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Carrera_c
Carrera_c  5256 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2012 - 3:32 PM

Over the Christmas period I set about moving over from a Photium site over to a Wordpress site, and here's the result:

http://carreraphotography.co.uk/

Please let me know what you think of the layout and such.

Anyone who's a bit more technical, I've ran it through Y-Slow and it's currently getting a C-Grade, failing on a couple of points but I can't figure out how to fix them in wordpress, so if anyone feels like helping that'd be great.

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digicammad
digicammad  1121988 forum posts United Kingdom37 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2012 - 3:39 PM

I have to say that this is, at first glance, one of the best looking new sites I've seen recently, clean and reasonably simple. I like the zoom and more info feature.

I think your C rating is at least partly down to the Javascript. ySlow is recommending that you reduce the amount of external java by building the scripts into the page file, be worth trying that even though it will mean more repeated code.

Couple of small things on your links page. First it's 'lose weight' not 'loose weight' (unless it is in danger of falling off on its own). You could also do with getting your pargraph to retain the hanging indent even when it is below the end of the associated image.

Ian

Last Modified By digicammad at 5 Jan 2012 - 3:41 PM
Carrera_c
Carrera_c  5256 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2012 - 7:12 PM

Ha, thanks for noticing the grammar mistake. Will fix that just now.

newfocus
newfocus  8644 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2012 - 12:35 AM

Looks great to me. I've been a big fan of Wordpress for a while now. It's really powerful and very customisable with a little technical know how.

keithh
keithh e2 Member 1023041 forum postskeithh vcard Wallis and Futuna33 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2012 - 7:11 AM

White text - pale blue background?

Makes it very hard to read and some of your potential clients may struggle to bother.

digicammad
digicammad  1121988 forum posts United Kingdom37 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2012 - 8:53 AM

I didn't see pale blue Keith, I see dark grey crackle and no problems reading. Where do you get the pale blue?

answersonapostcard
answersonapostcard Site Moderator 1012604 forum postsanswersonapostcard vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2012 - 9:01 AM

I couldnt get it to load yesterday but had a look this morning and I agree with Ian, clean and simple, nicely done.Smile

Carrera_c
Carrera_c  5256 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2012 - 9:18 AM


Quote: White text - pale blue background?

Makes it very hard to read and some of your potential clients may struggle to bother.

Can you tell me where you saw this? and what web browser are you using?

As digicammad said, the bulk of the text should be white against dark grey.

newfocus
newfocus  8644 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2012 - 12:11 PM

In case it helps the diagnosis, I'm seeing white on dark grey in Firefox 8 and Chrome 16.

digicammad
digicammad  1121988 forum posts United Kingdom37 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2012 - 12:19 PM

Maybe the css file didn't load properly when Keith tried it, that can give bizarre results.

keithh
keithh e2 Member 1023041 forum postskeithh vcard Wallis and Futuna33 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2012 - 12:27 PM

I'm looking at it on a bog standard 15 inch monitor without any calibration - as will most of your clients.

I'm seeing what might be called light grey but it seems to fall into the blue end of the spectrum with white text. Still a pain to read. Plus on the home page I see what looks like an empty drop down or banner that overlaps the slideshow in the top right of the photo.

CathyT
CathyT e2 Member 87276 forum postsCathyT vcard United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2012 - 12:37 PM

Dark grey with white writing on Safari....and not a hint of blue.

Last Modified By CathyT at 6 Jan 2012 - 12:38 PM
answersonapostcard
answersonapostcard Site Moderator 1012604 forum postsanswersonapostcard vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2012 - 12:38 PM

I've looked at it on two different (both uncalibrated) monitors now and its still the same, dark grey with white.

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139450 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2012 - 12:39 PM

I am seeing white text on a grey background which actually varies from (hexadecimally-speaking) 7c7c7c to 464646.

But - whatever - I am inclined to agree that more contrast between text and background would not come amiss.

newfocus
newfocus  8644 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2012 - 12:49 PM

This could easily be a difference between the way different browsers display the site so it'd help if people could share what browser(s) and version(s) they're viewing the website with.

BTW - It looks OK to me in Opera 11 and Safari 5 too (my screen is calibrated though - agree with Keith that most users will be using an uncalibrated monitor). Contrast is maybe a little towards the low site on the menus and popups but it all works and is readable on my setup.

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