My photosite; C&C welcome

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by cookie1105, Aug 10, 2006.

  1. cookie1105 macrumors 6502

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    /**Dazed & Confused
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    I have been at it all night, but I think I have cracked it. Now it is time for usability testing:D

    I have just put up my new photo/personal site, www.fotish.dk. If you could spare a minute to have a look and offer your C&C, I would be most grateful.

    Thanks

    Andy
     
  2. TheSailerMan macrumors member

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    Overall, you've got an awesome site. I like the simplicity and the controls when viewing photos.

    However, with the size of my browser window (which is pretty large), the very bottom of vertical shots are cut off, and I can't see the "Play" button.

    Very nice site though! :)

    ...and the fourth photo under "spaces" is my favorite. I love the reflection on the water!
     
  3. cookie1105 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you for the positive comments.:)

    I think the images are displaying a little bit too large. If I make them a bit smaller, they should reveal themselves.

    Will give it a go.

    Cheers
     
  4. extraextra macrumors 68000

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    What resolution is this optimal for? It's kind of cramped/cut off on 1024x768. Otherwise it's really good design-wise, and I love your photos!
     
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Seriously great design, agreed about the size, but hey....don't we live in the world of 20" monitors anyway?!
     
  6. Orlando Furioso macrumors 6502

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    Pretty. I like the simplicity of your site. It shows off the work nicely. I love the elegant transitions and reveals (photo number/set#).

    I cannot see the play button either. Did not know there was one until it was mentioned in the thread. Something about the way your elements auto-position themselves keeps the play button from showing up at all. I see it briefly while resizing the browser window, but it disappears again when everything aligns itself.

    The only thing that kind of bugs me, and it is purely an aesthetic preference, is the type treatment of the site name "fotishfotografi". The type looks rather squished already, and it is further cramped by the tiny strip of space it sits within. There are also some unpleasing kearning/tracking issues. I'm not a type person, but it was the first thing I noticed. Luckily your first "spaces" photo loaded in the nick-of-time to distract me from closing the browser window. =) It is also my favorite of the set.
     
  7. qpawn macrumors member

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    the design works somewhat okay for the small number of photos you have... but still, when i wanted to take a look at Picture "11/11" one more time... 10 clicks later. :eek:

    probably a reason why you see thumbnails in a lot of galleries.

    nice pics. :)
     
  8. cookie1105 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you everyone for your comments. They really do make my site more user-friendly. I have made some updates.

    • Nearly everyone commented that they couldn't see the play button, a little bit of padding and changing the stage height fixed this.

    • Orlando Furioso, you said that there were some kearning/tracking issues in the header. It was intentional that there wasn't a space between the two words. But, I have changed it and I think the result is easier on the eye.

    • qpawn, you were having some navigation issues with the gallery. Unfortunately this is the drawback with Autoviewer. I have tried other thumbnail based gallery viewers, simpleviewer, simplephoto, zenphoto... but I decided that Autoviewer works better for showcasing a portfolio.

    • Other adjustments: made links inside content text clearer, some positional stuff to make it all line up better :)

    keep 'em coming

    cheers

    Andy
     
  9. oblomow macrumors 68000

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    On my display the 'whoami' part is cut off. (15"powerbook & safari)
    Don't like the crossed out links, when select a link:

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    Like your photos though.
     

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