As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been working on an upgrade of my website. This bear is on the new home page.
The upgrade consists mainly of making the images larger, roughly three times larger. Converting the images has been taking longer than I like so I’ve decided to go “live” with the new site even though it isn’t finished. I’ve completed the upgrade on the bird portfolios. I’ve also done all or part of some of the mammal portfolios. Because the images are much larger, I’ve been putting my copyright on them. Images that don’t have my copyright haven’t been upgraded yet. (They also look less than ideal because they’ve been “stretched” three times their original size.) Hopefully, I’ll finish the upgrade in the near future.
In addition to larger images, the site is more user-friendly. When you select and open a portfolio you now have a new way to view the images. You can simply use the left and right arrow keys on your keyboard. That wasn’t an option before. You can also click on the arrows on the bottom of the portfolio (like before) or you can click on “slideshow” (also like before) or you can click on “thumbnails.” If you do the latter you can navigate through them by clicking on the vertical bars at each end of the thumbnails to go four thumbnails backward or forward with each click. The old site also had thumbnails, but they were of the scrolling variety which made them hard to control. They were also much smaller. These thumbnails can save a lot of time if you’re looking for a particular type of image. As before, you can read something about each image by clicking on “image info” at the bottom of each image.
I think the site is a nice improvement over the old site. I’d love to hear what you think. To get to the new site you can get the link by clicking on “Portfolio” at the top of this blog or you can simply click here.