my website

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by PBGPowerbook, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. PBGPowerbook macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2004
    longtime MR reader, seldom contributor, but just trying to get feedback and views.

    love to all, keep shooting!
  2. pknz macrumors 68020


    Mar 22, 2005
    Either I missed a whole section of your website or what is it for?
  3. PBGPowerbook thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2004
    um click picture to enter, click photography, click thumbnails to see my photos...

    ? maybe needs a UI overhaul?
  4. arogge macrumors 65816


    Feb 15, 2002
    A Web site that takes more than 15 seconds to load the front page on a 56 kpbs connection isn't good. If you want to post a bandwidth-sucking animation or other junk on the front page, there should be a link labelled "Skip intro". I got the huge image, which must be scrolled in my window, downloaded to your repeating of the Web site address, and quit trying to get the page downloaded. You need to put some plain text information on the front page so that users aren't bewildered.
  5. Pistol Pete macrumors 6502a

    Pistol Pete

    Jan 6, 2005
  6. florencevassy macrumors regular


    Jun 1, 2004
    Princeton, NJ
    I agree. "Skip Intro" is a great idea. It loaded fast for me (because I am on a fast connection now), but when I am at home a lot of these personal/.mac websites take forever to load.

    I do like the colors and layout. One of the photos shows up as a broken link. But Keep working on it :)

  7. scu macrumors regular

    Apr 9, 2005
    You may want to add some music to your websites. It will make them much funner to look at.
  8. Rocksaurus macrumors 6502a


    Sep 14, 2003
    I like the site but am on a fast connection. Maybe try to slim down file size of the intro image, but I definitely wouldn't get rid of it.
  9. Jovian9 macrumors 68000


    Feb 19, 2003
    Planet Zebes
    The site is nice......
    but very slow. I have a very fast internet connection and it loaded up in dial-up speed.
  10. zim macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2002
    Overall very nice work but a bit slow as others have already stated.

    Two suggestions...

    I would highly recommend learning about image optimization and preparation for the web. Some of your images are extremely large in resolution and appear to have little to no compression added to them. Also consider using gifs where you have images of few colors, saving jpgs for full color images only.

    My other suggestion would be to do away with any images that contain text and to replace them with straight web text. images that contain text can't be read by search engines and as a result will exclude you from ever being found by searches. Also learn about alt names and how to put title tags into your images so that search engines can pick up on them too (this process could also work with your titles vs replacing them with web text).

    I make both of these suggestion only because I feel that you have something nice here and would hate to see it get overlooked because either due to lack of attention because of long loads or simply due to the work not being searchable.

    Hopefully that makes sense... so very tired, long day at work zzzzzzz.
  11. PBGPowerbook thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2004
    thanks very much for your comments in progress:):)
  12. Rickay726 macrumors 6502


    Dec 29, 2005
    New Jersey
  13. Mac_Freak macrumors 6502a

    Apr 22, 2005
    You might want to use this awsome LightBox JavaScrit to view your images. I have used it, and it is really easy to implement in already existing web site.
  14. tuartboy macrumors 6502a


    May 10, 2005
    2 hot 4 the internet part one.


    Don't worry, I'll keep your secret.
  15. The Past macrumors 6502

    The Past

    Aug 17, 2004
    United States
    I really like how the gallery thumbs have been clipped. Only problem I noticed was no apparent way to get back to main page or navigate across sections once you enter "about" or that other section (can't recall what it was).

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