Website Redesign

Discussion in 'Personal and Professional Photography Websites' started by Digital Matt, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. Digital Matt

    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    Hey gang, I just finished updating my website and slightly redesigning. I'd love any feedback you have, and if you see any bugs please let me know :p There's still a bit of fine-tuning to do, but I wanted to have it live by today.

    http://mattperko.com/
     
  2. Digital Matt

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  3. jeroen

    jeroen No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Very good looking website. A bit unpersonal, but very slick. Congratulations, it looks good. And your photos are stunning!

    A few suggestions.

    - You might want to consider putting up thumbnails.
    When I want to get back to a certain photo say the next day, I have to go through all shots again. And when I am in search for a photographer for a certain job, I don't want to see all his photo's, but I want to just pick out the few that have a reference to that job.

    - Your bio and contact buttons are very hidden.

    Cheers, Jeroen
     
  4. Chris of Arabia

    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    I like the neat, clean appearance, but would agree with Jeroen about the navigation. The other thing you might want to look at is the colour of the 'visited' links, they are much too close in tone to the background colour.

    Great set of images too - my wife would like to buy some of your trees...
     
  5. Digital Matt

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    Thanks for replying guys. Some good points that I'll have to think about. I have to admit, I designed this using Firefox, and it does look ****ty in IE. The visited links color doesn't even show up in firefox because css supersedes it.
     
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    Ah, the joys of web standards, don't you just love 'em?
     
  7. Digital Matt

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    Love to hate em ;)
     
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    Site looks pretty good all around, only two things I saw, which have already been said

    The visited link color is almost invisible, and you should add some thumbnails so I could skip around to the ones that I like the most

    Also if you're going for that one pixel border look, you can do something like this
    It's just using cellspacing instead of border to get the color, the border color will be the table's bgcolor, and then just set the cell color

    Although you should ideally be using CSS to style everything (it'd be much easier too), but this will get you a nice one pixel border in both browsers
     
  9. Digital Matt

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    Thanks Ian :) When I originally went with this layout about 6 months ago (same basic design, different color scheme), I attempted to do all of the layout in CSS, but could not for the life of me, get it to work. When I actually have time to sit down and learn what I'm doing, I would love to redesign it that way.
     
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    Thanks again everyone. I fixed the site to work correctly in IE. Thank you again Ian for your little trick. Works great. I'm keeping in mind your other suggestions, but I just don't have time at the moment to implement thumbnails.
     
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    Very nice!

    One more thing I saw is that I would make the back/forward arrows change color on rollover, probably to the same color as the links

    Looking good though!
     
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    Thanks Ian. Good point :)
     

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