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Old 04-27-2009, 05:35 PM
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Re: homemade site...

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Hello I'm new around these parts,

I should say I am not by any means a webiste designer. Took a long while to build especially since navigating and dissecting code is torture for me


I don't think you need to hire a web-site designer... I have seen a lot of sites designed and maintained by so call pros and they aren't nearly as good nor function as well as yours. -AND -The photography and retouching are great too..!!
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Old 04-27-2009, 07:17 PM
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Re: homemade site...

aw shucks! you guys are too nice. The thing that irritates me most is not having thumbnails and having to wait for each one to load until you're able to move on to the next.

I would also like to have a slicker interface with a zoom and refine the case studies a bit...

all that and a good content management system that works would be real nice...

There will always be things I could be spending money on... so far the website has done its duty pretty well so I wont complain.
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Old 04-30-2009, 04:54 AM
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Re: homemade site...

hi janko,

i had a look at your website again, as you complained that we are too nice, haha. Your website is great. Very clean, images load quickly.

I sometimes see with other retouchers a couple of steps from before to after in their case studies. So not just before and after but also a couple of steps in between. Maybe this gives a bigger WHAUW effect. Just some thoughts. Anyhow, good to hear that your site is serving you well.
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Old 05-12-2009, 04:58 PM
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Re: homemade site...

I think the website is great! Easy to navigate. Straight and to the point. I love the case studies and the before and after and your work is amazing! Hopefully i will be that good someday!
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Old 06-13-2009, 06:39 PM
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Re: homemade site...

I really like your website. The focus is on your images and that's exactly where it should be. Nicely done!
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Old 07-09-2009, 03:42 PM
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Re: homemade site...

Nice site and nice images. I don’t like flash but I like the site.

I did have trouble viewing it in FireFox said I needed to install the newer version of Adobe Flash but it ran good in IE.
That’s why I don’t like flash it can be undependable in different browsers. Similar image viewers can be made with java of just plain html links if you ever get tired of the flash or it gives you trouble.

But looks nice the white background really displys the pics well.
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Old 07-10-2009, 08:40 AM
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Re: homemade site...

Janko, thought to mention, too:
Consider adding a feedback form on your contact page where prospective clients can just fill in the form and submit it to you - there are quite a few flash tutorials on creating the form that includes a captcha (anti-bot code like "enter the sum of 2+3 to prove you are human...")

Here is one such link to a free flash captcha
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Old 07-10-2009, 03:34 PM
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Re: homemade site...

Thanks all for comments and nice words!

resto- I know that flash has its disadvantages but I feel the animation and interactivity it brings is worth it. I feel most higher-end sites have at least some flash components to them. If I knew how to code php I think it would be a good alternative, but writing code is not my strength, and I have zero motivation to learn it...

Vernon- Thanks, thats a good point... I'm always looking to add parts and build more functionality and I would like to add that at some point.
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Old 07-13-2009, 02:22 PM
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Re: homemade site...

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I feel most higher-end sites have at least some flash components to them.
I would have to disagree with that. most high end site I know of don’t have flash for a lot of reasons. Most of the flash I see on high-end sites are just ads.

Flash is not a solid platform to build large sites on. It is more for small personal sites.
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Old 07-13-2009, 05:46 PM
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I would have to disagree with that. most high end site I know of don’t have flash for a lot of reasons. Most of the flash I see on high-end sites are just ads.

Flash is not a solid platform to build large sites on. It is more for small personal sites.
Hmm...That's interesting you say that.

some examples of flash sites--

http://www.taylorjames.com/cgi-retouching/index.php

http://www.saddingtonbaynes.com/

http://www.real-fake.com/#

http://recom-post.de/#/portfolio/overview/1/

http://www.christarantino.com/

also Id be curious to see the high end sites that have ads on them... wouldn't that make them not high-end?

I agree you don't have to have flash for it to be a good site. but I think it helps a lot in making the site more dynamic and visually stimulating. and since we're in the creative industry I feel its important to use all the help we can get to show off our work.

And like I said before if I were a better designer I would probably build a site using more than just flash. With flash is relatively easy to build a simple clean site...
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