1. Digital Matt

    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    Hey gang,

    This isn't my website, nor is it directly photography related, but I was hoping you could check it out nonetheless. It's a website I'm currently designing for a local jazz saxophonist and friend of mine. The photography was all done by me, and I'm currently developing the site in Macromedia Flash.

    As it stands right now, only the link to the biography is working. The other links will give 404. I'm still up in the air as to whether or not to use Flash for the whole site, or just for the main page, and then break it up to regular HTML for ease of updating. We'll see.

    Do tell me what you thnk :)

    http://www.anti-rejection.com/images/bobby/site/

    Remember, only Biography works.
     
  2. just x joey

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    nice and simple, i liek it, do u know how to laod dynamic content in flash? because if u do it will be easy to update the site from a simple txt file :)
     
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    Use flash for the whole thing. Make it all uniform and it will all fit together. As is though, it looks very good. very professional.
     
  4. Digital Matt

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    Thanks guys.

    Yes, I do know how to load dynamic content from text files. The problem is, I have an older version of flash, which does not handle style sheets. While this doesn't sound like an issue, it's given me problems.

    The quotes that flash on the main page utilize the font "decker", like the buttons and named logo. I use a kerning of 1.5 to make it easier to read. Well, I wanted to load the quotes dynamically, so we could swap them out when newer, better ones became available, but I can't adjust the kerning of the dynamic text through flash. I'd have to use a stylesheet, and my version just won't recognize it. :(

    The bio text is loaded dynamically however. I just had to choose a different font, (arial).

    Thanks again for your comments. I'll continue on in flash and see what happens.
     
  5. EBphotography

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    :scratch: It's blocked by my school's filter. *i hate bess* for "gambling." I'll be sure to pop by when I get home.
     
  6. Digital Matt

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    Thank you :)
     
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    Looks great :)
    Remember to put a back/home button on the bio link.... I got trapped.
     
  8. Digital Matt

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    Thanks gizmo. There will be a full menu on every page, on the left. I just haven't implemented it yet.
     
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    I love flash websites, but from what I remember reading, the webcrawlers have
    a tough time finding them to list them in the search engines...
     
  10. Digital Matt

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    Thanks Castrol. I've never heard that, I find it hard to believe. Adobe uses flash in their website, and if you type in photoshop, adobe is the first to come up.

    Search engines look at keywords in the meta tag section of the head of the html page. All flash sites still have to have an html page to display them. I don't think it will be a problem getting his site out there to search engines. I'll be sure and fill up the keywords, (which I haven't done yet)
     
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    Hey Matt,

    Website looks fantastic. Very simple, nice color choices, and I like how it's a centered box so I don't have to scroll all around the page. :thumbup:

    I've heard about this flash issue with search engines finding it, but only from one guy that posted about it here, which I also find hard to believe. Keep it up and I'll check it occasionally for updates. :)
     
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    Thank you EB. :)
     

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