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More Retina Galleries

More Retina Galleries

Ok, so thats September gone too! Sadly I didn’t get to put another post in the blog, but I’ve been busy! For one thing, I’ve been working on the Military Heroes Trading Website and secondly I’ve updated more galleries on my site to be retina quality.

I have completed all the Travel Galleries as well as all the Landscapes. These are now retina quality galleries! I just have 2 more sub gallries to update in the Birds section to remove the old styled images, then I can review the remaining galleries for retina quality updates!

If you have a retina iPad or retina display here is a preview of what is in them and the quality!

If you’ve looked at the galleries before, please take another look as some images have gone and been replaced with different one, and all are now a larger size too.

New Gallery

New Gallery

Yesterday I added a new gallery to the website.

It contains previously unseen images of mine. The gallery is of helicopters, under the Air heading of the Transport section < Click to view

Here is one of the image of the images from the gallery

New Galleries

New Galleries

I have decided to split out my HDR images from the existing galleries.

I’ve done this for 2 reasons. I feel HDR is a different type of photography, with more PC processing and potientially more vibrant results (although that is not always the case).

So I felt that my growing collection of HDR images deserved a gallery section all of its on. An HDR link will appear on the home page to access it soon. Then there will be subsections inside it to separate galleries.  EG Venice, Landscape & and new section called National Trust.  Some HDR images from holidays will also remain in the main Europe section.

I have also taken this opportunty to revamp and modernize the format and the way the images are presented. It now uses the clever lightbox feature & some snazzy JQuery functions. Lightbox is used by many other websites, but I hope I have managed to put my own style on it.

I know some people liked my existing design, but it used frames and had lots of individual pages, so it would be nice to get some feedback on these new galleries when they go live. Hopefully they are easier to use.  I will eventually update the other galleries. A big task!

I’ll let you know when its live!

An Apology

An Apology

I guess I must apologise. I haven’t really added any new photos to my website recently, despite actually taking quite a few nice ones a couple of weeks ago. I will do it soon.
I have added some to my flickr account but not on here. I have also been busy working on some new craft items, like the Owl mousemats shown below.

I have also just added some new navigation links to my gallery sections. This is after noticing that someone had accessed my site looking for Snow Leopard Mousemats, and the search engine had linked to the Mammals sections and not the gift section. While that actually contained Snow Leopards, it doesn’t mention mousemats, or any links to the gift pages.

I had been thinking about how to add these gifts links for a while and wanted to add them to the image pages, but that is really to much work.

So, there is now a slight change on how the navigation works in the galleries. The Home icon has been removed from the top level gallery (still on individual pages) and is replaced by, Homepage, Gift Items, Latest and Guestbook links on the top right. These should be clearer, and more obvious in their actions.

Please let me know what you think.