NEW WEBSITE


ForgottenHeritagePhotography

Link Posted 10/09/2014 - 00:33
Hopefully I'm allowed to put this here? Let me know if not.
I have just (at long last) created my first website to showcase my photography work. I would be more than grateful if people had a few moments to check it out and give me some feedback on what they think works and more importantly what they think does not. Any feedback is great feedback! I figured asking a photography community would be a good way to get some good advice on it.

www.forgottenheritage.co.uk

Thanks in advance.
Matt
Matt
Forgotten Heritage Photography
https://www.facebook.com/ForgottenHeritagePhotography https://www.flickr.com/photos/memmett/sets/72157636937229545/

lennythelion

Link Posted 10/09/2014 - 06:51
Matt,

thanks for the link, an excellent website really shows off your talent.
Last Edited by lennythelion on 10/09/2014 - 06:53

Fletcher8

Link Posted 10/09/2014 - 07:32
Matt

I just had a look at your site, some very nice images. The site is very well put together in terms of look and content. I look forward to revisiting again.

Regards

Fletcher8
Fletcher8.

LennyBloke

Link Posted 10/09/2014 - 07:39
I'd urge other members to take a look at Matt's site.....

....most of the site links I visit have some nice content, but this one was so captivating that I went through each collection in turn and found a quality of style and consistency that is difficult to attain.

I think you've got it just about right
LennyBloke

Jumbo48

Link Posted 10/09/2014 - 07:47
Superb photography, have added your website to my favourites so that I can keep returning in the future, keep up your excellent work.
Regards John/Jumbo

fritzthedog

Link Posted 10/09/2014 - 08:34
Matt

First and foremost, a superbly interesting collection of well executed images. Like Lenny, I too found myself viewing every image in every collection - a rarity for me.

In general terms, the site looks good and works well.

It is always difficult to critique such things as personal preferences will always be a factor.

So - for what it's worth, 2 'personal' observations from me.

1. The horizontal scrolling works well but at times to my eyes the peripheral images can be a little distracting and some of the images get a little lost - especially the smaller portrait orientated shots which in places feel as if they need a little more space to breath.

2. The grey on black text on the blog page is a little difficult to read and feels as if the text colour needs to be a shade lighter


Great work Matt - and frankly, I would happily view those images however they were presented.

Carl
No matter how many lenses I have owned - I have always needed just one more

RussV

Link Posted 10/09/2014 - 09:32
Great website and pictures. I would echo the comment about the grey text used being too dark.

One other small thing, when the pictures scroll there is a juddering effect between transitions which is a little irritating. I've never seen this on other scrolling web images so it's not my PC (and I've viewed a lot). Maybe a parameter somewhere can be tweaked.
www.russv.me.uk
Last Edited by RussV on 10/09/2014 - 09:33

MrB

Link Posted 10/09/2014 - 09:32
Totally agree with everyone above - the images are wonderful.

As for whether it works - on my usual browser, Opera, the web pages do not appear correctly. Switching over to Firefox, everything seems to work perfectly well.

Cheers.
Philip

ForgottenHeritagePhotography

Link Posted 10/09/2014 - 09:34
Thanks for the compliments people, appreciated.
All feedback is great and I will look to implement it ASAP. Cheers Fritzthedog. Good observations.
All the best,
Matt
Matt
Forgotten Heritage Photography
https://www.facebook.com/ForgottenHeritagePhotography https://www.flickr.com/photos/memmett/sets/72157636937229545/

ForgottenHeritagePhotography

Link Posted 10/09/2014 - 09:36
MrB: Hmmmmm, I have not managed to view it on that many browsers yet. Thanks for the headsup.
Matt
Forgotten Heritage Photography
https://www.facebook.com/ForgottenHeritagePhotography https://www.flickr.com/photos/memmett/sets/72157636937229545/

ForgottenHeritagePhotography

Link Posted 10/09/2014 - 09:37
RussV: Not sure what I can do about the juddering effect. It doesn't happen for me but there will always be variations between the hardware and software involved in rendering a site. I will aim to try and view it myself on as many systems as possible. Thanks for your comment.
Matt
Forgotten Heritage Photography
https://www.facebook.com/ForgottenHeritagePhotography https://www.flickr.com/photos/memmett/sets/72157636937229545/

ForgottenHeritagePhotography

Link Posted 10/09/2014 - 09:42
fritzthedog wrote:

1. The horizontal scrolling works well but at times to my eyes the peripheral images can be a little distracting and some of the images get a little lost - especially the smaller portrait orientated shots which in places feel as if they need a little more space to breath.

I can dull down the images to the sides of the one currently being viewed? When I tried this option I though that some people would simply view the available images on screen at any one time and wanted to give them the option of viewing all images at the intended brightness?

Another option would be to increase the black spacer between the images?

All the best,
Matt
Matt
Forgotten Heritage Photography
https://www.facebook.com/ForgottenHeritagePhotography https://www.flickr.com/photos/memmett/sets/72157636937229545/

johnriley

Link Posted 10/09/2014 - 09:48
Tremendous photography, I'll post a link or two to your site elsewhere as I know some people who will really enjoy your images.
Best regards, John

nass

Link Posted 10/09/2014 - 09:54
The juddering is kind of normal, I've seen this across many sites. Bottom line is that some browsers just don't do scrolling as smoothly as others, and some hardware does it unsmoothly. I personally try to keep image file sizes down as that seems to help but your mileage may vary.

It's a good photography portfolio and nice clean brochure, looks like squarespace does a good package. It may get a little lost on the internet though and you may struggle for visitor without a lot of constant promotion (which I take it this post is part of) because there's very little text for search engines to hook onto. Fwiw, I get about 250 different visitors a day to my site, largely because it is deliberately word heavy and so performs very well in Google.

The topnav greys are a bit dark but not the end of the earth, I can still read it. That said the about page is very hard to read, as is the blog. I did expect to be able to click on images and see a bigger lightbox version but it's not set up that way.

With websites, it's always useful to keep a goal in the back of your head. If it is for exposure and marketing, then you'll want to add content that attracts people, like 'how I did it' for every photo and maybe a romancart ecommerce link to finished mounted prints.
... just another middle-aged guy with a hobby. I have an extreme macro learning site at extreme-macro.co.uk - Pentax-centric, your feedback and comments would be appreciated!
Last Edited by nass on 10/09/2014 - 10:01

Algernon

Link Posted 10/09/2014 - 10:12
Excellent stuff.... No juddering with Firefox on XP.

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Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi
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