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Oliver Cook is off-line
27 October 2013 11:48
artistoli
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Malta


Hi guys,

It's bee a long time since I posted on the forums but here I am (I've been busy acting as Her Majesty's not-so-secret agent on the silliest island south of Sicily for the past six months). I've put together a new website using the 4ormat service. Its currently at  http://olivercook.4ormat.com - not got a domain for it yet. Anyway, its not overly important to me now as I'm spending my time running my own art gallery and defusing the ever present tensions regarding the 'custard cream incident', but I just thought it would be interesting to see what people think.  laugh


Oliver Cook is off-line
30 October 2013 07:11
artistoli
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artistoli
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Malta


Flippin' eck' its quiet here.


Bill Haley is off-lineSilver Member
30 October 2013 11:08
pompeytog
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Hi Oliver. I like the site, plenty of good quality shots, easy to navigate and good info. My only dislike is the third person narrative.

All the best with your gallery.
How hard can it be?


KHV is off-line
30 October 2013 11:43
Keltica
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Disnae scroll in FFox


30 October 2013 12:40
Socialdisaster
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Quote from Keltica
Disnae scroll in FFox



it does in mine...
Modesty is just arrogance in stealth mode


Oliver Cook is off-line
30 October 2013 14:41
artistoli
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artistoli
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Malta


Quote from pompeytog
Hi Oliver. I like the site, plenty of good quality shots, easy to navigate and good info. My only dislike is the third person narrative. All the best with your gallery.



Thanks! I always talk to myself in third person. laugh Maybe I shouldn't - especially out loud in cafes and bars. 


Paul Jones is off-line
30 October 2013 15:23
Paul_Jones
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Paul_Jones
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Lancashire
Wigan

Hi Oliver

I enjoyed browsing your website.  I like the way you have the images together in a scroll.  The style and content of the site was a little like flicking through a Goliath photo book.   https://www.goliathbooks.com/

My favourite galleries were the 'Girls, Black and White' and 'Swimsuits'.  I wasn't so keen on the 'French Maids' gallery.

I agree with a previous comment about your Bio page being written in the third person.  It cam come across as a bit pretentious.

Best regards
Paul

www.PaulJones.org


ICONIC :P is off-line
30 October 2013 19:56
Iconic
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Grimsby

do we not get a password for extra access ?
pissing purestorm off since 2009


Oliver Cook is off-line
30 October 2013 20:29
artistoli
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artistoli
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Malta


Quote from Paul_Jones
Hi Oliver

I enjoyed browsing your website.  I like the way you have the images together in a scroll.  The style and content of the site was a little like flicking through a Goliath photo book.   https://www.goliathbooks.com/

My favourite galleries were the 'Girls, Black and White' and 'Swimsuits'.  I wasn't so keen on the 'French Maids' gallery.

I agree with a previous comment about your Bio page being written in the third person.  It cam come across as a bit pretentious.

Best regards
Paul





Hi Paul, thanks so much for the feedback and for introducing me to Goliath! I can already feel my PayPal account emptying. cheeky


CSD Images is off-line
31 October 2013 03:23
CSD_Images
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Grampian
Aberdeen

How about having a 18+ Lightbox to warn the user it's a NSFW site?
Site is using Browser detection which is considered a big no, no instead it should use feature detection.
No SEO optimisation in the headers for BING/Google entries.
No HTTP request optimisations, and you have JavaScript in the header so poor optimisation on the site for load times.
Non-Semantic mark-up for the actual design (no HTML 5 elements).
The image protection notice is a waste of time as it can be easily bypassed.
You have two pages with just a password entry, you should always quantify why its; there.
Very little information about you or how you work this should be the focus of a site.
No blog/diary to help with SEO.

A technical and high level look at your site. The template you're using is a standard cookie cutter and is poorly designed. Compared to many 'modern' photographic sites it feels dated. People expect at least some eye candy and UI/UX interaction.


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