As a first impression, it looks better than my first (or second) web site.
I did have some trouble figuring out how to use your site.
When I saw the pictures scrolling, I wanted to use the left and right arrows below them to control the scroll. If course, that does not work.
If I search for “cat” (field one) in category “animals” (field 2), three pictures come up. The count just shows “?”.
If I select category animals (in the third field), the counter does work. Only at this point do the left and right arrows make sense.
You have two ways of searching your site, but this was not clear to me when I first looked at it. A few carefully chosen words of instruction might help. Can you combine the two types of search?
If I put “cat” in the first field, and do not select a category, nothing is found. How about interpreting the blank field as “all categories” Also, how about adding “all” to the list in categories (and subcategories).
Your status for searching the database is in a very small font. I did not see it in the first couple of tries. I also don’t like blinking stuff (personal opinion). Since you are using flash, how about a spinning wheel near the search form.
On the positive side, I like your photography. You have a very good sense of color, exposure, depth of field, framing, and cropping.
You may also want to post your request in the forum at:
I found the site recently. I suggest reading about the campaign, the faq and review some of the posts in the forum to get an idea of what the campaign is about, and the type of feedback you will get.
Hint: Before you post there, make sure your pages have a proper doctype declared , and your html and css validate, before asking for a site review there. From reviewing the posts there, I know they may not be gentle if you don’t cover these “basics” first.