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Title: Lone Photo
Post by: confused on November 05, 2004, 09:28:15 PM
Not sure what i will ever use this for, probably wont but what do you all think?

(http://www.friendzforever.net/collage.jpg)
Title: graphic, photographic collage
Post by: hamburger on November 06, 2004, 12:18:49 AM
i think if you put some text in it, it might make a nice sig. or banner  :yey:
Title: graphic, photographic collage
Post by: TranzNDance on November 06, 2004, 01:20:13 AM
nice. :thumb:
Title: graphic, photographic collage
Post by: GarveysIT on November 06, 2004, 05:41:36 AM
who authorised this?
Title: graphic, photographic collage
Post by: confused on November 06, 2004, 08:37:49 AM
Authorized what?

Dang, this just wants me to save even more money for a new digital camera.
Title: graphic, photographic collage
Post by: GarveysIT on November 06, 2004, 09:51:03 AM
digital camera?

wut one are you thinking of getting, ive got a coolpix 2000, i got it a few years back, but i still like it :D
Title: graphic, photographic collage
Post by: fretnmore on November 06, 2004, 09:53:37 AM
Very nice Confused, I'm glad that new girl friend isn't taking up all of your time!  :poke:
Title: graphic, photographic collage
Post by: GarveysIT on November 06, 2004, 09:55:54 AM
confused just enyojs out company to darn much, i hope he doesn't neglect his girlfriend :)
Title: graphic, photographic collage
Post by: confused on November 06, 2004, 10:06:46 AM
Neglect....nah.

She wasnt on for like 5 hours last night. Her and a friend when to the others old school for some little concert thing...not sure.

The one I was gonna get, yes a little outrageous is the nikon d70 but I talked to somebody and they said another camera I checked out was better and that is the Canon Rebel....so I will probably end up getting that one. For a lense and the body its gonna cost just under a grand. My parents said that if I raise half we can talk for a christmas gift....so far I have about 270 so I am not doing soo bad...
Title: graphic, photographic collage
Post by: TranzNDance on November 06, 2004, 10:08:09 AM
Quote from: Garvey
confused just enyojs out company to darn much, i hope he doesn't neglect his girlfriend :)

Speaking of girlfriend neglect... how do you find the time for LF? ;)
Title: graphic, photographic collage
Post by: confused on November 06, 2004, 10:23:58 AM
Its 10:22 in the morning........As I would joke with her, she needs her beauty sleep!

Actually the reason I dont post here as much is because of school and all the darn hw I get......

i find the time well by talking to her and posting. Arent I talented...I have a feeling Thu you may want to move this to the chat section since its getting hijacked by all of us! lol
Title: graphic, photographic collage
Post by: GarveysIT on November 06, 2004, 10:25:09 AM
easy, 90% of the time i'm here its during work :poke:

edit: just realised you weren't talking to me, then again, i dont have a g/f at the moment :?
Title: graphic, photographic collage
Post by: TranzNDance on November 06, 2004, 10:28:36 AM
Quote from: Garvey
edit: just realised you weren't talking to me, then again, i dont have a g/f at the moment :?

I was talking to you. I thought you mentioned one only a few days ago. :?
Title: graphic, photographic collage
Post by: GarveysIT on November 06, 2004, 10:30:58 AM
yeah, that would of been a few days ago :?
Title: graphic, photographic collage
Post by: TranzNDance on November 06, 2004, 10:54:39 AM
Quote from: Garvey
yeah, that would of been a few days ago :?

I'm sorry... didn't realize things can change so quickly.
Title: graphic, photographic collage
Post by: GarveysIT on November 06, 2004, 10:57:33 AM
so confused, how the heck did you save that much money, i cant save a penny....
Title: graphic, photographic collage
Post by: confused on November 06, 2004, 11:02:51 AM
haha. Allowance, working various jobs, dressing up like a girl, finding money I stashed away a long time ago....all adds up!
Title: graphic, photographic collage
Post by: GarveysIT on November 06, 2004, 11:35:32 AM
the more money i have, the quicker i spend it, i just can't save, your lucky :thumb:
Title: graphic, photographic collage
Post by: confused on November 06, 2004, 11:48:47 AM
Ahh not always, I have a hard time spending my own money.....easy for me to spend my parents.
Title: graphic, photographic collage
Post by: GarveysIT on November 06, 2004, 12:30:00 PM
thats a good thing :thumb:
Title: graphic, photographic collage
Post by: fretnmore on November 06, 2004, 12:32:39 PM
Quote from: Garvey
thats a good thing :thumb:


Except if you are the parent!  :cry:
Title: graphic, photographic collage
Post by: GarveysIT on November 06, 2004, 12:33:48 PM
well luckily i'm a long time away from that, atleast i hope so :D
Title: Lone Photo
Post by: confused on April 02, 2005, 07:09:07 PM
I have a template for a photo site I want to make so I can keep adding photos I take to it, but before I get anywhere with the content I want to make sure that the template is in complete order and everything is good so I don't have to go back later and change it.

Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!  :)


http://www.lonephoto.com

Thanks all!!!!
Title: Template Suggestions
Post by: Pete on April 03, 2005, 05:34:59 PM
Hiconfused, Pete waves(http://www.x-visions.co.uk/gifs/wavey2.gif)

Do you really want to have your links open in the original window rather than opening a new one?
I popped over to check out one of your links.. had a wander around..... closed the wondow and..... your site window was closed :cry:
Title: Template Suggestions
Post by: confused on April 03, 2005, 05:42:16 PM
I guess not...I will fix that later when I am at my other place. Thanks Pete!!!!
Title: Template Suggestions
Post by: deadly_risk on April 03, 2005, 07:14:05 PM
I prefer everything to open in one window, so I can choose what I want to open in a new tab and look at, and what not to. If you choose to open a new window with your links maybe a little note that says "All links open in new widow" or something.


/just my 3.14159265 cents
Title: Template Suggestions
Post by: leighsww on April 03, 2005, 08:15:06 PM
Quote from: deadly_risk
I prefer everything to open in one window, so I can choose what I want to open in a new tab and look at, and what not to.

LOL, lest we not forget this poll  :poke: :

http://www.lunarforums.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=17947

But to please geeks like deadly_risk  :D :love: , a note would be okay, but to be honest, those who realize how/know/or remember to open links in a new tab/window are a minority, so if confused's site is targeting mostly to non-Geeks, then best he have the links that take the viewer off-site open in a new window.

Even Pete, who we all would consider either a Geek or semi-Geek at least :o , got zapped-out cuz he didn't open the link in a new window and he "exited" rather than used the BACK button. This will most undoubtably happen to majority of people who peruse confused's site  :whip: <-- okay, just had to put that in, cuz I felt like it  :love:
Title: Template Suggestions
Post by: deadly_risk on April 03, 2005, 08:20:28 PM
Quote from: leighsww

But to please geeks like deadly_risk  :D :love: , a note would be okay, but to be honest, those who realize how/know/or remember to open links in a new tab/window are a minority, so if confused's site is targeting mostly to non-Geeks, then best he have the links that take the viewer off-site open in a new window.


stop making sence, i dont think i can handle it :whip:
Title: Template Suggestions
Post by: leighsww on April 03, 2005, 08:21:36 PM
Quote from: deadly_risk
stop making sence, i dont think i can handle it :whip:

 :o
Title: Template Suggestions
Post by: confused on April 03, 2005, 08:39:29 PM
Yeah, I am about the geekest of my friends and I like new windows for that kind of stuff....I just remember (probably deadly risk) saying that they liked it in a new window. lol.

I will do that within the next few days!
Title: Template Suggestions
Post by: GarveysIT on April 04, 2005, 12:54:58 AM
open in same window, if deadly wants to open them in a new tab, he can right click them :poke:
Title: Template Suggestions
Post by: TranzNDance on April 04, 2005, 06:41:37 AM
You don't even need to right-click if you have middle-click set up to open tabs.
Title: Template Suggestions
Post by: GarveysIT on April 04, 2005, 07:00:45 AM
i want more buttons :(
Title: Template Suggestions
Post by: TranzNDance on April 04, 2005, 07:14:16 AM
You might be able to emulate middle-click by pushing both right and left buttons at the same time.
Title: Template Suggestions
Post by: GarveysIT on April 04, 2005, 07:16:55 AM
i just figured out that the scroll wheel works as a button :)
Title: Template Suggestions
Post by: TranzNDance on April 04, 2005, 07:28:26 AM
:thumb:
Title: Template Suggestions
Post by: GarveysIT on April 04, 2005, 08:14:23 AM
i can't believe i haven't noticed this, i haven't been without a scroll wheel mouse for years.
Title: Template Suggestions
Post by: TranzNDance on April 04, 2005, 08:19:35 AM
me neither. I got a touchpad that had a scrollzone, too.
Title: Template Suggestions
Post by: leighsww on April 04, 2005, 09:48:04 AM
Quote from: Garvey
open in same window, if deadly wants to open them in a new tab, he can right click them :poke:

LOL, don't you mean "new window"?  :poke:

You getting confused again, Garvey :o ?! You keep stealing poor confused's identity!!  :whip:
Title: Template Suggestions
Post by: GarveysIT on April 04, 2005, 11:05:57 AM
who's confused? i thought i was Leigh :?
Title: Template Suggestions
Post by: EOBeav on April 10, 2005, 04:05:37 PM
Uhhhh....When I click on the link I'm getting the webpage of an LP competitor.  Mr. Confused, are we jumping ship?  Hmmm?
Title: Template Suggestions
Post by: confused on April 10, 2005, 05:08:16 PM
Sorry. Took the site down. I have part of the site up at www.lonephoto.com
Guess I should go edit my post. Don't worry lonephoto.com is hosted at LP! That is just where I register my domains.
Title: Template Suggestions
Post by: leighsww on April 10, 2005, 06:02:50 PM
confused, now that you have some photos up, just wanted to say that you are an excellent photographer!! I am very impressed! :yey:

I especially thought the tennis shots were superb ... you captured some GREAT moment shots!! You have a good eye for composition, my dear!!!  :thumb:
Title: Template Suggestions
Post by: ronmsf2 on April 10, 2005, 06:25:32 PM
wow... I almost missed this.. yeah confused, I really like your new site.  You've done a great job on it, and your pictures are really good.  Check your contact pages though.  I was getting page not found errors.

Great job on the site  :thumb:
Title: Lone Photo
Post by: confused on April 16, 2005, 10:44:46 AM
Okay.....its as close to done as I can make it. There will always be something I want different on it but thats okay.

http://www.lonephoto.com

If you view it through FF there IS a problem. I don't know how to fix it so if you do know how please post here. In the lower little table, it says 2005 Lone Photo. That shows up in IE but in FF it doesnt. I think it has something to do with the Template I am using and how I made it an uneditable region. Does anybody know why I can't see this in FF but I can in IE?

One last thing, it looks better in IE because the border around the main thing is like the opposite in firefox.

Reviews? Opinions? Comments? Suggestions? I really want to make this site the best it can be so I want you guys to tear it apart!

Thanks a ton!
-Confused
Title: Lone Photo
Post by: fretnmore on April 16, 2005, 03:20:56 PM
Hi Confused,

I like it. Just a few changes to suggest - don't know if it is possible though.

Could your pictures open in your template rather than a new window? You might need some forward backward buttons to help move from one pic to another, but I think they would look better if displayed in your template.

AT the top of your page, you have that smal LP avatar/banner whatever - it appears not to be part of your template and, IMO, is confusing. I would lost it. Although I do like the spacing it gives to the rest of your page.

As for your copyright question...this is the code for that line

Code: [Select]
<td valign="top" bgcolor="cccccc" class="style1">&copy; 2005 Lone Photo</td>

I don't know what the "&copy;" is for in that line, but I think if you lose that it might fix your problem? Worth a try.

Other than that - looks nice. You are doing good!
Title: Lone Photo
Post by: leighsww on April 16, 2005, 03:56:04 PM
Aha, I finally spotted the problem, confused!

You need to add the # in front of the color in this tag:

Code: [Select]
<td valign="top" bgcolor="cccccc" class="style1">&copy; 2005 Lone Photo</td>

If you add the # to make that:

Code: [Select]
<td valign="top" bgcolor="#cccccc" class="style1">&copy; 2005 Lone Photo</td>

It will now show the copyright line in FF!  :thumb:
Title: Lone Photo
Post by: leighsww on April 16, 2005, 03:58:30 PM
Quote from: fretnmore
I don't know what the "&copy;" is for in that line, but I think if you lose that it might fix your problem?

That's the copyright insignia, Pat, so he needs to leave that in  :)
Title: Lone Photo
Post by: fretnmore on April 16, 2005, 04:20:05 PM
Thanks Leigh I didn't know that. So now I have learned something new today.

Now you know why I normally don't try to help with coding issues!

 :cry:
Title: Lone Photo
Post by: confused on April 16, 2005, 05:16:38 PM
Okay thanks for the Leigh and thanks for trying fret! lol

The little logo thing (that is what I was trying to go for......is it because of the colors or what about it doesn't match?

You think it would look nicer to have forward and back buttons? I was just thinking this was the better way to go because loading times are something I want to keep at a minimium and that would increase it a lot. Do you think it would really make THAT much of a difference? It would take quite a while to change it to this but if you think that it would be better that way it can be done.

Thanks for the feedback...DW is being stupid and not updating my pages so I guess its time to do it the hard way.  :?
Title: Lone Photo
Post by: confused on April 16, 2005, 05:19:23 PM
AHHH!! DW did update the templates...this is so bizzare. Check the code in IE and then check the code in FF.

Code: [Select]
<td valign="top" bgcolor="#cccccc" class="style1">&copy; 2005 Lone Photo</td> That is IE!

Code: [Select]
<td valign="top" bgcolor="cccccc" class="style1">&copy; 2005 Lone Photo</td> That is in FF!

Can anybody explain this? Is my computer being stupid or......ahh I don't get it. Thanks!
Title: Lone Photo
Post by: TranzNDance on April 16, 2005, 05:20:50 PM
You may have to force a refresh. Code looks fine in FF for me. ctrl-F5
Title: Lone Photo
Post by: confused on April 16, 2005, 05:23:37 PM
Yeah....Leigh said it looked fine too. Thanks all.

Thu? Tranz? Not sure what to call you now...but what is your opinion on Fret's photo in the template idea?
Title: Lone Photo
Post by: TranzNDance on April 16, 2005, 05:31:42 PM
I would agree with Fret to put the photos in the template and enable navigation as she suggested. :)
Title: Lone Photo
Post by: confused on April 16, 2005, 05:48:44 PM
:(  awww okay. That means I need to have each photo on a seperate page...then add a navigation. I will consider this. Not sure if I want to do it though.
Title: Lone Photo
Post by: fretnmore on April 16, 2005, 06:36:20 PM
Quote from: confused
:(  awww okay. That means I need to have each photo on a seperate page...then add a navigation. I will consider this. Not sure if I want to do it though.


You did say to tear it apart... :roll:

Maybe there is a php script that would make that part easier and make an iframe in your template for the script to run in. Just a thought and trying to make your life easier after criticizing what you all ready had done!
Title: Lone Photo
Post by: confused on April 16, 2005, 07:01:58 PM
I kind of want all my site to be done by me and not a script (except for the contact page)....if I were to do the other way I would make it before I found a script I wanted.

But really, thanks for the comments. One last thing, What did not make sense about the logo in the upper right? The colors? or it just seems outta place? Any ideas on what I should do about it because I do want something there.
Title: Lone Photo
Post by: fretnmore on April 16, 2005, 07:40:22 PM
OUt of place - you all ready have your banner/heading...I didn't understand what the purpose was for having that there. It seemed like it was extra and unneccessary..JMO

If you like it, leave it there....I don't think that is a big deal one way or the other.

I do like the spacing that having it there does for the main part of your site. I dislike sites that go all the way to the left without any spacing there. Probably why I prefer to have it centered rather than to the left. Just my preference though. Ask others whether having it centered or to the left is better for them.
Title: Lone Photo
Post by: confused on April 16, 2005, 08:29:40 PM
So do you think it would look good centered and just take that out altogether? Actually....well anybody else post if they would like it centered...if not I like it how it is.
Title: Lone Photo
Post by: fretnmore on April 16, 2005, 08:36:39 PM
I would center it - again, just my opinion. If you prefer it to the left and with the extra logo, then leave it just the way it is. After all, it is your website and not mine.  :love:

One thing I really, really like is your slogan "Frozen in the Frames of Life" - That is so nice.
Title: Lone Photo
Post by: confused on April 16, 2005, 08:38:32 PM
I can't take credit for all of that. I can take about 1/3 of the credit. The other two thirds belong to leigh and pete. pete for the Frozen part. Leigh for the combination of my idea of the frames of life and petes Frozen.

But thanks!
Title: Lone Photo
Post by: EOBeav on April 19, 2005, 08:30:10 AM
Confused, I think it looks great.  You're combining two of your passions:  Website creation and photography.  I think your landscape pics especially look nice.  You only had a few validation issues on the index page, and that was for some javascript and things like alt attribute not defined.  No biggie.  I know that any time I include somebody else's javascript, I'm not going to get that page to validate, as hard as I try.  

I like your header and menu on that first page.  However, since it's a photography site, how about including some digital "snippets" of a few of your best photos on there as well?  The page as a whole looks a little unfinished without some more graphic content.  Or, how about some photos of you, or the equipment you're using?  Just a thought.  

All in all, a nice site.  Drop me a line sometime when you see me on messenger so we can talk about software some more!
Title: Lone Photo
Post by: GarveysIT on April 19, 2005, 09:22:38 AM
i like the site, it's really good, i've got a couple of ideas though (whether you want em or not :o )

center the site, but leave the little image in the top right set to the top right, if you dont want to make your photos open in a template, how about making them open in a smaller popup wiuth a 'close' button like Pete has done here:

http://x-visions.co.uk/3d.htm

oh yeah: your contact pages - one has words in bold and the other 2 dont.
Title: Lone Photo
Post by: confused on April 19, 2005, 05:54:42 PM
Ahhh....thanks for pointhing that out garvey! Nice catch.

Eobeav...nice suggestion for the home page..I knew it was lacking something but I wasn't sure. Thanks, I will try to get some like 3 photos on the main page =). I might even put one up of me *shudders* (people usually don't get pictures of me lol.

Since everybody is suggesting that the photos open in something else I guess if I have time this weekend I will have them open in like a black page with a close button (even if I do have to create a seperate page for each photo) I think right?

BTW: Does DW have a close button? Or can somebody provide me with some code or whatnot? Not quite sure how to do that.

Thanks all again!  :)
Title: Lone Photo
Post by: Pete on April 19, 2005, 05:57:31 PM
confused, You could just have looked at my link that garvey supplied :roll:


<FORM><input type="button" value="close"onClick="window.close()">
Title: Lone Photo
Post by: 4thDDev on April 19, 2005, 05:59:21 PM
I think the header may look better without the extra logo on the left and centered.  Another alternative would be to leave the logo and 'meld' the logo design on the left with the header. So make the logo on the left the same height and design/color scheme as your header or vice versa.  This would make the top look more unified and make your design consistent.

Other critiques:

1. Add a border around your drop menus.  This will help distinguish the drop downs from the background colors.
2. Create a "Links" page to launch your links from. Launching a new site from a drop down menu is a bit of a surprise for your visitors.
3. A helpful tool to use for any site is the W3C validator at http://validator.w3.org/ but you didn't have many validation issues.

The menu design looks great. I do like your header design and the left logo design, just not with the separate designs.

Good Work!
Title: Lone Photo
Post by: confused on April 19, 2005, 06:09:40 PM
Quote from: Pete
confused, You could just have looked at my link that garvey supplied :roll:


<FORM><input type="button" value="close"onClick="window.close()">


I know.......except I was busy trying to resize my page and take out the logo and center it( which I got done  :) ) Thanks though for the code Pete!

Thanks 4th! I will see if I can get a border around the drop down menus and think about making that link page!