We have officially launched our first, of many, HTML5 templates! If you haven’t seen it check it out at https://www.portfoliositez.com/htmlsites.php . We decided to change the format we build out in due to the high demand for a template built in the programming language html5. When building out in this new format we included some highly requested features such as a form builder, ability to upload custom fonts, advanced menu, and ability to add images/html code into the text pages. We are very proud to now offer the best hybrid flash templates on the market as well as the most advanced html5 templates for photographers!
There is a lot of talk going on about which is better, flash or html5 so we thought we’d take this opportunity to shed some light on the debate. First we will start on the flaws of each format and what we’ve done to bypass them
FLAWS OF FLASH:
* not supported across all platforms (ipad, phone, etc)
* not SEO friendly
Our hybrid flash sites suffer from none of these flaws We have come up with a unique system that shows a beautiful presentation site in flash to visitors, while displaying a basic html site full of your content when a search engine is viewing the site. This means that as far as SEO is concerned your site IS html and all pages/content are crawlable – all without losing the professional feel of flash! We have also built two mirror sites that can accompany your template. This is even better then straight html because the mirror sites are designed specifically for the device. The IPad mirror site has special code to utilize the swipe functionality that has made IPads popular. The phone mirror site offers an easily navigated quick loading site to allow your clients to see your information quickly while on the move. Lastly the ‘flash is outdated’ argument usually is referencing flash for online video gaming, or the old school flash header look of websites. Our sites are designed by professionals to highlight your images in a multimedia presentation. Since your clients are most likely going through and looking through all the photographers in the area it is important to leave a lasting impression with your website images. When debating about the format of a site we recommend asking yourself which site a non-photographer would find more stunning and impressionable.
FLAWS OF HTML5:
* not fully supported across all browsers
* can display differently in different browsers
* Not as visually impressive and professional as flash
BENEFITS OF OUR HYBRID FLASH TEMPLATES:
* beautiful high-end presentation of your images
* as SEO friendly as html sites
* mirror sites designed specifically for the ipad/phone to give your user a truly unique experience
* built in client proofing
BENEFITS OF OUR HTML5 TEMPLATES:
* new features and more social networking integration
* ability to upload custom fonts
* beautiful animation and presentation so it doesn’t feel like an outdated html site
* SEO friendly
* free updates for bug fixes and new features
As you can see you cannot go wrong with either portfolio website product. We recommend choosing based on the template design you like, which features fit your needs better, and of course going with whatever format you personally find more appealing.