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Postby jmckelvin » Wed Mar 05, 2008 7:53 am

http://student.ccbcmd.edu/~jwill321

I have my site hosted (at least temporarily) on the student server at the college I'm attending. I recently did a complete redesign of the entire site. I have new art, and some information that's not on here yet.
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Re: Website

Postby bloodjelly » Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:49 am

I like the photo you chose for the intro page - very eye catching. I also like the black and white, and the simplicity in navigating your site. One suggestion is to reduce even further the size of your thumbnails. By that I mean compress them more. You could get each 100x100 pic to half the file size they are now without visibly reducing the quality, and you'd save visitors precious download time; actually a lot of time for the pages with tons of pics.

Looks good though :)
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Re: Website

Postby jmckelvin » Fri Mar 07, 2008 6:58 am

I have the thumbnails set to the standard 72ppi, should I reduce the resolution?
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Re: Website

Postby bloodjelly » Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:50 pm

Quinzel wrote:I have the thumbnails set to the standard 72ppi, should I reduce the resolution?

No - I'd just adjust the compression on the JPEG so that you get the smallest size possible without noticing too much "fuzziness" or loss of quality. Depending on how much time you want to spend on it you can adjust each thumb depending on whether it needs to look sharp or not. I've attached one that I modified and saved at 10% compression in PS (or 90% quality if you'd rather look at it that way ;) ) Anyway, went from ~23.5 KB to ~6.6 KB with a tiny bit of artifacting that could have been avoided probably by starting with the big image instead of the thumb.

So if you have 36 thumbs on a page, let's say 36 * 23KB = 828 KB. You could easily reduce each one to 5 KB on average, so that's 180 KB! You just saved your visitors lots of time. ;)
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Re: Website

Postby bloodjelly » Sat Mar 08, 2008 9:38 am

whoops - here's the attachment
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Re: Website

Postby jmckelvin » Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:26 pm

I'll have to get to work on that, just figured out how to do the compression. I have a new permanent host and a new domain.
http://jessicamckelvin.com

I'll work on compressing all of the files in the next couple of days.
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Re: Website

Postby jmckelvin » Wed May 28, 2008 4:27 pm

I did a bit of a redesign on my site. That and finals has kept me away. Anyway, I'll be making more time to post now. :D

http://jessicamckelvin.com

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