- Lin Evans
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- Location: Berthoud, Colorado
shutterbug wrote:I am new to the industry and was hoping that I could get some feedback (positive or negative) on my website. Any comments will be graciously appreciated.
Thanks so much.
I like the color and text combinations a lot - it's visually appealing. My first impression though when I had to scroll down a a couple screens to see what was going on is that it may be perceived as being a bit "busy" with a bit too much to grasp on a single screen.
Perhaps designing it with your very nice logo and background on the main screen with a short bar across the top with perhaps "biography" "about" "contact us," etc., and a single sliding side navigation bar with links to categorized areas which could comparmentalize it and make the viewer feel that it was a bit less frenetic. In my experience people respond best when they don't have too much on their "plate" at one time. Hiding the content in layers sometimes works well and allows you to get everything you need or want on the site, but doesn't present so much at a time that the viewer get confused by the magnititude of choices.
Actually I did not find your home page cluttered. I especially like the camera graphic, it caught my eye and gave me confidence that you have an imagination.
The only negative comment I will make has to do with the small text at the bottom of the home page. This I would place on another page and make the font larger (I'm getting old, the eyes are not what they used to be!).
After more carefully looking at the text on the bottm of your home page I think I know what your are trying to accomplish.
It appears as though you want to optimize the chance of getting a hit on your site and improve your site with the search engines. Be careful, I just went to a seminar on website optimization for search engines and some search engines will consider what you ahve done as spam and black list your site. You should do research on how to optimize, some of the old ideas are no longer valid.
Thanks for all your comments on the website. That is exactly what I was hoping for. I agree, I am having a difficult time keeping the home page clean looking because there is so much important information that needs to be communicated. I use Proshow Producer along with Photoshop CS2 and Adobe Premiere Elements for video editing. I will do some more research on the added text information. Thanks again your comments and complements
Your samples are pretty wicked to put it mildly... very nice work! Most of the photos are excellent too... so that really helps.
How long have you been working with Proshow and the other software you use?
Boy i have to work on my photo editing capabilities.
Bob & Teli-V--
I purchased the opening and closing of the intro to "My Love Story" at http://actionbacks.com/wedm3.html
They produce really great stuff and it is really quite inexpensive in comparison to some I have come across.
I create Windows Media files which are viewed with a Windows Media Player and upload the file to my webpage. The Producer link is created by using the source destination from my shared site at Photodex. The process has been posted here on the forum but if you need assistance feel free to send me a msg and I will share the process with you.
I have been creating slide shows since mid January 06. I am very new to the industry however; I have worked with multimedia sources for several years having owed and operated radio stations and also while working in health care marketing and development.
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