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    Eliana Franzenburg
    Participant

    Hello!
    I completely changed my website and I would appreciate any critique or advice you can give me.

    https://www.imagecatcher16.com

    Thanks.

    #30942

    Benjamin Holmes
    Moderator

    A few quick thoughts…

    If you are going to use a shape behind your header, you shouldn’t blur the photo. In fact, I would suggest that you don’t use a shape or blurring if you can! Try removing the shape and changing the heading to be white. If you can remove complexity, you almost always should.

    You shouldn’t use a colored background for your body text. Instead of using a colored background to differentiate your body text from your menu, include one of your nature photos as a header on each page. This will visually separate the body from the menu while also showcasing your photography skills.

    With your pages as short as they are, they don’t really need a back-to-the-top button. It is a little distracting as it only shows up on a few pages, and then only at the bottom of those pages. Try removing it?

    The “What does a session include?”, “What should I bring to a session”, and “Pricing” pages could be combined into a single page simply called “Services”. If you don’t want to do that, the “What does a session include?” and “What should I bring to a session” pages should be combined into a single page called “Sessions”. Right now there just isn’t enough information on each page to justify them being separate.

    “Misc. Work I’ve Done” could be renamed to “Nature/Landscapes” or “Still Life”. Even better, combine the two “Work” pages and have the headings “Portraits” and “Still Life” over each gallery.

    Try changing all of the text to be black. It may feel boring, but if you do put photos in the headers of each page, it will complement the colors of the photographs rather than compete with them!

    The font sizes are fairly irregular right now. Try 16 for your body, 32 for your headings (page titles), 24 for your sub-headings and site-title, and 20 for your navigation.

    Make sure you are using just two fonts with set font weights. You’ll use one for your body and navigation and the other for your headings and site-title. Again, consistency is key. Also, try using a light font-weight for your body copy, perhaps normal instead of bold. Lowering your font-weight right now will really help readability!

    I hope some of this helps! 🙂

    #30978

    Caitlin Compton
    Participant

    It’s a great improvement over your last website! Good job! I hope you get some clients. 🙂

    #31026

    James Staddon
    Keymaster

    The header image is a great picture of a family but it looked like their heads were cut off when I first went to the home page! I realized afterward that if I scrolled down I could see their faces, but it might be nice to make it so that I can see their faces first off.

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    Eliana Franzenburg
    Participant

    Thank you @bensharpeningcharacter that was exactly the kind of stuff I wanted to know!

    @creative-click-photography Thank you!

    @jamesstaddon I know, that is something I have been trying to fix but I can’t get it to work 😐

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