I have to agree with keepwalking07. The only thing I didn't like that I saw on there was the banner. The banner's good, but I feel like it could be...something; I'm not sure.
I think the change might be a little abrupt between the banner and the page, but I can't decide whether that's just endemic to that specific banner, or whether it would apply to all of them on that layout. I lean more towards the former, though.
i'm agreeing that the page size is set small. i think it would cleaner if it it was resized out to be larger. also, some of the images come out really small when you click on them. makes it hard to see all the lovely details. and personally, i'm not a huge fan of pop-ups--prefer to see images open on a separate page--although i think you did a nice job with that anyway.
It is a very well designed website. A big part of what I think about it has to do with how many webpages you have already worked on; which if my memory is correct, isn't very many.
The site has lots of areas that feel very professional such as the loading and opening animation for images and other areas that are less so, such as the buttons.
As for the source code I can actually see, that all looks very well done. That did make me curious though, did you use a wysiwyg editor for this or did you do most of it by hand? One of the reasons I ask is because it almost looks hand-coded, particularly since you commented out one part.
I like it though, not bad if you have done a couple of web pages, great if it's one of your first ones. Oh yeah, you get bonus points for not overdoing it on the flash. Flash is such an ugly and stupid thing to design webpages in, but somehow it's always the flash-only webpages that get the Diamond Award each year. *sigh* It has it's places but a lot of people way over do it.
nice layout, smallish gallery, though I'm taking you're in the process of transferring more files to the server. Question since i'm thinking of making a online gallery on the site I own... What did you use for the gallery part?
I'm no big fan of rounded things with boarder, feels a bit 90's. Other than that it's a rather clean and easy structure.
Also you got a lot of double-sections as of artworks/wallpapers, perhaps should be in the same place. The ammount of works published is insanley high, mabye reduce it and only keeo your very best pieces, easier to get a good view of your skills and knowledge rather than have 500 pieces to scroll through. You get the picture here. Less is more you know
I really love the heady, and the black and blue mix. Especially the text when it starts with the blue letter. Great choice of color. The one thing I noticed was that there is too much blank space on either side, too much black. I don't know what you could put, but maybe larger links of the images maybe? Or spread out the top links a little, it just seems like a lot of unnecessary space. Still, beautiful page.
Talk more about what services you are providing on the Home page first. You could also make a Demo Video of you Art in a slide show with background music, and one of your Photography. Or a Demo of you and your partner showing the want makes you stand out from the other companies in your field . Pictures are great also, but you have to blow away your customers with amazing marketing tools that stand out. I would check other sites and get ideas that you like and inpove on them. If you really want to get things to started for your site and company, then you need someone with great marketing sales to push your product "Art and Photography". People will not seek you out. You have to go get them. Good Luck and you have a great start so far. Take care
Ok, I noted a lot of comments about your needing stuff on the sides - and realized that is not actually your problem - it's your 'reset width' your set for 800 width, and the most common screen width is 1024 - and with the newer systems it runs up to 1220 (wide format 1220x768) and some are even running full HD + format 1920x1080, while those that are in the know are running 1600x1200 or greater (or even dual or tri-monitor setups)
all that said:
The site looks awesome works flawlessly and is very smooth, ie I don't have to hunt for what works or doesn't...
Hmmm, i voted "could be better (pls tell me what)", but only to realize i had been looking at gt-graphics.com. I'm guessing i won't be the only one making that mistake, so i thought i'd let you know...
Anyways, gt-graphics.de looks really nice. You guys have done a pretty good job there.
besides what everybody else has said, the only other thing that you may wan to look at is the Wallpaper area.. you have it listed as wallpapers, but the ability to download as a wallpaper size is not there. the only thing that you have the thumbnails linked to are slightly larger thumbs. ither list it as gallery, or give the ability to download as wallpaper sizes
These comments are pretty picky (I read a ton of web design / accessibility blogs) - in general I thought that the site looked good and functioned nicely... with JS turned on.
- I would have an artwork (or several) displayed on the front page so visitors know what the site is about - I had no idea what 'toplist' was until I clicked on the link. Perhaps call it 'top rated pictures' or 'top 20 images' or something like that? - what is the purpose of the login link? If it's just for you / gucken / the webmaster, I would leave it off. You can make a bookmark with the login page on it.
I didn't look at the site in other browsers, but your web designer should really have done that...
On my widescreen monitor, though, the bottom stats bar laid itself over top the forward and backward arrows for the gallery pages. This gave me about 3 pixels worth of clickable space to advance the gallery pages. After I noticed there were multiple pages, that is.
If you would like my suggestion, simply place the advance arrows in the center of the gallery thumbnails or on the top, or reduce the space between the top row of headers and the gallery thumbnail views.
I am 100% onboard with building a site that does not scroll, I really love that approach.
All in all, very nice, but that one interactive element makes it a bit clumsy for me.
There's a toolbar at the bottom, which is fine, but its hard to see when thumbnails are behind it. It also obscures the bottom of the thumbnails when you scroll all the way down. Leave a gap at the bottom of the gallery pages so that when you scroll down the bar doesn't overlap the thumbs. Also, up the opacity of the toolbar.
You might want to go with "artwork" instead of "artworks"
The black onhover and "page that youre at" buttons are okay, but i feel like they are missing a bottom. Maybe a way dark blue. soemthing like (rgb: 8 10 32)? something really dark and slightly less diffuse without changing the hue.
Useability/navigation - great Layout - great Buttons - meh (could look better, but the fact that they're bold and obvious is a plus) Albert Einstein quotes - cool but a little pretentious xD and maybe some other people said things worth quoting?
I voted "Could be better", but I do like it a lot. I particularly like the graphics you are using on the image ratings, but there are a few components to the interface that I don't care for. The way images loads somehow cuts off the bottom "shadow" for the bottom row of images. Also, the image popup seems rather slow.