Blue Hill Cabinet Woodwork
About the project
Blue Hill Cabinet is a four-man shop owned by craftsmen Chris Gray and Rick Sawyer, specializing in the design and construction of custom furniture and cabinetry. They are experienced in a variety of styles ranging from Queen Anne to Contemporary, creating beautiful pieces to be passed down for generations.
Their site acts as a portfolio for their business, but due to a large amount of imagery from their projects, they needed help with increasing the page loading time, particularly in their project pages.
STRATEGY & CODE
After evaluating Rick's site, I offered him to change the layout of their pages to a) increase load speed, and b) make it easier for their visitors to have an overview of their past constructions.
By implementing a grid layout, and optimizing his images for web, his heaviest page loading speed increased 82% from +30s to 5.30s and all of his projects are now easier to browse through, providing prospective clients a better experience and quick access to get in touch.
Additional to the layout modifications, to keep the new grid gallery cleaner, I added a couple of CSS snippets to:
• Remove the meta tags, icons and non-related elements.
• Increase the thumbnail size.