lorie.gallery is an artwork portfolio website I developed from scratch for my grandmom, a professional artist with decades of experience. It was designed to mimic the aesthetics of a white-cube museum gallery. Artworks can be selectively viewed by choosing them from a grid-view of thumbnails. When displayed individually, each artwork is set within a prominent white border with metadata displayed below à la a gallery plaque. Starting from scratch allowed for full control over formatting without the excess overhead generated by a website builder.
The other component of this system is a portable editor utility. It modifies a local copy of the website which can be uploaded to any hosting provider. This editor allows individual gallery items to be created, modified, and reordered. It's based on a python script which handles file I/O and launches a GUI in a browser window.