What Baby Toys Can Teach You About Photography Websites

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There is such an overwhelming amount of photography website designs around the Internet.  Sometimes in life, we get inspired by the strangest things.  In this article you will see how a simple baby toy inspired some insights into photography websites.

My nephew was playing with this musical toy and certain things the toy did sparked some thoughts.

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  • Keep your colors consistant –  This toy has so much going on with color.  Of course, because it’s a baby toy the colors are meant to trigger certain responses.  A photography website color scheme should be simple so that the color in the photographs are drawing the viewers eye.
  • Music – This toy is meant for a child to hear and play music.  My nephew already loves music, so when he plays with the toy he also dances.  A photography website can have music, but think about the audience before setting it to auto-play.  Will your audience enjoy the music?
  • Things to touch – Baby toys have so much to touch.  Things move, open, make noise and have texture.  A photography website should also have things to touch, but in an organized way.  Keep the layout clean and have a focus so your visitors do what you want.
  • Durability – Most baby toys, like the one you see in the photo above, are built to last.  Make sure you are using a well designed and thought out WordPress photography theme and use the best website hosting for photographers so you’re website is safe.

Now it’s your turn.  Think about a toy and comment below with what it teaches you about supercharging your photography websites.

Thanks for reading,

Scott

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Scott Wyden Kivowitz is the Chief Community Officer at Photocrati Media. You will find Scott blogging here, at Imagely, and hosting our podcast. Learn about the Imagely team

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  1. Interesting article, Scott.

    Although my little one has plenty of toys, none of them seem to spark anything regarding photography. However, I really enjoy your unique angle here. I don’t think I would’ve ever came up with a way to link a baby toy to photography. Really enjoy what you’re doing here, though. I do agree with keeping your website, whether it be photography or otherwise, in a format that has consistent, appealing colors.

    -Stevie

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