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08-21-2010, 07:20 AM

I've created a new website for my cartography work: www.fantasy-map.net. It is still not completely finished, but the basic information is available, including commissions info and references. I'm open to critiques and ideas.

08-21-2010, 08:23 AM

the design is nice. Beautiful and elegant. But ... the colors fit into my eyes not quite on the topic. Not that all the pages that deal with mapping, must be kept in the same light brown tone. But anyhow I see no connection to cartography except the compass rose in the logo.

I would fill the portfolio-page with several small thumbnails. Pictures of maps are that what the user wants to see. Actually he has to click through two pages before he sees the first maps.

Those were my criticism and ideas. ;)


08-21-2010, 08:48 AM
I like it, but I do agree with Quabbe... I think I would have switched out the background with some tinted map, like this: http://i38.tinypic.com/vdcosp.png

08-21-2010, 09:27 AM
Thank you. Working on the background is still on the list. As for the portfolio: I have to see how I can change this.

08-21-2010, 11:58 AM
This looks great. Joomla? I went with Joomla for my site and I love it so far.

08-22-2010, 04:21 AM
This looks great. Joomla? I went with Joomla for my site and I love it so far.

Joomla, yes. It's difficult for a newbie, but slowly I get into it.

08-22-2010, 07:51 AM
Nice design, good luck!

08-23-2010, 10:22 AM
Thank you!

08-23-2010, 03:37 PM
The lava-ish background reminds me of Diablo. :D Great site so far.

08-23-2010, 09:20 PM
Can't go wrong with Joomla, IMHO.

08-23-2010, 11:16 PM
Definitely nice! I've used Joomla quite a bit for personal sites, and it's fairly easy to use... and with all the add-on's you can do almost anything! looks great!

08-23-2010, 11:55 PM
is Joolma difficult to learn?

08-24-2010, 12:25 AM
I was looking at Joomla after seeing it here but then reading some of the add ons led me to OpenCart. So now I'm not sure what direction to go. Not even sure if they are two totally separate things either. I start reading about it but then decide to go back and work on my portfolio some more instead :)

08-24-2010, 02:17 AM
is Joolma difficult to learn?

I had never anything to do with websites. I find it still difficult to organize the site, but that's probably not unusual for a complete newbie.

09-02-2010, 04:27 AM
Btw, I added a RSS Newsfeed (http://www.fantasy-map.net/index.php?option=com_ninjarsssyndicator&feed_id=4&format=raw) to the site. Some info on my stuff and mapping in general.