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Photography blog (23 posts)

  1. fawkesblog2
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I've been playing around with the free theme photo lounge from slr lounge and made a few adjustments courtesy of several here who have volunteered code tips and advice.

    This is my first venture into wordpress and am enjoying it very much.

    Any thoughts, tips etc appreciated as is the help that has hitherto consistently been forwarded my way by members here.

    I will integrate the galleries with the theme but not rushing at this point, Blog can be seen at http://www.chrisfawkes.net

    Cheers

  2. outdoordad
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Great photography!

  3. fawkesblog2
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you, very much.

  4. cc bravo
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    My constructive critique would be that the default font color that your commentators use to post doesn't have enough contrast with your background thereby making it difficult for anyone to read.

  5. fawkesblog2
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks cc bravo.

    I can apparently make some adjustment in the plugin code but anytime i've changed hex code where i'm told to it has made no difference but i do agree and will keep working on that. Thank you.

  6. xxbossmanxx
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Nice looking site. I love dark themes. The bg looks like the ceiling fabric on a porsche 911. Am I right? :P

    Nice work.

  7. tom2nz
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I would like to get a few tips from you about how to create such an open space WP site.

    Might be able to trade some other web knowledge.
    cheers tom2nz"AT"gmail.com

  8. uniquesmile
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I love dark themes too,nice work!

  9. fawkesblog2
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks all, you know the bg isn't from a Porch bit i'm going to take a look at one now and maybe tweak my background to suit, good call.

  10. healthvotes
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    firstly, your blog takes ages to load, but that can be due to the amount of images you have. Perhaps you can cut down on the number of images to show up on the homepage, or make them of lower resolutions. However, do not re-size them on the browser, do it offline before you upload them.

    Am not a fan of black backgrounds and white fonts, and in this case, it is hard to read the fonts because the text is a lighter shade of black.

    also, i do not find single post pages. somehow the post titles on the homepage are not click-able and they do not take me to the single posts.

    Among other things, you got an excellent and brand able logo, i like it very much. the logo is linking to the /blog1 page, perhaps you can link it to the homepage itself. Good to see the language translator on the blog, that helps a lot. The image quality is good though, it is slowing your front page, but on single pages, those images at current resolution will look excellent.

  11. fawkesblog2
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks a ton for that feedback. Of course from my own computer i'm not as aware re the load time so that is really important to know.

    I'm putting the titles in the actual post so that may be why they don't link to single post so i will look into that.

  12. jodiac
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Look very nice blog to me along with fantastic photography. The theme is also great - keep it up.

  13. fawkesblog2
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks Jodiac, how were the load times for you.

  14. ip telephony
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am very much impressed by the theme.Load time was very good.Overall Great work keep it up.:)

  15. fawkesblog2
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you. I would appreciate anyone elses thoughts on the load time. I did test on the weekend while interstate but realized my site may be cached on the computers i tested with. I need to do a drive around to some internet cafes.

    Thanks again everyone.

  16. fawkesblog2
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The above link posted by rhino21 is spam, anyway to have that deleted?

  17. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Done.

  18. fawkesblog2
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you esmi,

  19. fawkesblog2
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I've been around to a few internet cafe's and the site seems to load pretty fast. Appreciate everyones feedback.

    If anyone else decides to check and notices it is slow to load i would really appreciate knowing your experience.

    And please feel free to send suggestions if something stands out that would vastly strengthen the site.

    Cheers.

  20. DomainStick
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You have beautiful work, but I'm concerned it is jeopardized by the confusing layout. Two many things distracted me as I was scrolling down. The shadow with the fork? Is this a photography or food site? The option to post and reply under the first set of images. Then you switch to a gallery style mode.

    I suggest you explore other themes - there are so many gorgeous themes out there for photographers. Try to find something that keeps everyone at the top of the site - and with navigation, pages turn or images slide in an out. The fact that you have to scroll down so much on your site is not helping.

    I use the Prestige Light theme sold at Theme Forest. My site is called DomainStick.com. This theme also comes in a dark version which would suit your style. That one in particular comes with hundreds of skins, so you can really customize the theme. Warning: while this is one of the best-selling themes, the guy who created it has not upgraded it to work with WP 3.1. We're all waiting. I haven't upgraded as a result. I wouldn't worry about it - you can read the comment stream and get a sense of the loyal customers who still really appreciate what the theme has to offer.

    You have gorgeous work and you should showcase it the best possible way. I love photography and am envious of people who have this type of talent. Do a quick search for Photography themes and find the right match...

    best,

    Robert

  21. fawkesblog2
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks Robert.

  22. fawkesblog2
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I've made some changes based on the feedback here. Any other thought appreciated.

    Thanks again.

  23. fawkesblog2
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I've just added custom scroll bars for comments using the jscrollpane wordpress plugin

    I think blogs with a white background look fine with the browser generated scroll bars but anything with color looks much better if the scroll bars are customized to the look of the rest of the site.

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