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« on: January 26, 2009, 10:51 »
Hey all. I finally managed to launch a website. Now it is from a free website so its nothing great but id love you all to take a look at let me know if you have any ways that I could improve it

thanks in advance


« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2009, 11:43 »
For a free site it looks pretty darn good.  I find the greens very refreshing.  

I think you need to tighten up your language a bit.  I felt like a couple of the phrases you used could have been more effective.  You might see what I mean, use what you can.   (p.s.  if I didn't like your stuff I wouldn't bother... Please don't take offence...)

Anthony {why no last name, it does not build confidence?} lives in London, England and has enjoy photography since 1997?. His full time profession is as a self employed personal trainer and he also works for a gym in London.

Anthony loves to shoot nature, macro, landscapes, and portrait & lifestyle with special interest in creating dynamic fitness portfolios.  His equipment includes a Nikon D300, 18-200 f3.5 VR, 105mm f2.8 VR micro and 10.5mm f2.8 fisheye. Anthony has traveled much of Europe (only one l in traveled, missing cap Europe) enhancing his photography by going to places such as Zurich, Stockholm, Geneva and Palma.   etc.

If you would like to purchase any of his images, please visit the links provided or email him and he will direct you straight to one of his distribution networks.

' I hope you enjoy looking through my images as I did taking them, photography has become a huge part of my life and hope to get better and better in future

In the quote there is a space between the and I, and there should be a period after future.

« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2009, 11:52 »
wow thanks for that, that was really helpful im going to make the changes now. :)

« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2009, 12:31 »
changes are made :) If anyone else has any suggestions id like to hear them


« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2009, 13:27 »
I find it unappealing to click your link and go straight to your 'about' page. I was further put off when I clicked on the 'home' link, and nothing changed. You need to rename your 'home' page to 'about' or 'bio', and make a new 'home' page that displays your name and/or logo along with at least one of your best or newest images. Not that I'm looking for criticism/tips/visitors, but here's a link to my very much out-of-date and no-longer-used website.
« Last Edit: January 26, 2009, 13:32 by sharply_done »

« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2009, 13:38 »
I recommend using something other than Verdana for your title (AnthonyMPhotography). You may want to make the title a little bigger too. And capitalize the "L" in links since everything else above it is capitalized. Also, you might want to have your contact information on every page. Maybe bold your links as well. The layout and color scheme is nice, though.

« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2009, 14:16 »
thanks for both your advice. unfortunately because its a free made website I cant change the verdana on the title as the font has to be the same throughout the site same with the size. Im going to attempt to change the home page as i agree it would be nice to have something else there. My logo is absolutely awful i think so will probably use an image of mine but will spend a while having a look and deciding

« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2009, 14:32 »
I think you've done quite a good job with the overall design/layout and the whole theme. It's very easy to navigate your site. One thing I might suggest is to combine different categories of your photos (i.e. nature, landscapes, etc) under a single 'Portfolio' link as your site starts to grow and becomes more complex. Otherwise, it's functional the way it is right now for the current size of your site.

How do you like Weebly so far? I'm currently researching different hosting services and I'm just curious to hear your opinion.

« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2009, 14:36 »
well compared to others its ok but the site is so slow it takes ages to load when you want to change things like ive been doing tonight so patients is definately an important thing with weebly but I think for free weebly is good

« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2009, 23:38 »
nice job .. not sure what you can and cant do on weebly .. can you tweek the lightbox script? So after you click a thumbnail the enlarged image has the left right navs instead of clicking to close.

« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2009, 02:45 »
I like your website, it's clean-cut and to the point. The colors also work well, and it's pleasing to the eyes. Well done :)

« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2009, 22:35 »
If you're aiming to get people to use your refferal links for shutterstock etc, I'd filter these sites out of your google adds page, otherwise, you might get ax .10 cents in revenue for a google link click, and miss out on the .03 for each download that a referred photographer may earn you...

« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2009, 00:21 »
Great job; I think your website is clean and very refreshing, to say the least. Love the images too.

« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2009, 05:43 »
you should buy your own domain, and use some simple name, not a mile long one, that nobody can remember.

« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2009, 10:21 »
blimey I made this post ages ago totally forgot about it lol. Thanks for all your kind words, I do plan on getting my own domain was just to get started off as I wanted something quick and easy just to be able to get people seeing my work


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