I was given mostly free reign to come up with whatever design I could conceive for this site, which … I feel the name says it all, but just in case it doesn’t, was devised as a means for Steve Cooper to sell his photography online.
The picture frame image is, in fact, a scan of a picture frame I have hanging on my wall (where picture frames often go, I hear). More trivia: The real-life frame contains a drawing by the person through whom I met Steve, though at no point was scanning the frame a provision for getting the Web site job. I just scanned it on a lark and it happened to work out nicely.
The site is mostly a reformatted version of the Coppermine image gallery CMS. I cut it up and added in functionality to allow people to buy the photos (kind of important), and created the pages for making custom sets in plain PHP. The wood floor graphic is not from my actual wood floor.