Trying my hand at a website.

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  1. PhotoXopher

    PhotoXopher TPF Noob!

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    Although I'm not new to creating websites I've been somewhat at a loss of how to handle one for displaying my photography.

    I'm not pro, I guess I consider myself a recreational photographer and just enjoy it.

    Anyway, there's not much for content yet but I figured I'd get a general feel from those who care to take a peek and comment on what I have so far.

    Light Artisan

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    I have ALWAYS created a forum for anything I get involved in, whether it's geocaching, trucks, GPS devices, you name it... you can disregard the forum link if you wish, that's not my intent of this thread.

    Thanks!
     
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    Pretty easy to navigate, it's a simple form it seems.

    The map part is pretty cool too, how did you add that feature?
    something that bugs me is exiting the photos, you have to click "close" you can't just click outside of the picture, not sure if you have control over that...
     
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    I took a quick peek.

    It is difficult to read what has been written. I do not know if this is my computer or your design, you may have to wait for other responses.


    The photo display.
    The scroll bar to the right is distracting. Why not have photos display in size, with a possibility of being enlarged?


    I know this is a beginning for you, but maybe become a little more creative in the home page. I know there are a ton of sites out there, but set yourself apart from them with creativity.

    Good luck, if you like, as you work this site, keep us posted and I will chime in.
     
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    Dao No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    You may also look into creating a webiste with a CMS (content management system) such as Drupal or Joomla. (both are open source)
     
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    Thanks for the comments everyone, I appreciate all the input!

    For the photo piece (with maps feature) I'm using Jet Photo Studio, it's really slick. From there I just used standard HTML iframes to seemlessly incorporate the pages.

    I'm trying to re-create the errors some of you have pointed out with no success (reading the text and having the photo close by clicking outside the photo area).
     
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    Not bad i would add some more colors to break it up, i like having a picture of some sort for a heading. on mine i have a panoramic image that i took as the header, and a side bar that has a slight color change Lighter background may make it easier to read text, i would try to put lighter area where the text is and darker where nothing is to make pictures stand out more. if you want to take a look at mine i will post a link. note that i am redoing it at the moment and there is just a site down page with the general template.

    http://www.focus-wisconsin.com
     
  8. PhotoXopher

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    Some good ideas there, thanks!

    I'll try and find some time to work on it tonight and see if I can liven it up, you're right - it needs more color.

    Thanks again everyone!
     
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    I joined the forums as well kind of cool got some more ideas for you if you need them i will see you in the forums on both sites.

    Have fun!
     
  10. MSnowy

    MSnowy Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    nice start just keep at it. I found once i start with this site i wanted to do the same thing by starting my own website to display my pics ,but watch out times flies when your having fun.

    http://nenewsimages.com
     
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    Definitely open to all ideas, not only open to them - but truly appreciative!
     
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    I will post some in your forums later after i look at it some more.
     

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