Template Based Sites
At the SWPP 2011 trade show in Hammersmith, we launched the first three of our template based sites – Aperture, Backscatter and Chroma. It is only a coincidence in the fact that they start with A, B and C – we are not going to go through the whole alphabet! (In fact the next one currently in development is called Bayer – as in the colour filter array!)
We decided to use photographic terms for the template names as it seemed most appropriate, and in the whole these are giving us inspiration for the designs themselves.
Over the next few weeks we’ll be adding more to the collection, looking back over the hundreds of bespoke sites that we’ve built over the years for professional photographers and building more templates that are appropriate for all different genres and tastes.
Each template currently comes in three different colours. It has it’s own content management system so that all pages, images and text can be updated. Images are automatically resized on the client side to save on long upload times, and can be watermarked or overlaid with your company logo. The Phosys online proofing system is included as standard, so you are able to upload your images ready for sale via a variety of payment methods.
The first 3 templates are available to view here.
Our Template Photographic Terms: (Hopefully our templates reflect them!)
Aperture: In optics, an aperture is a hole or an opening through which light travels. The aperture stop of a photographic lens can be adjusted to control the amount of light reaching the film or image sensor. In combination with variation of shutter speed, the aperture size will regulate the film’s or image sensor’s degree of exposure to light.
Backscatter: The term backscatter in photography refers to light from a flash or strobe reflecting back from particles in the lens’s field of view causing specks of light to appear in the photo.
Chroma: Chroma is the colourfulness relative to the brightness of another colour which appears white under similar viewing conditions.