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Jul 18, 2010 14:10 |  #1

Future website (external link)

Thank you for your time and comments :P


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Jul 18, 2010 14:23 |  #2

Very nice site and I love your work. I am not sure about the green color used as the select color and on the testimonials some of the text is covered by your name in the upper left corner of the screen with some pictures. I am using a iMac and Safari 5.0 if that matters.




  
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Jul 18, 2010 15:19 |  #3

"This content requires the Macromedia Flash Player. Get Flash" ....and that's about all that search engines see too. You don't even have a <title> tag.


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Jul 18, 2010 15:36 |  #4

Nice, as ever with an all flash site slow to load (although not the slowest I've seen).
Frustrating that it takes the same time to load each pic/page, even the contact page!
Can you not pre-load pics?
On the plus side, this is a nice simple design which displays your work well.
+1 on Mike's comment




  
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Jul 18, 2010 20:00 |  #5

Thank you for the comment about SEO. I am just in drawing version of the website. I don't even have a real name for the website yet :P

The pics are not slow to load. They stay up too long. I can't change that for now. They stay like 10-12 seconds. I wish it would be about 4-5.


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Jul 19, 2010 11:15 |  #6

I was frustrated by the slowness.
Your background made me think my monitor was marked up and needed cleaning. Didn't like that -- it was distracting.
Your image on the page about you ... it's reversed. I sat wondering why a pro photographer would post a backwards image and speculated that he might do that to my images too ...

I dunno ... I wasn't drawn in and if I was a potential customer, I'm not sure this site would entice me to make the call.


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Jul 19, 2010 16:01 |  #7

Not too crazy about the website, but I love your photos. Good work. :)




  
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Jul 20, 2010 15:32 |  #8

tooooo heavy


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Jul 20, 2010 19:11 |  #9
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extremely slow


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Jul 21, 2010 02:11 |  #10

+1 to the comment on the reversed image on the information page, that just looks weird. I also noticed your words on that page were remarkably similar to those on the website of a fellow POTN member, you know who I mean, I think you're walking a pretty fine line here in regards to plagiarism. Most of your clients will never know but it doesn't do your reputation among photographers much good, particularly if you're looking to run workshops as you mentioned a few months back.


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Jul 21, 2010 02:30 |  #11

Personally I'm not a fan of full screen flash websites - but then I'm not a potential customer. I think it all looks nice, your work is well displayed (I've seen the same template used and the images covered by the links) and it loads fine on my broadband connection.

I'd agree with the others that it's not very searchable by Google, a downside of Flash.

One thing I did notice is that the project gallery is really random. I think you need to subsection it and have captions. At the moment it's a few car shots, a random guy shaving, a noisy building, a landscape picture, a studio shot bike... They're all randomly thrown in with no context. By all means add personal work, but you need to provide a setting for it. To me it seemed like you're a wedding photographer who'd rather be shooting cars - which contradicts your information!

I think this could apply to the 35mm film section as well, it's a bit random. The film is just a medium, it's not a project in itself. I can't imagine you'll get a wedding booking off the back of the fact that you use 35mm in personal work. If a couple want their wedding shot on film I'm sure they'll ask.




  
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