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Once again, I ask for your take. Website V1.2
Devin Dahlgren, Photographer
Everett | WA | USA | Posted: 2:31 AM on 10.21.05
->> I've been at it for two days solid. I took everything you said to heart and made some drastic changes. I think it looks much better now. But I still wonder. I promise I won't ask again. Because I'm never doing this again.

Cheers,

Devin
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Devin Dahlgren, Photographer
Everett | WA | USA | Posted: 2:33 AM on 10.21.05
->> oh yeah, the link! I need to get some sleep...

www.glacierpeakphoto.com
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Ron Hawkes, Photographer
Camden | ME | USA | Posted: 5:42 AM on 10.21.05
->> Devin, Very nice, clean, easy to follow, just enough information, fast loading, job well done.

Ron
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DJ Werner, Photographer
Coastal | NC | USA | Posted: 9:12 AM on 10.21.05
->> right on !!!

can you do my website next???? LOL


good job!
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Melissa Wade, Photographer, Student/Intern
New York | NY | USA | Posted: 9:15 AM on 10.21.05
->> Minor item - page titles. The index page is missing one altogether and I would place your firm name or website url at the start of each of the others rather than just "action photo info" for example.
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Landon Finch, Photographer, Assistant
Colorado Springs | CO | USA | Posted: 9:38 AM on 10.21.05
->> WOW...you have been working hard. The site is much better, nice work.

I will only make a few suggestions (all related to navigation).

Get the navigation up just below your pictures (but still on the left side if that's where you want it).

People on smaller monitors will have to scroll down to see all the links.

Reduce the space between the navigation links.

Make sure all your navigation links are aligned top within the cell.

Make sure all your navigation is in exactly the same spot on each page. Right now, they are higher and lower on some pages.

Refer back to the first thread about meta info and change the titles on each page to some like "Glacier Peak Sports Photography - Home Page", "Glacier Peak Sports Photography - Gallery", etc.

Your "other side" link should probably open in a new window since it doesn't appear that that you have a link back to the sports photography site on the "other side" site....hope that's clear.

I've taken the liberty to make a few adjustments to your homepage. Check your email for a zip file. A great technique to place things on a page is to put tables inside tables.

Nice work and let me know if you have any questions.
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Devin Dahlgren, Photographer
Everett | WA | USA | Posted: 11:27 AM on 10.21.05
->> Ok! Made some quick changes regarding Landon's suggestions. I will go in later and make some meta data changes but I probably should focus on the work that pays me. Any other suggestions are welcome.

Thanks again,

Devin
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Jean Finley, Photographer
Iowa City | IA | USA | Posted: 12:57 PM on 10.21.05
->> A template would take care of your problems with continuity from page to page.
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John Green, Photographer
Redlands | CA | US | Posted: 1:14 PM on 10.21.05
->> Some beautiful shots of youth sports, I thought the website was nice to, very simple and elegant. I have a Printroom account and it's unbelievable how crappy some of the stuff is on there. Nice work!
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Rick Berk, Photographer
Holbrook | NY | USA | Posted: 2:04 PM on 10.21.05
->> Devin-
This may just be a typo, or maybe i have no idea what I'm talking about, but on your Sports Action page, where you tell them to call about the 10% donation details, you have the following:

Call us at 425-585-0158
9am -5pm Tues-Fri CST

Now, isn't CST Central Standard Time? And aren't you in Washington? Just checking... thought I'd point it out. Otherwise, nice job... I like it.
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Joe Nicola, Photographer
Fort Worth | TX | USA | Posted: 5:02 PM on 10.21.05
->> Devin,

Very nice job and your youth sports images are some of the best I've seen. Sweet!
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Delane B. Rouse, Photographer, Photo Editor
Washington, DC & Seattle | WA | US | Posted: 5:08 PM on 10.21.05
->> Was this intentional?

4. One FREE 5x7 DIGITAL TEAM Photo for use on your website. FREE 5x7 DIGITAL TEAM Photo for use on your website. FREE 5x7 DIGITAL TEAM Photo for use on your website.

Also, you may as well remove the "Call us at 425-585-0158 9am -5pm Tues-Fri CST", since people will call you anytime they want/feel.

Let them call...who cares? As long as it's a business/seperate line let the calls go to voice mail.
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Devin Dahlgren, Photographer
Everett | WA | USA | Posted: 6:03 PM on 10.21.05
->> It's funny. I've read over it and over it and just when you think you've found everything, well, you get the idea. I appreciate your kind words. Keep checking it out though. At this pace I'm sure there are plenty more...
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Richard Ritari, Photographer
Gainesville | FL | USA | Posted: 10:44 PM on 10.21.05
->> Devin,

First off, the difference in your site from just a few days ago is very impressive. The entire focus of the site is very clear and to the point, without distraction. You have done a great job.

One small suggestion I have is that when you click on the "Photos On-Line" link, it redirects to your Photoreflect page, and it becomes very clear the page is not part of your site. Consider creating a page that consists of an empty frame with your Photoreflect page as the only thing in the frame. Take a look at
http://Event.PhotographyByRichardRitari.com to see how I integrated my Printroom.com page to make it appear as if it were part of one continuous site.

Richard
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Ryan Gebely, Student/Intern, Photographer
California | PA | USA | Posted: 10:54 PM on 10.22.05
->> Hey site looks awesome! Just one little thing that I notice (as working around web design all day) When you go to the different pages your "buttons" move up and down. It is not a huge thing but something to work on. Just get them to stay in the same place. (May just be a size difference in the pages) Otherwise it looks great. Good job.
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Andrew Sullivan, Photographer
Kissimmee | FL | USA | Posted: 11:04 PM on 10.22.05
->> I looked at this a few days ago and can't beleive the difference! Good work.

Andrew Sullivan
www.picandrew.com/sports.html
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Max Waugh, Photographer
Seattle | WA | USA | Posted: 12:03 PM on 10.23.05
->> Hey, I just appreciate the tip about Velvia combined with a polarizer, though I wish I had seen that before I went to Greece. I shot some film there (as I often do when I travel) using that combo and the results were horrible.
:(

Good to know it wasn't just the way I handled the exposures. I'll need to go back for a redo. ;)

Great job on the redesign, too. As a designer/photographer, I think you did a nice job using simple means to display your (awesome) work effectively.

Max
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Max Waugh, Photographer
Seattle | WA | USA | Posted: 12:08 PM on 10.23.05
->> Oh, btw... I agree with Melissa that you NEED a title tag on your pages. However, you should concentrate on some keywords that'll help sell your site to search engines before you put your name or the company name in there.

See this thread for more about the Title tag:
http://www.sportsshooter.com/message_display.html?tid=14210

Max
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