This site was designed for a champion show dog breeder. Here was the challenge: How to portray a dog breeding business in a classy, elegant way, and also evoke the feeling of the lost continent of Atlantis, which is the name of the business?
I know President Obama has Portuguese Water Dogs, but Underwater Dogs? I thought to myself, this would be a lot easier if my client were breeding dolphins instead of dogs. But, what the client wants, the client gets.
There were many puppy pictures which had to be displayed in an organized way. The pages feature collapsible panels which open/close to reveal multiple thumbnails/captions which, when clicked, display the photo in a larger feature pane. Each dog has his own doggie database (custom XML file) to feed these sections, making this type of site organization (thumbnails in collapsible panels) appropriate for any site that has many photos to display.
A unique aspect of this design: the pages can change length dynamically and drastically, and the ocean gets progressively darker all the way down to the seabed, which blends in flawlessly whether the water is shallow or deep.
Update: as of late 2013 the site, atlantiswhippetsanddobermans.com, is no longer online.