I was rather hoping that Jason would continue to engage in conversation (He asked if I planned to improve the images on my site to "attract the surfer").
With any web site, I think it's important to keep in mind its purpose. In my case, the site exists as a means by which I can put my portfolio before potential full-time or freelance employers; the entertainment of casual surfers is at most secondary (although there are such features as the "random quotes" and "This Day in Arts History"
, as well as the hidden images which appear only when the mouse passes over them). I suspect that Jason was referring -- and I hope he'll correct me if I'm wrong -- to flashy things such as animated GIFs. There are a few such on my site, where their use is appropriate (the icons on the "Video" page, for example), but in general, they're not in harmony with the style of the page, so I don't use them -- in web page design, as well as any other art, consistency of style is important.
The problem with many dance company sites, as I see them, is that I'm never sure why they exist. Are they trying to sell tickets? Are they attempting to generate donations? Or are they doing it just because everyone else has a web page?
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