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Review My Graphics Blog

Discussion in 'Websites' started by DomGatto, Feb 18, 2008.

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    It is my photography/graphics blog. Brand new.

    I aimed for simplicity and focus on the pictures, not the layout. Did I succeed?

    http://dominickgatto.com/
    SEMrush
     
    DomGatto, Feb 18, 2008 IP
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    Great idea focusing on the pictures, but atleast you should add a border on the pic so it looks nice and organized. Also consider putting a button up there which would direct the person to a random picture on your site.
     
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    DomGatto Active Member

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    Very good idea, MyFlash. Thanks.

    Now I have to figure out how to implement a random button :D

    EDIT: Figured it out. Done. Thanks so much for the suggestion. + Rep.
     
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    A little review here, please.
     
    DomGatto, Feb 18, 2008 IP
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    Nice looking site. Doesn't scale to my viewing size. Recommend toning down the white on the comment box, almost too much contrast. Also, maybe add some text about some of your pictures.
     
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    Good idea on the comment box, but what do you mean about adding some text? Like a description?
     
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    Clean look like you said. Would be curious about the photo properties and the camera/lens specs, etc
     
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    Very clean, nice look like but the pictures are too big.
     
    snods, Feb 18, 2008 IP
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    I really like the look of it - good job
     
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    I can do that easily. I will implement the EXIF data reader.
    Too big? What resolution are you viewing at?
    Thank you.
     
    DomGatto, Feb 19, 2008 IP
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    Pretty cool blog. You have placed each design to give a nice little feel for the blog.
    I would suggest if you can change the Title Font or maybe a good logo.

    At the end: Good work.;)
    All the best with your blog :)

    Best Regards
    digital duke
     
    digitalduke, Feb 19, 2008 IP
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    DomGatto Active Member

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    Thank you, Nuke. I am going to get a logo instead of text now - I see your point in the header font.
     
    DomGatto, Feb 19, 2008 IP
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    I like it, very nice and clean. It would be easier to navigate through the pages if the images were a little smaller, so they don't take up too much of the screen. Then the user can click on the image to enlarge it like this http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex4/lightbox2/index.htm
    (^ which is a pretty popular image effect right now)

    And maybe buttons for the forward and previous links so they are easier to spot.

    Very nice though. ;)
     
    neil patrick harris, Feb 19, 2008 IP
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    I like it. Good job!
     
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    I am going to make buttons now, as well as implement a thumbnail system for the images. Thank you for your comments.

    Header image added.

    - Redoing database now, if you get an error check back in an hour. -
     
    DomGatto, Feb 19, 2008 IP
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    Changelog:
    Made images resize into 640px max width thumbnails.
    Installed lightbox, click the image and it will work.
    Reuploaded and changed images.
    Edited archives.

    All thanks to you kind folks.
     
    DomGatto, Feb 19, 2008 IP
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    Perfect. ;)
     
    neil patrick harris, Feb 19, 2008 IP
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    Thanks, NPH.
     
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    Nice dog, and many interesting photos )
     
    votingserver, Feb 20, 2008 IP
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    Thank you very much.
     
    DomGatto, Feb 20, 2008 IP