My latest tinkering has been a side project for my mum’s website. She’s a painter, so big images are important. Basically, the idea we had was to create a full-screen gallery which you can swipe from image-to-image on a touch screen and with a mouse.
iosSlider was the best tool for the job. As you can see, I’ve utilised some core functionality of iosSlider in the prototype, and blown the background images up to 100% width/height of the viewport. I highly recommend iosSlider as the ultimate web image slider at the moment.
The site is mostly responsive, with the exception of text being cut off at the bottom on short devices (ie. phones). This will need attention.
As for a CMS, there isn’t really any need for a proper one. It’s for my mum, so I needed something very basic and familiar. Jekyll allowed me to drop the project onto her computer and from there she can simply drop new posts/image slides into the “_posts” folder of the project and the site will update after running a simple command. Obviously I need to teach her one or two CLI commands for updates, but for the most part, the site is managed through the file-system and text files - which she is comfortable with.
Check it out, feedback welcome.