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Blog entry by shipwright posted 1027 days ago 1245 reads 1 time favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi LJ’s.

I’ve decided to follow many of you and build a website as a tool to display my work and perhaps to shop it to a few galleries. I built it from scratch, not a template, because I couldn’t make the templates work or didn’t like them or in most cases both.

It is not meant, for now at least, as a commercial site but rather just a gallery with some text to describe the contents. It will grow as time goes by and become more complex and polished, but for now it’s out there and I would be very interested in any comments, critiques or tips that any of you may be willing to share with me.

Thanks in advance. http://prmdesigns.com/

Paul

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/



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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1027 days ago

Just like your work it looks great Paul

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#2 posted 1027 days ago

Nice website Paul. It is a definite positive to have a site these days. I look forward to seeing it grow.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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Schwieb

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#3 posted 1027 days ago

Seems like everything you touch turns to beauty. Seeing your work, well photographed and executed so magnifcently is a real thrill to me as a woodworker. I intend to send you a PM on the dyeing technique we used, but I’ll be the first tell you (and I should have mentioned it in the post), that the idea came from you.

Site looks good from here in Florida

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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tinnman65

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#4 posted 1027 days ago

I think its a very good start as a web site. It definitely serves as a great gallery for your work and tells your story well. I really like your work and look forward to see what’s next!!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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degoose

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#5 posted 1027 days ago

Well, where to start,
I believe this to be one of the best designed, best laid out and best executed websites for woodworkers that I have seen in my many years trawling the net… well done… only your work surpasses the website itself..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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rance

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#6 posted 1027 days ago

Very well done Paul. Only suggestion would be to skinny it up. I have to scroll to the right if I want to see anything past the ‘wood’ in “Marquetry and Woodworks”. As always, you done well.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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SPalm

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#7 posted 1027 days ago

Hey Paul. Pretty good job.
I have a few suggestions.

Something is weird with the sizing. Karen and I have been playing with it. It seems inconsistent. I guess one thing to say is the scale/wrap/fit does not seem right. On the laptop, I have to go full screen to read all the text on the right. It is pretty strange on an iPad. If you tilt to go landscape, and then tilt back to portrait, the sizing is again all zoomed in. Hard to describe.

Rename the pages from ‘page6’ to ‘boxes’. These show up in the address bar on the different pages.

Reduce the size of the banner. When I click on boxes, I want to see all of the boxes, not the banner. I have to scroll down to seem the bottom of them.

Things are better on my big desktop. It has a large screen. The laptop is 1366×768 – wide screen. The iPad is the iPad.

But it is pretty cool. You do great work. I can play with it somemore.
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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rsladdwoodworks

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#8 posted 1027 days ago

some day I will be doing work as good you I hope

-- Robert Laddusaw and no I am not smarter then a fifth grader ( and no I canot spell so if it is a problem don't read it ))

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Porchfish

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#9 posted 1027 days ago

Good looking web site hope you don’t mind that I posted your site on my facebook wall ? good luck !
don s. porchfish @porchfish studio

-- If it smells good, eat it ! The pig caught under the fence is the one doing all thesquealing

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cathyb

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#10 posted 1027 days ago

I didn’t get a chance to go through the whole site with a critique in mind, so suggestions for possible improvements will come later, but at first glance it is beautiful. The colors are rich and the photos are excellent. I like the layout. It really shows off your amazing work. Are you using Iweb?

-- cathyb, Hawaii, www.cathyswoodworking.com

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bobasaurus

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#11 posted 1027 days ago

Looks great. I really like the layout. I have a similar site, though it’s not as nicely set-up as yours:
http://www.allenjordan.info/woodworking.html

-- Allen, Colorado

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58j35bonanza

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#12 posted 1027 days ago

Now this is a nice web site! I love the color choice, very easy on the eyes.
I also like how the layout is easy to get around, and not get lost.

-- Chuck

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shipwright

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#13 posted 1027 days ago

Thanks everyone.

Sizing issues: Rance and Steve, I was wondering about those things. When I’m building the page it all fits my screen exactly as it does on Google Chrome for me but I had noticed that when I viewed it in Windows Explorer on the laptop I had to scroll.
I’m using a program called “Serif WebPlus X5” and their platform doesn’t support a fit to screen option for different browsers and hardware so that was my main reason for posting this.
Thanks for the feedback, I’ll go and change the global page settings and ask again in a new blog entry after I make the changes.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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Napaman

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#14 posted 1027 days ago

Its an incredible show piece…I love the artist statement…and your work…is amazing…you are truly gifted Paul!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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cathyb

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#15 posted 1027 days ago

Hi Paul,
I’m back. I’m using my Mac home computer and it fits the screen just fine. I suppose if you’re using a device with a smaller screen then sizing might be an issue. For a home computer, the format is great, browsing is seamless and the only suggestion would be to reduce the header size for your gallery pages. Hey, when you’re finished I’m looking for a good webmaster. What do you say?.........

-- cathyb, Hawaii, www.cathyswoodworking.com

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