I put this together using WordPress with some freely available templates and plugins. My technical skill are still good enough to get through some of the CSS, XML and all that stuff without too much effort. I'm not absolutely thrilled with the gallery formatting yet, I'd like to look into getting a lightbox display going in the future. But not now. The reason it's slightly slow on load is that it pre-loads all the images. Once loaded though, image to image transitions are pretty quick.