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  • # June 19, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    Hello, I’m new to these forums. First off, this site is great. *claps for Chris*

    Here’s my latest work I did for a friend…

    http://www.johnhenryreidphotography.com

    Tell me what you think. Thanks.

    # June 19, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    I’ve always been a fan of using Animated GIF’s for subtle animation when appropriate, and I think it works pretty well here. I think I’ve also decided I like lightboxes best when they are on sites with dark backgrounds. Much less "jarring".

    # June 19, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    Looks pretty good if you ask me. :)

    2 feedback points, do with them whatever you want:

    1) the site gives a bit of squeezed in a box feeling to me somehow. Maybe its an idea to move the content and left menu a bit lower to give the top menu /header some more space of its own. (or only the left menu a bit so the word portfolio is the same height as the first photo / text heading).

    2) the footer text has no font, so it defaults to times for me. The rest of your site is arial so it different and it looks a bit weird if you ask me. Maybe change it to arial aswell.

    # June 20, 2008 at 1:41 am

    Thank you very much for the comments. I appreciate all criticism. I agree, it would be more visually appealing if the left menu was lower. And, I’ll be changing the footer font. I did that on purpose actually, I thought different then arial might look good, but since there isn’t any other text besides 3, non portfolio pages, it will look fine as Arial.

    Thanks again for the comments… I’ll be posting a couple more sites in the week or so to come.

    # June 20, 2008 at 8:49 am

    Wouldn’t it be better if you created the menu with the sliding-doors technique? (http://www.alistapart.com/articles/slidingdoors/) Then the hover-effect graphic could load simoultaneously with the normal non-hover graphic.

    Is it because of the lightbox that the photographs takes a while to load? I’m currently sitting on a 100MB/s broadband and yet it takes 4-7 seconds to finish loading them.

    # July 4, 2008 at 12:09 am

    I like it but since one of the topics is nudity I’d respect a public my maturity warning on a cover page or the main 1.

    A few more colors and som Java would be nice :geek:

    # July 5, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    I think it looks good. Personally, I’m one for dark designs. And I agree with Chris that lightboxes do look best on a dark page.

    A maturity warning on the page for "nudes," I’m not so sure of.. I mean come on, it’s not pornography. I think about 90% of the photographers out there with nudes on their sites don’t have anything of the sort. Kind of takes away from the idea of it being "art"…. only my opinion of course. (makes me think that one day they’ll be putting maturity warnings on swimsuit ads)

    # July 7, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    Thanks for the replies!
    I like simple designs, and I wanted the blackredwhite theme for this specific one. I’m going to fix the footer font soon, I’ve just been working on a couple other sites that I’ll be displaying here soon.

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