New Keatley Website

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I would like to officially announce with great enthusiasm the new John Keatley website is now live and open for business.  It features full support for all browsers and mobile devices, including the iPad.  One of my favorite features is the scalable image grid which sorts itself to fill the screen regardless of the users screen size and resolution.  Re-sizing your browser with the site open will also shuffle the grid on the fly.  The blog has been rebuilt and integrated into the site and there is a new video section as well.  The site is 100% Flash free.  Not that I have anything against Flash, but it seemed like the best way to move forward to maximize compatibility, as well as to avoid a separate mobile site.

It was a thrill to have my previous site published in the 2010 PDN Annual as one of the top photography websites.  Many people have commented that they loved that site and I shouldn’t change it.  I liked it too, and it was perfect for what I needed at the time.  But as I assessed my goals for moving forward and figured out what I needed from a website, I decided it was time to do something new.  Once I realize something can be made better, I have a hard time not acting on it.  I guess I am never satisfied.  It’s a blessing and a curse.

A very big thank you goes out to designer Greg Lutze for once again doing an incredible job, and developer Benjamin Borowski at Typeoneerror Studios who worked pure magic.

With all that being said, please click around and have a look at the site as well as some of my new work.  I am sure a few bugs will pop up here and there, as well as ideas for changes.  I would love to hear your feedback in the comments, good and bad.  Thanks.


2010 PDN Photo Annual

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John Keatley's photography website was selected=

Wow, how exciting!  My website, www.keatleyphoto.com was just published in this years PDN Photo Annual as one of the top photography websites.  In addition to the magazine, all of the contest winners and judges can be seen in an online gallery.  When my current website went live last year, I was feeling really good about my chances of getting it into PDN thanks to the excellent work of my graphic designer Greg Lutze.  I entered it into the competition, but never heard anything back.  When I saw on Twitter the winners were being notified and I didn’t hear anything, I figured I didn’t make the cut and I put it out of my mind.

Last week I was emailing with a friend, and he said, congrats on your site in PDN.  I had no idea what he was talking about, but sure enough, my site was selected.  I just thought I would share my excitement, and take this opportunity to encourage you to take a peek at one of the best photography websites of year!


New Website

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The time has come.  After months of hard work, the new www.keatleyphoto.com is now live.  I would like to publicly thank graphic designer Greg Lutze who worked with me on this project.  I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with him.  Along with designing my website, he also did my new business cards, portfolio, email and postcard promos.  I am in New York for a couple of weeks now, and so far the portfolio has been received really well.

There are many things about the new site that I am excited about, but one thing inperticular are the blog links.  I really wanted a way to integrate my website and blog together.  When you are viewing a large image on my website, that has related content on the blog, a link to that post will show up in the lower right corner of the page.

I would strongly encourage you to take a look at Greg’s work.  Especially if you are thinking about branding or having a new site custom designed.  I would also like to thank and recommend Online Revolution Design.  They did the flash programming and backend to the site.  I am really impressed with how fast everything loads, and would love to send them more business.  Tell them I sent you.

In other news, I have started a Facebook page for all you Facebook users.  My plan is to post more casual updates, news items, and snapshots from my photo shoots.  I will also post updates when a new blog post comes out.  That way you never have to leave Facebook.  Except for when you are tweeting of course…