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Discussion in 'What Works For You & Post Your Website Forum' started by Fogey, Jul 2, 2015.

  1. Fogey

    Fogey Old Hand

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    I've very recently revamped my website, trying to give it a more polished, professional look.

    Let me hasten to add, this site is purely to showcase my work and maybe help like-minded people with their photography.

    C&C welcome.

    http://www.fogeysplace.co.uk/
     
  2. paulmag

    paulmag Always on Honorary Life Member

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    Like your wide range of images .............your site works fine for me.

    also like your timelapse article
     
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    Looks good to me !
     
  4. tenchy

    tenchy Rain maker Administrator

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    nice site. good links page :ok:

    what is it done in/on?
     
  5. Fogey

    Fogey Old Hand

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    Thank you all.

    I designed and built the site using Serif Webplus X8.

    I was using Foliopic but got thoroughly fed up with the limitations that were being placed on me, hence to move to Webplus.

    I have the choice of something like a hundred templates, with a load of schemes for those templates, or I have the choice, as I did here, of building my own template.

    Webplus cost me in the region of £80 to buy the unrestricted licence
     
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    paulmag Always on Honorary Life Member

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    Next time you revamp it would be a good idea to have a responsive site ...that is one that works well on tablets and phones many users favour mobile devices now over a desktop PC
     
  7. Fogey

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    There is a facility for designing for tablets and phones, Paul. I'll have to develop the site further
     
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    I've included some script that allows a full screen slideshow that should be responsive to tablets and phones. However, I can't get the script to automatically open to a full screen - I have to ask the viewer to press the F11 key.

    I'm not sure I want to go down this road and would prefer a fully automatic site. Could you all let me know what you think?
     
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    Not to impressed on my phone to be honest better to make a site properly responsive I still have to struggle with stuff until I get to f11 .........Not many would bother.

    But it does look good when you eventually manage to get to it :)
     
  10. Fogey

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    Thanks for that Paul.
    I did create a site that was responsive, using Joomla, but found that the security was really ****.

    Last Christmas Day some joker downloaded 150 images before I could stop him, (I had some script on the website that informed me by email if somebody illegally downloaded photographs).

    As an aside, Paul, What is the size of your phone's screen?
     
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    paulmag Always on Honorary Life Member

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    Its a Samsung S5 5" but same pixels as my desktop
     
  12. Fogey

    Fogey Old Hand

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    Ok Thanks.
     
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    Sorry to keep bothering you Paul, but I don't have a mobile phone that connects to the Internet to test the site out.
    I have just written some pages that are designed for mobile phones. When you access http://www.fogeysplace.co.uk/ with a mobile device, the software should recognise that fact and re-direct you to the mobile index.
    If that works and you get the site up, I'm looking for feedback for how well the site sits on the phone screen and how easy it is to navigate, how the slideshows fit on the screen.
     
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    paulmag Always on Honorary Life Member

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    Like the site ... like your pics .... love the scrabble one
     
  16. rebel06

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    I may have missed it ... but is there an "About me" section ... I generally like to read about the person whos web page Im looking at.
     
  17. Fogey

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    So we're talking page size here. The page size is set to 320 pix, so from that screen dump it loks like I'll have to increase and redesign for something like 500 pix
    I've just uploded the new size. Can you try it now? Thanks.
     
  18. Fogey

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    No Rebel, you haven't missed it. I've been far too busy to think about that yet. Let me get the basics sorted out and I'l put the finishing touches later.
     
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    Fogey Old Hand

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    Thank you.
     
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    Better but would like it to scale itself to the page I have had some success using % rather than pixels ..........
     
  21. Fogey

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    Thanks for that Paul. I'll look into it.
     
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    Well, I've finally done it. After trying with 15 different templates I've finally managed to get a Wordpress Template to display as I want it.
    Anybody accessing my site with a mobile phone will now be automatically redirected to this fully responsive set of galleries.

    Eurika!!!
     
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    paulmag Always on Honorary Life Member

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    Nips to check :)
     
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    paulmag Always on Honorary Life Member

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    :) much better
     
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