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On my photography website, BuYousef.com, I don't write anything to accompany the images.  I choose my favourites from here and post them into themed galleries. Until recently I converted all images to black-and-white, maintaining a very simple and minimalist look and feel.  I liked the simplicity - but colour had to come back. I've just finished the redesign of the page, where I removed all the galleries (all the images are visible without a need to search),  there are no distractions (with contact information and links on the top instead of on the side) and colour is everywhere via the square thumbnails.

The end result will be a portfolio of my favourite 100-or-so shots, without distractions nor text.  I even reduced the file sizes to speed up image loading.  I'm still adding/removing images and will hopefully find equilibrium some time next week.  After that it will be a case of new pushes out old...

Your comments and suggestions are, as always, appreciated and welcome.

Reader Comments (11)

nice, perry nice...am stealing one soon ;-)

June 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAdrenaline

Awsom! Love the collection. 8 more days, we'll take be in Kuwait and take tons of pictures!

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPolar Panda

I like the new design :)Nicely done Bu Yousef!

There seems to be a small bug when you're scrolling with the mouse wheel and if the pointer lands on one of the thumbnails it starts to 'pulse' ...or maybe its intentional?

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMathai

Thank you perry much, sir.

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Look forward to seeing them :)
Good luck with the move.

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Thanks mate. Not a bug! :)

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Great redesign! You really did a fantastic job! I love that software too, you can see all the pictures you want in the database, and then freely roam between the pics, I have been thinking about using it for my photography page as well! Excellent job!

We want more pictures! That won't be ending any time soon!

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarzouq

love the new design! cant wait!

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSummer

I had them in different gallaries, and going from one to another is not obvious. I also changed them all to B&W to keep a simple look to the overall website. It worked, making it look more professional, but I wanted it to be more of a hobbyist's website, hence the comeback of colour :)

More pics soon - a little busy these two weeks.

June 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Thank you, Summer :)

June 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Lovely & colorful gallery :-)

July 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterErick

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