I have been busy this past week tapping away at the key board of this computer updating my website, its the old story, I was just going to add a few images to may site that I made in 2007 which should only take me a few hours, but then I thought I might as well give it a newer updated look as it has pretty well stayed the same for the past four year or so, forty hours later after I basically started from the ground up, I had my new site finished.
I am by no means a web designer by any stretch of the imagination and there are professionals out there who can do a far better job than what I could ever produce, but in order to get my work on the world wide web web I needed a website, I couldn't afford to have one made for me, so one day a few years ago I discovered that there were some features in my Photo Shop 7 program which came bundled with ImageReady and this allowed me to create, links, roll overs and save them as HTML documents ready for the web. I basically created my entire website using the Photoshop program using layers, then exported to ImageReady where I created the the rollovers and links, at the end of it all I had myself a website that looked semi-professional, or at least people seemed to say it looked all right and I was on the world wide web. ( ImageReady was only bundled with Photoshop till CS2, after that it was discontinued but parts of it live on in other Adobe programs. )
With my new site I still have just as many pictures, but I have 'stacked' the images in each gallery group, such as 'Landscapes', 'Still Life' and so forth, when in each gallery by moving your mouse's pointer over each link at the bottom of the page, 'IMAGE 1' , IMAGE 2 it will bring up a larger size version of each image seen in the thumbnails versions. I'm always a bit nervous when going 'live' with anything and although my site is a bit clunky and slow ( sorry about that ! ), I hope people enjoy it .