Musings on Photography

Static website

Posted in web issues by Paul Butzi on November 19, 2009

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My new, slimmed down and redesigned static website has been online at http://www.butzi.net for about 20 hours now.

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  1. adam said, on November 19, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    paul
    In perusing your “new” site, I find that there are some broken/misdirected links, especially in the theater portfolios. Just thought you should know, though you may have already discovered the problems.
    Turns out that I too became rather unhappy with my web site some months ago, feeling it to be rather dull. I also became unhappy with many of my presentations, hopefully my skills have evolved positively. After much thought, I came to the same conclusions you did, and decided (independently) to restructure my site essentially in the very same way you did yours, i.e. a dynamic, blog-like site, linking to the archived “old stuff”. I hadn’t considered PDF presentation for the archived material, but it strikes me now that it’s a dandy way to go.
    As I follow the various blogs, it seems that this site restructuring has become a “movement”, so to speak.
    adam

  2. Alexandre said, on November 19, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    Nice looking, short and straight to the point, I like it. And my main fear, that you would remove the “how to load large format film holders” article, proved unfounded, so all is good (for the anecdote, that article saved me when I got started in 4×5, and it is how I found this blog and SoFoBoMo).

  3. Paul Butzi said, on November 19, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    In perusing your “new” site, I find that there are some broken/misdirected links, especially in the theater portfolios.

    Thanks for the heads up. I found and fixed one broken link (for the Moore Theatre) in the set of theatre portfolios but no broken links elsewhere. If folks are still getting broken links elsewhere I’d sure appreciate knowing which links are still broken.

    Thanks!

  4. adam said, on November 19, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    paul
    When I choose the “Falls Theatre”, I get the “Fog” portfolio under Pacific Coast.
    Far as I can tell at this point, that’s the only remaining mis-direct or broken link.
    Great job! And lots of work. I don’t look forward to that kind of restructuring.
    adam

  5. Paul Butzi said, on November 19, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    Adam-

    Many thanks, I’ve fixed that mis-direct. Thank you, thank you.

    -p

  6. Alexandre said, on November 19, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    In the Articles, the links for Variable Contrast Printing and Ability, Accomplishment and Art are missing, and the images in the LF loading one are also broken.

  7. Paul Butzi said, on November 19, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    In the Articles, the links for Variable Contrast Printing and Ability, Accomplishment and Art are missing, and the images in the LF loading one are also broken.

    Jeepers, that’s embarrassing. The server and I were having some connectivity issues while I was uploading the new stuff, I’m guessing part of a transfer got dropped.

    All those files are now in place.

    Thanks for the help!

  8. Rosie Perera said, on November 20, 2009 at 1:29 am

    Very nice. I was worried you’d remove your excellent article “Art Is a Verb, Not a Noun” (the “Is” should be capitalized, by the way, since “is” a verb, not a preposition, article, or coordinating conjunction). I’ve referred many people to that article and am glad to know it’s still available. Thanks too for keeping the URL the same, so we don’t all have to go fix our links to it (not that you had any obligation to anyone). I’ve got one here.

    I miss the one about hunter-gatherer vs. farmer, but fortunately I’d snagged a copy of that before you reorganized the site. Thanks for giving us a heads up that you were going to do so.

  9. snoflo said, on November 21, 2009 at 6:59 am

    Well, I admit to thinking that you were just restless to tinker with your previously fine website but good grief, man, the new site is very nice!! The pdf portfolios are not as weird as I thought they’d be. On the other hand, I’m missing your other articles, theatre photography and reviews already. Wail.

  10. Paul Butzi said, on November 21, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    I miss the one about hunter-gatherer vs. farmer, but fortunately I’d snagged a copy of that before you reorganized the site.

    Rosie, you’re the third person to mention that article in particular. I’ll put it on the list of things to add back (right now, it’s the ONLY thing on the list),

  11. ChristophR said, on November 22, 2009 at 10:40 am

    Dear Paul,

    I just came back to your website and was afraid it might have been lost. I understand that you want to move on, but it was actually enlightening to read what you have written. I did not complete in reading everything, I rather came back to visit whenever I had the time. And now I find most of the articles missing, leaving me with the feeling of a lost opportunity.
    I surely do hope that you put up an archive of all the articles that you wanted to take (or rather: took) offline. I found (sorry for the past tense) both your style of writing, as well as your expressed opinions intriguing.

    Regards,
    Christoph

  12. Paul Butzi said, on November 22, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    Christoph-

    You wrote all that, and yet not only am I unmoved by your comment, what you’ve written has decreased the chances that I’ll invest any of my time in putting the material I’ve removed back on the website.

    You might have been more persuasive had you included two ideas in your comment:
    1. “Thank you for putting all those articles up on the web in the first place.”
    2. “Please, would you consider putting them back?”

    But, of course, now it’s too late.

  13. Paul Butzi said, on November 22, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    Rosie, the hunter-gatherer article is back on the website, just for you.

  14. ChristophR said, on November 23, 2009 at 8:46 am

    Dear Paul,

    thank you for your reply. I’m sorry for the missed opportunity to express my thanks, so I still present it: Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
    Other than that I was not trying to persuade, I usually don’t. Besides, you seem quite reflective to me, so I would not even have thought that you would reconsider anyhow.

    Now that I think about it, I’m a bit puzzled about your comment. Communication via a solely text-based medium is hard, and I can’t decipher your meaning. I have the feeling that you are offended somehow, but don’t understand why.

    Regards,
    Christoph


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