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Old Sep 18, 2005, 4:31 PM   #11
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From the point of view of a user or customer I like the site. The banner is attractive, it looks nice overalland it's simple to navigate.

Even though you only have two photos so far they are excellent. I wouldn't compromise quality to add more. Just add them if you have them or as you get them.




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Old Sep 18, 2005, 10:24 PM   #12
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Hi Matt,

If your hosting allows for a SQL database and you really wanna get serious into selling, I'd highly recommend the use of Image Galleries to show off the pictures you have for sale. One is Minalto's Gallery and the other one is the Coppermine Gallery. If gives great flexibility to you and your customers in viewing pictures in a more practical manner. You are just starting off and only have two picture online but if you do make it up there, then I'd strongly recommend using some of your free time incorporating proper galleries into your website.

Do a search on these two galleries and you would find a wealth of information.

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Old Sep 19, 2005, 12:27 AM   #13
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Thanks all for you input.

Yes I'm coding it myself and I forgot about the background color. I will set that tomorrow.

Regarding the right click disabling.... I realize that a simple print screen can capture the image or they can find my image directory and get it there. It was just a simple deterent from coping the image. I didn't realize that it might be irritating to some people. Do you guys really find this distracting? If so I can simply disable it. Is it most irritating on the gallery page (which I didn't intend for it to be enabled so I have just now fixed that) or on the popup when you take a closer view of the picture?


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I cannot speak for others, but I use the right click forward/back options all the time when navigating a web site. So by preventing a functional right click you interfer with my normal web surfing activities. And I do not like sites that do that.

Bear in mind that once an image appears on my computer I can capture it. Preventing a right click/save as will not prevent that, only make it a tad more difficult. Remember that everything (right clickable or not) is in my cache and I can retrieve it from there.

So to make it undesireable, try watermarking the image and using a low res high compression version of the image. No good for printing (I assume that is what you are trying to prevent) and the watermark makes it undesirable for keeping just to view.

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Old Sep 19, 2005, 8:54 AM   #15
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I cannot speak for others, but I use the right click forward/back options all the time when navigating a web site. So by preventing a functional right click you interfer with my normal web surfing activities. And I do not like sites that do that.

Bear in mind that once an image appears on my computer I can capture it. Preventing a right click/save as will not prevent that, only make it a tad more difficult. Remember that everything (right clickable or not) is in my cache and I can retrieve it from there.

So to make it undesireable, try watermarking the image and using a low res high compression version of the image. No good for printing (I assume that is what you are trying to prevent) and the watermark makes it undesirable for keeping just to view.

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That is very understandable. You can now right-click on the gallery page. I never intended to prevent that there. I still have it disabled in the pop up window but it shouldn't matter there since you can go previous or go next on the pop up as there isn't any page like that.

I know there are many ways to download a picture other than right click save as. My image is 500x333 pixels which is hardly a resolution that is useful for printing. I have a copyright notice on the bottom left of each picture. I decided against a visable watermark becuase it can be removed with a little work in photoshop anyway and it detracts from the picture I am displaying in my opinon.


Also I noticed on firefox my code to prevent right clicking doesn't work anyway. I just was using it todiscourage people not to download the image not prevent them.


A person really can't do much with a 500x333 picture so I don't really care. IF the right click disabling is annoying for the pop up too then just let me know and I'll remove it.

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Old Sep 19, 2005, 9:28 AM   #16
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Hi nelmr,
I too use the right click to navigate, and to display exif info if it is available :!:, but I did not realize you had disabled it :-)
I have disabeled right-click disable scripts from executing in by browsers (both FireFox and IE6) :G

IMHO: You are right, the best way is to keep the size too small and compression too high for a captured file to be of any use.

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Old Sep 20, 2005, 1:03 PM   #17
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Okay guys still no new pictures.... I have one I posted in the critique section of this forum entitled "fallen rose" but I don't think it is a money selling picture although it has technical merit.

I have updated the GUI look of the webpage. Tell me what you think. Like it? Hate it? For those that don't know what it use to look like go to http://geocities.com/matthew_spinelli


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Old Sep 20, 2005, 3:42 PM   #18
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This is just my two cents.

Purchase a domain name (www.mattspinelli.com, www.spinelliphoto.com, etc). You can get a name for ~$10 per year and they allow domain & emailforwarding. So somebody could type type in www.mattspinelli.com and it would go to http://home.fuse.net/mattspinelli. Check out www.registerfly.com or www.godaddy.com

Never state that "This site best viewed at 1024x768. Your site should look good at whatever screen resolution somebody is using and which ever browser.

Hope this helps a little.

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Old Sep 23, 2005, 10:03 AM   #19
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This is just my two cents.

Purchase a domain name (http://www.mattspinelli.com, http://www.spinelliphoto.com, etc). You can get a name for ~$10 per year and they allow domain & emailforwarding. So somebody could type type in http://www.mattspinelli.com and it would go to http://home.fuse.net/mattspinelli. Check out http://www.registerfly.com or http://www.godaddy.com

Never state that "This site best viewed at 1024x768. Your site should look good at whatever screen resolution somebody is using and which ever browser.

Hope this helps a little.

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Thanks Ryan, I only put that because it does look best at that resolution. It is usable on 800x600 but there is too much scrolling involved for 640x480 (but who uses that anyways).

Well, I'll be adding an artical about the s7raw (raw converter forselectFuji cameras, S5100, S7000, S9000, etc...)program hopefully this weekend when I have some time. If not maybe next weekend. My goal is to add more than just a photo gallery but also information and content that you all can find helpful.

I probably won't add more pictures until a few weeks. I want to make sure I only host the best pictures I have taken.

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Old Sep 28, 2005, 3:05 PM   #20
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Just to let everyone know. I have bought a domain name and webhosting. The new address has been updated in the first post of this thread but here it is again:

http://www.mattspinelli.com/


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