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    website redesign critique

    Any interested folks are invited to take a peruse of my redesigned site and provide some feedback. The URL is a beta URL - when the site is finalized, I'll be moving it to my preferred URL, so don't bookmark this:

    http://scottdavis.visualserver.com/index.cfm

    Anything and everything is fair game, from colors and fonts to organization of the site and the images within the categories. I haven't added any text pages yet, but those are coming.

    Many thanks in advance!

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    I have a 24" monitor at 1900 x1200 and the images seem too small. The thumbnails are especially tiny on my old(er) eyes. If I use the zoom feature of Firefox images start to pixelate, so maybe an increase of the size would help, especially given the images which are nice .... I notice, too, that you have prices to sell prints and I think a higher quality image preview would help potential buyers.

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    great images of course but I find the thumbnails and final images to small.
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    I too, find things too small. Otherwise, it's a nice comfortable and atractive site.
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    I like the site and do not think the images are too small. Hit the enlarge button and they come up very nicely.
    I have no negative comments as this site is very easy to navigate and close out.
    I am not sure what I would change

    Bob

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    - Titles of images should be more clearly separated from the "details". Preferably bold directly below the image, and details below it separated by an empty line if you really want to include them

    - Title of image should be more prominent than title of gallery in my opinion. It is the other way around here, as the title of the gallery uses a bigger font than that of the image.

    - Add a full automatic slide show function to go through slide galleries, besides Next and Previous buttons. I hate clicking each time to open a new image, and for people with RSI, it is a nightmare.

    - Don't use to many levels of galleries. I prefer just 1, but two is an absolute maximum, as it makes the site highly confusing if there are more than two.

    I like the "More portfolios" menu style access to the two level gallery structure. Keep it, and maybe make it more visible
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    After a while I found that I had to click twice to get the pictures in the largest resolution. It might be easier to just having to click them once.

    Otherwise a very nice website, and great pictures!

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    I'll have to re-scan all my images to get them bigger - most of them were sized for uploading to APUG. I don't know if it will do anything to the thumbnail size - I can't set that. It's a shortcoming of the site template design. Slideshow option is something else to pass along to the site template designers as a request- I don't know that it is currently available.

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    A few things...don't ever take over the browser from the user. When clicking on an image, the browser goes to full screen removing the menus and nav buttons of the browser. A basic web design UI no-no.

    Also, clicking on More Portfolios at the bottom left of an image page, overlays the choices right on top of any other text on that page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PVia View Post
    A few things...don't ever take over the browser from the user. When clicking on an image, the browser goes to full screen removing the menus and nav buttons of the browser. A basic web design UI no-no.
    +1

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