Just finished the site, what you think?

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  1. ShaCow

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    Hi all, ive just finished a very big update to the site, I have fixed all the issues people were having... the only thing that seems to be bugging people now is the google adsense at the bottom of the page..

    so, I want your honest opinions about my site, you wont offend me, just be totally honest!

    thanka you!

    http://shacow.com
     
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    common folks, hit me with your comments ;D
     
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    Well its pretty good. The one thing that i dont like is the way you have the picture open up when you click on them...
     
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    ... what do you have in mind for an alternative? Glad you like the rest :) thanks
     
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    I like your site... simple and cute. The pictures are great as well... but you need more, you have a lot of talent :)
     
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    :) thanks, more will be added when I find two minutes to play with my collection
     
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    Hmm... I like the splash page and while it is currently overly used, I like the use of the LightBox library(popup image display).

    The Good:
    - very neat presentation
    - very professional, yet fun looking

    The Bad:
    - The creative commons logo on the bottom of the page. Detracts from the design of the page and doesn't add anything. Should be moved to your about section, though this is more of personal taste on my part.
    - The lightbox popup images... as noted, overused, not liked by some, and requires javascript, so if someone has it disabled, your images become partially unviewable. This is the same criticism I have of flash-based galleries.
    - Small. On a modern 800x600+ screen,your site is tiny and your images, without the use of lightbox, are so small that they cannot really be viewed. On a 1280x768 display, your site becomes more like banner ad. This is a problem that seems to afflict alot of photgorapher sites for some reason....
    - More information in your about page. :)

    Overall, I really like the size. I LOVE the image on the front of the page combined with the unaligned tags on the left. Gives the site a fun look, though this seems to clash a bit with the more serious nature of some of the images in your gallery.

    There's my two cents. ^_-
     
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    thanks for your comments, I will use them for the next update.

    keep it coming folks.

    thanks
     
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    perfect :wink:
     
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    just done a little update to the site, better/worse? (I know i still have one thumb to sort out, lazy me :p)
     
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    ok, well ive used a new gallery software.. Just finished implementing it.. Comments on how the new gallery looks please... and does it fit with the site?... (still havent added the rest of my images yet :p)....

    And I think I should change the front splash image..

    let me know, Shaun
     
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    Hi all, ive just finished a very big update to the site, I have fixed all the issues people were having... the only thing that seems to be bugging people now is the google adsense at the bottom of the page..

    so, I want your honest opinions about my site, you wont offend me, just be totally honest!

    thanka you!
     

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