Shameless Self Promotion
Hey guys! I know I haven't played here in a while, but those of you who knew/know me and wondered what's up, here it is. I've launched my own webpage. It's still just in the beginnings, but that's why I am leaving a promotion here. I need to drum up some traffic and get people viewing my site. If you feel interested in checking out my art/stuff, please visit. Comments welcome, as I said it is new and some things are going to be changing and new content will be continual.
Up for constructive criticism too?
ok. Home page could do with having more information available as soon as you hit the screen. Generally you want to get people interested right off the bat. When I click it, I get a menu at the top, the image of your name (pretty cool logo) and half a picture of a hat. Might be a plan to show the logo, then some text, with an image at the side perhaps.
Media menu> Pics –- didnt seem to display anything, that might just be that content isn't available yet, in that case, probly be best to write COMING SOON!!!! or something on that page for now.
Bio menu is good, layout is more inviting.
Literature page - At first, I didnt think there was any content here either, then I did notice the menu at the top after my third visit. Might want to put the links at the right, or bottom of the text, or embedded into the text itself, to make people more instantly aware of what is available.
Blog on literature also seems to link to two different pages depending on where you click it from. If you are on blog already, that link seemsto go to another page. Probably best to universalise that.
Media page - Might be cool to have an example thumbnail (though they could be quite a decent size) of a picture and a video on the page, so you see something big to click on, as the menu at the top is not hugely visible. or maybe just some text, perhaps saying 'Click the above menu to choose between pics or videos to see....... etc etc'
Contact page is all good, could possibly benefit from a little more work on the layout, but that's purely aesthetic and an 'eye of the beholder' thing. The facebook etc 'buttons' shuold probly be links to the relevant site too, people will probably expect them to be.
Looks cool though, all the best with it.
Truth is that the literary section needs an entire revamp. I am planning to use panels to make that a lot easier to look at and browse. I just want to be careful I don't make them too big and confusing.
Active links for the contact section was something I had been lazy about, but we are in agreement there.
Media section likewise needs a revamp with panels (As well as picture content) and I was thinking for pics of using a thumbnail system where you click the smaller image and it blows up to cover the screen. So it's all in the works.
Only thing I hadn't thought of was some info on the front page. I'll put something up there that lets people know the webpage is a living work in progress, as well as a portfolio/art board of sorts. LOTS more content to come, I haven't even scratched the surface. Idea at this point was to put out what I had and start building traffic.
Awesome suggestions, thank you! Keep them coming ;)
A fair bit of Zool's suggestions have already been applied! Looks forward to better paneling and more content next!
Home page is much better now!
Thank you, glad you liked the improvements. Stay tuned for more content and more improvements to the webpage. I think pretty soon I may start putting snippits of my fantasy stuff in there :shock: so for that kinda interest there is more to see.