RetouchPRO

Go Back   RetouchPRO > Technique > Critiques
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Critiques The place to get serious, in-depth analysis and opinions of your work

My first website

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 07-30-2012, 03:15 PM
AKMac's Avatar
AKMac AKMac is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: London and Argyll, Scotland.
Posts: 309
My first website

Hi All,

I have just produced my first website. There are still a lot of images to be uploaded and some other tweaks, but I would be interested at this stage in any general observations re style and content.

www.akmacretouch.com

regards

a k
Reply With Quote top
  #2  
Old 08-16-2012, 02:36 PM
AKMac's Avatar
AKMac AKMac is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: London and Argyll, Scotland.
Posts: 309
Re: My first website

Hello! Is there anybody out there?
Reply With Quote top
  #3  
Old 08-16-2012, 05:03 PM
skoobey skoobey is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,376
Re: My first website

It looks good, you retouching is fine, and you'll get more refined as you do more images.
Reply With Quote top
  #4  
Old 08-30-2012, 11:26 AM
fosterdesign fosterdesign is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 2
Re: My first website

Good work. I would suggest clarifying your identity a bit; separate your strapline or description from the logotype, mention your full name somewhere, and write the copy in the first person. And avoid the 'royal we'. Some beautiful images though.
Reply With Quote top
  #5  
Old 08-30-2012, 12:33 PM
AKMac's Avatar
AKMac AKMac is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: London and Argyll, Scotland.
Posts: 309
Re: My first website

Thanks Foster. Some good points. Can you explain what you mean about separating the strapline.
Reply With Quote top
  #6  
Old 08-30-2012, 01:07 PM
fosterdesign fosterdesign is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 2
Re: My first website

I wasn't sure whether to read it as 'AK Mac Retouching' or what. My preference would be 'AKMAC' all the same case, maybe with a strapline saying 'Retouching by [your name]'. Just a thought.
Reply With Quote top
  #7  
Old 08-30-2012, 01:44 PM
AKMac's Avatar
AKMac AKMac is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: London and Argyll, Scotland.
Posts: 309
Re: My first website

I'm going to stick with that as it is, but I'm considering your other suggestions. Thanks again.
Reply With Quote top
  #8  
Old 08-31-2012, 01:45 PM
TopiToo TopiToo is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: London
Posts: 133
Re: My first website

Hello AKMac,

Just a couple of small suggestions from me

1. Your logo is a gif personally I would of made this a jpeg
as currently the text looks like its breaking up (ie it could be sharper)
and the gif is dirty - slight grey pixels in the B/G
2. On the services page I would suggest a return after
"and what the"
3. I think already mentioned, but I would if trying to contact you
want to know your name ie contact page - please contact Alastair . . . . .
4. On the about page just a suggestion make the italic quote in bold.
5. And last point I would have a link to social feeds ie blog for what you are
currently working on. Company FB page is a possibility, and even Twitter.
Hope that wasn’t too painful, just a few ideas for the future apart from that
I like the style and a good choice of images – well done.
Reply With Quote top
  #9  
Old 08-31-2012, 01:58 PM
AKMac's Avatar
AKMac AKMac is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: London and Argyll, Scotland.
Posts: 309
Re: My first website

Thanks TopiToo,
Boy, you've got sharp eyes. Unfortunately I am at the mercy of my web designer re the choice of gif over jpeg for the logo. I agree with the comment about the line being too long in the services page, and I' going to fix that now. I'm in two minds about whether to make it 'contact info@ or 'contact Alastair@. At the moment, the way it's set up, if you do contact info, it automatically sends to alastair@akmacretouch.com, so any reply will have a personal touch. Regarding FB and Twitter - I think I must be the only person on the planet who isn't connected.

Thanks again for your advice

Alastair

akmacretouch.com
Reply With Quote top
  #10  
Old 08-31-2012, 02:21 PM
TopiToo TopiToo is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: London
Posts: 133
Re: My first website

Hello AKMac,

Another point to consider if starting up is do you want people to know who you are?
My point being social media is the way forward like it or not, so if you are serious you need to be onboard. You should think about this point seriously, you clearly have a portfolio to show, so why not advertise the fact.
Many people under estimate this issue.

I understand your points about the logo Samteq will no doubt charge for further changes,
unless you have full access to the site.
Wish you all the luck, and by all means shout if you need any advice most people on this forum are only too willing to help.

Last edited by TopiToo; 08-31-2012 at 02:25 PM. Reason: text corrs
Reply With Quote top
Reply

  RetouchPRO > Technique > Critiques


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Website KTG Work/Jobs 3 09-22-2012 09:05 AM
Any Clever Retouching Website names help? Retoucher123 Your Website 6 09-09-2012 08:49 PM
new website, mixed feelings onesh0t Your Website 2 09-07-2011 05:41 PM
Website Help AlchemyImage Your Website 0 06-12-2011 01:39 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved