• Colin Francis Photography

  • Client Profile

  • CONTACT: Colin Francis
    PHONE: 021 361 544
    BUSINESS: Photography & Canvas Prints

  • PROJECT: Website Re-Build
    WEBSITE: ColinFrancis.co.nz

  • Project Background

    One day in January 2016, Alla received a call from Colin. He said that a friend of his had recommended that he contact us to discuss the possibility of having us redesign his photography website (see below). It turned out that Colin's friend was another client of ours - Chris of Lone Wolf Designs.

    Alla arranged to meet with Colin and his wife Jenny to share with them an overview of what we do. Alla discussed at length a number of elements that they wanted to have on their website including the ability to sell directly to the public. By the end of the presentation, they made it very clear that they wanted iBeFound to redesign the website for them.

  • After they signed on, Alla had a number of additional meetings where she had the opportunity to learn more about Colin's desires with regards to the new website as well as the specifics of his photography business.

    Over the years, Colin had taken hundreds of photos during his travels around New Zealand and abroad. These images were stored on a number of external hard drives and on his computers. But they were not properly named or categorised. This presented a bit of a challenge.

    Colin had to go over hundreds of his scattered photos and get them in a workable order. He also had to identify the areas that he wanted to focus on and then select the first pictures that would be featured there. All photos had to be given a name and a short description.

    Alla shared with Colin a procedure for categorising his photos and naming the images so that they would be search-engine friendly.

    In a separate session, Alla discussed the importance of using properly sized and optimised images on the website. She showed Colin how to resize and optimise each image. Though it was new and initially somewhat confusing for him, Colin grasped the process and did an amazing job.

  • Responsive WordPress Website Redesign

    Meanwhile, back at the office, the design team had already been working on the initial design of Colin's new website. When Colin and Jenny saw it for the first time, they were blown away by it!

    Now it was time to start adding content.



    Launched: 28/06/2016

  • Post Launch Report