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post #16 of 30
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You're right mcaulir, I think I'll change them back to how they were.
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post #17 of 30
Before you go to watermark your photos, you need to deal with the ones that show somebody else's copyright.

Your gallery should ONLY include cakes that you yourself made.

A separate page for "examples of work that can be considered" is the way to display somebody else's copyrighted designs/photos. I don't know what your local laws say but you need to show some respect for the general idea that you can't call them "your" cakes.
post #18 of 30
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Originally Posted by SugaredSaffron

Thanks CWR41 - I've made all the changes. Just out of curiosity did you read every page and make those corrections yourself? icon_biggrin.gif


Yes and yes.
post #19 of 30
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Originally Posted by mcaulir

I have to disagree that these commas are necessary. Oxford commas aren't in accepted use everywhere.



It's best to be in the habit of using "comma and" to remove any confusion or doubt to what the author intended to convey, especially for business and legal.

Regarding comma and; to be used when three or more items are listed in a series. Place a comma before the and preceding the last item. (Although this is optional today, it should be added for business and legal reasons.)
As an example, think of it this way: If you were disarming a device and the instructions say to cut the orange, yellow, black and red wires, it means there are three wires to cut because black and red would most likely refer to one wire that is a combination of both colors. If the instructions said to cut the orange, yellow, black, and red wires, it means there are four wires.

In another example: If my last will and testament states that my estate is to be divided equally between the children of my marriage, John, Mary and Ruth, John would receive 50%, and Mary and Ruth would share 50%, not only because the extra comma was omitted, but also because of the keyword between meaning two. If this wasnt my intended wish, I should have written ...divided equally amongst the children of the marriage, John, Mary, and Ruth, so that they all receive one third of my estate. (This conveys the importance of using "comma and" for business and legal reasons!)
post #20 of 30
wouldn't it be: orange, yellow, and black and red wire. If it were three wires?
post #21 of 30
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Originally Posted by BakingIrene

Before you go to watermark your photos, you need to deal with the ones that show somebody else's copyright.

Your gallery should ONLY include cakes that you yourself made.

A separate page for "examples of work that can be considered" is the way to display somebody else's copyrighted designs/photos. I don't know what your local laws say but you need to show some respect for the general idea that you can't call them "your" cakes.



Pardon me? I haven't quite firgured out how to add text yet, I need to actually add the photographer/stylist etc to some of the photos, but could you kindly let me know which of the photos on my site don't belong to me or have sonebody else's watermark on them.
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post #22 of 30
I may be wrong, but I believe BakingIrene is probably referring to the slideshow on your homepage which has the copyright attributed to the photographer. While the photographer does own the copyright, if they have given you permission to use the photos & they are your cakes then you are fine in using them.
post #23 of 30
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Originally Posted by m_mckinney1

I may be wrong, but I believe BakingIrene is probably referring to the slideshow on your homepage which has the copyright attributed to the photographer. While the photographer does own the copyright, if they have given you permission to use the photos & they are your cakes then you are fine in using them.



It's not the homepage, there is a cake in the gallery with a carter hewson website listed on it. Edit that out.
post #24 of 30
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Your presumptuous reply was bordering on rude. Of course that is MY cake, I have the same one in my cake-central gallery icon_rolleyes.gif

And a quick google would show that Carter Hewson is in fact a wedding photographer, not a cake decorator. So yes, I have permission to use his photo of my work, hence the watermark.
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post #25 of 30
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Originally Posted by CWR41

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Originally Posted by mcaulir

I have to disagree that these commas are necessary. Oxford commas aren't in accepted use everywhere.



It's best to be in the habit of using "comma and" to remove any confusion or doubt to what the author intended to convey, especially for business and legal.

Regarding comma and; to be used when three or more items are listed in a series. Place a comma before the and preceding the last item. (Although this is optional today, it should be added for business and legal reasons.)
As an example, think of it this way: If you were disarming a device and the instructions say to cut the orange, yellow, black and red wires, it means there are three wires to cut because black and red would most likely refer to one wire that is a combination of both colors. If the instructions said to cut the orange, yellow, black, and red wires, it means there are four wires.

In another example: If my last will and testament states that my estate is to be divided equally between the children of my marriage, John, Mary and Ruth, John would receive 50%, and Mary and Ruth would share 50%, not only because the extra comma was omitted, but also because of the keyword between meaning two. If this wasnt my intended wish, I should have written ...divided equally amongst the children of the marriage, John, Mary, and Ruth, so that they all receive one third of my estate. (This conveys the importance of using "comma and" for business and legal reasons!)



I definitely see what you mean in these examples, and agree that they're very important to convey meaning in some cases.

'White, milk or dark chocolate' isn't unclear, though. I doubt there would be anyone who didn't understand that there was three options there. This isn't writing for a legal contract, and excess commas make things look cluttered, I think. I don't think they're wrong; just unnecessary in this case.
post #26 of 30
All of your greaphic files are way too large in size. There are multiples that are over 4MB in size and one that is over 5MB in size. That is way, way too large. There are some that are even 600KB in size, even that is too large for what you are showing on a website. All 20 of the file together should add up too about 600KB. Currently all 20 greaphic files that you have listed in your slide, is well over 20MB. Our website total is not near 20MB and we have a little over 600 images and about 200 pages. That is just totally not acceptable for a website. They are only a small image. But you have adjusted the size of the image by html code, not by resizing the actual image file. That is not at all the way to code a website.

You should have two files for each and every graphic in the slideshow, a very small sized file for the slide, and a normal large file for the show.

Also, I noticed that you are using the file domain path in all your images and links. You should use a direct path statement. Everytime that the web server comes across that path, It goes all the way out to the first DNS server to look up domain name, and it sees that the IP Address is on the webserver that it just left. That takes a lot of time to do that. Where if you use direct path statements, you will have a hyge increase in speed. Plus, if that DNS server is busy, you must wait in line to get back into the webserver that you just left. Do not go off the webserver to call your own we pages.

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post #27 of 30
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Hehe, sorry my website is totally unacceptable icon_lol.gif

I'm sorry I have no idea what DNS, direct path statements and the other technical stuff your talking about means, I didn't code the site. I used wordpress. I haven't had a chance to re-size the photos yet, but I've got that. I tried to go on your website but just a loading bar comes up.
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post #28 of 30
Another thing that came to mind were your file names. They are awful. Make the file name as sort as possible, while still describing the content. If you do the math on the amount of data that the server and the network is actually moving, you see a huge increase in speed when the network does not have as much data to move. Also make your directory names small. Instead of the name "Images" or "Graphics" use "i" that simple directory name will save you over 8MB in network traffice on only one website on one webserver when viewing that site by only one person if you have only 100 images. The word "images" or "graphics" have to be transported as part of the path tothe file when the file is requested.

And a web server can and usually does have thousands of websites per server. So there is no need at all to make the server, the routers, switches and the network do all that extra work for no reason.

Do not include the file dimension size as part of the file name. Do not use hyphens in the name. Some routers that data passes thru do not allow a hyphen in a file name, or the hyphen means soeting different. Especially if you are using a database backend on your site. There are naming conventions for websites for a reason. I use numeric values for my graphic name, they are all stored in the database, so I really don't care about an actual name. The path to the file is stored in the database as well. The file name is the ID of the row. Nice and small name.

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post #29 of 30
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icon_eek.gif Word.Press
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post #30 of 30
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I resized all the gallery pics, now they all come up way faster.

Thanks to those who helped icon_biggrin.gif
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