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07/13/2005 08:45:44 PM · #1
hey there
I'm not very good at this web design thing, but I'm experimenting. Here is what I have, what do you think of the photos on it?
Suggestions?
Jennifer Sanderson Photography
07/13/2005 08:51:47 PM · #2
well, it's showing up as just one long horizontal scrolling page.
wish is w/o a doubt not right. you are missing some <br> 's after each element(picture,text).

i'd suggest downloading a webdesign program like 'hotdog' or one of the free ones floating around the net.

as for the pictures, i think they are great.


07/13/2005 08:56:30 PM · #3
heh, actually its supposed to be that way
07/13/2005 08:57:22 PM · #4
oh... well carry on.
07/13/2005 09:11:49 PM · #5
If you are after clients then don't use a free web-space with somebody's ads. There are a lot of places that can host your own site (I think Tripod also does it for some money - not sure).
07/13/2005 09:41:14 PM · #6
I think most users are accustomed to having to scroll up and down. Not very many will appreciate scrolling left and right.

Quick question: How many users have a mouse with a scroll button on it and use it to scroll web pages up and down? (bet there are lots)

Follow-up question: How many users have a mouse that scrolls left to right? How many get irritated over having to needlessly scroll left and right?

Not trying to be overly critical of your work. The graphics look fine. I just think you'll leave people with the wrong impression.

07/13/2005 09:43:09 PM · #7
OK, I'm only seeing two photos and "Jennifer Sanderson Photography." No scrolling up or down or left to right. I'm using Firefox. Is this weird or is it just me?
07/13/2005 09:43:44 PM · #8
I personally like the left-to-right movement. It's becomming more and more popular amongst the world of photography websites for some reason. At first, I didn't like it either, but it grows on you the more you see.

I think there could be some sort of line above/below you know? There should be no up/down movement if your site is designed to go left-right. Basically, without that ad, your site would be perfect.
07/13/2005 11:39:24 PM · #9
the reason for the left-right scrolling is because it is less complex to use, i haven't the slightest idea how to use html or any other webdesign softwear. personally i like this method, it looks cleaner and its like reading a book. (well unless you're japanese). i like it.
also, the tripod hosting it just a test. until i figure out this whole webpage design, then i'll buy some better space.
07/13/2005 11:46:11 PM · #10
The images look nice. As robs said, you should lose the ads if you plan on doing this professionally. The ads get annoying and can make a great looking site cluttered and unprofessional. If it's a "just for fun" page then no worries.

I'm not a fan of the horizontal scroll. That's actually a pet peeve of mine. It's not typically the 'natural' way people use their browser.

I would also make your email address a working link so people can just click and mail without typing it out.

There are lots of tutorial sites on the net. I would look at a few or check for free templates to use. :-)

- Jen
07/13/2005 11:46:48 PM · #11
Originally posted by dwterry:

I think most users are accustomed to having to scroll up and down. Not very many will appreciate scrolling left and right.

Quick question: How many users have a mouse with a scroll button on it and use it to scroll web pages up and down? (bet there are lots)

Follow-up question: How many users have a mouse that scrolls left to right? How many get irritated over having to needlessly scroll left and right?

Not trying to be overly critical of your work. The graphics look fine. I just think you'll leave people with the wrong impression.

Funny thing is, I just bought a new mouse, and almost broke down and spent an extra $20 for one that has a tilt wheel so you can scroll left and right. Then I realized that I never need that capability so I went for the cheaper one. Little did I know...
07/13/2005 11:46:49 PM · #12
the pictures are amazing, except the horozontal scrolling has to go, as a web designer i know that when people see that they immediately get turned off. You might want to look into getting software like dreamweaver or some other program, i know microsoft front page has a click and drag system where its easy to design the website

or you can just do what i did and view the source of websites and learn the code :\

Message edited by author 2005-07-13 23:54:14.
07/13/2005 11:48:04 PM · #13
i was thinking of a side scrolling page for my portfolio page(s) but was not sure what the reaction or function would be. I like it.
07/13/2005 11:50:55 PM · #14
this is the site i got the idea from
delves
07/13/2005 11:54:16 PM · #15
I also like the horizontal scrolling. I used to post mine that way before I got too lazy to post anything. Everyone has their own preferences. I happen to detest that Simpleviewer thing that everyone else is falling all over themselves for.

Your photos look great!
07/13/2005 11:56:32 PM · #16
i like the side scrolling too, ive seen a few more professional sites that use it... //www.nabilphotography.com is one example. The only thing about it is that the side scrolling can sometimes detract from the impact of one image, but when you have good collections it works well. I think it works well for you, but it would be nice if you could have your shots organized as opposed to just one page, and yea without the ads. I do like the layout style though.
07/14/2005 12:02:38 AM · #17
i really like the mini side scrolling. sorta like this site's scroll. although i think that one goes a little fast.

Message edited by author 2005-07-14 00:03:41.
07/14/2005 12:07:12 AM · #18
i like to click things! using a mailto tag would make it easier to e-mail you as well.

and, agreeing with mk, kudos on not using Simpleviewer!

the site itself is nice, I dont mind side scrolling, I actually almost like it... Well done!

Message edited by author 2005-07-14 00:09:08.
07/14/2005 12:34:22 AM · #19
i use imhosted.com and love them. It costs me 9.95 a month and its cheaper if you buy a year or 2 year contract. With 2 gig of storage and 100gig of transfer per month it is a bargain. I use it alot as an ftp site for transfering file from home, to class, to office to friends.

They are great for beginners as well as the more advanced (php programmers). Im hosted on an apache server so no asp or cold fusion, but javascript works and thats all I use.

They have tutorials for easy uploading for first timers. Great alternative to the free sites and alot of room for expansion as you web design skills advance.
07/14/2005 12:46:28 AM · #20
good advice.

but this takes forever!

anyone know some good, creative, trust-worthy web designers that would do a site for a good price?
07/14/2005 05:28:35 AM · #21
Check out my site and you'll know what you can do with 250mb space and built in features. Also you can pay £5 one time to get a full month membership and admin control do design advanced features for your site... You can also have sub domains withing your own site.

eg... the main site is //asitverma.fotopic.net
I ahve made a site for my daughter using the split from 1gb on same profile at //urvi.fotopic.net

Leave a comment if you like the site.
:-)


07/14/2005 05:39:13 AM · #22
Originally posted by irika:

good advice.

but this takes forever!

anyone know some good, creative, trust-worthy web designers that would do a site for a good price?


What would you call a good price? :P I do some web design, including this one for Jodie Coston, a member here //www.jodiecoston.com, this one for a band, //dnamusic.rocks.it and this one I finished the other day for a company in my local area //www.qube-epos.co.uk/new/index.htm. Other examples include //www.amcaruk.com/ and of course my homepage //www.konador.com . If you send me an email with what you need and what you can afford I'll let you know :) I did all these for pretty cheap.

Message edited by author 2005-07-14 05:43:24.
07/14/2005 09:49:59 PM · #23
irika, i'll whip you up something hang on...
07/14/2005 10:42:09 PM · #24
//totaldis.fbeye.org/irika/

buttons aren't functional, but you get the idea.
if you have the page scroll horizontal you dont want to scroll vertical

i personally dont like any scrolling.

you may also want to look into simpleviewer.. great little flash program. that's what i have on my site.

//totaldis.fbeye.org

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