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    Comments and Critiques needed - Website

    After redoing my website I am stumped at how to make it "better", so I am stepping back and want to hear input from you guys, because I know you'll be honest and don't mind tearing things about.


    What do you like
    What don't you like
    What would you change
    etc...


    Anything you can offer is appreciated.


    I'd like to have my own design studio one day (photography, video, design, print, whatever)


    Scarmack Photography





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    Is this like the other time you said you'd send us all something for commenting & didn't send anyone anything?
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    Looks good, man. I love the tiles, though they beg to be clicked on. I would definitely move the links to the top though, as well as spice up and enlarge the fonts. Consider a tab bar or the like?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rage-wrx View Post
    Is this like the other time you said you'd send us all something for commenting & didn't send anyone anything?
    hahahhahaha, I have no idea what your referring to.

    Quote Originally Posted by lokey View Post
    Looks good, man. I love the tiles, though they beg to be clicked on. I would definitely move the links to the top though, as well as spice up and enlarge the fonts. Consider a tab bar or the like?
    Yeah I wanted to have them being interacted, I thought that would be cool too. Okay, so we got one vote on a top bar and add some "spice" haha
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    Can the cursive font you used for "photography" be used for all major links? (i.e. - About, Contact, etc)
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    just going to write things as i go along lol...these are all my opinions but a great site!

    i think the camera on the homescreen should be a little brighter

    the Scarmack Photography should be a little bigger and maybe even cover a little bit of the computer screen instead of sitting on the edge.

    maybe the about, contact, etc. in a bigger txt. brighter font. i know you have a darker style of shooting and designing. like the edges around things are darker. id say to lighten up the site a bit. the color choice is nice but the grey txt just is a little dull and id like to see some bigger titles and different fonts, nothing fancy but not Times new roman..

    on your about section "I am a Professional Photographer who loves to dream" needs a period at end of sentence.

    "It all started way back as a hobby.
    But soon developed into a full-blown obsession."

    i would make that^^ hobby, but soon ----

    specialize in portraits and weddings.
    But, I do not limit myself to just those.

    same thing goes to this^^ weddings, but ------

    or you can change it up so its not as repetitive with using "but"

    id reword the about section a bit. make it a little more "flowy"



    on the contact section where it says message- i believe that should be a biggeer box. when you are typing the message it just goes to the side and disappears. people like to review their messages before sending and i think its hard to with that style box.

    i like the layout of your photos. i think the big Scarmack photography should match the color of the title pag..but i like that font




    um thats about all i noticed. i know you have the design in your mind and thats what you want but those are just somethings id change as a viewer. but all around site looks pretty good!
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    One last recommendation (for now) - Lose the flickr link. The functionality and familiarity (uploading, sharing, saving, etc) of flickr will detract users from staying on your page for viewing/purchasing.

    Trust me on this one. The functionality of facebook Events is my worst enemy.
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    Gonna do what Mark did and write this as I see things....

    1. get rid of the red seanscarmack.com banner top left, I know what website I just went to.

    2. Scarmack Photography should all be the same font.

    3. Move links and options and such higher up. I had no idea everything was lower until I noticed the bar on the right was bigger.

    4. If you can, remove the view counter.

    5. This section:

    "Scarmack Photography
    Web Design
    Senior Portraits
    Family Portraits
    Online Ordering
    Sport Photography
    Portrait Photography
    Wedding Photography
    Professional Retouching"

    should be under a "services provided" link and maybe add a slight description of each and what you bring to the table for each type of shooting.

    6. Your "about me" should be more in depth.

    7. LOVE the link to Flikr

    8. Overall, I'd make logos/fonts/links bigger. On many of the pages there is a bunch of unused space. You don't want it to be so in your face that it's annoying, but you want it to pop. It's a tough line to get.

    9. Not trying to be a ****, but I'd eliminate the "iphoneography" thing. I don't think it shows your full talent as a photographer.

    10. Idk how I feel about the clients page. I initially feel like it's nice to see a long list of clients, but I think a recommendations page or something would be better? Idk.

    11. I love the "Every photo tells a story. What's yours?" thing.

    12. I love your overall style and photography, I think you need the page to show a little more of your personality to it. If you know what I mean.




    I'm only writing things that I think you should change or alter. Overall, I like it, but I think if you tweek it and give it more Sean-ness, it'll be awesome. You want something that someone will go to and say "**** I love his work! I want him to shoot my (enter scenario here)!"
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    also needs moar nudez
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruh Roh View Post
    also needs moar nudez
    +1. boudoir ftw
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    definitely moar nudez
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    Nice work. No comments on the site, but I'd try to work my way into the Senior Portraits more. That's where the money is, at least around here, for photographers. Mommy will pay whatever it takes to keep Johnny young forever.
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    Wow! Awesome feedback!!!

    I've made a couple changes and will work on the rest. I guess sometimes you just need to step back to see the whole picture.
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    Needs moar nudez, moar subarus

    But seriously the font choices I do not like at all. Switch that up asap.
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