Recently completed a website facelift of a fascinating Hollywood tour service run by Scott Michaels. Scott was referred to me by a good mutual friend, and he was in a hurry to clean up the website for the busy LA summer tourism season. Scott specializes in touring locations of Hollywood celebrity deaths, and when the Michael Jackson tragic death occurred, there was a surge in interest.
The original website was functional, but had very little layout or graphic design. That was the first step, which is now complete. In a future upgrade, the site will be coordinated with CSS and CMS, especially as we look ahead at upgrading Scott’s larger, heavily trafficked website, findadeath.com.
To show a few shots from the LA roadtrip to visit Scott, I tried out a few WP plugins. Lightbox Plus maddeningly failed to load all images reliably, and finally I found a less complex, simple yet effective plugin that works flawlessly, slimbox. Click the image icons to see a much larger photo. They can also be navigated in sequence by clicking on the full size image’s left or right side.
Difficult to capture on camera in low light, and definitely worth a visit: The Museum of Jurassic Technology. The bookstore itself is mind blowing.