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Walczak ­ Photo
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Jul 14, 2010 09:30 |  #1

Hey Ya'll,
Geezz...my brains are so scrambled here lately that I completely forgot. I finally got the website back up and running again! For those who may remember the last incarnation, it hasn't really changed too much...it's on a new server (that appears to be stable) and I have added a few new images and fixed a few bugs with the Flash, etc...although I'm still having problems with folks viewing it in Internet Explorer so please use Firefox or Netscape before you make any formatting comments...I already -know- the formatting is screwed up in IE.

I will probably be adding one more category soon, "Transportation" but that's going to require an over-haul of the menus and such so I'm kind of dragging my feet on that at the moment. I'm not really looking forward to sitting here for two days tweaking HTML but I'll try and fix the formatting issues with IE when I finally do.

Anyways, I'd love to hear some thoughts and comments on both the website itself and of course my work...I've intentionally kept the website itself pretty basic so as to put the emphasis on the photography. Lemme know what ya think and as always PLEASE be detailed...comments such as "I like it" or "It sucks" really aren't helpful at all! If anything catches your eye, either good or bad, please let me know. The URL is;

http://www.walczakphot​o.99k.org (external link)

As always, thanks!
Jim

(p.s. I just checked the website and things seem to be running a bit slow today so please be patient while waiting for things to load...thanks!)


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Jul 14, 2010 09:39 |  #2

HA! I checked out the website first, and then went back and read your post. Good thing I did becasue I was going to tell you that there was not much to the site asthetically, but I think it serves it's purpose which is to showcase your work. Also I was going to say that in IE7 the photos cover up your contact info. Guess I wasn't much help! Nice work Jim :cool:

BTW I only checked out the People and the Music sections. Most of the music photos seem soft for some reason. Oh and I might slow down the side scroll just a tad, those images just want to keep on movin!

JS


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Jul 14, 2010 10:34 |  #3

john stakes wrote in post #10534162 (external link)
HA! I checked out the website first, and then went back and read your post. Good thing I did becasue I was going to tell you that there was not much to the site asthetically, but I think it serves it's purpose which is to showcase your work. Also I was going to say that in IE7 the photos cover up your contact info. Guess I wasn't much help! Nice work Jim :cool:

BTW I only checked out the People and the Music sections. Most of the music photos seem soft for some reason. Oh and I might slow down the side scroll just a tad, those images just want to keep on movin!

JS

I agree about the scroll.its hard to catch!
I checked out people and animals.the folks look mainly very sharp, but alot of the beasts look like they suffer from maybe compression Jim?


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Jul 14, 2010 10:53 |  #4

Flo wrote in post #10534402 (external link)
I agree about the scroll.its hard to catch!
I checked out people and animals.the folks look mainly very sharp, but alot of the beasts look like they suffer from maybe compression Jim?

Yea...I think you're seeing some artifacts from compression on some of the critter shots. I got lazy there...instead of digging out the original shots to use to build the slide shows, I used jpgs that I had posted around the internet so yea, you theres Flash compression on top of jpg compression. It was just easier to find pics I had posted on the net than digging thru my desk drawer looking for the originals as some of those are rather old shots such as the foxes which were taken 4 years ago. I -know- I have the original files somewhere but at this point I'm afraid it may take an archeological expedition to find those disks! My desk drawers scare me...there's things living in there that have evolved foreign language skills! LOL!!!!! I swear the last time I opened my bottom drawer, something demonic popped it's head out and said "Zuul".

The scroll speed is built in to my Flash software (I think). I know that if you move the mouse slowly across the menus, they scroll slowly but if you move right to the edge, yea...it zips right across. I'll have to take a closer look at that too. I've got some new software that I haven't played with yet so I may be able to do something better with it.

I was hoping I could get away with it but I guess not... Ok...making mental note for next over-haul. Fix compression issues and look at scrolling. Thanks!

Jim


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Jul 14, 2010 12:47 as a reply to  @ Walczak Photo's post |  #5

Simple can be done in many ways (someone posted this the other day as thier favorite local photographer and I love it - simple: http://carlzochphotogr​aphy.com/ (external link)). I'm still new to photography but I've been messing around with websites for quite some time. I always suggest one of these WYSIWYG services:

www.wix.com (external link)

or

www.squarespace.com (external link)


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Jul 14, 2010 14:08 as a reply to  @ Mike787's post |  #6

The pictures are good but the site if your going to use it to get youself business says amature...

Let me know if you want a site for photo work I will make you a sample and if you like it you can buy it... VERY cheap..




  
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Jul 14, 2010 14:18 |  #7

Walczak Photo wrote in post #10534525 (external link)
Yea...I think you're seeing some artifacts from compression on some of the critter shots. I got lazy there...instead of digging out the original shots to use to build the slide shows, I used jpgs that I had posted around the internet so yea, you theres Flash compression on top of jpg compression. It was just easier to find pics I had posted on the net than digging thru my desk drawer looking for the originals as some of those are rather old shots such as the foxes which were taken 4 years ago. I -know- I have the original files somewhere but at this point I'm afraid it may take an archeological expedition to find those disks! My desk drawers scare me...there's things living in there that have evolved foreign language skills! LOL!!!!! I swear the last time I opened my bottom drawer, something demonic popped it's head out and said "Zuul".

The scroll speed is built in to my Flash software (I think). I know that if you move the mouse slowly across the menus, they scroll slowly but if you move right to the edge, yea...it zips right across. I'll have to take a closer look at that too. I've got some new software that I haven't played with yet so I may be able to do something better with it.

I was hoping I could get away with it but I guess not... Ok...making mental note for next over-haul. Fix compression issues and look at scrolling. Thanks!

Jim

Thats insanely hilarious!!!:lol::lol:


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