Over many years I added landscape and wildlife photos to Flickr. I liked its simple interface and especially appreciated the comments from other photographer contacts there. After its acquisition by Yahoo, glossy changes were made to tailor it more to the mobile/cell-phone user with seamless walls of images.
A French team of website builders launched Ipernity which was like the Flickr of old. Very simple. No flashy stuff. It let each photo have space to itself so that you could appreciate it undistracted. Sadly I haven’t yet found the same active community of photographers there but maybe that’s down to me to try a bit harder.
With this in mind, I’ve spent two days uploading a shedload of photos to Ipernity! Over 130 photos spanning approximately 10 months or so.
You’re very welcome to take a look.
Faversham: creeks and marshes
Did you notice?
I’d been aware how p-a-i-n-f-u-l-l-y s-l-o-w-l-y my website had been loading so have moved to a faster server with a different hosting company. I hope that on previous visits you didn’t grind your teeth in frustration as you waited as much as I have been doing.
miketoons.com is now hosted on vidahost.com and they helpfully migrated my whole website to their server free of charge. For someone who doesn’t know a mysql from his elbow that’s a huge help.
Thanks also to web designer Neil Brown at beamtwenty3.co.uk for explaining the problems with overcrowded shared servers and for pointing me in the right direction.
December 30, 2010 – from today miketoons.com is running on WordPress power!
miketoons has been around on the web in one form or another since 1995. The word was coined at a moment’s notice when I was asked by a guy at the ISP (Altas Internet) what I would like my website space to be called. Back in 1995 it was like that. All very personal.
I blurted out “miketoons” and so started my first website.
miketoons.com followed in 1997.
This was the image on the homepage of miketoons in its first incarnation. Doodly doodles* on a spiral bound secretarial notepad, montaged in Photoshop. I still like the lettering but I’m not sure now about the fake coffee cup stain.
*My best doodles are done while talking on the phone.