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Nethermind site

hurt by javascripting and aliased graphics

In the original review request of Nethermind Gallery, the author commented: I'm a prolific artist, I outgrew my previous gallery and started a small website to display my excess artworks. In the time I've had it, it's gradually grown. It's my first website, I'm constantly working on it and changing it as I discover new techniques and tricks for it.
Reviewed by: Colin Coupland
For a start off the javascript mouse trail has to go. Javascript is all very clever but unless it adds to your sites appearance then just forget it.
Gifs are very difficult to make with no edges. These edges show up, and they look awful. That goes for the navigation system too.
I didn't understand the navigation and it was only when I read the message "try rolling over the pictures" that I understood what to do. But to be honest when I first entered I was confused and if I wasn't reviewing it I would have left immediately.
      Readers don't want to be told how to navigate - it should be immediately obvious.
I am a bit conservative in my taste of design however I thought this was a little to bright. The colours I didn't like but that is just my taste - I hate purple.
On the brighter side
I found out a bit about gretchen with some nice artwork and photos. It has a nice personal touch. I didn't quite understand if she was a professional artist. It should be made clear if this is a personal web site -- or a real attempt to drum up business.
Posted: 4/2/2003

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