Troy wrote:Hi Chris.
Firstly, it looks excellent. Especially if you've built this yourself. It showcases your images well, and isn't cluttered and awkward to look at.
However, there are some things i'd change.
Firstly, the sideways scrolling has never been a favourite of mine. Much prefer to scroll down the page and view the images, all be it with the side bar staying still.
When scrolling through there are large gaps between the different sections. Seems odd when you just scroll through it all, rather than click on the links. Personally i'd like different pages for each of the sections, but that's just me.
There is also a lot of space left at the end, not sure if this is intentional, as well as a lot of empty space underneath the main section.
The seperate blog page is good. Although i'd like to see some thumbnails, or bigger previews on the first blog page, as it would definitely entice me to read the blog entry if there was a nice photo attached.
Oh and finally, the social networking icons. They are grey and lifeless, and i first thought they weren't active because of this. I'd definitely make them larger, and bring the colour back in to them.
Anyway, i'll stop rambling. Generally a great site, but i'm just being over critical.
4colourprogress wrote:Thanks again for the feedback, no such thing as overly critical in my book
Troy wrote:4colourprogress wrote:Thanks again for the feedback, no such thing as overly critical in my book
Fine then, it's rubbish.
Personally i really dislike the horizontal, partly because you aren't using the whole page, wasting precious screen space, but also because it's just not natural!
I do think it would be nice to have some sort of introduction on the home page. There is nothing that really welcomes you to the site. Even a short sentece on the left, above the social network links, would be good.
Chris Humphreys wrote:In the words of Louis Walsh......"Oyyy lyyke it"
The side ways scrolling doesn't trouble me. Though it looks like you do have some format issues, when I view the site on Firefox the horizontal band dissapears up the page and doesn't tier in with the menu on vertical scroll. The way of solving this is to remove the vertical scroll bar (which you don't need) and anchor the whole site in the top left. You've chosen quite a wide native resolution so be aware that not all of the content will fit in everyone's screen, I think I made my site 1024 wide from memory and even at that it's pushing it.
Niggles aside the overall appearance is very clean and slick, just my cup of tea. Nice one!
simon3116 wrote:I didn't like the sideways scrolling at first but once I got use to it I quite like it. Nice bright images, nice layout. One spelling mistake though. On your "About" it reads "photos from OUT trip to Japan" instead of "photos from our trip to Japan".
4colourprogress wrote:It took me a while to get used to horizontal sites too but after a while they grey on me.
Troy wrote:Well that's not right.4colourprogress wrote:It took me a while to get used to horizontal sites too but after a while they grey on me.
4colourprogress wrote:Troy wrote:Well that's not right.4colourprogress wrote:It took me a while to get used to horizontal sites too but after a while they grey on me.
Troy wrote:I can understand just having photos at first. After all, that is what you're promoting. You're a photographer and not a writer.
Oh something else i just noticed. 4 out of your first 5 images are of Durdle Door. Now they are great photos, but after a quick glance it looks like you only know the one location. For me, mixing them in and perhaps bringing some others forward would really help. Personally the night shot of Tokyo and maybe the firework shot show you are a more diverse photographer amongst the other landscapes.
Oh and some of your photos aren't placed under your portfolio section. Is this intentional?
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