August 27th, 2008New Viewing System coming soon!

The newest version of our viewing system is currently undergoing some final tweaks, and will be available very soon.

Building on the advanced functionality of the previous incarnation of the system, and maintaining all of its key features, the new system takes online viewing & ordering to a whole new level!

Using state-of-the-art advanced AJAX technology, combined with our in-house, the system will not only make online viewing easier; it will also make it even more enjoyable!

Key improvements include:

- Easier customisation to match your website
- Simplified Interface
- Faster interpretative preloading of images
- Better cross-browser compatibility
- New "scale-to-match" technology makes maximum use of larger & widescreen displays
- Improved "zoom & compare" image panning functionality
- Support for sub-categories within client galleries (e.g. "church", "family", "bridal party", etc)

More information coming soon!

August 18th, 2008The new Irish Photographers' Website is live!

We are delighted to announce that the upgrade to The Irish Photographers' Website is now live!

Building on the substantial success of the previous incarnation of the site, the new Irish Photographers' website is now live, offering photographers, suppliers and searchers a whole host of exciting new features!

  • Photographers' sample images in the directory
  • Google Maps™ in the Directory, showing the photographer's studio location
  • Additional contact details in directory
  • Professional photographers and affiliates can now input directly into our database news and information about their business, serving to both advertise their business and also improve their Google™ ranking.
  • Syndicated news feed delivered across the web to other photographic websites
  • Introduction of "My Favs" for people searching the directory, allowing searchers to put shortlisted photographers into a folder to look at or contact later with a centralised query using innovative drag-and-drop functionality
  • Live stats for members, showing how many people viewed your profile
  • Improved search engine optimisation, reinforcing IPWS as one of the top results when searching for photographers in Ireland or any of the counties on all internet search engines, including the market leader Google™
  • PayPal™ integration for easy management of your account, including the ability for photographers, suppliers and affiliates to renew or upgrade online

All of the above improvements, and more, are built to sit on top of IPWS' already excellent directory, delivering randomised, unbiased results across county and photographic expertise.

[ www.photographers.ie ]

July 26th, 2008Best of both worlds for Gareth Byrne Photography

The new site for Gareth Byrne, the award-winning architectural photographer based in Dublin, Ireland, is now live.

Following a recent rebranding, Gareth commissioned a company to produce a new Flash-based website to mirror his new logo and colour scheme, as well as having fading slideshows and the slicker overall feel associated with Flash sites.

The new site's look and feel was superb, however given the impact which Flash can have on the other three key areas of a website - ease-of-update, search engine response and usability - Gareth consulted with ourselves and with industry experts in Google; he then commissioned OnSight to rebuild the site to achieve the best of both worlds.

The site is based on the OnSight SiteShell AJAX technology, and displays a sample portfolio of Gareth's stunning images while allowing him to update the images and latest news sections with ease.

Navigational Impact

Image navigation within the galleries themselves is based on our latest SiteShell AJAX technology, providing a favourably-comparable "look and feel" to that which had been designed within the Flash website. We also carried the home-page slideshow fade effect across to within the image galleries themselves.

Auto-updating Features

Many elements of the site update automatically to minimise the amount of maintenance required for the site, including the image captions, the awards page layout and the copyright footer at the bottom of every page.

Easily Updated

All of the galleries can be easily updated within minutes, and images are automatically sized within the allocated screen area without any administration overhead. Captions are read directly from within the image files and displayed on-screen, thereby improving search-engine responsiveness and viewer information with minimum effort.

Additional images uploaded to the site's galleries are automatically included within the navigation.

Latest News & Awards

The site also allows quick and easy update of the awards page text, with the page automatically adjusting its own layout to best present the content.

Search Engine Response

The search engine's response to the updated site has - as expected - been extremely good, with the updated site now appearing on the first and second pages of Google™ searches for the relevant terms.

Client Login Area

As part of the upgrade, we also updated Gareth's Client Login Area - which OnSight had previously implemented for Gareth - to match the look and feel of the new site.

This site is geniunely the best of both worlds - Flash™-like functionality without any of the limitiations.

[ www.garethbyrne.com ]

July 25th, 2008New website for Michael Bamsey goes live!

We have just launched the new website for Michael Bamsey, an IPPA professional photographer who operates Ashling Photography in Blanchardstown, Dublin.

Using the OnSight SiteShell the contemporary design of the site showcases Michael's photography disciplines, while the image captioning facility assists with search engine placement, maximising the marketing exposure of the site.

[ www.ashlingphotography.com ]

July 18th, 2008New Quinn Property Management site live!

The new Quinn Property Management website is now live.

This modern and fresh-looking website provides all of the required information about this progressive property management company based in Ennis, Co. Clare, and is also simple to update with new properties, images and other information.

The site includes an innovative searchable database and also contains photo galleries and location maps for all of the available properties.

[ www.quinnproperty.com ]