Wow, this feedback is excellent! I really appreciate the time put into reviewing my site!
some pages load a little slow... are you using wordpress? Its a very good site if it is a blogging platform.
i liked the technique you used on the portfolio page with the hovering over images... it kind of confused me for a little bit.
the client proofing page would not load for me.
I dont get why people put the "made on a mac" buttons...
Yes this is an iweb site. I wish I could figure out how to make something this simple on wordpress but I have a hard time with that. The hovering images thing is also a mac thing. Not sure why the client proofing doesn't work. I think i'll just direct people straight to that website.
Not sure what your resolution is set to, but mine is 1440 x 900, which makes your site load with tuns of dead space on the sides - your layout takes about half my screen. Looking at my visitors to my site, you may want to optimize for 1024x768 - about half of my visits are set to that resolution.
I can look into widening it. I have a 24" widescreen at work but at home where I designed it I have a 13" macbook so it doesn't look too skinny. I really like not having to scroll down but it's tough to get the content in the amount of space I have. Maybe by widening it, it will help.
Just to add....you should pick a better <title> tag than 'Jason Allen Images'. You have some great content on your home page, which is good for SEO, but adding your location and a few of your specialties on your title tag will improve your searchablity (if thats a word!). Something like 'Sherwood Oregon Portrait & Family Photographer - Jason Allen Images'.
Great comments. I'll have to look into how I do that.
I like to over all look and feel of the site - although it is not really "eye catching".
It loads a tad slow. That is also because it is all graphic based. The whole text and lay out is graphics. Text based sites load a lot faster - especially when you use "repeat" backgrounds in css context.
I'd like to make it more eye catching but not quite sure how. I don't want to do flash. I agree that it loads slow. Probably one of the many downsides of using iweb.
There is no meta tag with keywords on the the pages! Not that these are doing much these days but all little bits help the search engines. Especially when you are using graphic based content!!!!!
Also use a meta "description" tag in this situation. The search bots cannot read graphics.
Another downside of iweb. I think I found a workaround for this that i'll have to play around with.
Try out how many "fake" contacts you get when omitting the image proof for sending a message. I am using the same system on some sites and not on others. It seems that the attacks on" send messages" pages are slowing down.
Not sure what you're saying here... The image verification for my contact form?