I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with creating slideshows for their own website? I registered my own domain markamy.com (nothing there yet...setting up hosting now) a couple of years ago just for fun and because it was available, but never actually got round to find a good reason to use it! Now I figure I may as well use it for hosting some of my best pics...a small website in other words
I've been looking at a few photographic portfolio websites recently and I really like the ones that use just a plain black background with the main image dead centre and then thumbnails at the bottom...I think keeping it simple has more impact when it comes to pics.
I've had a look at some of the software available and of course the free ones have their advertising on them so I don't want that, but the paid ones all seem to have really elaborate designs, which seem to overpower the actual images.
I'm currently doing an online Dreamweaver course so that I can do the website myself, but I'm not sure whether to go down the road of a Flash slideshow or stick with HTML. They say that 97% of Internet users have Flash installed so audience wise, that's good, but then sometimes I look at Flash sites and some of them take so bloody long to load I give up and click on others!
I guess if I used Flash I'd have to make sure I kept the swf files really small so that they load quickly or would HTML be a lot quicker and more convenient for others to view?
Hope all this rambling makes sense! Any advice or tips anyone?