Please, check out my digital art website

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Michael, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. Michael

    Michael Guest

    I've been uploading new artwork at www.PixelKat.com Always interested in
    feedback. I get to use my friends 5D occasionally for the pieces.
    Webbuilding skills are not my strong suit so please forgive... :)
    Thanks,
    Michael

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    Michael, Mar 24, 2009
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  2. Michael

    ray Guest

    1) having to click to enter a site is obnoxious. Every additional click
    looses potential viewers.
    2) it does not validate to the w3c standards (see www.w3c.org - html
    validator). This may limit access to recent palm top devices which will
    probably not render properly.
     
    ray, Mar 24, 2009
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  3. Michael

    tony cooper Guest

    Yet it didn't loose (sic) you.
    You mean those little-bitty screens that wouldn't show the artwork to
    any advantage? Probably a good thing for Michael.
     
    tony cooper, Mar 24, 2009
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  4. Michael

    ray Guest

    Actually, it did - that's as far as I went.

    Not good if you'd like a presence with younger folks and travelers.
     
    ray, Mar 24, 2009
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  5. Michael

    George Guest

    I HATE CATS!
     
    George, Mar 24, 2009
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  6. Michael

    Pete D Guest

    How the freaking hell do you navigate around a site without clicking Ray?
    And amazingly he managed to get the whole site tested, freaking amazing Ray,
    truly wonderous.
     
    Pete D, Mar 24, 2009
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  7. Michael

    ray Guest

    Geez - I guess I missed that when it said "check out my digital art
    website" rather than "check out my photos".
     
    ray, Mar 24, 2009
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  8. Michael

    Michael Guest

    nice try Russell. if you read all the previous post, they were just a bunch
    of farting about websites and rules and such...nothing concerning my
    original post request. I was surprised to find so many stupid people on
    this small corner of the internet...but I guess they have to be somewhere!
     
    Michael, Mar 26, 2009
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  9. Michael

    tony cooper Guest

    While there certainly are stupid people in this newsgroup, your post
    did not exactly lead the pack in intelligent posts.

    What do you mean "check out my digital art website"? A request to
    check something out can mean anything from "check for errors" to "go
    look at". At least one person checked for errors. If you took your
    car to a mechanic and said "check it out", you wouldn't expect a
    critique of the car's upholstery fabric design.

    I checked out your website, but in the sense of "go look at". I
    looked at some of your digital art and found it to be unappealing to
    me. That is not a criticism of your art. It's a comment on what is
    appealing to me personally.

    I was impressed by your digital enhancement of photographs. I looked
    at them even though you instructed me to look at the digital art and
    not the photo enhancement images. I assume that it was implied that I
    could do this.

    I have no idea how anyone could provide you with feedback about the
    digital art. Do you expect people to say "Move that squelchy bit over
    near the blurry bit to better balance the composition"? Asking for
    feedback is asking for comment and constructive criticism.

    OK, if that's what you want, my comment is "I'm sure you are proud of
    it, and that some people will appreciate it, but I don't find it to be
    something I'd hang on my wall". I have nothing to offer that is
    constructive.

    You run a risk when you ask for feedback on creative art or
    photographs. If you are expecting nothing but plaudits and praise,
    you will usually be disappointed. Russell is correct; you have to
    have a thick skin when you open yourself up like this.
     
    tony cooper, Mar 26, 2009
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  10. Michael

    Michael Guest

    "Webbuilding skills are not my strong suit so please forgive... :)"

    what is so difficult to figure out?? obviously I wasn't asking for feedback
    on the actually build of the site. Where in my post did I say only praise
    my work? I wasn't asking for that. If I couldn't take criticism I wouldn't
    have posted in the first place.

    ....but thanks anyway, and your right...you had nothing to offer that was
    constructive
     
    Michael, Mar 26, 2009
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  11. Michael

    tony cooper Guest

    An expected response. No "ooohs" and "aaahs", so you get surly. You
    say you don't expect praise, and can take criticism, but when you
    don't get praise you denigrate the group for being stupid.

    Exactly what kind of "intelligent feedback" did you expect or hope
    for? How does one intelligently provide feedback on abstract artistic
    creation?

    Here's something in the same genre as your that I randomly grabbed off
    the web:
    http://www.ppmag.com/web-exclusives/images/200609bc_sva_faculty.jpg

    Let's see you give some intelligent feedback on this image so we can
    learn how someone is supposed to go about doing so. Give us a lesson
    in how it should be done.
     
    tony cooper, Mar 26, 2009
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  12. Michael

    ray Guest

    I would suggest that in the future you might consider being a little more
    precise. "check out my digital art website", to me, means "check out the
    web site". If you want folks to instead focus on the images, I might
    suggest "check out the digital art on my website" or something similar
    that indicates what you really want folks to look at.
     
    ray, Mar 26, 2009
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  13. Michael

    tony cooper Guest

    "Check out" certainly is a idiomatic expression. What you've failed
    to take into consideration is that it's an idiomatic expression with
    two meanings. Both meanings are explained in my first post.

    BTW, "whatever he said" is right up there in the Subject line. The
    request is ambiguous.
    Look up "literally". Michael meant for us to take his suggestion
    literally: "in a strict sense" or word-for-word". He just didn't
    specify which definition to take literally.
    I think I manage all right in English.
    Your examples are non sequiturs. They are not examples of phrases
    with double meanings.
    The distinction between "stand on line" and "stand in line" is
    pondial. In American English, one stands in line. In UK English, one
    stands on line.
    Running validator on the web site seemed a bit silly to me. However,
    Michael's response seemed even sillier. And snide.
     
    tony cooper, Mar 26, 2009
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