View Full Version : First template attempt, 'Truffle'.
06-28-2005, 04:06 AM
I've been lurking around here for a little while, getting inspiration and information on buildings templates, and I thought i'd share my result to get a little feedback...
My photoblog is at http://oculus.farfromreal.com/ - it's still fairly new, and the photos arn't that great... but oh well! *grin*
Template is called 'Truffle', thought i'd follow the condiments theme...
For some reason I couldn't get a calendar working in the archives section - do they only work on the main page?
06-28-2005, 05:36 AM
please take care of the following points:
the image is toooooo big (236k)
yes, the calendar is for image_template.html
validate your template here:
http://validator.w3.org/check?verbose=1&uri=http%3A//oculus.farfromreal.com/, there are 11 HTML errors
06-28-2005, 07:34 PM
i like the look of the site, 2 quibbles though:
-as connie mentioned, pic sizes are too big.
-aesthetically, i'd prefer the top header to be smaller and centered to be more consistent with photo width.
i like your photos that "aren't that great"! :D
06-28-2005, 08:55 PM
sweet design, man... the colours are nice and the layout is clean.
06-29-2005, 01:23 AM
Thanks for the feedback, is much appreciated :)
Code is mostly valid now - it was on my to-do list ;)
What size would be more ideal for the photos...?
06-29-2005, 01:54 AM
150k max for that photo res size
06-29-2005, 04:09 AM
Don't confuse image size with file size. I think what they're saying is that the images size is fine, but the file size is too big. You might want to compress them a little more.
06-29-2005, 06:41 PM
yeah, after taking a second look, i noticed that the pictures are a bit heavy file size wise. i would highly recommend using some compression. i don't know if there are any really cheap or even free photo programs, but photoshop has excellent compression abilities. if you have the money, i'd highly recommend you looking into photoshop (if you don't have it already.)
06-30-2005, 08:50 AM
yea, i kinda gathered it was file size, and yes, i do have photoshop...
As i've got cable, the file size didn't seem to be a problem - files also seem to load a lot quicker in firefox for some reason.
Will take more notice of compression from now on :)
Thanks for the heads-up.
06-30-2005, 03:49 PM
jpg quality setting 9 is what i use. leaves you with good quality 70k pics.
06-30-2005, 04:11 PM
9 is also what I use on the ol' Fauxtoblog.
06-30-2005, 07:00 PM
i use 8, but it's a preference thing.
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