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Sunday, 29 March 2009

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Really enthralling, almost hypnotic!

Thanks for all the wonderful book info. I am wondering I usually add these books to my Amazon shopping cart and wishlist and they sit in there for awhile before I am able to buy them. Do you still get credit for that... or do I have to click through from your link right before I make a purchase? Maybe I just need to edit my Amazon link before I make a purchase with ?tag=theonlinephot-20. I love TOP and just about everything you and your fellow contributors post. Also the comments are a cut above the rest of the internet.

"I usually add these books to my Amazon shopping cart and wishlist and they sit in there for awhile before I am able to buy them. Do you still get credit for that... or do I have to click through from your link right before I make a purchase?"

Thanks for the kind words Jeff. I'm told that we get credit for anything you buy from Amazon (used, in your shopping cart, any department) as long as you go there from our links when you actually make the purchase.

And thanks for doing that, by the way. It's what keeps this whole shebang moving forward from day to day.

Mike

Really nice photos. Although as often, I wish they were larger. 98% of web photos are just too small, in my opinion.
I just today posted a new page of my own photos,
http://tr.im/hXBM
and the large size is 2000 pixels on the short side. That much is not necessary, admittedly.

Basketball - five times the excitement for the price of one

Alex MacLean has been a favorite of mine for a while now. I'd love to be able to get in a plane and take pictures like he does.

"Really nice photos. Although as often, I wish they were larger. 98% of web photos are just too small, in my opinion".

Always an issue - many people of course are wary of making an image too useful!

But what is the ideal size for a web image? Personally I hate having to scroll an image - if you can't see the whole thing on the screen, then a lot of the impact is lost.

Now on a number of sites (small/large, photographic/other) of which I have an admin role, I keep an eye on various aspects of our visitors - resolution being one of them. The majority (about 1/3) operate at a screen resolution of 1024x768. Another third are made up of 1280x users - but with a real mix of aspect ratios. The remaining third is a real mix from as low as 320x396 to 1920x1200.

I think the improved resolution/affordability of hi res monitors is offset by the increasing use of laptops/notepads with smaller screens. It seems the 1024x768 continues to be the sweet spot, and unless you want to dynamically resize images to match resolution, I would think an image 1000px wide is about the optimum size for web.

Cheers,

Colin

Wow ... amazing ! Thanks for this recommendation.

(Go Huskies !)

Wonderful work. A perfect example of how completely inadequate a Web presentation is for some types of photography.

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