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    Ok re-did my website from scratch... is it better?

    Thank you all for giving me feedback on my website. I've spent all day today re-doing it, and I hope it's better. I found a little program called JAlbum which did a very good job at laying the skeleton of the site for me to build on.

    Is it better? If this is your first visit, is it good? I'm going to try to make the white strips gray on the b&w photography, so that the white line doesn't show between the carrier line and the web page.

    the site is www.avillez.com

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    Well, getting rid of those white strips would take forever... is it worth it? My laziness says no, what about your eye?

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    I prefer this design, Andre. Seems cleaner, and the background color works well. I still had to scroll down a bit to see the Sertao portfolios, but the rest worked fine. Could see the photo and the arrow button, which is all I ever want to see when I'm looking through a web portfolio. If you have the time and patience to get rid of the white strips, it may well be worth it. Sometimes, what works on paper prints, doesn't always translate well to a web presentation.

    One tweak... when I opened up the motorcycles, it started me on picture number 9 of 10, so I went through it backwards. Not sure if I did something wrong or not?

    Also, I think some of the portfolios would look stronger with some tighter editing. Under portraits, you might think about deleting one of the two dog portraits, and in landscape, the cans or bottles in the pond look repetitive, pick the one you think is the strongest. Oh... and the one color image seems a bit out of place. It's a great image, but it such an about face from the rest of the portfolio.

    Also, an "about the photographer..." page is a good idea to have.

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    Last edited by SuzanneR; 12-27-2006 at 07:14 AM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Agree with Suzanne, looked at it last night and now this morning...the latest version looks very good Andre. It seems to flow better for me...which translates into I would visit again.

    Nice to see all your work in one place....looks great as always.
    Mike C

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    Big step forward!

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    Looks good Andre. Is that portrait under Motorcyles also painted with light?
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    MUCH better! The new site look is cleaner, more consistent, and it allows you to get a feel for your body of work. It also allows for diversity of style in the body of work, so that the color and the b/w stuff don't clash.

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    Big improvement.
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    No problem with the motorcycles at my end. All opened in the right order. The site's galleries seem easy to navigate.

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    Good deal...

    Suzanne, thanks for the suggestions on the editing. I'll work on that soon.

    Peter,

    The portrait is also painted with light, and I learned a lot while shooting it. Hopefully it's the first of many... Actually, I have a few more bikes lined up to shoot (including some big racing team bikes), and I'll try to include portraits in as many shoots as I can. I'll bring some prints next time we meet... should be a reasonable portfolio by then

    Ok, I'm off to improve the site

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