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post #1 of 14
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I would like to build a listing of people who actually use thier iDisk and Mac.com to display thier artwork. I run a small webcomic at <a href="http://homepage.mac.com/bigeoff/realityhigh.html" target="_blank">http://homepage.mac.com/bigeoff/realityhigh.html</a>.

I think that creating this my help us all get our artwork out. I haven't really published much beyond my cartoons because there isn't that much draw for my other stuff but there is one of my sept. 11 pictures in the goodies section.

I'm talking about Mac.com artists... I know that you're out there... show yourselves. Oh, and please no 'family vacation' type stuff where every picture is uploaded regardless of whether the camera was facing the shore or your feet please.
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post #2 of 14
I tried using mac.com to display my photography for my friends to see, and pick some prints they would like (I do prints for good friends if they want one). Mac.com didn't properly create the thumbnails.. it just, well, screwed them up. Not usable. But if it would work, yeah, I'd be using it to show my photography...
post #3 of 14
I used my mac.com account to host two collections, one of some portraits i did a while back, and one of downtown. There's not a lot there as I'm migrating everything to my new portfolio at my own domain. But, I did use it. <a href="http://homepage.mac.com/iammattthomas" target="_blank">http://homepage.mac.com/iammattthomas</a>

(edit: it was for the iphoto contest thing, and i never bothered to take it down )

[ 06-11-2002: Message edited by: poor taylor ]</p>
post #4 of 14
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I can certainly understand what you mean
M3D Jack. When I use mac.com I build the whole thing. I'm one of those insane people who still hardcodes everything but that at least eliminates that problem.

As for poor taylor, I don't really know left from right with photographs (although I have tried) still, you're stuff is really cool.

Oh! and I found a rather famous mac.com artist... Foxtrot's <a href="http://homepage.mac.com/billamend/" target="_blank">Bill Amend! </a>
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post #5 of 14
[quote]Originally posted by MaCommentary:
<strong>I would like to build a listing of people who actually use thier iDisk and Mac.com to display thier artwork. I run a small webcomic at <a href="http://homepage.mac.com/bigeoff/realityhigh.html" target="_blank">http://homepage.mac.com/bigeoff/realityhigh.html</a>.</strong><hr></blockquote>

IIEEEEK! :eek: I'm blind! Sorry, but that web site needs work...(you know you can insert border=0 for them image links...)

A serious venture (as in a community art show or gallery on the web) takes a lot of work. I have a friend who tried. It wasn't much of a success. He did have contributors but because of personal issues had to drop the whole site for now.

Don't use iDisc or Apple's Homepage features to do this if you can. Get a domain, host it yourself or get a provider. Design a better web site and then promote it.

Wish you luck your work is ok...but the web site (and the implementation of it) needs work.
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post #6 of 14
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HEY!!! is that what's wrong! I though that if they were in a table with border = 0 that it doesn't matter... but that would make sense! THANKS MAN!

Oh, and pretty much anyone can have a domain and can get a link system going... but the idea was to single out the people who use their iTools accounts and mac.com to host because there's a community there waiting to be formed.

[ 06-11-2002: Message edited by: MaCommentary ]</p>
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post #7 of 14
I'm an interactive designer by day, and I've been writing my HTML/CSS/JavaScript by hand for waaay too long. So I just dropped some scans of my prints onto an iDisk, and told iTools to do it it's thing... and it didn't. It's really not THAT important to me, because I'd rather people see the acual prints anyhow. The scans are never going to look as good as the prints.

But if I have to hardcode it, I'd just put it in a subdirectory on turborodent.com. But as I said, it isn't that important to me right now, i was just hoping mac.com would make it happen in under five minutes, because that's really all the time I'm willing to put into it right now.
post #8 of 14
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iDisk tips for people who actually want to do something not found under Apple's 'iTools' tab.

Tip one: 'sites' is not only for your sites... by putting something in the 'sites' folder... you can access it by typing: <a href="http://homepage.mac.com/YOUR" target="_blank">http://homepage.mac.com/YOUR</a> ITOOLS ACCOUNT NAME/THE FILE NAME WITH EXTENTION. These files can be anything that your browser can display (images, HTML, SWF, etc...)

My front page of homepage.mac.com/bigeoff/realityhigh.html call over 20 images... you simply treat the sites folder as your main folder and work from there. All 20+ images are stored within the 'sites' folder. HTML coders know that as long as an item is in the same folder that your document is in, you only have to link the name and extention of the file in your code, not a full address. What I'm trying to say is KEEP EVERYTHING FOR YOUR SITE IN THE 'SITES' FOLDER!!!! folders within 'sites' also work. If you're not using the iTools generator don't bother with the other folders.

And that's how to use your mac.com address for A REAL SITE...
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post #9 of 14
Well, for what it's worth, you can see what iTools did to the thumbnails. It got one of 'em right. It's four prints from a series of subway work I've been doing over the past year. I'm almost happy with the work's quality, and hopefully next January will start on my new documentary: Riding with Paramedics and documenting the experience on Infrared film. Waiting on permission and some grants

The stuff iTools messed up is at: <a href="http://homepage.mac.com/turbo_rodent/" target="_blank">http://homepage.mac.com/turbo_rodent/</a>

and yeah, I know the scans are awful... I was in a hurry, and didn't have a chance to clean the prints or the scanner for dust, and definitely didn't have time to scan the negatives.
post #10 of 14
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M3D Jack TRY THIS:

Turn this into a html (yes very simple html) doc.

&lt;html&gt;
&lt;body&gt;
&lt;a&gt;&lt;img src = "couple01.jpg" height = 80 width = 60&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
&lt;a&gt;&lt;img src = "couple02.jpg" height = 80 width = 60&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
&lt;a&gt;&lt;img src = "couple02a.jpg" height = 80 width = 60&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
&lt;a&gt;&lt;img src = "couple03.jpg" height = 80 width = 60&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
&lt;/body&gt;
&lt;/html&gt;

now put that file and the four pictures directly into 'sites' in your iDisk.

open it by calling up
<a href="http://homepage.mac.com/turbo_rodent/WHAT" target="_blank">http://homepage.mac.com/turbo_rodent/WHAT</a> YOU NAME THE FILE

that's it... it should work... easiest thing you've ever done, prob not... will it work? it should...
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post #11 of 14
I guess that makes me a:

<a href="http://www.princeton.edu/~jnorair/3dstuff" target="_blank">http://www.princeton.edu/~jnorair/3dstuff</a> artist.

I suppose I could just upload the same page to mac.com. . . .

[ 06-12-2002: Message edited by: Splinemodel ]</p>
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post #12 of 14
Yeah, I know how to write HTML, but I'm just not that interested in even doing that much for these four photographs. Especially not until I get a chance to go in and scan from the negatives. Those scans came out horrible, and don't do justice to the prints.

Hell, I don't even have time to do anything for my <a href="http://www.turborodent.com/" target="_blank">own site</a>. Until I get some time, it's just going to sit there as a gateway for my client's to get in to see their work.

[ 06-12-2002: Message edited by: M3D Jack ]</p>
post #13 of 14
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well sorry to hear that... if this thing is still going when you get around to doing it, let me know....

in the meantime, I'm still looking for a few mac artists...
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post #14 of 14
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Ok, seeing as how there are apparently like 3 or 4 people who are artists and actually uase mac.com as hosting space, I am discontinuing the project. Sorry for those poeple who actually did come on board, I'm pretty darn dissappointed too.

I'll give those who did reply links on my links page though when I update it sometime about a week from now.
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