Posts by d76

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d76 says

If you’re considering developing a photographers site, I really recommend you read this.

It’s a survey of 550 Image buyers. Ad agencies, art buyers, editorial etc. Of what they like and don’t like. It’s an essential read I think.

http://www.photoshelter.com/mkt/photo-buyer-survey-2009

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d76 says

Hey you’re most welcome guys. Glad to help a cool community.

As said, I did really like this file. So good to see people being creative.

Always happy to comment on files if people are willing to listen to contsructive crit.

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d76 says

Yes I thought it was very cool. Almost bought it, but wondered if people might find it fiddly to use.

Most of my clients are photographers and they all want simple design. The people who browse their sites are ad agents, photo agencies, magazines are all very busy and don’t have time, energy or inclination to work stuff out. You’ve practically got seconds before they close the site down. They want to see the work and fast, also photographers want to know that they’re photos aren’t going to be missed, and an interface like this there’s the possiblity of skipping over some pics by accident.

Being creative is very good and should definitely be rewarded but for it to be commercially viable it needs to be super simple to use. Zero time in working things out.

Also click and drag navigation is laborious and annoying. This site is fine but there are other photographers sites here that you have to click and drag every image. Ridiculous. You should never have to move the mouse to navigate between images. Thumbnail navigation by it’s self is bad as well. There should always be fixed arrows as a main option and thumbnails to use as a reference to go back to images they liked.

Just my two cents.

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d76 says

it could just be someone having fun…people do some pretty wierd things when they are drunk etc!

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d76 says

Apparently. Then how come EVERY template here is based on the same format.

Boring.

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d76 says

2 years ago this place was amazing. The files were innovative and buying was up.

Now the files are lackluster (sorry), there is page after page of low quality files and the buying has stopped. Though I think you’ll find there are loads of buyers still hanging around in he shadows in hope of someone like Triworks, who used to regularly make innovative awesome files that were exciting, makes something new again. There are a couple of the old authors still hanging around, but they are not putting the files out like they used to.

Maybe flash is dying or already dead. I don’t know. Either way it’s a shame.

Most templates (and new ones) follow the same boring format here. Menu up top, animated centred modular swfs. Boring. Banal. Bland.

And I think Theme Forrest is not that much better. Every template follows the same format, the same jQuery galleries, the same menu…boring. Just graphically different perhaps. Boring. All of it. And once people start realizing that they are all the same they are going to stop buying there too.

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d76 says

If that’s the case, then what a boring place the world is.

All the HTML 5 sites and templates that I’ve seen look pretty much the same. Same menu positioning, same format, rotator on front page, work gallery using jquery and laid out in the same format. Boo. Boring. yawn.

What a boring world we live in right now.

:P

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d76 says

Im sure you all have some doozies to add to this.

http://clientsfromhell.tumblr.com/

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d76 says

Oh, That’s what that’s for! Great! Thankyou so much, just what I needed, you rock!

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d76 says

Hi,

I have a fullscreen resizeable site. I’m playing around with where things are when they are resized.

If I use:_y = -200

it looks fine. Everything Sharp. But that won’t stay where it needs to be when resized.

So I need to use (or at least I think I do!): _y = Stage.width/8;

It works, it keeps the item where I need it but when it’s resized it’s rarey on the whole pixel and goes blurry.

Is there some code that keeps an item on the nearest whole pixel (eg. not .3 of a pixel) when resized?

Thanks

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