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is Html Site is Better For Photography Site?

6:43 am on Oct 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

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i am planning to design a website which is photography site so HTML is secure for my photo's and can my site will load with in no time with containing heavy photos is it good idea to develop the site in a HTMl or i have to go with Joomla.....any other options.

Any kind of advice would be appreciated.

Thank you.

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12:33 pm on Oct 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Joomla uses HTML, I assume you mean a static site versus a dynamically-generated website using a content-management system. The choice depends on a number of factors, static websites are fast but difficult to manage, dynamic websites are much more flexible in terms of changing content, but you need to keep the CMS updated (apply security patches and such) and secure.
7:23 pm on Oct 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Your concern about loading time for images is good. Here are some ideas:

1. Have smaller versions of the photos on the main page, then allow a click to display the full sized version on a new URL. This way when a photo looks interesting, the visitor can click on it and they know that a longer loading time is required.

2. Even when using smaller version, don't display too many of them on one page.

3. Especially for the small versions, be sure to use good image compression. Many photographers and artists are reluctant to use high compression levels because they are worried about the poor visual quality. But with Photoshop's "Save for the web" option, even a 40% setting (60% compression) is just fine for most jpg images.

4. Don't create pages with very little (or no) text. Include names and descriptions for each photo so the search engines gave something they can use.
7:20 am on Oct 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I agree with encylo..Static sites are meant for those sites that cant be changed or updates regularly.
and Dynamic sites are those sites that changes or update regularly.

Dynamic websites can make the most of your site and either use it as a tool or create a professional, interesting experience for your visitors.

Joomla is a great CMS, Iíve tried a bunch of them and chose that one because it has a ton of people developing extensions for it, they are mostly free and run pretty good. The best CMS is one that is custom built. You can specify the requirements, security and design is not restrictive. Wordpress is also favorite cms, although itís a blog engine!