Welcome comments on updated web site
A four month project of up dating my web site has finished. I welcome your feedback especially on design and flow of the site.
the link above does not work...try this one.. http://www.steve-sherman.com/
BTW Steve, nice work....from first look
A bit of technical info on the site would be great too.
From a usability viewpoint, I would like to suggest that you add a link in your list enabling the viewer to get back to your gallery. When I clicked on a different link ("Darkroom"), I found that I had to either use the back button or start over ("Home") to get back to the gallery.
Also, when I clicked on any of the images in your gallery, I thought it would show me a larger verision (maybe even a 'slide-type' show), but all I got was a 'phantom' box.
Your photos are beautiful, and I like the toned work of the entry page. Hope this helps you!
You've created some beautiful photos, and you've obviously put a lot of thought and effort into your site.
What I like are your photos (of course), the colour scheme, and the simple almost minimalist layout. The way the pop-ups open is pretty good too.
However, there are two things which don't gel for me. The first is that until I worked out how the navigation worked I was a bit frustrated when I clicked on a photo and, rather than see that image enlarged, I was moved to another page. You may want to consider changing your sign posting slightly to differentiate between images which are for navigation and those that actually show you a larger image.
My second concern is your use of pop-ups. Although your implementation of these looks really good, they were blocked by my browser (IE6 on XP SP2). This will probably happen with other browsers too, so you may find it worthwhile to put a note on your home page reminding people to switch on pop-ups for your site.
I hope this helps.
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Would agree with the above post about the pop-up windows. And while the browser allows pop-ups, have noticed on 2 different computers (both using IE6) that when clicking on an image, it would appear the pop-up window starts..then disappears. Click it again, and it comes up....just one of those things.
One other thing, you might consider some mention if the prints are available for sale or not..the work is certainly nice enough for someone to ask.
Wonderful. One click and the viewer is presented with a smorgasboard of gorgeous images.
Originally Posted by Steve Sherman
One enhancement which could benefit your bottom line: create a Paypal link which will enable viewers to buy prints online, just as you did for your personal instruction payments. Perhaps this would interefere with your gallery agreements, but it's what I would do.
Beautiful work (even the Slot Canyon pictures, which usually cause me to groan "Oh not again..." are done with a freshness and vitality that kept me looking quite a while), Beautiful site.
After reading some other comments and then going back to the site to click around, I have to agree that the links need reworking. Specifically, make sure that the anchor tag for the Penile Colony picture, which is what really grabs the viewer's eye when that page is first opened, opens an enlarged copy of that picture. Right now is takes you to another page with no link to that photograph at all. It's obviously a stunning photograph. Milk it to the max.
I must first comment that your site is done quite nicely in respect to how the tones of the background and text compliment your photography quite nicely. It seems to add to the feeling without you really noticing its there. Your hand of man section really hits home with me since a large amount of my photography has to do with what man has created, either good or bad. Anyway as far as the site goes, I like the lay out nicely, its easy, and simple to nav. Not personally what I would've done but its quite successful.
Thank you for sharing.
"The negative is the equivalent of the composer's score, and the print the performance." ~Ansel Adams
I can agree with what other people wrote before. It just took me some time to notice that there is that small navigation for the gallery in that corner.
What I really like are the colours, they work fine with the tone of the (beautiful ) photographs.