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Photographer’s website redesign

  • # August 3, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Hello all, I’ve been away from these boards for a while with RL being a little hectic…

    However, here’s a redesign of a site I originally posted here over a year ago…

    Any thoughts, comments, bashings, would be much appreciated, thanks!

    # August 6, 2009 at 12:40 am

    Very nice, website! I like the portfolio the best I think, the loading bar is really cool.

    The ways I would improve it, make the links on the top a little less "vampire-ish" like scary and glowing and on the about page I would add some line spacing to help the readability and also maybe make the background a tad bit lighter, to help the readability also I would add a "home" link, I feel a bit lost without it.

    overall I think it needs a bit less of a menising look, and a more inviting look. Perhaps more photos on other pages besides portfolio one.

    But I like the idea a lot, and again, the portfolio part was done well, I like the logo in the top left

    # August 6, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    Good stuff Milehigh,

    clean simple to the point, a good style.

    I agree also with MrBrightside, the gallery is cool and really well styled in to the site.

    The site does come across a little sinister in colouring. I don’t mind the glows but I do think they are way too overpowering on the hover states. darktext/thickwhite glow and the font does make it a little harsh on the eyes. The inverted link state is much nicer than the hover state and I would consider simply using that as the hover state too.

    Finally, if you want to stick to the 3 link layout, just make the top left logo a home link. I don’t know about anyone else but i have gotten into the habit of featuring a home link in the logos of most sites. I know of quite a lot of people who naturally assume it to be a home link.

    all the best

    # August 14, 2009 at 11:11 pm

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    Hi guys,

    Thanks for the feedback (sorry, I had a few things to take care of that kept me away from the forums for a little).

    Now that you mention it, it does seem a little scaryoverdone on the link hovers, especially because that glow really isnt featured anywhere else on the site… I’ll definitely tone it down.

    I totally forgot about the home page link… I did mean to make the logo into a link, so I’ll fix that as well. Also, that’s a good point about having more pictures on other parts of the site.. in fact, on the About and Contact page, I was waiting for a headshot of the photographer and another picture to add… Sometimes you can only move as fast as the client. :

    Thanks again guys, I’ll get to those changes soon.

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