do with portrait (vertical ) images. IMO these should not be cropped, and should show with panels at either side.
– The design must be minimal - keep out of the way of the images (the Taproll site is a *bad* example for this reason)
– As Patrick says, the portfolio galleries should also be full screen – *not* pop-ups which look naff after you've seen images full screen (ie the mojo themes example). plus it loses context, 'which portfolio is this again?'.
– Needs to be responsive
Did I mention simple? ;)
Please let me know when I can buy it!
Awesome idea at: http://hogis.se
Simple text/link on top
Ken Burns effect on photos
Toggle music on/off
Buttons: 'gallery' and 'full screen' toggle
Looks amazing on my 27" iMac. Really cool/simple website :-)