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Cronin Signs & Truck Lettering

Screenshot - Cronin Signs

Cronin Signs & Truck Lettering is a local custom sign business owned by Jeff Cronin and based in Watertown, Massachusetts just outside of Boston. Jeff is easy to work with and had a lot of great photos of his work, which made the site easy to put together.

The website is designed in WordPress using a customized version of the WordPress theme Twenty Eleven. The Twenty Eleven theme is fully responsive and looks good on any smartphone or tablet. The home page slideshow is made using the Meteor Slides plug-in, which functions really well and looks nice, but I find it a more time-consuming to set up than Portfolio Slideshow.

The Galleries posts are made using the default WordPress Add Media > Create Gallery function, which is very easy and intuitive to use. My one complaint about the Create Gallery function is that although it allows you to sort and rearrange the thumbnails, when you open an image to get a closer look, the Previous/Next navigation sorts the photos in the order in which they were uploaded and this cannot be changed. So I had to be careful to upload the photos exactly in the order I wanted them to appear in the navigation. So if we add any new sign photos going forward, they will automatically go at the end of the navigation, unless we re-upload (and re-caption) ALL the photos in the new desired order. So while I generally recommend default Create Gallery for its ease of use, if you have a photo-heavy site and plan to frequently add new photos to your galleries, it may not be the right choice for you.