I've made these comments about other web sites and I'm beginning to suspect that (i) I'm getting to be a bore on the topic and (ii) maybe I'm the only person who cares about this. If either is true, I apologise. It just seems obvious to me that when I'm browsing images on a photographer's web site I should be able to concentrate only on the images and not on the navigation.
My following comments are NOT directed at anyone specifically.
Some posters here asking for critique seem to be more interested in receiving meaningless accolades ("nice site/image") rather than actual criticisms. Only those who are genuine, thick skinned and with open minds can learn from the critics. With that in mind, I never expect anyone to agree or respond to my comments.
My comments can be objective ("that link is broken"), and subjective ("there are too many different background colors"). In either case, I try to be accurate, provide some ratinale for my likes and dislikes, however subjective, and suggest some alternatives when possible. Some may consider my comments to be opinionated, ruthless and nit picking. But as a critic, I believe I have both the right and responsibility.
BTW, my favorite movie critic is Pauline Kael. How I miss her.