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I've finally given myself a web presence!

Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
21 Sep 2012 7:43PM
I've finally given myself a web presence!......Yep you heard it here first, at long last I've finally given myself a photographic web presence Smile It's only taken me 10 years! I've always found pointing folks to my ePz p/f was enough, but now what with the hedgehogs and the moths I found I really needed to sort something out, even if it was on a tight budget.

Don't get to excited, it's a only a free webspace site from WIX, so it's very basic and simple. However if you fancy a nosey point your browsers to Sue'n'Ade's Wildlife Photography would appreciate it if you do visit if you could report back to me any real faux pas or errors.......It's still very much a work in progress site, so be gentle eh? Tongue

Special note to Pete Grin Note EPZ is at the very top of the Links page, for what it's worth Wink

Cheers guys/gals......Ade

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SueEley 12 279 96 Wales
21 Sep 2012 7:47PM
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2012 7:48PM
Looks good to me.

Congratulations! It's a fabulous site which I've bookmarked for further visits. JNC
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
21 Sep 2012 8:16PM
Cheers Guys, hopefully it will improve over time with more content, at the moment I'm still making tweaks here and there to get all working how I want to, but I think I'm getting there...Smile

Jat_Riski 9 89 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2012 8:18PM
Great site, like it very much. SmileSmile
Best regards.
MikeRC Plus
13 3.6k United Kingdom
21 Sep 2012 8:31PM
....brilliant Ade....nice work.....really impressed...and more than a tad jealous.
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
21 Sep 2012 8:36PM
Looks great good luck with it Grin

Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
21 Sep 2012 9:02PM

Quote:.brilliant Ade....nice work.....really impressed...and more than a tad jealous.

Twas only 4 days work, countless hair tugging and lots of Diazepam!!!......Think I need a lay down now Wink

Thanks again folks.....

strokebloke 9 493 17 England
21 Sep 2012 9:24PM
Excellent Ade. Well done to yourself & Sue
justin c 14 4.9k 36 England
21 Sep 2012 9:42PM
Some excellent wildlife images there Ade. I especially like the moths. Congratulations on the new website.

Terry L Plus
14 596 5 England
21 Sep 2012 10:57PM
Looks very nice Ade, some fine images.
brian1208 Plus
14 11.4k 12 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2012 11:23PM

Quote:Don't get to excited

OK, I won't but its still a pretty darned good show Ade (and Sue Smile )

Some really top work there both of you and easy to navigate too
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
22 Sep 2012 1:14AM

Quote:Some really top work there both of you and easy to navigate too

Thanks again guys, one of my criteria when I was putting together was to make it easy to navigate and use, too many sites these days make it so difficult. I've no doubt it will get more difficult as the content gets larger, but my main aim is to keep it simple.

Thanks again.....Ade
lemmy 11 2.7k United Kingdom
22 Sep 2012 11:40AM
Nice pix - very obvious that you specialize and are expert!

No one else seem to want to make any suggestions but I will if that is OK.

On the menu bar, move 'Hedgehogs' link to the left of 'About' for a more logical arrangement.

Your linkage is a little complicated from the home page and the layout not ideal. The images are stacked one on top of another - it would be much easier on the eye and, especially, navigation, if they were fitted into the page so that it did not need scrolling. Smaller images, 5 side by side or arranged in 2 rows across the page across the page would eliminate the scroll bar and also give you scope for adding more without radical work on the page.

Also with these images, it is quite off-putting how they change when the mouse goes over them. Everyone knows how links work now, so 'go to link' is unnecessary. Just one word 'moths' 'butterflies' at the bottom of the large thumbnails on the other side from your signatures would look very neat.

On the pages of birds and butterflies, the image vanishes on mouseover and you get a caption. Again, this is a bit clunky. Actually, all you need is that when you click on that thumbnail, it takes you to the full size picture - where you have the caption and where it should be.

I also think that the slightly jokey font you use for 'Sue n Ade's Wildlife Photography' detracts from the seriousness of your work. You are using three for four different fonts on that page too. In general, it is best not to use more than 2 different fonts across an entire site, usually one serif and one sans serif. I'd definitely change that 'comic' style font.

Details. On the 'About Us' page, the :- (colon/ dash) looks very strange - a colon OR a dash would be better. The link in the body text Contact Page' is dark blue against black and hardly legible as a result. White would be fine. Again, people know what are links these days.

On the contact page: there's a typo - you have left out 'to' in want use one of our images.

On the home page, your title and the large thumbnails tell everyone what your site is about and what you do. The Welcome to our site etc under the menus is unnecessary and tends to make the page look untidy. It looks far more professional without it. As with everything on a web page, if it doesn't add anything, ditch it! Less really is more on the web.

These are just my observations. Personally, I really value criticism of what I do rather than simply being told how good it is out of kindness but if anything I say upsets or annoys you, that was not my intention. Your work is so good that it speaks for itself which is what really counts. Like a painting, though, sensitive framing can do no harm.

I used to do some consultancy work on web pages for a large IT company (yes, someone paid me for it!) so got a good insight into how people react to and use web pages but that doesn't make me right necessarily Wink

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