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#1 David Hines

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Posted 13 September 2015 - 01:57 PM

Hey fellow light-junkies! I've spent the past week revamping my tired old website from the ground up, and would really appreciate some feedback on it. Overall design, content, functionality, etc...

 

Thanks!

 

www.davidthines.com


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#2 Laffrey Witbrod

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Posted 23 September 2015 - 01:19 AM

I would replace the banner image of the stars with a really nice still from your work.

 

Also the "Go To Links" are not working for me, I assume that these are to play the examples you have listed. I would also change it to "Play" rather then "go to link"

 

Hope this is helpful.


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#3 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 23 September 2015 - 09:16 AM

You have nice work, but the overall design of the site is a bit bland.  I'd try to jazz it up a bit.


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#4 David Hines

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Posted 24 September 2015 - 04:43 PM

Thanks for the feedback guys, I've made a few adjustments to the site. I may end up just hiring a developer when I get back to the states, as I not only suck at web design, but I find it incredibly frustrating.


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#5 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 24 September 2015 - 07:40 PM

The design is probably better than mine:

http://www.davidmullenasc.com

 

I just use a Rapidweaver template, it's very easy to use and update but limited in terms of fonts, design, layout.

 

I've noticed that every artist these days likes the white Apple Store-like background, but I've always preferred to see film frames and video against a dark background.


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#6 Justin Hayward

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Posted 24 September 2015 - 10:13 PM

 

I've noticed that every artist these days likes the white Apple Store-like background, but I've always preferred to see film frames and video against a dark background.

 

100% agree.  It just pops more.  Imagine if the walls around a movie theater screen were painted white.  


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#7 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 25 September 2015 - 12:59 AM

Personally i'm partial to my own black and grey layout. White is-- well it'll wash out the contrast

 

http://adriansierkowski.com/


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#8 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 25 September 2015 - 01:04 AM

How do you embed the Vimeo clip in your site without any Vimeo borders and logos, etc.?  Do you have to be a member of Vimeo Pro or something?


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#9 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 25 September 2015 - 01:07 AM

Yep the Pro account is what allows you to customize the player, and do an HD embed and get a 1080P encode on their end (plus saving the source file which can be helpful).

Worth the $$/yr and another little tax deduction.


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#10 David Hines

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Posted 02 October 2015 - 11:29 AM

I'm not a huge fan of the white background either, I think that was just a reaction on my part to the overly dark design that I had prior to this one. I'm still in the process of tinkering with it in an effort to have the web design take a backseat to the content. The wix.com editor has some pretty decent features, but it gets in it's own way some times; in retrospect, I probably would have gone with a hosting service that allows more freedom in content creation, but for now, it works.

 

Thanks for all the feedback guys!


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