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    Redesigning my website, how does it look?

    I am overhauling my site, and while it seems to work on larger resolution monitors, I am not sure how it looks at lower resolutions.

    http://www.menzelphotography.com

    Any advice or suggestion are welcome, I don’t want to get too far before having to start over.
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    It looks ok on my Dell laptop but the only thing I can find wrong is in the gallery section.
    "Ride for Jayden" the pic is missing.
    Otherwise looks good
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    To me it is oversized on the main page, You really need to to be full size at 1024x768, Im at work on 1280x1024 and I need to scroll.

    Apart from that it looks pretty good
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    Quote Originally Posted by DzRbenson View Post
    To me it is oversized on the main page, You really need to to be full size at 1024x768, Im at work on 1280x1024 and I need to scroll.

    Apart from that it looks pretty good
    Thanks, that was the sort of answer I was looking for. My major concern was the size on the main screen.

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    I think it is good easy to navigate through.
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    I've made a couple of changes to the front page, hopefully this will make it more user friendly to lower resolution sceens.

    Please let me know what you think.

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    Get the Web Developer Firefox plugin - use its re-size option for testing.
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/60
    You can create 800x600 and 1024x768 sizes and test with those.

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    I just went there, and this is all I got:

    Index of /

    * Jayden/
    * Mallala 16-08-08/
    * Masters/
    * Moto GP 2008/
    * Mt Templeton/
    * New Zeland/
    * _vti_bin/
    * cgi-bin/
    * rally sa 2008/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sventek View Post
    I just went there, and this is all I got:
    Sorry, my FTP is a bit slow. Hopefully will be back up in 10 minutes.

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    Much better in size, Really Good.

    But one more opinion on the left where you have "Welcome to Menzel Photography", Could you maybe put one of your best photos, doesnt have to be a link behind it, but just a great pic with a watermark on it that says Menzel Photography.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DzRbenson View Post
    Much better in size, Really Good.

    But one more opinion on the left where you have "Welcome to Menzel Photography", Could you maybe put one of your best photos, doesnt have to be a link behind it, but just a great pic with a watermark on it that says Menzel Photography.
    Thanks for the advice, not sure what to place on the left. But that's a great idea (might have to steal it).

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    OK, I’ve done it. I stole DzRbenson idea and it looks pretty good to me. Please let me know what you think.

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    Nice site!

    On this page though:

    http://www.menzelphotography.com/New...eland_pg1.html

    I would suggest a different colour for the menu text (ie. Home, Galleries, About Us etc...) as the grey is washed out severely by the yellow background.

    Actually, it looks like you use the same colour scheme on other pages as well. Might want to check all pages for this issue.

    Also, on the same page you've spelt New Zealand incorrectly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stoogest View Post
    Nice site!

    On this page though:

    http://www.menzelphotography.com/New...eland_pg1.html

    I would suggest a different colour for the menu text (ie. Home, Galleries, About Us etc...) as the grey is washed out severely by the yellow background.

    Actually, it looks like you use the same colour scheme on other pages as well. Might want to check all pages for this issue.

    Also, on the same page you've spelt New Zealand incorrectly.

    Cheers!
    Thanks for the feedback, I am currently working on changing the old pages as mentioned to the new look black / grey layout. hopefully will have these done over the next couple of weeks.

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    Hi Menz, just checked the front page it looks so much better, Love the setup with the big image then the smaller to the right side.

    Let me know if you need anything else

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    Agree. Much nicer.

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    Is the content of the site finished or are you still working on that? Design-wise is good, although I think a Home page should probaby say something about the company/what you offer. Seeing nothing but pics on the front page makes me think Year 11 IT project [from a web development & "client-looking-for-a-professional" view].
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    At 1680 x 1050 it looks good and no problems with navigation, no scrolling required - it all worked really well. Looking at the New Zealand gallery, I would have really liked to have seen captions telling me the locations I was viewing. My only other suggestion would be to maybe have a look over the "about us" and the "pricing" page and fix the typos. (But I'm being picky). Great work, you should be pleased!

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    Looks good My only complaint would be the logo at the top. The bike is...sticking out I guess. It just doesn't work for me, perhaps feather those edges a bit and make it a tad more subtle?
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