Have you ever tried a WordPress drag and drop page builder and thought to yourself, “what a nightmare, I’d rather be writing code!” I know we have. Not all page builders are created equal and unfortunately, most don’t make the cut as something I’d consider a useful tool for developers and their clients. That’s where the FastLine Page Builder comes in.
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Recently, FastLine Media had the opportunity to work with a charming husband and wife photography team, East Elm Photography. They came to us looking for a modern website that was both unique and sophisticated.

By using some nifty animation techniques, coupled with an elegant design, the FastLine team was able to create a truly memorable web experience. While the example images below are nice, be sure to visit East Elm Photography on the web to get the full experience.

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If you have had a business website for a while, you have no doubt heard of search engine optimization, or “SEO”. SEO is an important tool under your belt if you are a website owner. You can get started with simple, effective SEO, by making your page search engine friendly without too much technical knowledge or coding skill. Once you understand the basics of SEO, you can include them in your everyday content making for your website! Read the full post »

Our latest batch of SmugMug Templates has arrived and you won’t be disappointed! The templates – Premier, Metro, Refined, WaterColor and For Sale – are all jam packed with responsive layouts (optimized for mobile devices) and robust homepage designs.

A recent goal of ours has been to create new templates that are more than just your logo, navigation and a slideshow, giving you a comprehensive tool for marketing your photo business on SmugMug. Don’t take our word for it, have a look at the new designs below and let us know what you think in the comments! Read the full post »

Recently, FastLine Media had the opportunity to build a slick online ordering website for a San Diego based health food startup, uberfood. One of the trickiest parts of building this site was seeing all the incredible food they’re serving up and not being able to taste any of it! Oh well – For anyone in the San Diego area, I highly recommend giving uberfood’s healthy gourmet menu a try. Read the full post »

Get your company set up on the web, spreading its unique personality to the masses with FastLine Media’s copywriting, search engine optimization (SEO), and social media services! As the Internet has become the center for marketing efforts, it is important that you keep your public relations up to date. FastLine Media knows that it can be overwhelming to keep up with the various social media sites such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, and Google+, not to mention your own business’ website and blog. We are here to help, carefully crafting your Internet output in a way that highlights what your company is all about.
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If you are looking for a simple yet fully customized photography website hosted on SmugMug, you have come to the right place. Each template is completely customized, has our custom JavaScript slideshow on the homepage and is built on a solid code base that can serve as a stepping stone to further customization down the road. Best of all, your template will be installed by the experts at FastLine Media. No coding required! Read the full post »

Pushing the limits is always fun. With this site we have done one of our most integrated customizations of SmugMug using FastShow. We touched many areas of the site with background slideshows, custom portfolios and integration with SmugMug’s cart. Have a look at some of the examples and see for yourself!

Richard Silver is an amazing tilt shift photographer from New York. You can check out his work here… Richard Silver Photo.

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Update: This tutorial is now outdated due to the launch of the new SmugMug. The new version of our slideshows is currently only available as part of our templates that you can view here: SmugMug Templates.

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Big slideshows are all the rage these days. Especially ones that work on mobile devices. Learn how to install our slideshow, FastShow on the homepage of your SmugMug website as a fullscreen stretchy slideshow. If you have never heard of FastShow, take a look at this post first… FastShow: A JavaScript/CSS3 Slideshow, otherwise read on for all the details.

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Update: This slideshow is now outdated due to the launch of the new SmugMug. The new version of our slideshows is currently only available as part of our templates that you can view here: SmugMug Templates.

Original Post:
We are excited to bring you FastShow, a mobile friendly JavaScript slideshow that uses CSS3 transitions for smooth crossfades and pulls your images automagically from a number of photo hosting services using an RSS 2.0 feed link. Whew! That’s not even the half of it. FastShow is highly customizable with over 100 properties that can be tweaked to create numerous variations. Check out some of the different ways we can configure FastShow to work on your website…

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