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Cannon Pearson November 14th, 2004 06:53 PM


Here is a temporary web page that I put up to show some of my pics. The coding may be a little rough. I'm learning the web design apps as I go.

Keith Loh November 15th, 2004 11:31 AM

Very nice and simple.

Here is a suggestion. Why not have the photos come up with a rollover instead of a click.

Take a look at this page I made. http://www.keithloh.com/photos/may16/ringthing.html

It may give you some ideas.

Also, on your page. I'm not a fan of the vertically oriented title on the side. Maybe you can have both? Maybe a line in text (not graphics) with the same wording. That will also help you in the search engines.

Cannon Pearson November 15th, 2004 02:48 PM

I had rollovers in a previous version in which the thumbnails were in a single line. I think that with the way the thumbnails are grouped now rollovers might make for a more frustrating user experience. I also don't know how to code the rollovers to not go away when you don't have the cursor directly over the thumbnail.

This page is basically just intended as a temporary online business card, until I can design a better one. I did learn a lot though, even in doing a simple site like that. I'm starting to get the hang of GoLive.

Anyway, thanks for checking it out and offering input.

Ken Tanaka November 19th, 2004 12:29 AM

Hello Cannon,
You have a real potpourri of photographs on your site! Many made me smile, some made me sad, some made me linger. You clearly have skill and talent with a camera and with the computer. (What's the story of how you made the "Fincher's Bar-B-Q" sign shot look like a postcard found under the back seat of a '62 Plymouth?)

I offer two suggestions for your consideration.

1. If you are presenting the site to help solicit professional assignments (as opposed to just presenting a vanity/art collection) you should consider organizing it to better focus on the market(s) you want to attract. That is, offer separate galleries that highlight particular types of your work that you consider exemplary.

2. Again, if you are presenting the site as a solicitation for business never make it hard for the viewer to decipher who you are and how to make contact. Your decision to (a) present your name in all lower case with no inter-word kerning, and (b) present your name and contact info vertically is a rather annoying and unnecessary design decision. Don't do this; it's a mistake. Make it easier for viewers, again, if you want the site to help draw viewers.

Good luck with your work.

Jeff Donald November 19th, 2004 07:16 AM

Some of the black and white candids are very nice. I don't understand the old photos though, is it restoration etc.?

Cannon Pearson November 20th, 2004 06:37 AM

All of the pictures on the site were created to look the way they do. The Fincher's sign was shot in b+w and colored in Photoshop and then layered with distressed paper to get that effect. I believe that Fincher's has been open since 1935, so I felt that kind of treatment suited it well.

I think that all of the comments on the design are valid. This site was intended to be temporary until I can get a more organized, well designed site up. It also served as a learning exercise in web design. I know Photoshop really well, but I'm a little hazy on creating working web pages.

Thanks for checking it out and for the comments.

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