- # Photography
- A jekyll website for photographers
- ## Chris Notes
- build.sh says how to build the page (locally or so), resize.sh creates full images and thumbnails (to be run from root)
- ## Highlights
- 1. Easy setup and you get a site of your own for __free__.
- 2. To add new pictures, you need to just upload them. __No code__ changes required.
- 3. This I like the most, you get to see EXIF data like __aperture, shutter speed, iso__ etc when you click on any image automagically.
- ## Quick Start
- If you know a tad about tech and love taking pictures then this open-source project may help you setup a website to showcase
- all your creations without effort. And not just that, with this you need not pay a single dime to host your website as
- it's hosted by GitHub for __free__.
- **Just follow the below steps and your website would be live in no time:**
- 1. Fork this repo by hitting the `Fork` button at the top right corner.
- 2. Enable github pages from the repo settings.
- 3. Upload your pictures to `images/fulls` and `images/thumbs` directory. _You can do that on github.com itself or you can clone and push the images to your repo._
- 4. Add your own custom domain in `CNAME` file or just remove the file if you don't own a domain and use the default domain that github provides ([yourusername].github.io/photography).
- 5. Update `baseurl` field in `_config.yml` file with whatever domain you used in step 4.
- 6. And that's it, your website is set. To view, go to [photography.rampatra.com](http://photography.rampatra.com) (or whatever you have in the CNAME file) and if you don't have one, you can go to [[yourusername].github.io/photography](http://yourusername.github.io/photography)
- And of course, you don't want my name at the bottom to show up. You can change it in `_config.yml` file as well as few other settings like your google analytics etc.
- ## ProTips
- I have made this as an [npm](https://www.npmjs.com) package with [gulp](http://gulpjs.com/) to __automate image resizing
- and thumbnail generation__. So if you're lazy like me then you can just do the following before you push your images to github.
- 1. Fork and then clone the project to your computer
- 2. Go inside the project `$ cd photography`
- 3. Install all dependencies by `$ npm install`
- 4. Copy all your pictures (possibly jpg, the largest size available, straight from your camera) and put it inside `images` directory
- 5. Run `$ gulp` to resize the images and to generate thumbnails automatically
- 6. Push your changes to github.com by `$ git add --all` and `$ git commit -m "a nice commit message"` and then finally `$ git push origin master`
- ### Contact Form
- You can make the contact form work without the need of any server-side code. Just follow this [article on github](https://github.com/dwyl/html-form-send-email-via-google-script-without-server) which uses a simple google script to send emails or to upload to a google spreadsheet when someone submits the form.
- ## Credits
- Thanks to [AJ](https://twitter.com/ajlkn) for the website template which I enhanced for [jekyll](http://jekyllrb.com/).