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    How Not to display your artwork on the web.

    Interesting article that was also posted over in CGtalk.com.

    I have to say, a lot of this stuff has always bothered me before the article was written.

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    Absolutly brilliant.
    Every single point, dead on.

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    Oh crap, maybe my site is not up to par...

    is my site user friendly guys?

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    awesome stuff there. Now I know what to do when I make my portfolio (in fifteen years after I stop sucking that is)
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    Quote Originally Posted by JLAlfaro View Post
    Oh crap, maybe my site is not up to par...

    is my site user friendly guys?

    -JL
    not according to that guys blog
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    JLAlfaro - I just checked out your webpage man. Good stuff, nice intuitive layout. The music is a good touch too, not overwhelming and not understated I guess, although kind of repetitive. The only critique I have at first glance is the way you have your gallery set up where it just has the little folder icons for each set of illustrations. If it were me I'd probably change it to something more descriptive than just the little folder icons. Good work though man, and I could just be nitpicky about the folder icon thing, it just seems so nondescript and when I first saw it I kind of wondered about them for a few seconds, nothing major.

    Sorry, ranting now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JLAlfaro View Post
    Oh crap, maybe my site is not up to par...

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    -JL
    Um....

    I'll just say, if you absolutely MUST have music (and really, must you?), make sure you have a big freaking unmistakable "SOUND OFF" button in an obvious location. And no, a little bouncing equaliser among all the other background animations doesn't count.

    And your popups aren't sizing properly for me (Mac, Firefox).

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    Quote Originally Posted by JLAlfaro View Post
    Oh crap, maybe my site is not up to par...

    is my site user friendly guys?

    -JL
    No dude, sorry, Its confusing and jumpy and everythings moving about and blinking and the sound! couldnt find the off button, thumbnails with two previews only.... SB link in a completley unrelated place to where the other links are... Goals statement ect coming in popup form in a completley different style than the main page. If I had multiple pages up i wouldnt associate it with the main page, could get lost.

    Time for an overhaul buddy!
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    This would be my Pleine Air blog
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    I think what everybody is saying JL, is let the artwork do the talking. It's not that you shouldnt have a nice website, but remember effeciency and simplicity comes first.
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    Here’s another good trick, use JavaScript on your thumbnails so that they can only see your full size images on rollover, and the instant they move the mouse, change the image. The self-control necessary to keep the mouse steady, or carefully take their hands off of it to view the image for more than a split second will keep them on their toes. You don’t want any slackers looking at your stuff! Plus, this has the added advantage of making them wait for the images to pre-load before they can see them.
    I have never seen that. People actually do that one?
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    Excellent article, very true on every account too. Also, an entertaining read =)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamerhomie View Post
    I have never seen that. People actually do that one?
    Definitely seen that one a few times, its not too bad if you have a fast connection, but it does get annoying if all you want to do is look at a specific image and get off the web.
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    Thanks guys, I will definitely work on that- as for the music part, I dont know how to turn it off on the programming part!
    I'm at programming like a monkey is at chainsaw ice sculpting- not good. But I got a guy who helped me out with it, guess I can give him a call...

    thanks again
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    oh yea, thanks 2bdeadbeat for the post
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