View Full Version : Please help with Labeling

03-23-2002, 05:23 PM
Hey ya'll! Please help me out before I revamp my site. (dreamPleaseweaver coming in a few days)

WHAT should I call this section of art? I did not think ahead of time that Conceptual Art usually refers to art that is not a painting. However I don't know where this style of art would fit and I'm trying to divide things up into sections for easier viewing and greater consistency.


Second, I probably should have put Contemporary Art or Abstract art on this section instead of Modern Art. But I don't know if Abstract would apply to all that will eventually be in there. What if I do an Expressionistic piece. Or a cubist or surrealistic piece. Those are not Abstract per say, so in your opinion would Contemporary Art fit better or do you have another suggestion?


AND lastly, (I think hee hee) on my home page, please vote for which way you prefer. I will be keeping the Featured Work on the home page. The link/thumbnails to my other pages is what I am questioning.


As is with thumbnails?
Buttons like on other pages and no thumbnails?
No button, but simple links?

THANK you all for your time and assistance!! =)

03-23-2002, 05:48 PM
Hi kjsspot,

at first , sorry for my bad english, it could take some mistakes.

You wrote:

> As is with thumbnails?
> Buttons like on other pages and no thumbnails?
> No button, but simple links?

I think at first you could change the design at all, is crudely. I am an Designer, hobying in Watercolor, friend of the open source community, and so i offerate you a cost-free redesign of your sites only for an remark "made by" and my company (only on the page "impressum", or such).

To your Question: better would be art-changed thumbnails and an other user inteface.

Contact: [email protected]

cu Peter

03-23-2002, 06:07 PM
Thank you for your reply Peter. I will have to politely turn down your offer though as this is my baby and it will stay as my baby. =) I also do not find my site crude at all. Perhaps you would be clearer in stating specifically what you find as crude.

And I apologize, but I do not understand what you mean by "better would be art-changed thumbnails and an other user inteface. "

If I am understanding you, my thumbnails are currently set up so that I can easily rotate the thumbnails with a monthly update. I do not have a CGI bin set up to do this yet. Is that what you are refering too?

As to the other user interface, I've only designed the page for PC users. 99% of my viewers are on windows. I am not yet ready to prepare for design for other user interfaces such as Mac, Unix, etc. Gradually, as I have more time I will address these issues, but not currently.

If I am not understanding you, please restate. Thanks!

03-23-2002, 07:00 PM

it is not easy for me to speak in your language.

As a Designer in 2002 i find your your sites out of time, but this is my personal meaning; it is your baby, sorry, i could only say in german: 'ich wollte Dir nicht an den Karren fahren', in your language - it is a wrong translation by words, 'i would't hit your car.' - .


I mean with "art-changed thumbnails" the using of abstracted little signs, with a relevation on the subjects.

'user interface' is in german the possibility to go trough your sites, to navigate; the way to navigate.

Uff, i hate my bad english!!

Clearer what i ment?

So sorry to speaking to different languages,

cu Peter

03-23-2002, 07:13 PM
<<'i would't hit your car.>>

I understand perfectly. Thanks. ;) I enjoy learning and am an old tech head from awhile back, BUT I don't have as much time currently to keep up with the times.

<<I mean with "art-changed thumbnails" the using of abstracted little signs, with a relevation on the subjects. >>

OK. I get it. <g> But first I need to get my art labeling down before I would even attempt this. ;)

<<'user interface' is in German the possibility to go trough your sites, to navigate; the way to navigate. >>

Ah. OK. We would call that being user-friendly. Or simply say "making it easy to navigate"

<<So sorry to speaking to different languages, >>

Don't apologize for that! Knowing other languages is a commendable feat! Heck, your English is much better than my German! LoL

I'm sure my site will be changing once I get Dreamweaver. That should simplify my learning time. But first I need to get my categories straightened out for my different styles of art.

Thank you very much Peter for your comments. =)

03-23-2002, 07:24 PM
I am using Dreamweaver and Fireworks since two years as a professional - in the german version - dont`t by shy to ask.

Greetings Peter

Good luck to your sites

03-23-2002, 07:36 PM
Damn. not BY shy, be shy.

Anybody speaking german?

Spricht hier jemand deutsch?

cu peter

03-24-2002, 07:33 AM
I think it's a good first effort - you're clearly trying to have fun and learn the webstuff so it'll only get better. I think all your art falls into the category "contemporary" - I tend to associate 'modern' with a specific time period and it's not now. I think the modern period was back in the 50s? Not sure, but someone else probably knows (came before post-modern). You could then break up the work into figurative, abstract, landscape, etc. I wouldn't worry too much about abstract/expressionist etc. My work is expressionist but I also call it abstract (actually I call it near- or semi-abstract most of the time).

As for design, I think you're a bit confused. Remember that DESIGN has little to do with PLATFORM. It's mainly about browser. The important thing is to test your webpages on several browsers - open it in IE, Netscape, Opera, whatever you can get and make sure it looks okay. That's the most important thing to test for any web stuff ever, whether you're a beginner or expert. :) PC/Mac isn't really important at this stage for you. (Hey, Macs can run Windows - I have Win 98 on mine for running PC only applications.)

Looking good - I'd move the thumbnails section over slightly to the right as the buttons overlap that section sometimes in IE. Also, a tiny visual improvement would be to take out the visible borders on the tables. You might also want to cross-post this in the computer forum - you might get some additional input there. :)