Monday, March 14, 2011

Time for an Overhaul...

A lot of things in my life are in need a bit of a fixer-upper but this time I'm talking about my website. I've been working on a new format and I'm trying to find icon images for my category page. The categories are:

Gay
Bisexual
Lesbian
Straight

The pictures will be links to the books in that category. My new format is brighter than my old one. Gone will be the black background and the rust colored text. The new website will have a white background so I wanted something that would blend in a little better.

Here are the finalist. So far. I'm looking for opinions...

Gay
Couple of gays
© Photographer: Kirza
Agency: Dreamstime.com


Bisexual
Sexual a prelude three together
© Photographer: Anpet2000
Agency: Dreamstime.com


Lesbian
Two young women lying down in white bed
© Photographer: CandyBox
Aency: Dreamstime.com


Straight
Young attractive happy couple in bedroom
© Photographer: Anpet2000
Agency: Dreamstime.com

8 comments:

Brandy W said...

I think with the Bisexual one a guy need to be in the middle. Plus she looks like she just fainted hearing the guys were into each other as well. lol

Otherwise I like them. Wish the women for Lesbian were a wee bit closer but that's just me.

Jean P. said...

I agree with Brandy on the Bi. I'd like to see the woman front and center, looking out, and the guys on each side.

ArkansasCyndi said...

The Bi-sexual didn't say bi to me. Menage but with her in the middle, no suggestion that the men were bi.

Straight picture could be better. Not crazy about it.

Like the les pic

The male/male...not sure. Didn't knock my sock off.

:)

Ann Jacobs said...

Good symmetry among the four photos. The two guys seemed very posed, though, while the other photos seemed pretty natural.

Shayla Kersten said...

@Brandy LOL I know. There's a couple of other pictures of the three of them here: http://www.dreamstime.com/searchkwy_blond-woman-and-brunette-sleeping

and here: http://www.dreamstime.com/searchkwy_sexual-a-prelude-three-together

I'm trying to keep the white background so the photos look like a deliberate grouping.

Shayla Kersten said...

@Brandy @Jean P @ArkansasCyndi I know the bi didn't exactly scream bi and I'm not totally crazy about that one either. I've looked through a gazillion photos. I'll keep looking and see what I can find.

Likewise, Cyndi/Ann, I'm still looking for a a better gay picture. Stock photos are so limited. And so is my budget! *cackle*

@Ann, I'm going for the symmetry since all the pics will be on the same page.

If anyone sees something better, let me know. I'm hoping to launch the new site by the end of the month.

Thank you all for commenting!

Shayla

marie said...

I'm kinda like the others. The Lesbian is good, the Straight is good. The Gay and Bi, eh. :)

Harlie Reader said...

I would have to agree on the bi and gay pictures too. They aren't singing to me. The bi picture is a great photo but me, like everyone else, its saying menage.