Fraction Magazine - Have a Look

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  1. david b

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    My good pal Josh and I have been working on a photography website.

    It is called Fraction Magazine.

    We will be showcasing emerging artists alongside the work of some
    very established photographers.

    The plan is to release a new "issue" every 2 months and we already have
    the next 3 issues planned.

    The first issue features the photographic work of:
    Lawrence Getubig
    Mark Geil
    David Bram
    Karen Kuehn

    And a gallery review by Mary Goodwin.

    We will also have a blog for news and website info.
    Please let me know what you all think.
     
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    Looks good, I'll have to keep an eye on it.

    Ian
     
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    Looks like it might be interesting. Bookmarked it for a return. My monitor is set for 1024x768. I might suggest horizontal resize to avoid the need to right/left scroll.
     
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    David...I like it, but am wondering about the use of Flash, although it is elegantly done and unobtrusive. Just a few things you may have contemplated already:

    Flash sites, as I'm sure you know, are not searchable.

    Also, the right hand menu is off-the-screen on smaller monitors. There is no "resizing to monitor" size that automatically happens when using web-standards like XHTML and CSS.

    Also, the cursor doesn't change when hovering over links, another web-standard.

    Best of luck...I look forward to checking in often. Congratulations!
     
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    thanks guys....still working the bugs out.
     
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    I just get a message telling me I need flash player plugin, even though I already have it.
     
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    Ok, panic over its working now. Don't know why it didn't work earlier!
     
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    Nice site. I will definitely visit it again.

    It looks good and works well on Opera.
     
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    okay....the "resize to monitor" has been corrected.

    I sincerely appreciate this guys.
     
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    David... I saw it earlier today.. love Karen Kuehn's work!! But it's better now that it fits my small screen. Well done... bookmarked!
     
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    I think it's good - I like the fact there's about the right amount of stuff to look at - varied but easily viewable in one sitting. I enjoyed the photography - Karen Kuehn's work (I've never seen any of her work before) is exceptional - thanks.
     
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    Karen is amazing, both in art work and in person.
     
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    I think we have most bugs worked out at this point.

    We also have a few confirmations from some very important photogs.

    I will go public as soon as I can.
     
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    I like it, although I must say that all the images I looked at were somewhat pixellated. A bit rough on the edges. Might need to be at higher resolution.
     
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    goldie,
    what size monitor are you using and what work looked pixelated?

    thanks for taking the time to check out the site and to write about it.
     
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    Hi David - I looked at a few shots from each gallery & they were all like that. I use a 12" Apple laptop. The photos in the APUG gallery all look fine to me as do most sites I visit. But I suppose you'd have to hear the same thing from other people before you need to worry about it.
     
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    The quality can be set for Flash, in the options on a PC/MAC flash player.

    I'd check this.

    Ian
     
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    I found the magazine elegant, neat. I saw it in two diferent Apple monitors, 15" and 21" HD, at full resolution, and some of the images in the Karen Kuehn look slightly pixelated. I'll look forward for more issues. David, great job.
     
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    David, in the About page you have a typo "artisits" for artists...
     
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    Very nice work. Another bookmark. Good Luck.
     
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    thanks everyone for the feedback.

    we are working on the image issues and will make sure everything is spelled correctly

    again much thanks.
     
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    It looks great. Well done and best wishes for a successful adventure.
     
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    From another small monitor user, I get the same thing (quality Very High). It looks to me like it may be aliasing - are you resizing the images for lower (1024x768) resolution monitors?

    Otherwise it looks really good!
     
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    Very stylish/fab work/bookmarked!

    Marc