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paolo



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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As regards for a 180 panorama ...... normally i'd agree, certainly in the location of your own properties. However, in this case, arn't you just going to see an extension of the 'blue sky' and 'white sand'?


Yes, that's what I mean, it may not look like much except three long bands of colour. The way you have done it there gives a very satisfying vanishing point, if that's the right term. It really draws you into the page.
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vrooje



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2004 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If tansy could re-take the shot on the patio (3rd from the bottom in the second set of pictures, I believe), and include perhaps some brightly-colored table linens and put some wine bottles/glasses and maybe a big fruit bowl or flowers or something on the table, I think it would be a great complement to the first photo from the first post. Even though sunsets are only a small part of the day, I think it's perfectly okay to use a sunset picture as a major selling point. The patio picture is lovely and it proves to us that the house really is right on the beach, but I personally am a fan of "impeccably lived-in" shots instead of shots where everything is neatly arranged (but empty) and ready to be lived in.

Just my opinion! Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2004 4:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, and I love the top banner on the test page -- if only that horse in the shot were bigger. I keep wanting to reach up to my screen and brush a bug off of the monitor! I wonder how it would look if you erased it from the image?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2004 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok, i admit it ....... i'm just 'playing' now Smile

But i've 'warmed up' the colours and included a better horse!

http://www.tansy.webworks-uk.net
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paolo



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2004 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is how it looks with that change to the top banner:



This is just a first draft layout - if you have any suggestions, post them here and you can influence the look of the site.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2004 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I definitely like the larger horse better than the teeny one! Smile

One more thing re: content: how do people feel about having contact info available on every page? The sample site doesn't have a space for it, but I think it's important to let people e-mail you easily when the urge strikes them...
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2004 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I think it's important to let people e-mail you easily when the urge strikes them...


From a usability viewpoint, I agree. Every time you put an extra click between your visitor and what they want to do, you are going to lose some of them because they can't be bothered.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2004 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi everyone - thank you for all the feedback - had no idea the pics could get such comments.

They are all SUNRISE!! The horses are trotters in training every morning on the beach. It was taken in January so there are pinks...interesting re the thermals thought!

Yes, I agree that is correct - we need to dress the table....only problem it's winter again!! I'll get the table ready for a sunny day!

The exterior of the house was when we dressed it for the 60th anniversary so has the starts & stripes etc all flying - which I thought quite good for Utah Beach!

Beach - the house is on 2 floors - but the back of it is build into the dunes - so from the rear it looks like a bungalow with a huge conservatory....does not do it any favours! The house is on the dunes - so the path leads from the back gargen gate to the beach and DOWN onto the beach about a 6 foot drop...but you can see the sea from the house. The pictures are all taken from the dunes or on the beach.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2004 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tansy,

Can you see the sea from the ground floor, or just the top floor?
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Christine Kenyon



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I need to strengthen the header panel for our website for Stybarrow Cottage and am finding this whole debate fascinating (thank you, once again, Paolo and Nightowl Tony!).

One simple question to Paolo and Tony: how have you done what you've done to create the header panel for Tansy's website?

And interestingly they are totally different on Paolo's reply and Tony's reply Wink . Even so, what's the secret? Or even, what's the story, morning glory?

Cheers

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2005 2:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll let Tony answer that since I had nothing to do with it...I just posted what he did.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2005 2:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Christine,

Looks like Paolo and I are both nightowls now!

No secret re the header ..... just me playing around with the 'graphic'. In fact i think it's changed a couple more times since those two images were posted (i get bored easily!).

I felt the drop shadow effect went quite well with the border frame of the page. That said, the whole thing was meant as a temporary 'Mock-up' .... don't think anyone was expecting Tansy to have gone through all the problems she has with the builders (poor thing!)

Have you got any ideas on what you'd like to have as a header?
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