Please have a look at 'B&W Gallery'...greenspun.com : LUSENET : B&W Photo: URL Review : One Thread
I'm building up my own b/w photography site. Have a critical look at the first results...
Find as many NEGATIVE points (on the contents as well as on the design of the site) as possible. I actually received too many 'flowers' from European reviewers... ;-)
Thank You in advance
-- Andreas Steiner (email@example.com), January 21, 1999
Well, you asked for the negatives: The thumbnails are too small. In the thumbnails, the gallery titles should be HREF'd so a click will take me to the selected portfolio. The portfolios take a fiendishly long time to download (with a 28.8k modem). The Syndrom Fashion Show gives broken links for 5 of the pictures. This could be a problem with my browser (IE4.0), I've seen this behaviour with other galleries that I know weren't broken. It might be a time-out problem: the browser has just given up waiting for the downloads. It looks as if you are using frames, but I can't adjust their sizes. Someone with a screen size other than 800x600, especially smaller, would have a problem. Re-sizing my browser to simulate this, I can see the full width of your simple menu on the left, but have to scroll sideways to see the actual pictures. On the photography, while I don't believe burnt-out whites are always bad, I do think you have sometimes used them innapropriately.
The positives would take me much longer to comment on, but I will mention that I like the photos, and the general site layout.
-- Alan Gibson (Alan.Gibson@technologist.com), January 21, 1999.
I have actually completely redesigned my site. Most of the points You mentioned are now corrected. Thanks for Your though and helpful commtents!
To those who haven't seen the site: it is not THAT bad as the guy above says... ;-)
You are invited to make Your comments as well.
-- Andreas Steiner (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 07, 1999.