This website comprises some of the photos we took on a trip in the “Four Corners” states of Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico. Besides the eleven photo galleries, there’s a page of notes for each of the nine locations where we took pictures, offering information of various kinds about these places, and occasional notes explaining particular photos that might otherwise cause confusion. There’s also a Where We Went page with a map that provides an overview of our itinerary.
You can get to any of these pages by clicking or tapping the little square box with three horizontal bars that you see at the upper left margin of this page. Our site map will slide out from that side. It’s a menu that lists every page in the site, with a link to it, and it’s available on every page, so you can jump almost instantly from any point in the site to any other.
In the galleries, no photo has a caption (which is why those photo notes were needed). Many of the natural features we photographed have names, but we weren’t paying a lot of attention to them, and it would be—I love this word—otiose to hunt them all up on the Web and attach them to the pictures now. The captionless approach has a couple of additional advantages—(1) you can, if you choose, display the pictures as a slideshow without missing any information as they go by, and (2) the site is being published in the same calendar year that we took the trip—something I’ve never managed before.
I’ve tried to accommodate the needs of visitors who interact with the Web on small-screen devices by incorporating features designed to adjust the display in response to the width of the screen. This is new to me—I’m used to a 27" iMac. The result should look decent on a tablet or mini-tablet, but on smaller screens I’m afraid that the law of diminishing returns comes into effect.
I’ve already revealed the secret of getting around the site, and displaying the pictures should be easy enough to figure out, but if you’d like a bit of orientation, you’ll find a helpful page named Navigation and Display on the sliding site map.