Looking for programming help with my Smugmug sports photography website

Dasher626Dasher626 KYRegistered Users Posts: 7 Big grins
I do sports photography and clients come into my website to download and order prints. I cover all sports for several high schools and have a lot of folders and galleries and my clients and users are frustrated. I would like to make navigation more user friendly and make some helpful changes to the download and Buy Buttons. Am willing to pay for help. Hope this is not inappropriate for this forum. Any ideas or referrals?
Thanks so much

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  • Hikin' MikeHikin' Mike Walkin' like a Penguin! Atwater, CaRegistered Users Posts: 4,698 Major grins

    What specifically do you want to change on the download and buy buttons? A link to your site? Since you are new, you can't post live links but you can just type in your name i.e: 'yourwebsite.com'.

  • Dasher626Dasher626 KYRegistered Users Posts: 7 Big grins
    My biggest issue is with the download button as users aren’t seeing it. Would like a more obvious download button. Would also like to change the “Buy Photo” to “Buy Prints” and would like to add accordion style sub menus for galleries on my home page. Www.bardstownsports.com
  • Hikin' MikeHikin' Mike Walkin' like a Penguin! Atwater, CaRegistered Users Posts: 4,698 Major grins

    Add this to your theme's custom CSS section:

    /**
    * Highlight Download Button
    ***************************************************/
    .sm-user-ui .sm-button-image-download,
    .sm-user-ui .sm-gallery-cover-download-button {
        color: black !important;
        background: yellow !important;
        }
    
    .sm-user-ui .sm-button.sm-button-image-download:after,
    .sm-user-ui .sm-button.sm-gallery-cover-download-button:after {
        content: 'Download';
        margin-left: 5px;   
        }   
    
    .sm-user-ui .sm-button-size-large.sm-button-square.sm-gallery-cover-download-button {
        width: auto;
        }
    
    @media screen and (max-width: 736px){   
    
        .sm-user-ui .sm-gallery-image-tools {
            text-align: center;
            width: 100%;
            }
    
        .sm-user-ui .sm-gallery-image-tools,
        .sm-user-ui .sm-gallery-tiles-container {
            margin-top: 50px;
            }
    
    }   
    
    /**
    * Changes 'Buy Photos' to 'Buy Prints'
    ***************************************************/
    .sm-user-ui .sm-gallery-cover-buy-button .sm-button-label{
        display: none;
        }
    
    .sm-user-ui .sm-gallery-cover-buy-button:after {
        content: ' Buy Prints';
        }
    
  • denisegoldbergdenisegoldberg Major grins North Andover, MASuper Moderators Posts: 12,673 moderator
    edited March 10, 2018

    I'm a bit surprised to see the SmugMug header on your site. I would recommend removing it; clicking on the SmugMug logo or Support will take your viewers away from your site.

    To remove the header,

    • Customize...
    • Content and Design...
    • Click Settings button in upper right
    • Set SmugMug Header to OFF

    Drop-down menus can be created without the use of code. Take a look at the Create a Dropdown Menu section of the help page Create a navigation menu.

    You might also take a look at @leftquark 's customization http://www.aaronmphotography.com/Customizations/Navbar/Accordion-Menu-Tweaks.

  • FergusonFerguson Major grins Fort Myers, FloridaRegistered Users Posts: 1,304 Major grins
    edited March 11, 2018

    incidentally you probably will get more offers of "how to", but I do not know of any rules that prohibit asking for fee-paid programming either It is perfectly possible to fix it yourself but it does take a long time.

    I shoot a lot of sports so went browsing in your site. One thing I would suggest is stop menu picks from opening new windows/tabs. There are times when that is a great solution, but I found it distracting to end up with 4-5 tabs very quickly.

    I also found the "prior" and "this" season a mildly annoying aspect of moving down the menus. As an example, if I pick a school and basketball, I next get a full screen with only two choices: Boys and Girls. Then if I pick them once again a full screen with two choices: Prior and Current. It just seems too deep. At minimum just put the current/prior and boys/girls on one page. But I'm a bit surprised there is no indication of games - dates, who they were playing, something. Maybe parents just come looking for their kid. Also, at least in one I looked at, the shots appear to be in chronological order. That SOUNDS Like it makes sense, unless you are coming to look for what just happened, then you have to go to the end and work backwards.

    Have you considered, instead of the boys/girls/current/prior just under (say) Nelson County High School Basketball, you put a gallery for each game, most recent first. Then someone looking for what's new can quickly see what games are there, and dating them on the gallery you can keep it as long as you like (is "prior" all you may ever want?). Boys vs Girls can be very obvious from the feature photo that heads the gallery, you do not even need to say it.

    Just some food for thoughts.

    But for what it's worth, for someone asking for help in formatting, I expected a mess -- what I see is a pretty good solid site. Anything can be improved, but this is not bad. Maybe some tweaks you do yourself are all you need.

    Linwood

  • Dasher626Dasher626 KYRegistered Users Posts: 7 Big grins
    Linwood, thank you so much for your very helpful suggestions. I have implemented the suggestion to consolidate the Boys/Girls/Current/Prior into one page to reduce some of the drill down. i have been spending a lot of time at games and not enough on my website. As i get time I will do a better job organizing by game/season etc. I would like to have an accordian type menu so when the user clicks on for instance Bardstown/Basketball the submenu would also show on the home screen however I dont know if that can be done or not.
    Since you also shoot sports would you mind sharing your site location?
    Thanks again
    Dave
  • Dasher626Dasher626 KYRegistered Users Posts: 7 Big grins
    > @"Hikin' Mike" said:
    > Add this to your theme's custom CSS section:
    >
    > /** * Highlight Download Button ***************************************************/ .sm-user-ui .sm-button-image-download, .sm-user-ui .sm-gallery-cover-download-button { color: black !important; background: yellow !important; } .sm-user-ui .sm-button.sm-button-image-download:after, .sm-user-ui .sm-button.sm-gallery-cover-download-button:after { content: 'Download'; margin-left: 5px; } .sm-user-ui .sm-button-size-large.sm-button-square.sm-gallery-cover-download-button { width: auto; } @media screen and (max-width: 736px){ .sm-user-ui .sm-gallery-image-tools { text-align: center; width: 100%; } .sm-user-ui .sm-gallery-image-tools, .sm-user-ui .sm-gallery-tiles-container { margin-top: 50px; } } /** * Changes 'Buy Photos' to 'Buy Prints' ***************************************************/ .sm-user-ui .sm-gallery-cover-buy-button .sm-button-label{ display: none; } .sm-user-ui .sm-gallery-cover-buy-button:after { content: ' Buy Prints'; }

    Thank you so much. This is exactly what I have been looking for.
  • denisegoldbergdenisegoldberg Major grins North Andover, MASuper Moderators Posts: 12,673 moderator

    @Dasher626 said:
    ...I would like to have an accordian type menu so when the user clicks on for instance Bardstown/Basketball the submenu would also show on the home screen however I dont know if that can be done or not.

    Did you follow the two links in my response above? Once shows how to create a dropdown menu, the other shows some CSS for an accordian-style menu.

  • Dasher626Dasher626 KYRegistered Users Posts: 7 Big grins
    Thank you for following up. I was able to remove the Smugmug link. I have not been successful with developing an accordion menu. For some reason my menu line is picking up files only and not the sub files. Not sure what I am doing wrong. I will keep at it.
  • FergusonFerguson Major grins Fort Myers, FloridaRegistered Users Posts: 1,304 Major grins

    @Dasher626 said:
    Since you also shoot sports would you mind sharing your site location?

    Certainly, it's in my signature on this and the above posting.

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