I’ve been working on my new HTML theme, it’s called Photo Click, and now it’s out. Yesterday, it was approved by the BootstrapBay marketplace review team, and I can’t wait to see how it fares in the wild.

Here’s what it has to offer.

Photo Click – What’s The Theme’s Goal?
Photo Click is a portfolio HTML theme designed to showcase awesome graphical work, therefore it’s ideal for photographers and, more generally, graphic artists.

How does Photo Click achieve this goal? Here are a few design decisions behind the theme.

The No Frills Rule
Photo Click achieves its main goal by using a minimalist design style: no useless fluff, no unnecessary bells and whistles, the focus is on the artist’s work.

Even elements that we usually find on the web page, are either minimized or done away with. The footer, for instance, is not there. Some footer info is located in the sidebar together with the navigation. However, even the sidebar is unobtrusive: it can easily be toggled in and out of view.

Photo Click Page With Sidebar Toggled On
Photo Click Page With Sidebar Toggled On
Photo Click Page With Sidebar Toggled Off
Photo Click Page With Sidebar Toggled Off
Responsive Grids And Lightbox Display
This theme uses a clean and orderly grid layout for gallery and albums that fluidly responds to varying screen sizes. Each item on display can be enlarged using a touch-enabled, mobile-friendly, elegant lightbox.

Photo Click Gallery Page
Photo Click Gallery Page
Photo Click Single Album Page
Photo Click Single Album Page
Photo Click Light-box
Photo Click Light-box
The Artist’s Voice
Although a photographer or visual artist expresses him/herself through images, I also allocate some space to verbal expression. The artist can use the Albums page and the blog to say a few words to guide the audience through a better understanding of his/her work.

Photo Click Albums Page
Photo Click Albums Page
Photo Click Blog Listings Page
Photo Click Blog Listings Page
Photo Click Single Blog Article Page
Photo Click Single Blog Article Page
These areas of the template also keep consistently to the no frills rule: just elegant typography, a few chosen share icons, while the important stuff is left to the artist’s voice.

To Sum Up
This post has presented Photo Click, my latest photography/art portfolio HTML theme built using the Twitter Bootstrap 3.2 framework.

My gratitude goes to the awesome developers behind the Bootstrap library, the jQuery library, the BlueImp Gallery plugin, the FitText and ArcText plugins.

Also, I can’t thank enough the generosity of those who made their amazing photography available on Unsplash.com, Gratisography.com, and DeathToTheStockPhoto.com, as well as to FontAwesome, for its crisp and professional icon fonts, and Free Patterns, for the texture graphic that I used in my theme.

I’ll be adding more posts on how to customize various aspects of this template.

If you’re interested, you can find out more and visit a live demo of the Photo Click theme here.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this theme in the comments below.

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