“Nicolesy Photography”

By | 2016-12-18T17:01:24+00:00 February 2nd, 2010|11 Comments


Last night I dusted off my HTML & CSS books, sat down at my computer for a few hours and finally put together a splash page for my business. I’ve been meaning to create one of these for a while, just to have a nice landing-page where I could post all of the links to my main websites and contact info. I also needed a place to redirect the dozen or so domain names I own that didn’t have an index, er, home yet.

I tried to keep it pretty simple … it’s still a work in progress but I think I’m off to a good start. Feel free to check it out and let me know what you think! :)

About the Author:

Nicole S. Young is a professional photographer and published author whose love of photography and teaching has grown into an online business where she creates training materials and resources for other photographers. Nicole is best known for her books on food photography, but is widely versed in a variety of photographic genres, including landscape, travel, lifestyle, and even underwater photography. You can learn more about Nicole's work on her website, nicolesy.com.


  1. Trent February 2, 2010 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    Looks good! Simple and gets the point across.

  2. Kevin February 2, 2010 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    You said that it’s still a work in progress so I’m sure this is something you can fix. The first time I went there, the images were kind of “blocky” to load. Like it wasn’t a quick load for all the images. I’m not sure if there’s a way to maybe drop down the file sizes of them so that they load really quick? Other than that, it looks fantastic to me. :)

  3. Nicole February 2, 2010 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    Kevin – thanks for the note, yes I noticed that too. I’m probably going to do some tweaking to the images and will drop the file sizes down at that time.

  4. Shardayyy | Photography February 2, 2010 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    I love the layout, very clean.

  5. Andy Heather February 2, 2010 at 12:22 pm - Reply

    Hey Nicolesy,
    Long time troll, first time commenter ;) The landing page looks great. I must’ve been working on mine at almost exactly the same time as you.

    I like a lot of the figurative work in your iStock profile. I’d be fascinated to see a blog post or video on how you lit and/or corrected these to get them looking so well exposed.


  6. Ryan February 2, 2010 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    Hey Nicole,
    Love the simple, clean look. I really like the pictures you choose, however I think the mouse-over transitions were maybe a little harsh for food pictures.
    For what’s worth,

  7. Nathan Ciurzynski February 2, 2010 at 1:17 pm - Reply

    The images look great!

  8. Jeff Clay February 2, 2010 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    First load of images is slow, as previously noted, but they look great and the rollovers work fine for me. Very clean design/layout. Wondering why you chose only to use food shots since your portfolio to deeper than that.

  9. bee February 3, 2010 at 9:33 am - Reply

    I really like the composition of the three images. each one in a different color, but all fitting together perfectly.

    Watching these photos it took a while till I realised that there are words written underneath them. I’d design it a bit differently. As it’s hard to describe such things in a foreign language, I felt free to make an example – hope it is ok!?

    Are the colors of the headline fix? Because I’d prefer them to be a bit lighter, matching the colors of the photos…

  10. bee February 3, 2010 at 9:34 am - Reply

    Hmm, I couldn’t use html… here’s my suggestion

  11. Nicole February 3, 2010 at 11:48 am - Reply

    Thanks for the comments, everyone. I’ll definitely keep them in mind when I make my improvements! :)

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