Expert opinions required please

Discussion in 'Photography' started by kasstzam, Nov 30, 2003.

  1. kasstzam

    kasstzam Guest

    We have just refurbished and opened our site to the general public. Although
    the site currently has limited images (we're still sorting them out!) we'd
    apprreciate feedback. The thumbs link to slightly larger images, what size
    would be best without having to worry about copying by viewers?
    Look forward to hearing from you,
    Deborah Brennan
    kasstzam, Nov 30, 2003
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  2. I get 2 runtime error's when the site opens.
    one in line 69, and one in line 138.
    Both refer to "SymRealWinOpen undifined"

    i'm uing internet explorer 6.

    Clicking on a thumbnail opens a picture only slightly bigger than the
    thumbnail itself.
    Pictures and general design are OK
    Hope it helps.

    Hennie van Dalen
    Hennie van Dalen, Nov 30, 2003
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  3. Did not get any error with IE6.0 and Netscape 4.78, everything seems
    to load ok.
    The menu on the left works ok (but consider to do away with the
    different colours blue and black), but there are fancier ways to
    display your images, it looks all a little bit cluttered.

    If you are going to have many images, you probably want to subdivide
    each category further. For example, for "events" you will show two
    one for "children in need" and "one for "age of chivalry" each linking
    to the
    full series. etc.

    I would not worry to much about copying, it happens regardless and it
    doesn't outweight the ability for serious buyers to inspect your
    images. You can easily go up to 480x640 or so, which is too poor
    resolution to print but large enough on a screen to inspect with some

    On "contact us" you have listed your mobile ## while at the same time
    you say "no personal callers without prior appointment" - this is
    confusing, and in fact why do you want to leave a personal number in
    the first place? Then, on the top left it says mysteriously: "by RH :
    Recording History", what is this about? It is not a link....

    Hope this helps.
    Leendert Combee
    Leendert Combee, Nov 30, 2003
  4. kasstzam

    kasstzam Guest

    Many, many thanks for the replies, the feedback given is excellent and will
    help us modify the site no end.
    RH (Richard Horsfield) is the photographer...
    We'll be enlarging the images on the site and adding more, with expanded
    We've tested the site using both IE and Netscape, so we're not sure what the
    runtime errors are relating to.
    We will be including a "no right click" code and copyright graphic on the
    enlarged images.
    Thanks once again for all the feedback, it's been much appreciated.
    Best wishes
    Deborah Brennan
    kasstzam, Nov 30, 2003
  5. kasstzam

    Ross Guest

    I liked the general layout. But when you go to the thumbs, they are a bit
    jumbled. You are a photographer and know that composition is what the photo
    is all about. That's what your website should reflect. Just my opinion. I
    was going to suggest the right click disable code, but see you already
    mentioned that. The photos are great and I look forward to seeing more of
    what you have.
    this is all just my professional opinion and of course is nat a slam.
    Ross, Dec 7, 2003
  6. kasstzam

    LyghtBynder Guest

    you might want to use frames to organize your thumbs. make your jump
    images 4x6 @ 72dpi. if you're truely concerned with folks copying
    them, put your name across them at a 20% screen.
    LyghtBynder, Dec 7, 2003
  7. kasstzam

    kasstzam Guest

    Many thanks for these and other comments. We've updated the site and all new
    images will include our copyright details on. We don't want to get too
    concerned about copying - we'll do what we can, but at the end of the day
    there's only so much we can do.
    People have mentioned that the images we use on the site should be ones that
    we don't value too much, so that's what we are doing.
    We are also going to be producing a "Portfolio Leaflet" which anyone can ask
    for via the site. This will have a range of our more "valued" images in.
    The newer images (Fine Art nudes, etc) are also larger at 500pix to give
    viewers more to see.

    We really do appreciate the comments that everyone has made, as they have
    all been positive. Although we can't implement them all, they've all been
    taken on board.

    Best wishes
    Richard Horsfield
    kasstzam, Dec 7, 2003
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