I am an artist in Washington, DC. I want a small set of page types to contain and display a large set of already existing (jpg) images of art objects, along with some metadata for each object. I want a clean, minimalist website that does not detract from the objects displayed.
The general framework is (1) a home page of sorts, which would display a small selection of images (possibly as a “slide show”) and some basic information; (2) an "about" page with an artist's statement; (3) a page of selected images; (4) possibly a feedback/contact page; (5) an open-ended gallery page (with a selectable number of images per page), where each image is accompanied by a catalog number and date and where clicking on the image frame would lead to (6) a larger version of the image along with more metadata and potentially alternate images; and (7) a display table of information from a catalog of works (catalog number, title, medium, size, etc.), by catalog number (clickable to go to the associated image). I want the gallery pages (5) (and the information given on (7)) to be organized and managed by a separate database, a version of which currently exists in Excel; I need to be able to edit the working database myself to add (or remove) objects from the display. A degree of filtering is important for (5) and an overall search tool is also important.
Each page should have navigation tools to move between page types (and the search tool). I want the pages to display meaningfully on the usual set of browsers, both on a computer and on a mobile device. I expect standard security precautions to be taken in development and for appropriate notice(s) to appear indicating that the images are copyrighted. I will need help to go live with the pages. In consultation with the programmer, I expect to reorganize the information in the existing Excel database as needed to support the website.
The auction lot pages of the [login to view URL] website can serve as a more concrete example of what I am looking for in the case of content display for (5) and (6). For example, [login to view URL] is a gallery page (a cruder display than what I want for (5)), and clicking on an image there will bring up something like what I want for (6).