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redesigned website, comments wanted

Postby Zerimar » Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:07 pm

Hello everyone,

I recently redesigned my website to incorporate flash.

I tried to keep it simplistic too.

let me know what you think

http://rickrphoto.com/
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Postby Radu » Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:17 pm

Nice site and nice photos.
Maybe it's my connection but the flash thing is really slow.
I recommend using less of it. Some may be frustrated by that.
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Postby Citruspers » Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:21 pm

Great clean design, and the images load fast enough on my connection. did you use a CMS, and, if so, which one?
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Postby Zerimar » Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:55 pm

Thanks guys

I used bludomain.com to get a basic template then customized it for my own needs from there.
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Postby Razvan » Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:06 pm

Looks good,but I wanted to close it after 3 seconds...it takes too long to load.
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Postby MichaelM » Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:06 pm

About Flash:

It doesn't work on the iPhone
It doesn't work on the iPad
It doesn't work on most phones (Android 2.2 is the exception)
It is buggy on Linux (first time I loaded your page I got a black page)
Apple is no longer shipping it by default with OSX

First, I like the website design. However, there is absolutely no need for you to use Flash with this website. You could get website just as pretty using something like SmoothGallery and some of the jQuery stuff, with the added benefit that it will work everywhere.

My only actual criticism of the website design is your links fade to black when you hover over them, on a black background. Seeing links disappear when I mouse over them feels weird to me.
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Postby Zerimar » Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:51 pm

I also am working on a mobile version of the website that will work on iphones and ipads.

I created the splash page for people that do not have flash so if the main site will not work, they can atleast use my smugmug to view galleries.

For the main page the color scheme is black so when you highlight over the text they go away, however in other tabs the color of the text changes according to the section color.

I am working on changing the main page buttons to have a different color text
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Postby jameswilby5 » Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:09 pm

I like your website. I had no problems with load times and liked the layout. Also I love some of your nature photos.
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Postby DP-PARIS » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:25 am

very nice and loaded in ok times. It is a shame apple does not use flash, though not sure how well a portfolio would come across on a tiny little iphone screen anyway.

still, it would look good on an ipad if they allowed flash.
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Postby Zerimar » Sat Nov 13, 2010 6:57 pm

Thanks so far,

I can get it to work on an ipad with a mobile html version of the site, however I am unsure if I want to bother with that considering if you go to the client galleries section from the splash page you can see them already.
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Postby eVolutioN » Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:35 pm

Very nice layout, I like it.
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Postby Tomis » Sat Nov 27, 2010 6:11 am

its FAST! and very responsive on my mac. I really like it.
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