Despite the fact that most elements in this site’s structure could be accomplished with simple CSS, the Calepino site is almost entirely built on photography. And that makes the site extraordinary. The photos make even the simplest of pens look completely awesome. If you’re fortunate enough to work with a client willing to invest in this level of quality photography, run with it.
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