I redesigned my photography portfolio website a few months back with the following intentions: Images to be as big as possible, to be viewed at a decent size and it to be very user friendly on mobile devices. I came to the conclusion that a scrolling format of images where the images are all the same width was ideal. I could play around with single landscapes, portraits and even have a mixture of 2 or 3 portraits etc.
Even though it has been pretty easy to update and encouraged me to showcase a full series of images, I'm now seeing some small downsides to the actual design. 1. I think showing all my images on one long strip has taken away the importance of certain images. Like at an exhibition, you like the space the wall creates around individual images. 2. The images are too overpowering and the size is quite obtrusive to the user. I used to use a platform called indexhibit which had an ok gallery feature. On the cms I could rearrange the order and name images quite easily. I turned to wordpress and pagelines so I could take advantage of the great custom settings in wordpress and the all the plugins. Also, I was finding it difficult to do much page styling in indexhibit as I am not the best with code.
What I am now looking to do is make my website a bit more narrow (840px instead of 940px - Which I can do) and also to make my pages into a gallery of images instead of a full page of scrolling images. Please see this screenshot I have designed - http://mrjohnlatham....ges/newsite.png
So as you can see the navigation is simple - previous and next buttons on the bottom right and image name and number on the bottom left. My question is can anyone recommend a simple gallery plugin that would be able to achieve this. Even if I have to tweak some of the code all I need is it to work as you see in the screenshot.
Any help would be greatly appreciated and so far I have had extremely good help from this community!