Do My Eyes Deceive Me?

This week is shaping up to be an exciting one here at CB/LDP.  Here’s what’s in store for the upcoming week, both on the blog, and for the podcast:

  1. Hardware Review
  2. Software Review
  3. Podcast Publication
  4. Comment Giveaway for Scott Kelby Digital Photography Book, Vol. 3

So, with four days of the week already accounted for, what the heck am I doing on here talking about it rather than doing it?  Well, if you are reading this via feed, then get yerself on over to the blog, because something should look drastically different to you!  That’s right, the blog has gone through a major update in layout and design change.  As you can see, the upper right has a rotating gallery of images, so each time you come back, you will see a new image featured in your browser.  You will also notice the headline looks a lot cleaner with tabbed links to major sources of content, including an About Page, a Flickr Page (for contest news and such), and soon to come is the Digital Photography page.  A slight shift in layout is taking place there in development mode and will roll out soon with dedicated galleries, client contact forms, and bunches of other stuff.  I will also be incorporating a podcast link across the header so you can get your latest fix of podcast news from there as well.

I know, it’s a lot to take in, but I seriously would like some feedback.  Is there anything substantial missing that you used to like or enjoy?  What about stuff you would like to see (excluding the teaser info above about what’s forthcoming)?  Is it too empty?  Need more color?  I am trying to take advantage of the appeal of “negative space”, but at the same time, don’t want it to be too boring.  What would you (the readership) like to see?  Sound off in the comments, and who knows what may come of it! 🙂

Here’s a sample view for the feed readers to entice you to seriously stop in for a critique-style visit to the blog:


With the blog updates nearly complete, and the schedule kind of “leaked” a little early for the week, I’ll leave you in the dark as to when each item will come out, so just keep on stopping in for your daily fix.  In the meantime, keep on shooting and we’ll see you back here tomorrow for…well, you’ll have to stop in to see, won’t ya? 🙂

Don’t forget the Flickr contest now underway…it’s linked in the header (remember that?) navigation, but here’s a quick link for the less adventerous:  November Contest

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7 comments for “Do My Eyes Deceive Me?

  1. November 9, 2009 at 7:01 am

    I actually noticed the change last night when I returned from White Pocket (yes, I’m rubbing it in). I like the clean look, but you’ve seen my site already and know I lean that way. My two cents? A big blog friendly thumbs up! Nice Jason! 🙂
    .-= Rich C´s last blog ..And the Dr. Seuss Title was…… =-.

    • November 9, 2009 at 3:56 pm

      A late night lurker eh? I see how you are! 🙂 thanks for the feedback Rich…

  2. November 9, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Is it possible to get the entire article via the feed? Ever since I subscribed to the RSS feed a few months back, it is only the first 3 or 4 sentences that are shown in the feed. Maybe I have the wrong one. I’m just confused to your statement:

    “Here’s a sample view for the feed readers to entice you to seriously stop in for a critique-style visit to the blog:”

    I don’t mean to knit-pick. I’d just like to subscribe to the proper feed which has the entire article, if it is available.
    .-= Dan Perovich´s last blog ..Maybe =-.

    • November 9, 2009 at 3:55 pm

      @Dan – Not nit-picking at all, I thought the RSS feed had been updated to give you the whole post…let me double check the settings. Thanks for the heads up!

  3. Marc K.
    November 10, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    Hi Jason, I’m not just a digital photography enthusiast but also a web design hobbyist. (I wish I had more time for both of these pasttimes!) To me, white space (or as you put it, negative space) is important and makes a web site much easier on the eyes and easier to read and absorb. I think you did a good job in that regard with the re-design. And I love the podcast!

  4. November 12, 2009 at 6:11 am

    I like the new site! I would really like to see a mobile version. 😉 Will the full post be available on readers? I would love that.
    .-= Sharon´s last blog ..dotty =-.

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