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Black and White photography: Music and Protest (4 posts)

  1. anbeck
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi there,

    I am looking forward to receiving constructive criticism of my wordpress-powered website at http://www.photografree.net/

    I chose it to be mostly blackish and whitish, because 95% of the photos on it will be b&w as well. The main idea is to put the photos in the spotlight, with visitors just leaning back and looking and the latest pictures that are in the slideshow (which is in the header on the main page).

    What do you think of the site's menu being below the slideshow on the main page? I thought it would be a shame if the header and menu bars would take too much space above the photos.

    Thanks a lot in advance!
    a.

  2. lifeoutsideamerica
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I would remove the archives, recommend photografee, and categories on bottom. I think it takes away from the site.

    I'd move my contact to the far right of your menu.

    I would also suggest tryin out a few other colors and see how they work. While I understand the want for dark colors cause B&W photos, you gotta remember who is gonna be reading your site and what is better on their eyes.

    Also as a side note, if you are interested in having a blogroll and sharing sites let me know. I run a travel blog, and will soon be leaving to go abroad again. I have a brand new camera that I'm hoping to snap up some great photos with.

  3. shirazdrum
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    "I would remove the archives, recommend photografee, and categories on bottom. I think it takes away from the site."

    I second that. As far as navigation menu, go for a simple inline text menu. I would also suggest to remove the post names from top of the post pictures (small squares). You already start the description with the name of the post, it'd kind of redundant.

    Otherwise, i love it.

  4. anbeck
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks a lot for your comments!

    Moving Contact to the right was an absolute no-brainer, I don't know why I didn't realize it before.
    As you probably saw, both "Portfolio" and "All Photos" are simply links to the category-archives, so for now they are redundant. But I plan to replace the category-based Portfolio links with gallery-pages, which only show chosen pictures. But I didn't implement it yet.

    I will try out removing the post titles tomorrow, I agree with you that this might improve the site.

    I will think about your other comments thoroughly and sleep about it.

    Thanks again!

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