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Rob C



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Come on... show us your sites...
      #16374 - 20/09/04 10:13 AM
I know a lot of forum regulars have got music sites... here's your opportunity to whack them up and tell us what you're doing... don't be shy...


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Matt Downing



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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
      #16467 - 20/09/04 11:46 AM
I'll show you mine if you show me yours . Actually, I've seen yours and have to say, for the benefit of other readers, it's a brilliant and fascinating resource, so go see http://www.bemuso.com

My own modest effort is at http://www.mattdowning.co.uk . It's not very exciting, and I still haven't worked out what to do about the pointless 'welcome' page - just ditch it probably and go straight to one of the other pages. But it serves it's purpose as the music is easily accesible so I can refer people to it if they want to hear examples of my work.

My other favourite forumee sites are by Blue Mask, Carlos Presents and James Lehman (very professional without being pseudocorporate or irritating).

Matt


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Strawberry Emu


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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
      #16481 - 20/09/04 11:55 AM
'ere ya go...

www.StrawberryEmu.com

Designed and programmed by my wonderful partner Victoria...

There's a Flash animation game on the music clips page if ya fancy that. Hopefully I'll get some of my more recent output up there soon.


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inocybe



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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
      #16547 - 20/09/04 12:25 PM
http://users.telenet.be/inocybe/

here ya go..

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GlynB



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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Matt Downing]
      #16563 - 20/09/04 12:32 PM
Quote:


I still haven't worked out what to do about the pointless 'welcome' page - just ditch it probably and go straight to one of the other pages.




Yeh, I wondered about what to put first on my site, i decided to go for just news on the opening page, rather than a 'Hi welcome to my site...' type page. I don't like thos 'click here to enter site' pages, so pointless, like shrink wrapping for web sites!

My own site's still under construction BTW, but when it's ready you'll all know about it!


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Sean Monkey
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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
      #16758 - 20/09/04 01:29 PM
www.thewisemonkeys.com

Loads of info and I think it works quite well, but by god do we need a designer!!!


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ocp



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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
      #17095 - 20/09/04 05:21 PM
Here goes: http://www.clubotaku.org/mimi/uk/album11.php or archive.org/details-db.php?mediatype=audio&identifier=mimi011

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Nat JM



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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: ocp]
      #18412 - 21/09/04 08:31 PM
Mine's www.rachelapp.co.uk.

I'm not too happy with it right now, i need to make it more user-friendly for people with poor sight (i have to admit i didn't really think about it when i designed it)

Oh, and i need more content LOL

It's just HTML raw coding - i'm a bit old fashioned when it comes to websites, probably because i did my first one in the "early days" (1995)... I mean, i'm old fashioned as a web designer, not a surfer! I like well-designed fancy websites but when i think about making a new website for whatever project i have or for friends, i always think of it in terms of coding (be it HTML, perl, php etc), it's quite bizarre... Maybe it's laziness LOL

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Rendition



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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
      #18644 - 22/09/04 12:02 AM
Bit of a bandwidth hog, but have a look!

http://www.renditionstudios.net

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d.scott of suburbia



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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
      #19347 - 22/09/04 05:44 PM
Okie-dokie, if you must (also a bandwidth hog):
www.ultrachronic.com


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www.7161.com



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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
      #20023 - 23/09/04 10:47 AM
mines www.7171.com - (well, it's mine and another guy together) - written in cold fusion - we're going to try a small web-based label next doing compilations fo user tracks.

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www.7161.com
Free online music space & Homepages


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Rob C



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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: www.7161.com]
      #20117 - 23/09/04 11:54 AM
I think that should be www.7161.com


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www.7161.com



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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
      #21071 - 24/09/04 11:42 AM
OH YEAH!... lol... i always was crap at maths & speeling

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Free online music space & Homepages


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jimbob
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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: www.7161.com]
      #21222 - 24/09/04 02:19 PM
Hi Mine is www.moefoe.co.uk. there are a few tracks to listen to, but have to sign up to get the full tracks. Hope you like it.


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iceman
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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: jimbob]
      #21470 - 25/09/04 02:19 AM
www.inpaindie.net


theres loads of mp3`s and some videos as well on there, for those not into heavy check out two new souls

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Vic
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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
      #21762 - 25/09/04 10:41 PM
O.K. www.digitraxstudio.co.uk
Vic


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Bazza
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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Vic]
      #22576 - 27/09/04 05:41 PM
In drastic need of an update, here

Bazza

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PWGLE



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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Bazza]
      #23551 - 28/09/04 09:11 PM
www.msweb.co.uk

currently undergoing a major redesign, the webhosting tools should be back online by friday....

any feedback welcomed..

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rmacd



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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
      #23576 - 28/09/04 10:13 PM
ooh, er mine's www.ronkymac.com - I'm working on creating a dedicated music section at the moment, because I have it under 'Files' just now...

any comments appreciated...

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nickisme
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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
      #24614 - 30/09/04 10:30 AM
www.abundantrecords.co.uk

I'll have to check some of these sites out later when I get a chance - sounds like some cool stuff is going on...

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Oli_F



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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: nickisme]
      #24966 - 30/09/04 03:36 PM
http://www.olifreke.com/

Plus my newest release is a Digital Download at TrackitDown.net, the largest (legal) dance music download site in the UK.

Listen to my track here (at #4 in the top sellers):
http://www.trackitdown.net/genre/hard_dance.html

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Rob C



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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Oli_F]
      #25073 - 30/09/04 07:05 PM
Quote Oli Freke:

...TrackitDown.net, the largest (legal) dance music download site in the UK...



Sounds unlikely Oli, but I'm prepared to be corrected. What's your measure of "largest"?


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Rob C



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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
      #25139 - 30/09/04 08:31 PM
I had to look... trackitdown seem to have come from nowhere since August... what's the story? Do they advertise or is it word-of-mouth? I have to admit this is the first mention of them I've seen.


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Oli_F



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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
      #25340 - 01/10/04 09:09 AM
One of the main guys behind trackitdown.net is Ed Real who was the A&R for Nukleuz Records, which itself was pretty much the biggest hard dance label in the UK for about 6 years (think it's just folded though...)
So it's got credentials, and they seem to have a lot of the big labels of dance on there.

I think their proposal is much more directed at DJs than the 'consumer', and is a pretty compelling one - download a track, stick it on CD and play it out that evening, all for about a quarter of the price of a slice of vinyl.

I'll be sad to see vinyl go, but that's what it's looking like, at least for the smaller dance labels.

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Rob C



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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Oli_F]
      #25348 - 01/10/04 09:23 AM
Interesting Oli, thanks. How unhip am I, eh?


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Forum AdminAdministrator



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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Vic]
      #25465 - 01/10/04 12:04 PM
Vic, I happened to click on your link for some unknown reason and my immediate thought was "why are none of the images clickable links?".

Tip: Don't waste any opportunity on your site to make something clickable, as there is nothing worse for visitors, and the moment you scroll down the page on your site, you lose sight of the three yellow button links at the top right (well, on my screen you do).

Just my initial impressions.

Ian G

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morphsville
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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
      #25468 - 01/10/04 12:06 PM
www.morphsville.com

Due for a bit of a design update soon to conicide with our new album on the way.

Edited by morphsville (01/10/04 12:07 PM)


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Forum AdminAdministrator



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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: rmacd]
      #25479 - 01/10/04 12:17 PM
Quote Ronkymac:

ooh, er mine's www.ronkymac.com - I'm working on creating a dedicated music section at the moment, because I have it under 'Files' just now...

any comments appreciated...




Intrigued. What's "2.8GHz Dell running Windows XP with Cubase SX2 and Logic Sound Track 24"?

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rmacd



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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Forum Admin]
      #25598 - 01/10/04 02:06 PM
Quote Forum Admin:

Quote Ronkymac:

ooh, er mine's www.ronkymac.com - I'm working on creating a dedicated music section at the moment, because I have it under 'Files' just now...

any comments appreciated...




Intrigued. What's "2.8GHz Dell running Windows XP with Cubase SX2 and Logic Sound Track 24"?




Lol, Logic ST24 came with the soundcard (STA C-Port)-- I was puzzled as to what it was as well, and it didn't come up with anything on Google, but it seems to look the same as logic... I'd love to hear from anyone else that uses it - so far I can't find anyone else on this forum has it...

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Vic
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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Forum Admin]
      #26556 - 03/10/04 06:06 PM
Thanks for your input Ian.
I'll have get round to it,
Regards,Vic


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squishy
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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
      #28728 - 06/10/04 04:54 PM
oh dear

all these look better than mine...

http://uk.geocities.com/bigd22646/

mind you I have no webdesign knowledge
I picked up some basic html but still dont know how to edit it proficiently
This is something I want to get to work on before end of year..

Does M.soft word do simple html design???
Does anyone know of basic free html s/w for MacOSX??

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Rob C



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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: squishy]
      #28803 - 06/10/04 07:07 PM
Mac OSX free HTML - http://www.tacosw.com/

TextEdit also does some basic stuff.

Word does convert docs to HTML but it makes very big and rough pages. Editing its HTML is a nightmare. Avoid.

I use BBEdit. Highly recommended but costs...


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Hugo Jacquet



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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
      #29717 - 07/10/04 07:49 PM
And here is mine, just freshly uploaded:

www.pego.be

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http://www.pego.be


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Hugo-Jacquet



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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
      #32420 - 11/10/04 11:22 PM
And a new update, with forum too and some new lessons added. Powertab lessons downloadable.

www.pego.be


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Pangloss
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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
      #32568 - 12/10/04 09:09 AM
Oh go on then, here's mine..

Own Little World Site


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Pangloss
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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
      #32570 - 12/10/04 09:11 AM
And I've just noticed that I've refound my virginity.


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andydeluxe



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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
      #33831 - 13/10/04 07:31 PM
I hate virginity. Well, unless its a brunette, slim, 18 years old, on a beach..........

Sorry, seeme to have drifted off for a bit there. Anyway;

Deluxe Records

We've only just started operating but we're not holding back. I'm not going to say anything like "the best dance record label" because to be quite honest, we're not. Ministry probably are. But, anyway that's a different topic. We're just doing our thang.

Andy


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mistrust



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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
      #34647 - 14/10/04 03:58 PM
Blimey!

Some really good sites out there.

just started revamping mine (made it myself)....

The World of Mistrust

At the moment it's got a long way to go - nowhere near finished - tweaking it forever more. I'm adding more stuff all the time.

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GlynB



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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: mistrust]
      #35554 - 15/10/04 11:21 AM
Hi, I like your site Mistrust, good simple uncluttered design, though i would have preferred a bit more content. Was that really Midge Ure in your photo gallery or am i being thick and missing the point? if the real man you should be making more of it - don't be modest!


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Arnold Layne
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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
      #36917 - 18/10/04 10:32 AM
http://www.rhythm-machine.co.uk


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Forum AdminAdministrator



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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: mistrust]
      #37025 - 18/10/04 12:25 PM
Quote mistrust:

At the moment it's got a long way to go - nowhere near finished - tweaking it forever more. I'm adding more stuff all the time.




That's the way of the world for web sites.

They are never ever "finished"...

Ian G

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Forum AdminAdministrator



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G4 on stage? new [Re: GlynB]
      #37046 - 18/10/04 12:40 PM
Mistrust,

I would drop the opening screen and go straight to your Home page personally.

BTW good to see a non-laptop computer (Mac G4) being used live on-stage for a gig in one of those photos!

Mac G4 on stage

Ian G

PS: did it behave itself or were there any problems?

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Sarge



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Re: G4 on stage? new [Re: Forum Admin]
      #37223 - 18/10/04 04:48 PM
Looks as if it's taking a break from playing the guitar.

/coat


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Cha-Lee
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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
      #37493 - 19/10/04 03:24 AM
Here's my rap/hip-hop oriented site. This is my first "real" site design. Was fun and challenging.

www.futurehot.com

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*gregster*
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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
      #41652 - 27/10/04 04:04 PM
The Jiggers Ceilidh Band

New Website about to be launched:
Big day Music: professional Musicians for the perfect Scottish Wedding

And also another site about to be launched for my studio/music, but all I have is a picture at the moment...
jpg draft of www,beatcave,co,uk website new look

I also did this one:
The New Scottish Choir and Orchestra

but it's being taken over by a proper web-team soon, as I've not had the time to maintain/finish it...

Any opinions on my sites (especially bigdaymusic one) are always welcomed. I'm not a pro designer, just do it as a hobby.

g

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GlynB



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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: *gregster*]
      #42050 - 28/10/04 12:13 PM
I looked at the bigday music one.
It was tidy and neat, but i thought the design a bit dull considering the exciting subject you have on offer (music/musicians).

For example, instead of a monochrome musical score as the pic on the left, how about colour pics of musicians at work in evening dress, kilts or whatever. the pic could change from page to page thus adding some colour and interest.

Neeldess to say there wasn't much content & none of the band links works, but i assume that's a work in progress?

Basic design OK, but make it more interesting, you are trying to sell something after all.

BTW I'm certainly no expert either, just a bloke who dabbles, so take my advice accordingly.


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*gregster*
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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: GlynB]
      #42056 - 28/10/04 12:26 PM
Thanks Glyn. All comments are useful. Finding the right image is a difficult business! The links will be up and running soon too, and I see what you mean about the excitement factor: it would benefit from being a little more exciting!

g

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Deek



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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
      #46356 - 06/11/04 06:19 PM
Well, Old Man - New Musician, here goes :-

http://www.databloem.com/0_DTS.htm

http://www.soundclick.com/dreamingtheseed


Love on your souls-Deek


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Mark D
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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
      #48366 - 11/11/04 11:54 AM
The Urban Myth Club

http://www.urbanmythclub.com

We're selling tracks direct from the site and it's working!

Hope you enjoy the music.

Dez

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Recording Artist (urbanmythclub.com), Founder TRL Music, Music Life Coach (musiclifecoach.com).
New Course: The 7 Secrets to Success in Music


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Mr Smith
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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Mark D]
      #50924 - 17/11/04 08:48 AM
Another one...

Its my first effort at a site so be gentle.
You'll need 'flash' and a good fast connection for this one, or a lot of patience!

Not finished yet of course, and it works best in Internet explorer. Not sure about other browsers.

Comments welcome. Good or bad.

Paul.

www.idlehands.info

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"don't concentrate on the finger, or you will miss all the heavenly glory..."

Edited by Mr Smith (17/11/04 08:50 AM)


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GlynB



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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Mr Smith]
      #51086 - 17/11/04 12:48 PM
Mr.Smith, i think you did a really good job with that site. Neat and tidy. I couldn't seem to get the biogs up, don't know if they're not finished yet? But most of the other stuff appeared for me. Like to see 'news' on the front page, that's good.

Don't like the pointless opening flash thing (not just your site but in general), but then i never do, i mean whats the point, apart to show cleverness, if i want a movie I'll watch a DVD right?

I would have said the site was excellent, that is if I hadn't visited the one in Rob's other thread, which is just outstandingly brilliant in my opinion - check it out.


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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: GlynB]
      #51099 - 17/11/04 01:18 PM
Yeah, I saw that after posting this. (Head held low in shame)
Very, VERY good site.

Thanks for the comments.

Biogs are unfinished as yet, I'm not sure which angle to approach them from.

The pointless bit at the start is supposed to have some music playing and is kinda like a front cover. Presentation purposes, but yeah I suppose fundamently it serves no purpose.

anyway, thanks again

Paul.

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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Mr Smith]
      #51500 - 18/11/04 12:47 PM
Quote Mr Smith:


Biogs are unfinished as yet, I'm not sure which angle to approach them from.





I know what you mean, it's a difficult trick to get the biog right without sounding too pretentious, but also to make it interesting, especialy when you're talking about yourself!


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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Sean Monkey]
      #54199 - 24/11/04 06:52 PM
Quote Sean Monkey:

www.thewisemonkeys.com

Loads of info and I think it works quite well, but by god do we need a designer!!!




The Wise Monkeys

Cheeky sod!!! I designed our site. And I did it all with raw HTML in "notepad". And it took me ages. Wait till I see you at the next rehearsal!


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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: bryan p]
      #54371 - 25/11/04 08:39 AM
I know, I was there, remember?

Anyway, I meant no disrespect to your coding prowess, which is undoubtedly impressive. But it does look a bit stark.


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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Forum Admin]
      #55082 - 27/11/04 09:28 AM
Here is mine.

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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
      #57015 - 02/12/04 04:17 AM
here's my site

www.mattsearles.com

its in progress but I am building it myself... always searching for feed back I might add

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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: zarmattathustra]
      #57163 - 02/12/04 12:10 PM
I really don't like the blue text on a blue background for the links etc, that's a no-no in my view. Makes it difficult to read, especialy for old timers like me.
I would switch it to white on blue or something, make it as easy as possible for the visitor to see the info.

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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
      #57269 - 02/12/04 03:45 PM
http://www.bunshop.org.uk/

I havent updated it in ages.Im no web eggspert so have to rely on my web-pixie.

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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: GlynB]
      #57993 - 03/12/04 08:37 PM
yeah.. good point actually.. my index page is the only page where I have the blue on blue background.. I put those links up as short cuts to deeper places in my site.. the idea being that they should be for people who have been to my site before and don't want to have to go through a lot pages to get some place.. The idea was that the 'sound artist' and 'web design' links where really the main front doors...

anyway.. I'm not really happy with the index page.. I was thinking I might do something like make so that when the index page opens it would automatically go to a specific dimension so that links on the sides could have the proper kind of visual relationship to the center image.. and the buttons below the main image would be immediately visible.. but I just haven't gotten around to it yet... on top of that I've been thinking about throwing out the index page as it stands and finishing a Flash splash page that I have in the pipe line.. but even in that scenario the current page would be the non-flash index page

But yeah.. I should definitely change the link colors.

The blue back ground color is a kind of branding idea... To be associated with the sky or water.. and I have a few flash sections to the site in the pipe line that ought to reinforce this idea a bit more..

It should be mentioned that there are sections in the site where the reading is even harder to read then on the Index page!!!

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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
      #64318 - 18/12/04 03:17 AM
Ours is quite basic, its just a front for our Music links...............


"FACTOR-X-MUSIC"

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Carladore 64 new [Re: Rob C]
      #64730 - 19/12/04 05:59 PM
CARLOsPRESENTS

I love the C64 and music. I also love Rob C. So iwanted to make some music but have it on a site that looks good.

My only problem is that the songs have to be downloaded before you can hear them.


I need to work out how to do streaming.

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Re: Carladore 64 new [Re: Carlospresents...]
      #64771 - 19/12/04 07:45 PM
Carlos, Looking good. Sorry if the FTP has been a bit unrelible lately. I've been re-jigging things here.

Flash is one way of streaming, or you cud use the M3U trick. Where you just have the person download the playlist, and then there player streams the track from the server...

Best Wishes, and Happy Christmas, Laurence

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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: GlynB]
      #65159 - 20/12/04 09:17 PM
Quote GlynB:

I looked at the bigday music one.
It was tidy and neat, but i thought the design a bit dull considering the exciting subject you have on offer (music/musicians).

For example, instead of a monochrome musical score as the pic on the left, how about colour pics of musicians at work in evening dress, kilts or whatever. the pic could change from page to page thus adding some colour and interest.

Neeldess to say there wasn't much content & none of the band links works, but i assume that's a work in progress?

Basic design OK, but make it more interesting, you are trying to sell something after all.

BTW I'm certainly no expert either, just a bloke who dabbles, so take my advice accordingly.




Hi Glyn (et al). Bigday music site now revamped:
www.bigdaymusic.net/bigdaymusic

let me know what you think now!
g

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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
      #65263 - 21/12/04 10:13 AM
I've also updated (but not finished) my studio holding page found here
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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: *gregster*]
      #65367 - 21/12/04 01:19 PM
Quote *gregster*:

Quote GlynB:

I looked at the bigday music one.
It was tidy and neat, but i thought the design a bit dull considering the exciting subject you have on offer (music/musicians).

For example, instead of a monochrome musical score as the pic on the left, how about colour pics of musicians at work in evening dress, kilts or whatever. the pic could change from page to page thus adding some colour and interest.

Neeldess to say there wasn't much content & none of the band links works, but i assume that's a work in progress?

Basic design OK, but make it more interesting, you are trying to sell something after all.

BTW I'm certainly no expert either, just a bloke who dabbles, so take my advice accordingly.




Hi Glyn (et al). Bigday music site now revamped:
www.bigdaymusic.net/bigdaymusic

let me know what you think now!
g




What I think now?

It's really good! All the links I checked worked. the site design is more colourful and bright. Gives feeling of confidence - these poeople are trustworty, they won't screw up my wedding!

Would like to see some photos added of musicians in action at events you have organised. But if you are just starting out that will be difficult I suppose? Certainly when you've got a few under your belt add a photos section of succesful events you've done, pics of brides and pipers in full regalia, a caelie band in action, that type of thing.

Good luck.


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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: GlynB]
      #67083 - 27/12/04 08:38 PM
My main site is...
www.msweb.co.uk

But I'm working on...
www.msweb.co.uk/site2
any ideas on this intial design would be apperciated...

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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
      #67135 - 27/12/04 11:54 PM
www.famolly.com

best viewed on a computer


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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Designnotes]
      #67801 - 30/12/04 11:40 AM
Giant With Laser...

The design of the main site looks drab to my eyes. Music is EXCITING, but your site design doesn't convey that, it's very business-like, l8ike a site would be that sold office stationary for example! It looks like the Microsoft MSN site, maybe because of the colour scheme and the blue banner along the top?

Having said that, it is tidy and professional looking, if that's what you're after.

The new site doesn't have enough content to pass comment on, but again you seem to be opting for an unispiring design choice.

Sorry if that disapoints, I know how much work will have gone into this, so it hurts when its criticised, but i think you need to liven it up.

Edited by GlynB (30/12/04 11:43 AM)


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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Designnotes]
      #67854 - 30/12/04 02:04 PM
Quote Giant with Laser Eyes:

www.msweb.co.uk/site2
any ideas on this intial design would be apperciated...


I get some weird layout stuff when loading this page in IE6.0 - I'd post a jpg up, but I can't remember the ftp details of my free space

Other than that, just to re-iterate what Glen has said, it looks a bit 'corporate' (friendly, fluffy corporate, but still corporate) at the moment.

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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: xFasterMikeyH]
      #67881 - 30/12/04 03:09 PM
Quote xFasterMikeyH:

Quote Giant with Laser Eyes:

www.msweb.co.uk/site2
any ideas on this intial design would be apperciated...


I get some weird layout stuff when loading this page in IE6.0 - I'd post a jpg up, but I can't remember the ftp details of my free space

Other than that, just to re-iterate what Glen has said, it looks a bit 'corporate' (friendly, fluffy corporate, but still corporate) at the moment.

FMH




Yea, sombody mentioned that... But I can't get it to do it myself. It must be error in the CSS coding. I will look tonight...

If you need some free space, feel free to signup with msweb.co.uk
(see link in my sig)

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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: famolly]
      #67884 - 30/12/04 03:13 PM
hi famolly. my first impression was that it had a nice graphic: draw that yourself? second impression was that the site wasn't taking itself too seriously (which is fine)
3rd was a real annoyance: the lack of a BACK button (except via rightclick). That is a real pet hate of many browsers: back is the most-used function in a browser: don't make it difficult to get at!
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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: *gregster*]
      #67955 - 30/12/04 07:37 PM
hi gregster,

yup, i did the picture. what do you mean by "the site wasn't taking itself too seriously"?
last, i didnt think a back button was required as theres links at the bottom that take you back.

cheers for your response

ben


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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: famolly]
      #67970 - 30/12/04 08:27 PM
Good graphics Ben... just good. And how many web pages do I see in a day? Far too many... so you must be OK.

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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
      #67991 - 30/12/04 11:04 PM
GlenB,

I did have this idea, but I think its bordering on the edge of taking the piss!
http://msweb.dynalias.com/site2design/2logo.jpg
http://msweb.dynalias.com/site2design/3logo.jpg
But I agree the other site, lacks interest and focus...

Maybe add a cuckoo! hehe, no i'm joking really!

I love the FaMolly site, I wish I could do graphics like that. Its really nice... Not to keen on times new roman font, but apart from that its lush!
Laurence

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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Designnotes]
      #68052 - 31/12/04 09:29 AM
Laurence, I didn't realise that your site was a corporate site, my comments on it were about it being a 'music' site (I thought that 'projects' related to whatever music you're working on and 'studio' would be pictures of your studio). Bearing that in mind, might be as well to ignore my pearls of wisdom.

I guess the main thing for you to think about it is who you're selling to. I personally like the cuckoo thing, but if I were looking for someone to make me a business website that would probably put me off.

Sorry to have confused things further!

FMH


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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: xFasterMikeyH]
      #68092 - 31/12/04 11:40 AM
Quote xFasterMikeyH:

Laurence, I didn't realise that your site was a corporate site, my comments on it were about it being a 'music' site (I thought that 'projects' related to whatever music you're working on and 'studio' would be pictures of your studio). Bearing that in mind, might be as well to ignore my pearls of wisdom.

I guess the main thing for you to think about it is who you're selling to. I personally like the cuckoo thing, but if I were looking for someone to make me a business website that would probably put me off.

Sorry to have confused things further!

FMH




Yes, me too, I assumed it was a music site. If you're a design consultancy or whatever then I guess the layout is OK, but surely if you're into design you should be coming up with something novel or unusual?

I rather like the 'bird' examples of pages for a design company, it shows an example of... er.. design!


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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
      #68178 - 31/12/04 04:22 PM
The design question really comes down to how people use your site and what your message is. Unless you need to impress people in some way or hit them with a strong message it's difficult to spice up the design without getting contrived or distracting. On a music site you do need a focussed image and holistic feel, but for a general utility or information site sometimes bland is the right thing... as long as you spell out what's going on.

Broadly speaking, don't spend time on design that doesn't serve any purpose... but you need to make that call yourself. Second opinions are always useful.

One thing I'd take from the feedback on Laurence's main site is that the purpose and message could be stronger on page one. Will people think: what is MSWeb? What do they do?

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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
      #68707 - 02/01/05 09:31 PM
One thing I've realised about my web-browsing is that I don't like, or usually don't read the nav buttons, especially if there are too many or it's not obvious what they take me to straight away.

Buttons that say "about" are a bit cryptic, for example.
My tip to designers would be to make your nav buttons totally transparent to the eye. Try using 2-3 words if it clarifies exactly what it is the target page is. Deciphering buttons is NOT something people can be bothered doing a lot of the time.

Also, remember that your first page is your first impression: the customer is not interested in you, he's interested in HIMSELF. Reel him in by simply offering the benefits HE could be experiencing were he to use your service/product, then he'll give you more of his time.
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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Mark D]
      #68903 - 03/01/05 03:11 PM
The Urban Myth Club

http://www.urbanmythclub.com

Like this site alot, very clean and polished, good content and I also like the music samples.

Darryl
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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: *gregster*]
      #68917 - 03/01/05 03:33 PM
I don't share your button thing entirely Greg but I know what you mean. I normally click them to see (if I'm interested in the site) but don't really read them and think.

I'm happy with "About" though, it's one of the things I look for on a new site, and there's a kind of convention that About, FAQ, What's new, Site map, Contact, etc. on the home page usually mean the same on every site. Certainly, "about" isn't very descriptive, but we know it means here's some info about the purpose of this site and who we are.

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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
      #68921 - 03/01/05 03:40 PM
Here's my site for review:

www.glideascope.com

This was the second version completed around 8 months ago, would appreciate your thoughts and comments.

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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: *gregster*]
      #69234 - 04/01/05 12:04 PM
Quote *gregster*:

One thing I've realised about my web-browsing is that I don't like, or usually don't read the nav buttons, especially if there are too many or it's not obvious what they take me to straight away.

Buttons that say "about" are a bit cryptic, for example.
My tip to designers would be to make your nav buttons totally transparent to the eye. Try using 2-3 words if it clarifies exactly what it is the target page is. Deciphering buttons is NOT something people can be bothered doing a lot of the time.

Also, remember that your first page is your first impression: the customer is not interested in you, he's interested in HIMSELF. Reel him in by simply offering the benefits HE could be experiencing were he to use your service/product, then he'll give you more of his time.
g




I think it maybe depends how experienced the visitor is?
I mean there are some kind of 'standard' buttons that I expect to be there and I know what I expect to see when i click them.

Contact - I expect to see contact information, address, email, etc.

About - I expect an explanantion of what the company or the site is 'about'

Gallery - usualy photos of the artist or product

Links - links to other associated sites

Blog - biographical log

News - obvious

Home button - to return to the home page

I think if people keep to these type of conventions then there shouldn't be too much problem in knowing what they're for and finding your way around?


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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
      #69411 - 04/01/05 07:16 PM
yep, agree Glyn. That is pretty conventional. I think that the "about" button is the only one that has unclear connotations, convention or not! "Background" perhaps???, or "history"?
I think that any band that takes itself seriously would consider having a "press" page (unless they were already well known). It is pretty difficult to assert originality but maintain a conventionally practical approach. Anyone seen sites that do this? I'll start a new thread:
"band websites that you like"
I have to say that I quite like the "ween" website (although I can only remember that it kept me interested enough to actually read it!)
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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
      #70506 - 06/01/05 10:12 PM
Still slightly under construction. Sorry, I mean constantly updated and improved. www.wireempire.com

Feel free to give me some feedback.

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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Armadillo]
      #70602 - 07/01/05 08:50 AM
Quote Armadillo:

Still slightly under construction. Sorry, I mean constantly updated and improved. www.wireempire.com

Feel free to give me some feedback.




I am 512kbs, loaded fine. Simple, easy to follow from first impressions. Audio link didn't work for me (maybe it's not running yet?) I don't like the keyboard picture in the main image. The setup looks untidy and "home-studio" esque. Obviously, you don't want to mislead people, but I'd be wary of pictures of CRT monitors, which are Soooo last year in terms of studio image.

Oh, hang on. The music just started after about 2 minutes of waiting... hmm. maybe a bit long.
I'd recommend having an instant loop that plays a couple of times that originated from your studio, with a clear option to turn it off.

Also, I don't know about the "list of songs_and their styles" idea. I've been toying with this as well, but I honestly don't know if people will be interested...I don't think that people like to think of being "pigeonholed listeners". It does depend on what your target market is I suppose. If they are clients looking for factory styles for corporate videos etc then it might be ok. If you're trying to "sell" your work as commercially viable stuff, I'd go with the "integral media player" option. By all means have a downloads page for samples (for people who really want a decent hifi version of your work), but I'd put a radio player on there with lo-fi samples playing automatically until they're switched off.

Those are just my thoughts. I'm being a bit more picky because I feel that your site design skills and musical skills obviously are of a standard to make these smaller things of importance.

good1
g

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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: *gregster*]
      #70722 - 07/01/05 01:10 PM
Dammit. just spent 20 min. writing a reply and then IE crashes.
Thanks a lot for being thorough.

Quote *gregster*:


I am 512kbs, loaded fine. Simple, easy to follow from first impressions. Audio link didn't work for me (maybe it's not running yet?) I don't like the keyboard picture in the main image. The setup looks untidy and "home-studio" esque. Obviously, you don't want to mislead people, but I'd be wary of pictures of CRT monitors, which are Soooo last year in terms of studio image.




Well it is a home studio, and all my hardware is probably worth less than £2000 (2nd hand anyway), so I don't really know how else to represent it.
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Oh, hang on. The music just started after about 2 minutes of waiting... hmm. maybe a bit long.
I'd recommend having an instant loop that plays a couple of times that originated from your studio, with a clear option to turn it off.




Hmm... strange, it should stream almost instantly. I'd like to know if other people are experiencing the same problem.
Don't like the loop thing. The page will take longer to load and a short loop gets annoying quite fast.
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Also, I don't know about the "list of songs_and their styles" idea. I've been toying with this as well, but I honestly don't know if people will be interested...I don't think that people like to think of being "pigeonholed listeners". It does depend on what your target market is I suppose. If they are clients looking for factory styles for corporate videos etc then it might be ok. If you're trying to "sell" your work as commercially viable stuff, I'd go with the "integral media player" option. By all means have a downloads page for samples (for people who really want a decent hifi version of your work), but I'd put a radio player on there with lo-fi samples playing automatically until they're switched off.




I like pigeonholes. Often in eg. "sound files" on SOS, I can't be arsed to listen to the music cause I don't know if it's a genre I like. I wouldn't eg. listen to country or indie. It's just a waste of time imo listening to songs just to find out that musically they are as far away from anything you listen as it could be.

Lo-fi option would be nice though. Will look into that.

What is my market? Good question. Within the last year I've been trying to start up a nu-metal/breakbeat band, been producing euro trance with a singer, been looking to go into library music, and trying to start up a RnB project.
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Those are just my thoughts. I'm being a bit more picky because I feel that your site design skills and musical skills obviously are of a standard to make these smaller things of importance.

good1
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Thanks in regards to musical skills.
Web design skills however, are not as good as they might seem. Basically, I've bought a template, edited it, new text, images, added links etc. nothing major.
To be honest I'm not sure if I can add a dedicated player etc.

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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
      #70879 - 07/01/05 05:08 PM
Gregster:
You didn't mention that the "services" link didn't work, and neither did "showreels". Under construction. I think


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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
      #70928 - 07/01/05 06:51 PM
the music started playing after about 5 seconds here (512 adsl). It's a shame there's no indication along the nature of 'streaming started, please wait while buffering.." just so the viewer has visual feedback that something is happening.


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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Mike Duguid]
      #78385 - 24/01/05 09:44 PM
I had 2 hours spare, so I started redesigning my site...

http://msweb.co.uk/mswebv6/

Any comments, thoughts...
or ideas how to make it in the middle! of the page!
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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Designnotes]
      #78449 - 24/01/05 11:36 PM
I like the sky.

What the hell are you selling anyway? I don't get it.

never got it with the current site either.

whats the word giant dude?

What's like..... your quest?


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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
      #81041 - 30/01/05 09:11 PM
to center it you could use this
And then lose the doctype line


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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Mike Duguid]
      #81086 - 30/01/05 11:16 PM
I'm sure I had got the 100% table trick in there, but I will look again when I remove the doc-type line.

Thanks again, Laurence

*edit*

out of interest why lose the doc type line?

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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
      #92185 - 22/02/05 08:44 PM
Http://www.ukslc.org

What you guys think ??

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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: 3guk]
      #92200 - 22/02/05 09:19 PM
Good. The breadcrumbs top left look odd for some reason, but otherwise very clean and classy.

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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
      #92323 - 23/02/05 04:28 AM
...Nice.

That black bar at the bottom's tough to read though... Maybe you could use the yellow from the top?

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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rick Taylor]
      #92330 - 23/02/05 04:52 AM
Does nobody in here browse full screen?

Isn't designing for 800x600 a little "last century"?

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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Designnotes]
      #92331 - 23/02/05 05:07 AM
Quote:


or ideas how to make it in the middle! of the page!
Laurence




%?

This:
http://www.w3.org/

http://imgseek.python-hosting.com/
{Which you can apparently run in windows now...}

As opposed to this?:
http://www.oasis-open.org/home/index.php

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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rick Taylor]
      #92706 - 23/02/05 08:26 PM
Quote Rick Taylor:


http://imgseek.python-hosting.com/
{Which you can apparently run in windows now...}




Not sure about the evolutionary model.

http://imgseek.sourceforge.net/net/

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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
      #93135 - 24/02/05 04:17 PM
Hello all,

Here's a little site I've been working on. There's not much on it at the moment. Let me know what y'all think, and any suggestions/crits/etc will be appreciated...

www.papamofoman.com

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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rick Taylor]
      #93751 - 25/02/05 06:12 PM
Quote Rick Taylor:

Does nobody in here browse full screen?

Isn't designing for 800x600 a little "last century"?






It isnt designed for 800x600

I just like having bars on either side of the page.

Makes it look nice and clean !!

Just personal preferance really but it should display well on any window size

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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: 3guk]
      #93869 - 25/02/05 09:52 PM
I don't like sites that decide how you want your screen...

Why not let the user decide? If they want 800x600 it should work for them. And if they want full screen it should work too.

I don't browse full screen... isn't running a single app rather '60s?

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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: 3guk]
      #94042 - 26/02/05 10:25 AM
Quote 3guk:

Quote Rick Taylor:

Does nobody in here browse full screen?

Isn't designing for 800x600 a little "last century"?






It isnt designed for 800x600

I just like having bars on either side of the page.

Makes it look nice and clean !!

Just personal preferance really but it should display well on any window size




I wasn't actually targeting your site. But it might apply.

I think it should display equally well on any screen too... hence the % preference. Look at the page you're reading this on. {As well as most of the majors out here... ms, yahoo, google, etc.}

Personally, I think those itty bitty pages are irritating.

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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
      #94045 - 26/02/05 10:30 AM
Quote Rob C.:

I don't like sites that decide how you want your screen...

Why not let the user decide? If they want 800x600 it should work for them. And if they want full screen it should work too.

I don't browse full screen... isn't running a single app rather '60s?




Again... that's why I think stuff should scale.

I run Gnome with 4 desktops... I usually open apps full screen on each desktop... Mailer, NVU, Editor and Browser {for 'net sessions.. the setup's different depending on what I'm doing. } Even in Windows I generally maximize things that I want to pay attention to and use the taskbar to switch between them. {all sessions}

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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
      #100761 - 12/03/05 06:56 PM
I've just uploaded my bands website, Sell Crazy. It has taken me a while to do but I think it is looking pretty good. I would think that though seeing as I created it . I'd be interested to hear what people think of it.

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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
      #101268 - 14/03/05 11:42 AM
http://www.hairthieves.com

Pop, rock and soudtrackesque soundscapes.

Enjoy

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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Gareth Duncan]
      #101292 - 14/03/05 12:48 PM
Quote Gareth Duncan:

I've just uploaded my bands website, Sell Crazy. It has taken me a while to do but I think it is looking pretty good. I would think that though seeing as I created it . I'd be interested to hear what people think of it.

Cheers,

Gareth.




I thought the layout was really good. neat and tidy. Didn't like the repetition of so and so will get you so and so bit on the home page, most of the links had obvious meanings in my opinion, you could instead have a 'hover over' explanantion of each link button if you want to explain what each one does?

Also the photos look a bit amateurish. it would be well worht getting someone who knows what they're doing with a camera and get some decent lookinbg ones done. Just some 'constructive' criticism. Good job overall.

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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: GlynB]
      #101318 - 14/03/05 01:33 PM
Thanks for the comments.

Quote GlynB:


Didn't like the repetition of so and so will get you so and so bit on the home page, most of the links had obvious meanings in my opinion, you could instead have a 'hover over' explanantion of each link button if you want to explain what each one does?





I wasn't sure if it was obvious that the plectrums on the left were suppose to be links. I need to think of a way to make them more obvious then I can remove the explanation from the front page.

Quote GlynB:


Also the photos look a bit amateurish. it would be well worht getting someone who knows what they're doing with a camera and get some decent lookinbg ones done.




I agree completely. They were really just place holders so that I could get the layout right. My skills with a camera are a bit lacking .

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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Gareth Duncan]
      #101626 - 15/03/05 08:12 AM
Quote Gareth Duncan:

Thanks for the comments.

Quote GlynB:


Didn't like the repetition of so and so will get you so and so bit on the home page, most of the links had obvious meanings in my opinion, you could instead have a 'hover over' explanantion of each link button if you want to explain what each one does?





I wasn't sure if it was obvious that the plectrums on the left were suppose to be links. I need to think of a way to make them more obvious then I can remove the explanation from the front page.




I'd just kill the explanations... I think the picks are fine. Maybe they could stand to be bigger. Folk looking for a place to click are not going to have a problem figuring them out as they are. Maybe the text in the logo is a bit small... the curves on the right hand side are a bit rough as well. You might try drawing them in a vector program and exporting them. Sodipodi's been ported to Windows if you don't have something like Illustrator.

Quote GlynB:

Quote:


Also the photos look a bit amateurish. it would be well worht getting someone who knows what they're doing with a camera and get some decent lookinbg ones done.




I agree completely. They were really just place holders so that I could get the layout right. My skills with a camera are a bit lacking .




You might just shoot a lot of closeups at a practice some night. Closer is better if the background's a living room. Shoot enough and you should easily come up with usable stuff. You might play with the room lights a bit...

I think I'd do the same thing to the studio shots that you've done to the guitar shots... Or maybe do some sort of set in the basement or the alley or something. Shots of a table in the living room or bedroom look like just that. They don't give you a professional look or set any type of personality for the band. Telling the truth is probably good... you don't have to tell folk everything though.

If you do shoot stuff in the living room... close the window unless it's to the side of what you're shooting. Shooting with it at your back is probably better.

I like the guitar closeups...

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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rick Taylor]
      #101772 - 15/03/05 01:19 PM
Quote Rick Taylor:


the curves on the right hand side are a bit rough as well. You might try drawing them in a vector program and exporting them. Sodipodi's been ported to Windows if you don't have something like Illustrator.





Now you've pointed that out it is all I can see . I've heard some good stuff about Sodipodi (I'm using Linux) so I'll have to give it a go. Thanks.

Quote Rick Taylor:


You might just shoot a lot of closeups at a practice some night. Closer is better if the background's a living room. Shoot enough and you should easily come up with usable stuff. You might play with the room lights a bit...





Good idea, I just hope poeple can stand closeups of our faces .

Thanks for the advice.

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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
      #102022 - 15/03/05 09:35 PM
my new site..

http://www.listen.to/inocybe

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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: inocybe]
      #102292 - 16/03/05 12:57 PM
Quite a nice tidy site.

I don't like the use of the bog-standard 'Times new Roman' font, I suggest using Arial., Times NR looks amateurish and your site is better than that. This is really easy to fix.

On the pictures page the small thumb nails wouldn't expand to bigger pictures, is that still work in progress, or is it designed that way just to have little photos?

Overall not too bad.

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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: GlynB]
      #102521 - 16/03/05 08:23 PM
GlynB, thanks for the comment, really appreciate it. I wonder how come you see the times font (maybe the stylesheet isn't linked properly..)it should use Geneva -> arial ->Helvetia -> sans serif family... I'm a bit puzzled as why this happens, it's not the first time I use a css file .. I've tested the site on all major browsers and platforms. I'm going to look a bit deeper into why this is happening to you (and not to me, so far).

Which browser are you using and which platform you're on? do you have the Geneva font installed ? Are links displayed in blue? or in black?

the small pictures will stay small no need to see them all blown up IMHO.. I like to keep this site simple and easy updatable..

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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: inocybe]
      #102749 - 17/03/05 10:19 AM
Inocybe:

The font displays correctly in Firefox here but not in IE6. The reason is that IE doesn't cascade the font-family style rule down to the td contents when applied to a table cell. If you move the font-family declaration to the body element then all should be well.

i.e.

body{

font-family: : Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;

}


IE doesn't handle cascading styles very well in general and in the case of tables its even worse. In my experience its best to avoid applying styles to table elements when you want to style the contents of cells and rather style the contents directly. Im not a big fan of table layouts generally but that's another story.

That not withstanding its a very nice site you've got there. Good stuff.


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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: inocybe]
      #102804 - 17/03/05 12:00 PM
Quote inocybe:

GlynB, thanks for the comment, really appreciate it. I wonder how come you see the times font (maybe the stylesheet isn't linked properly..)it should use Geneva -> arial ->Helvetia -> sans serif family... I'm a bit puzzled as why this happens, it's not the first time I use a css file .. I've tested the site on all major browsers and platforms. I'm going to look a bit deeper into why this is happening to you (and not to me, so far).

Which browser are you using and which platform you're on? do you have the Geneva font installed ? Are links displayed in blue? or in black?

the small pictures will stay small no need to see them all blown up IMHO.. I like to keep this site simple and easy updatable..




Yes i have geneva font installed, I checked for it in MSWord and it's there as an option, as are arial etc.

Links are displayed in Black. Using Internet Explorer version 6. Standard stuff.

Looks like the stylesheet isn't sorking properly?

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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: inocybe]
      #104296 - 21/03/05 07:42 AM
Quote inocybe:


the small pictures will stay small no need to see them all blown up IMHO.. I like to keep this site simple and easy updatable..




Personally, I think they work really well that way.

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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
      #104870 - 22/03/05 01:03 PM
You can check out my website HERE. I am mostly involved in TV music these days and there are quite a few films and MP3s to listen to.

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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Commander]
      #104896 - 22/03/05 01:39 PM
Excellent stuff... I'm not a fan of "welcome screens" but that does seem kind of insignificant!


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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
      #104988 - 22/03/05 04:01 PM
Just finished the website for ETS Reading...

www.msweb.co.uk/ets

I apperciate I havn't as of yet fixed the menu drop downs so they are compatible with IE, and the news system is still being developed..

I've tried to make this site completly CSS driven, not a table in sight!

Any ideas, or feedback would be welcomed!
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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Designnotes]
      #105132 - 22/03/05 08:09 PM
Kudos for going for a standards compliant design. Just a few comments...

You need to set the z-index of the ul element to ensure that your dropdowns appear over the top of other elements like the imageside div. z-index:3; will be fine.

In the imageside div tag you need to put quotes around the id value (i.e. <div id="imageside">&nbsp;</div>) cos without them IE6 isn't displaying the background-image.

Dunno if you care but the menus don't work well at 800x600 since the floated <li> elements that should be on the far right get shoved down on to a new line as the menu bar is too wide. Maybe 9em width would work better.

There's no link back to the home page from any of the other pages. I don't know if this is generally the case but our clients ALWAYS moan if we forget to provide a link back to the home page (unless its just a splash screen or similar).

I think you need to have more colour on the menu, logo and page header bar, perhaps just use borders to add a hint of extra colour. For example the menu bar <li> elements could have left and right borders which would also make them appear more evenly spaced (if you know what I mean). The fact that the dropdown menus are the same colour as the title bar that they overlap makes them look a bit odd, too. If they're going to be the same colour then I think the dropdowns need a border of some kind.

One last comment on the layout: I think the imagebar would look better if its right edge was aligned with the right edge of the menu bar and footer. There's a couple of ways that you could arrange that but my approach would be to shove the content div away from the left edge of the browser window so that its left edge is inline with the right side of the "S" in the ETS logo and expand its width so that it pushed the imagebar into line.

I usually use the STRICT DTD to force IE6 into standards mode when doing CSS layouts as it can help to get things looking consistent and keep box-model hacks to a minimum.

I hope you glean something useful from that. As ever YMMV...


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Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rowboffin]
      #106175 - 25/03/05 12:38 PM
Quote Rowboffin:


Dunno if you care but the menus don't work well at 800x600 since the floated
  • elements that should be on the far right get shoved down on to a new line as the menu bar is too wide. Maybe 9em width would work better.




  • It does seem like that text block should wrap.

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rowboffin]
          #106257 - 25/03/05 06:28 PM
    Quote Rowboffin:

    Kudos for going for a standards compliant design. Just a few comments...

    You need to set the z-index of the ul element to ensure that your dropdowns appear over the top of other elements like the imageside div. z-index:3; will be fine.






    Ah very cunning! I've implemented that! Learn somthing new everyday!

    Quote Rowboffin:



    In the imageside div tag you need to put quotes around the id value (i.e.
    ) cos without them IE6 isn't displaying the background-image.





    Tried it, and it still doesn't work. I think its the way IE is reading the layers, however I'm not sure. Need to reasearch this issue.

    Quote Rowboffin:



    Dunno if you care but the menus don't work well at 800x600 since the floated
  • elements that should be on the far right get shoved down on to a new line as the menu bar is too wide. Maybe 9em width would work better.





  • Totally agree! done!

    Quote Rowboffin:


    There's no link back to the home page from any of the other pages. I don't know if this is generally the case but our clients ALWAYS moan if we forget to provide a link back to the home page (unless its just a splash screen or similar).





    Top logo is now a link. (thank god! the menu is driven from a single file! (menu.php)

    Quote Rowboffin:



    I think you need to have more colour on the menu, logo and page header bar, perhaps just use borders to add a hint of extra colour. For example the menu bar
  • elements could have left and right borders which would also make them appear more evenly spaced (if you know what I mean). The fact that the dropdown menus are the same colour as the title bar that they overlap makes them look a bit odd, too. If they're going to be the same colour then I think the dropdowns need a border of some kind.





  • I agree mainly, but the company wanted a slick grey look.
    I experimented with borders, but they didn't achieve the desired effect.

    Quote Rowboffin:


    One last comment on the layout: I think the imagebar would look better if its right edge was aligned with the right edge of the menu bar and footer. There's a couple of ways that you could arrange that but my approach would be to shove the content div away from the left edge of the browser window so that its left edge is inline with the right side of the "S" in the ETS logo and expand its width so that it pushed the imagebar into line.

    I usually use the STRICT DTD to force IE6 into standards mode when doing CSS layouts as it can help to get things looking consistent and keep box-model hacks to a minimum.

    I hope you glean something useful from that. As ever YMMV...





    Thank you for all your comments! they are very much appericated!

    Rick I went for the justification you suggested, improves the layout loads!

    www.msweb.co.uk/ets

    Laurence

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Designnotes]
          #106324 - 25/03/05 09:52 PM
    Rowboffin Quote:


    Quote Rowboffin:



    In the imageside div tag you need to put quotes around the id value (i.e. <div id="imageside"> </div>) cos without them IE6 isn't displaying the background-image.





    Tried it, and it still doesn't work. I think its the way IE is reading the layers, however I'm not sure. Need to reasearch this issue.





    Yeah, after having a proper look at the markup and css I realise that the problem is the way that IE handles floats differently to other browsers. Rather than using relative positioning for the imagebar you should give it a large enough left-margin to push it past the main-body element (652px or thereabouts).


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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rowboffin]
          #106342 - 25/03/05 11:09 PM
    Ah cunning! and then I take it you would need to set the position to "static"

    The only other thing I'm having difficulties with, is the drop down menus dont postion correctly in IE.

    Thanks for all your help!
    You are a star!

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Designnotes]
          #106509 - 26/03/05 03:33 PM
    Glad to help, Laurence.

    You don't need to set the position to static explicitly since that's the default for any element which doesn't have a positioning specified, but in the strict sense you're right- the positioning scheme for the imagebar should be "static" since you want it to stay within the normal flow.

    A quick fix for your menus- change the li ul selector thus:

    li ul
    {
    display: none;
    position: absolute;
    width: 9em;
    top: 2em;
    }

    And add z-index:3; to both the li and ul selector blocks.

    Voila! Dropdown menus that work in IE!


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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rowboffin]
          #106836 - 27/03/05 06:39 PM
    For some reason due to the way IE read DIV layers, its positining it reative to the last layer. So it works with a small margin, however the same can't be said for firefox which doesnt...

    www.msweb.co.uk/ets

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #106888 - 27/03/05 08:43 PM
    this thread has turned into a stink-ass webmaster circlejerk....

    the thread is titled "show us your sites". Not "looking for help getting your unrelated site centered?" or "sites: shown and critiqued". I think you guys should be making new threads for alot of the crap you post here.

    btw I love that name: "show us your sites"


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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: person man]
          #106895 - 27/03/05 09:04 PM
    to be fair this forum gets very little postage, and some of the posts we've had over the last week have been very valuabe for anyone designing...

    i'm sorry//lg goes off and dies...

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Designnotes]
          #106931 - 27/03/05 10:38 PM
    Quote:

    i'm sorry//lg goes off and dies...





    LOL!!! hey dude don't die. I think it's GREAT that you hang around! dont be a bum! .... Jesus!

    but you have to admit that this thread is a bit far gone from the very cool way that it was started... Ha! "show us your sites". I still feel my balls hit my skull when I laugh at that one!

    Anyway whatever. I just always checked up on this thread to see what the forum dudes made on the web for their music. And it was always full of cool stuff. But even Ian (the king of rightiousness) started telling people what was wrong with their sites. I was bummed. And at this point its like full of comments and empty of sites. So I'm bummed about that. And I hope that people start posting their problems in regards to internet publishing in a thread that is not called "show us your sites". That's all.

    Anyway.... Mr. giant dude, dont be bummed.




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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #107372 - 29/03/05 11:03 AM
    oops. I've just noticed people getting annoyed at slightly OT posts...

    ah well I'll post my question elsewhere

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #111747 - 07/04/05 08:19 PM
    I've just done a quick update to my site which hints at the graphical layout that the full site will have in the next few months. I'd appreciate everyone's comments on
    A) the appearance/navigation of the site
    B) the quality of the musical samples (be brutal)

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #115551 - 15/04/05 11:00 AM
    Roll Your Own Productions

    Still a bit light on content (rather like my head) but I'll work on that and the 'look' of the site as and when I can. To that end, any comments or suggestions are welcome.

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Spy!]
          #115598 - 15/04/05 12:05 PM
    Hey Spy. The text is quite spaced out, and could probably fit in a much smaller space, so that it scans better. The dice are nice-looking but the graphics are inconsistent stylistically throughout the site. It's pretty difficult to do that well, so I'd recommend either copying someone else's site closely or getting a graphically aware friend to give you a colour and styling scheme.
    You should probably aim to use the images to visually say what the text is already saying: people might think it's a gambling site, otherwise...

    The tone of the text is good and friendly though: if I was browsing, looking for someone to collaborate with I wouldn't feel intimidated into not phoning you.

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Spy!]
          #115779 - 15/04/05 07:35 PM
    Spy,

    Write out 100 times: I am not an "aspiring producer". That's between you and your learning curve. You are a PRODUCER. How many producers are there in the UK? Did they pass some kind of test?

    "Born and raised..." Don't start with that. Start with what you think people will want to see in your first sentence. Do they want to know where you were born? Or that you are brewing some audio shock and awe with your collective? You are passionate about what you do... I know that, don't tell them where you were born (unless there's some genealogy vibe happening here that I don't know about).

    Visuals obviously need pepping up. Where it's at now, you could get that onto one page and make it more immediate while you work on Mark 2.

    Are the dice edgy enough for your site name? They made me smile, but perhaps the other theme will ring more bells with your target demographic?

    That's just one view... a lot of people (and I think I've heard from each and every one) find my style too direct. So it's not the law.

    But I want to see a smoking version two. Happy to do you some words if it helps. Good start (way better than my Mark One).


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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #115879 - 16/04/05 12:08 AM
    Greetings gregster & Rob,

    Thanks for taking a look and finding the time to comment.

    Quote *gregster*:

    Hey Spy. The text is quite spaced out, and could probably fit in a much smaller space, so that it scans better. The dice are nice-looking but the graphics are inconsistent stylistically throughout the site. It's pretty difficult to do that well, so I'd recommend either copying someone else's site closely or getting a graphically aware friend to give you a colour and styling scheme.
    You should probably aim to use the images to visually say what the text is already saying: people might think it's a gambling site, otherwise...

    The tone of the text is good and friendly though: if I was browsing, looking for someone to collaborate with I wouldn't feel intimidated into not phoning you.



    Thanks g, I've made a few alterations to the 'look' of the site, but not much to the content as yet. It is definitely something I need to work on

    Quote Rob C.:

    Spy,

    Write out 100 times: I am not an "aspiring producer". That's between you and your learning curve. You are a PRODUCER. How many producers are there in the UK? Did they pass some kind of test?

    "Born and raised..." Don't start with that. Start with what you think people will want to see in your first sentence. Do they want to know where you were born? Or that you are brewing some audio shock and awe with your collective? You are passionate about what you do... I know that, don't tell them where you were born (unless there's some genealogy vibe happening here that I don't know about).

    Visuals obviously need pepping up. Where it's at now, you could get that onto one page and make it more immediate while you work on Mark 2.

    Are the dice edgy enough for your site name? They made me smile, but perhaps the other theme will ring more bells with your target demographic?

    That's just one view... a lot of people (and I think I've heard from each and every one) find my style too direct. So it's not the law.

    But I want to see a smoking version two. Happy to do you some words if it helps. Good start (way better than my Mark One).



    Cheers Rob, as far as the dice are concerned, I thought that the 'other' connotation was a little too obvious so I thought I'd try something different, but I see what you're saying

    Quote:

    Happy to do you some words if it helps.



    That's a very generous offer, don't be surprised if I take you up on that

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Spy!]
          #116035 - 16/04/05 02:55 PM
    Please do. You've got nothing to lose... I'm not worried if you throw them in the bin.


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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #119053 - 22/04/05 03:11 PM
    please be having a look at www.slatepipe.co.uk.
    theres a 15 minute krautrock kind of thing to download in the popup window on the enter page which we made from scratch and performed live in a week. then if you look in the downloads section theres plenty of stuff to listen to which has been done either with an old tascam 4 track, a roland vs840 and a regular pc.
    have a look and a listen and let me know what you think
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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: slatepipe]
          #119075 - 22/04/05 03:52 PM
    wwooooo! out there, but a nice site nonetheless. A real touch of the being slightly odd being about it.
    I think it's affecting me...

    I couldn't dig the music, but then I'm quite a mainstream kind of guy, and this stuff is so far from the mainstream the drinking water probably costs about £50 a bottle.

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: slatepipe]
          #119513 - 23/04/05 07:26 PM
    Dude, your link has a stray full stop (period) at the end. But I like the site, very good.


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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: slatepipe]
          #120242 - 25/04/05 12:57 PM
    Quote slatepipe:

    please be having a look at www.slatepipe.co.uk.
    theres a 15 minute krautrock kind of thing to download in the popup window on the enter page which we made from scratch and performed live in a week. then if you look in the downloads section theres plenty of stuff to listen to which has been done either with an old tascam 4 track, a roland vs840 and a regular pc.
    have a look and a listen and let me know what you think
    x




    Didn't listen, at work, but the site looks good. Nice balance of cleverness of design, without losing the obvious, ie links to information which is what a site exists for. Good job.

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #120380 - 25/04/05 05:49 PM
    Been working on this for the last few months...




    Forum - Main Forums : Music Business














     


     





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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #120484 - 25/04/05 09:59 PM
    thanks for the nice comments fellers. i'll get a bit of updating done soonish


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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Temp]
          #120629 - 26/04/05 08:39 AM
    is that one from "temp" a spam?

    Didn't like that thing in the signature, so I've adblocked it.
    Not the best place to first-post I would have said. But I will stand humbly corrected if I see the person's post count go up.

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #121036 - 26/04/05 08:46 PM
    Perhaps I misunderstood the thread's purpose, but I understood it to be a place where you showcased music communities/artist websites that you're working on:

    "I know a lot of forum regulars have got music sites... here's your opportunity to whack them up and tell us what you're doing... don't be shy..."

    I just wanted to embed a little Flash in my post seeing that the feature was there - being Active X, this may have prompted your browser agent to throw an alert up (Gregster). I'm no stranger to spam, and being a webworker I have to face that crap every day. Thumbs up for your vigilance though.

    Anyway, visit addasong.com if you get a chance and sign up if you're in need of yet another platform for your original music - I've worked my proverbial a** off on this site and I'm trying to get more artists on there. I guess its virtual base is in Medway, Kent - where I am - but we have artists from all over the place. It's been lovingly hand-coded by yours truly and has NO commercial links or ads whatsoever.

    I'm also in the habit of upping people's space, features and bandwidth if they simply log-in from time to time and upload their music - a gift for simply participating. The site does have inbuilt IRSC coding and Paypal option for those that wish to sell their musical wares. When DRM and the UK Internet music infrastructure has settled I'll think about doing a proper launch with serious features such as integration with the official download charts, licensing protocols and other emergent music-based web technologies.

    And when I get some more capital of course.

    Cheers.


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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #121080 - 26/04/05 09:54 PM
    Yes, music production came to a stop for a few weeks whilst I got to grips with putting this together...anyway, there's free mp3s and video clips as well as info on our maximum ear-wiggle technology for your entertainment on the site below.

    Strangefates.com


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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Temp]
          #121296 - 27/04/05 10:08 AM
    Yep, that's what it's about. Greg's just being cautious... we do get the usual spam here, but's there's a world of difference between your stuff and say CokeMusic.

    I like the site. You've done a good job with what is a rather over-done genre. The world probably doesn't need another CokeMusic but more artist-driven download sites can't be a bad thing.

    I'd suggest the trick is getting a coherent vibe going with your artists and visitors... people don't want the 'record shop' experience, they want the club or small label experience. But good luck with the whole thing...

    ISRCs and all that tend to come up in the music biz forum. You might get some interest for that facility there.


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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #121365 - 27/04/05 11:36 AM
    I was very impressed with the design, my personally opionion would be its a little cluttered, but its a nice piece of design...

    Good luck with it all!

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: *gregster*]
          #122025 - 28/04/05 02:46 PM
    Quote *gregster*:

    is that one from "temp" a spam?

    Didn't like that thing in the signature, so I've adblocked it.
    Not the best place to first-post I would have said. But I will stand humbly corrected if I see the person's post count go up.




    /retracted. welcome temp!
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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: *gregster*]
          #124136 - 03/05/05 09:16 PM
    started redesigning my site (how often do I do this!?)

    the idea is that the rooms will have objects, and as you move the mouse u get infomation for the object below the room, so if you want to access your files you click on the filing cabinet....

    still designing it at the moment... its either gonna work or suck...
    its taking time to do it all in piant tho!

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #124191 - 03/05/05 11:23 PM
    Well, I just redesigned my site - it's from a template, but to be fair I've made quite a few changes...

    o

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: OD23]
          #124238 - 04/05/05 06:32 AM
    Hey how are things going Owen...

    I remeber listening to some of your tracks last year, really liked them.
    Site looks ok, but the adverts kinda make it a bit disjointed...

    Good luck with it all....

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Designnotes]
          #124284 - 04/05/05 08:46 AM
    Thanks Laurence,

    Yeah those Lycos ads are a pain - could you p.m me about your hosting service?

    Thanks,

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: OD23]
          #124325 - 04/05/05 10:01 AM
    The Tripod pages are a bit weird all round. The site looks OK on a PC (I had probs last time with Safari, I'll have a look tonight) but you can't use the back button. That's Tripod rather than your site though.

    Biog's a bit thin... and perhaps too personal?


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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #124385 - 04/05/05 11:51 AM
    Hi All,

    I just joined this magnificent magazine and the forum...

    In my web page you can find a bit of World-Jazz and a fusion of Rhythms, here it is...

    www.franciscom.bizmail.com.au

    Enjoy,
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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #125855 - 06/05/05 10:19 PM
    Owen - I'd also gladly host your music.

    It's outstanding. Nice groove on 'London...'.

    Your website, however, doesn't really do you any justice, but that's ok as you should be concentrating on your music and not web-design. I'll design you a little site if you want. At the very least, get some stuff up on Addasong.com - it's free and gives you loads of tools to present yourself and your work. No ads or pop-ups.

    Give us a shout. The more the merrier.


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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Temp]
          #125893 - 07/05/05 12:01 AM
    You got P.M.

    Just in case anyone else is interested,

    Free 50mg Hosting, No Adds, FTP, PHP, 1 MySQL Database
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    We are pretty flexible and relaxed. If you ever need any help we general respond within 6 hours. Just talk to our customers they are all happy! and thats the way its got ta be!

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #127985 - 11/05/05 04:59 PM
    Hi all, thanks for the response. I've had not had internet at work for 3 weeks (outrageous!) so haven't been able to post, will catch up on the PMs asap...

    O

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: OD23]
          #128042 - 11/05/05 08:30 PM
    Tripod still doesn't work great on Safari... but it's OK on IE.


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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #140499 - 09/06/05 11:28 AM
    http://www.theopenwater.com/ just in case anyone is surfing


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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: __]
          #140774 - 09/06/05 08:25 PM
    I like the openwater site, I think you could improve it loads just by changing the font? It looks a bit out of place the font?

    Nice music tho.

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #140950 - 10/06/05 09:20 AM
    http://d956321.u54.sibrod.biz/default.aspx

    Above is a link to a draft of my new website.
    I'm interested to know

    1. How fast it 'seems' to load
    2. What impressions you get from it

    It's not finished yet, and I still have some small images to add in the left hand column, but all opinions would be appreciated.

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Designnotes]
          #140958 - 10/06/05 09:30 AM
    Thanks pirate, needs work for sure. Put it up really just for somewhere to put the music. Had meant to do more work on the site but havn't got around to it. Shameful really i have worked as a web app programmer and all round graphicy type during the rest. The painters house is never painted.


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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: *gregster*]
          #140962 - 10/06/05 09:37 AM
    its very springy but im on a very fast line. Thisnk its right on the money as far as design. Google have you with a name search, but .. scottish wedding music band doesnt find you easily. I use scrub the web at www.scrubtheweb.com . thy hav a meta tag checker which will give you som clues about search engine friendlyness and check your site. There are others. Like the rings!


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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: *gregster*]
          #141020 - 10/06/05 11:41 AM
    Quote *gregster*:

    http://d956321.u54.sibrod.biz/default.aspx

    Above is a link to a draft of my new website.
    I'm interested to know

    1. How fast it 'seems' to load
    2. What impressions you get from it

    It's not finished yet, and I still have some small images to add in the left hand column, but all opinions would be appreciated.




    I like it, better than the one I roiginaly saw i think a while back. Like the colour scheeme warm and inviting. it looks professional and loads well. Like the quote on the home page, i would add more like these as soon as you have them, it's OK to have a guest book with quotes from guests at the events you do but not everyone will look at it so it's good to put the quotes where they're more 'in yer face'.

    Yes, I agree it needs the images somewhere to make the pages a bit livelier, like a nice one of a beautiful bride, some musicians in action, a wedding cake, that type of thing and different image in each page - make them full colour in my opinion. The site should say 'happy' - weddings are happy.

    Incidently...
    Liked clip 1 from the Jiggers, they were on the CtrlAltDeplete CD recently along with yours truly were they not? Excellent stuff.

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: GlynB]
          #141025 - 10/06/05 11:46 AM
    Hi Glyn. I never got a copy of that CD, completely forgot about it! I'll need to see if I can track one down.
    Thanks for your comments. I agree about all your suggestions. For the customer comments, I will have around 10 or so rotating comments. A lot of the comments I get will be going onto a comments page for the Jiggers on their own site, but around 10 should get the message across on this site in the meantime.

    Also thanks openwater for your comments. SEO is the next area I'll be focussing on once the site is live. I'll be supporting it with a marketing drive to improve listings and business, so I figured best to do it all in a one'r.

    g

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #144746 - 18/06/05 10:48 AM
    Sorry, I may have jumped the gun a bit by posting info about my site already. Don't you just hate ppl who barge in here waving a flag for their "pet project" and contribute little else?

    Well, I only registered today so there's still time to rectify that

    I've been checking out some of the sites on this thread already and there's some really cool stuff here!

    Anyway, here's my twopence worth (again)
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    I have a new website called Dubsounds which I hope some of you might be in to.

    Our theme is analogue synth and drum machine sounds and music from 1970 to 1983. The fun part is that we host music, give out retro synth samples, VSTi FXP's and have a forum where you can get tech help or ask whatever burning question you might have.

    We don't turn away the VSTi community either, (no snobbery thanks). To us, an Arturia or GMedia remodeled classic is still as valid, (with less reliability issues).

    If you're into electroclash or never stopped playing Metamatic and Travelogue, you might like our little place.

    We're still new, expanding rapidly and still have bags of enthusiasm! If you feel like joining our forum or signing up for the freebies it would be bloomin' marvelous to see you. We'll even get the kettle on

    Cheers,

    Shaun

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #146284 - 22/06/05 12:56 PM
    phew! its not finished yet but nearly there www.inpaindie.net we are most pleased with it..

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: iceman]
          #146316 - 22/06/05 01:49 PM
    Like the design, most professional looking. good job.

    Coupla observations...
    The logo in the centre of the home page - when I clicked it didn't do anything? Is that work in progress or just a glitch?

    The bio.
    I wouldn't bother telling everyone about band members who didn't work out (so and so replaced x who left on bass then y came in , blah...) most people aren't really interested in that kind of detailed history stuff (unless you're a huge band with obsessive fans). Just tell us something really positive and interesting about your current band members. Accentuate the positive!

    Hey, just my opinions, I'm no expert - hope it's constructive.

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #146465 - 22/06/05 09:51 PM
    Ha!!!!!!!
    sofake!
    cool.
    Heh.


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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #146674 - 23/06/05 11:57 AM
    check out our site....

    Goto www.emasters.co.uk

    We've developed a site where you can upload your music to us and we'll master it for less than half the price we charge attended majors..

    I'd be more than keen for you to tell us what you think we can change on the site to make it more user friendly..(go easy on me i'm a fresh boy here...)

    cheers
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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: person man]
          #146729 - 23/06/05 01:32 PM
    Quote:

    Ha!!!!!!!
    sofake!
    cool.
    Heh.





    erm yeah wooo er thats what i thought as well, let me add my random sentence of guff to your meaningfull statement

    meh your a toss boy.

    now onto Glen who bothered to reply in a constructive manner, cheers Glen yeah clicking on the logo in the middle of the home page turns the music on and off theres just no button there yet, as for the bio thing thats really a nod towards ex memebers all of whom we are still friends with really, the `music` page was more the rousing work ethic speech bit lol if you get my meaning, its a fair comment you make tho and duly noted cheers

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: iceman]
          #146808 - 23/06/05 04:44 PM
    Ice... cross-purpose turbulence may be tinkering with forum-space here.

    Person was (I think) referring to the previous http://www.sofake.com/ ?


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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #146824 - 23/06/05 05:36 PM

    Indeed.

    Turbulence is not good.

    "sofake" however.......... Kicks butt, wooooooooooooooo!

    Do you reckon they charge lots? I do.


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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #146931 - 23/06/05 11:30 PM
    *hangs head in shame*



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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #147286 - 24/06/05 08:00 PM
    lol!

    yeah jeesh. WTF.
    LOL!
    But seriously, I thought sofake was everybody's favorite.
    Its a killer effect. Thought it was cool that you pulled it off.
    rock on.

    Edited by person man (24/06/05 08:23 PM)


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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: person man]
          #147338 - 24/06/05 11:30 PM
    Quote person man:

    Thought it was cool that you pulled it off.
    rock on.




    Hey personman, who pulled what off?.... No sniggering.


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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rick Taylor]
          #147372 - 25/06/05 06:29 AM
    http://waitingfortheiceage.co.uk/

    its in early stages... so be gentle! heh heh... 1 thing i need to do is make the jpegs smaller... i gotta compress them better...

    and here is my site: http://marlowx.com/


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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #147397 - 25/06/05 09:26 AM
    alright look.
    I am just trying to give the iceman props here. THATS ALL! Its an awesome effect. I have seen it before in sofake. Sofake is IMO making the best stuff on the web today. It is AWESOME that iceman has enough skill and taste to have done something simillar.

    Was NO one else impressed by the kick ass transitions?!!!!????

    Am I looking at a different site than the rest of you?

    what gives?


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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #147404 - 25/06/05 09:44 AM
    Oh and hey gerard,
    Both those sites are sweet! So is your car!

    Just plain good design. (the sites I mean)

    I hope you are done with iceage because it rocks just as it is! real chilled-out. its design is its content. Well that and tunes. Awesome.

    Oh and I guess I meant sofake makes the best FLASH stuff. I really love a well made simple and sweet html site.

    props.

    Edited by person man (25/06/05 10:02 AM)


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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #147484 - 25/06/05 03:28 PM
    Might be worthwhile adding some meta data, and putting some info into an alt tag for the flash, to help searchability at www.inpaindie.net


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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: person man]
          #147548 - 25/06/05 08:06 PM

    hey thanks person man...

    yeah, the waiting for the ice age site is pretty much done, just fine tuning some things... adding more photos and improving the text etc etc...

    i just added a couple more audio files to the music section...

    i recorded everyting in my home studio (spare bedroom)

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    inpaindie web site has cool cinematic transitions...

    rawk on dudes!


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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #147703 - 26/06/05 12:17 PM
    cheers for the comments guys, my cousin did the website for us, he knows his beans as they say, his sites are www.devilshands.com and www.double-yellow.com theres gonna be a chat room/tag board thing and a news ticker put on the front page as well, the meta tag thing im not sure what that is i`ll speak to my cousin tho and see what he says,

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: gerard]
          #147792 - 26/06/05 07:16 PM
    Quote gerard:

    http://waitingfortheiceage.co.uk/

    its in early stages... so be gentle! heh heh... 1 thing i need to do is make the jpegs smaller... i gotta compress them better...




    Yeah - it took 40 seconds before the splash loaded for me (and I have broadband!) - and during that time the page was just blank - I'm guessing most people would just think the site was dead. Likewise when you click the main menu options you don't get much feedback that anything is happening, it just looks broken.

    Also your music page used some quicktime plugin that firefox didn't understand (and I have quicktime installed which is more than a lot of windows people do). It did work in IE6, but only the bottom half of the players showed and they were all bunched up at the top rather than lined up with the song names.

    Sorry if that wasn't gentle, but I thought you'd like to know


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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Dubsounds]
          #148195 - 27/06/05 09:41 PM
    I really love the colour combinations. The BOLD is very effective. Friendly and down-to-earth without being simplistic. Good call. I always love the use of watermarking and you've done a splendid job of it with the synths etc. A joy to look at.

    All the best with the finishings.

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: iceman]
          #148203 - 27/06/05 09:51 PM
    Exciting, entertaining and unique. Not my style of music but, exceptional site IMO. Really liked the B&W watermark photos. Great job!

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: GlynB]
          #148205 - 27/06/05 09:55 PM
    Quote GlynB:

    Like the design, most professional looking. good job.

    Coupla observations...
    The logo in the centre of the home page - when I clicked it didn't do anything? Is that work in progress or just a glitch?

    The bio.
    I wouldn't bother telling everyone about band members who didn't work out (so and so replaced x who left on bass then y came in , blah...) most people aren't really interested in that kind of detailed history stuff (unless you're a huge band with obsessive fans). Just tell us something really positive and interesting about your current band members. Accentuate the positive!

    Hey, just my opinions, I'm no expert - hope it's constructive.




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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: *gregster*]
          #148209 - 27/06/05 10:02 PM
    Even if I were Italian or Greek or Lithowanian I'd still hire you guys to play my wedding!. Jiggers. Excellant party band.

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Brownstone]
          #148440 - 28/06/05 01:33 PM
    wahay, thanky!

    The draft version of the site is updated, if anyone wants to comment. I've changed the LHS images, which are now a lot better.

    bigdaymusic site draft
    g

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #148460 - 28/06/05 02:10 PM
    Ok, a bit late I know... but here's mine!

    minimism.com (active)

    namke.com (stagnant)

    I use a CMS (drupal) for the minimism site, and find it really good for adding/maintaining content...

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Brownstone]
          #149549 - 30/06/05 10:22 PM
    Quote BMWerks:

    I really love the colour combinations. The BOLD is very effective. Friendly and down-to-earth without being simplistic. Good call. I always love the use of watermarking and you've done a splendid job of it with the synths etc. A joy to look at.

    All the best with the finishings.




    Thanks BMW, that's realy encouraging. You highlighted all the bits I worked hardest on as being the things you liked. That's brilliant, cheers

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: namke]
          #149585 - 01/07/05 12:22 AM
    minimism : I like that box. It should be sitting on a plain black background, with no lines or stars to disrupt the starkness of the image IMO. Nice tho

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #149823 - 01/07/05 03:04 PM
    got the `news` ticker up on the site you can drag it around woo hoo!! next up chatroom/forum

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #151880 - 06/07/05 08:13 PM
    oh go on then!This is my bands site. There's mp3s on there and all sorts of pics and stuff. www.smokescreenweb.co.uk
    enjoy!

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: smokescreen sam]
          #151940 - 06/07/05 11:45 PM
    Finally got my design sorted, this is the one!!!

    Any comments, etc.. or if you want some free webhosting just shout!

    www.msweb.co.uk

    Laurence...

    (p.s. i'm going to increase the transparency on the anime image, to make the text clearer )

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Designnotes]
          #151953 - 07/07/05 01:03 AM


    Just had a squizz at your site and it has the top cut off, and i cant seem to adjust the browser (IE) to view it properly.

    The drawing has the top of the characters head cut off and you can see some text, but as i say it's too high up, forgive my luddite/crude description but i thought i would mention it to you.

    Did you draw the pic? Pencil? It's cool.


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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #152263 - 07/07/05 04:05 PM
    Ah well, here's mine...

    www.richardhanson.me.uk

    Mostly synth instrumentals, with the odd guitar thrown in and the occasional proper song.

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #154108 - 12/07/05 11:19 AM
    I've just relaunced the site, with new images (courtesy of smelly_kid).

    Proper links (and explanations) to all the songs I've done this year, (plus all the old favourites with some additional notes)

    A newBlog page.

    A Comments form on everypage and a possible reason to (or if you don't like my music a reason no to) join the mailing list. So you can mail me direct and not have to vent your anger or love on any public forums.

    Blank tab sheets (bass and guitar), plus a tips section for all you home recordists and budding songwriters.

    So, if you enjoy an eclectic mix of ambient jazz pop rock indie punk soundtracks, pop along to the Hair Thieves website.

    http://www.hairthieves.com

    Rollasoc

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #164503 - 06/08/05 05:18 PM
    http://www.ess-k.com

    I did it myself, so not the best site around lol, but I have used a flash plugin player for the music, and obviously left a link to credit the maker of that flash player.
    Its just a basic design, but neat and tidy!

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #168923 - 17/08/05 06:57 PM
    Hi

    First time on the new forum.

    My own music can be found here:

    johnmoxey.com

    I also founded Songstuff a few years ago. I wrote almost all the backend php and the database design. Some site sections are 3rd party source, but not many.

    I have written several of the articles on songwriting, guitar and music technology.

    Cheers

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #171807 - 23/08/05 02:56 PM
    HEY That TACO things looks very simple and nice

    will chk it out just d/ling

    bIg thanx

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #188925 - 29/09/05 07:02 AM
    Simple but i like it?

    6ammusic.com

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Phil Foster]
          #189015 - 29/09/05 10:15 AM
    Hi 6am.

    I like the look, it's clean cut and easy to navigate.

    The text I feel lets it down a little, as there is no real personality (other than a kind of passive docile one) and it doesn't seem you are very confident. Are you aiming to get more work from people when they browse to the site? I've written a few suggestions below, but only as constructive criticisms: I think the site really has a lot of potential, so I'm not slagging it off for the sake of it!

    "I'm a London based music composer, songwriter and producer. This site gives you a brief insight into what
    I do and also a chance to get a feel
    for who I am."

    Using "I" all the time is fine unless you are selling something, and then the focus has to be on "you" the reader. I'd take out the "brief insight" sentence, as that is obvious anyway.

    It's quite good and concise, but I'd make it even more so. Have a slogan or catchphrase which will inspire people with confidence in your music, drive and direction. Talk about the aims of your work. Draw people in by telling them something interesting about yourself, that subtly reflects an individual aspect of your music philosophy. What about "my earliest musical memories were of... what about you?"

    "I’m currently developing material towards an album, I also write and produce music for various artists as well as for tv, film and multimedia."

    Second part is good (anything prestigious-sounding? Put it on!) first part is bad. "developing material towards". What about "my new album is currently taking over all the studio: due for release soon" or something. Seem excited about it, and people will get interested.

    "I would like to think that over the years I have developed a distinctive sound, merging mood and melody"

    You would like to think? Either you have or you haven't. Don't waste time and space with modesty. Give people the facts as you see them, and then they can decide whether they disagree. That just comes across as wishy washy. I am expecting dull music on reading that, (I've not listened though, that's just what I'm expecting!)

    "with atmosphere and groove. I write emotionally and hope that it comes across in my music. For me it would
    be impossible to separate the two."
    Separate the two what? Emotion and music? Atmosphere and groove? Again, this is unclear and a bit wishy washy. Make a more interesting and possibly mysterious (but not too pretentious) comment about your music: draw people in. You can still be humble and be confident of your abilities.

    "On the music page you can listen to some of my recent material. If you
    are interested in any of the music or need any further information please contact me"

    Not much information there that isn't already obvious. What about "to discuss commissions, publishing or any aspect of my work please contact 6am"


    "Thanks for checking out my site. "

    What? You're doing ME a favour by letting me hear your wonderful music,remember, and seeing a bit of your wonderful world. You sound a little too humble to earn the respect of a browser. If you really mean it, say something like: "nice to have you around" or "drop by anytime: the music is always changing" (or something less cheesy!).

    good one
    g

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: *gregster*]
          #189685 - 30/09/05 03:34 PM
    Ok then, here is the site I designed for the band I help out with www.delilahsgold.com. I think it will be in need of a revamp soon, but it is ok for now!
    Thoughts?


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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: pinkkaz]
          #190835 - 03/10/05 10:55 AM
    Quote pinkkaz:

    Ok then, here is the site I designed for the band I help out with www.delilahsgold.com. I think it will be in need of a revamp soon, but it is ok for now!
    Thoughts?




    Good site. Very slick. Everything I tried worked. Looks pro to me. No criticisms spring to mind. Didn't try any music as I have no sound facility on the PC I'm on.

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: GlynB]
          #190978 - 03/10/05 02:33 PM
    yep, nice site.

    2 things struck me

    1. "news" should link to a bit within the site, to give a nice professional "we can afford a web guy to update our site" feel. Minor niggle, though.

    2. THe purple pics on the band page: naff. They don't have any magic or mystery about them. Plus the curly dude has a hat on in the bottom one, which implies: "we're posing for a photo shoot, but don't know what to do" as opposed to "we were captured on film in this location" or "we're arty, and we really know how to pose for a photo shoot". You don't want middle ground, and a purple filter does not mask the fact that it's a bit of a dud picture.

    Other than that, I get the feeling that the music will be quite poppy, inoffensive, a bit bland maybe and no other clues. Purely based on the visual presentation of the website. Don't get me wrong, it is nice, simple enough and slick, but not all that exciting.
    I would try to use the graphics and images to clarify the artistic direction/statement of the band, so that people know what to expect even before the mp3s have started to play.

    Just being hard to please here, for the sake of constructive criticism (and also to learn, as I need to apply some of my own advice in my own sites, too!)
    g

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #195916 - 13/10/05 05:03 PM
    I've updated my site (well, I've added a couple of tracks) have a listen to sample 1 (or any of them, for that matter) and let me know what impression you get.
    All samples now mp3s as previously suggested, not wma.

    Also, if you can find the easter eggs you're welcome to them

    g

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #196011 - 13/10/05 09:14 PM

    http://www.breakbeat-cafe.net



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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: nickcameron]
          #196364 - 14/10/05 01:34 PM
    nice. samples are cool.

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #196637 - 14/10/05 10:51 PM
    Hey all, theres been some really nice sites posted, can i get some opinions on mine?

    Visit our kennels below

    Chase Your Tail Recordings Music to wag your tail to!

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #197325 - 17/10/05 01:16 AM
    That's a very complete website Riz; didn't go through it all but had a look at the gallery: I also got a micromodular this week and it's huge

    BTW, here are my links: http://ocp.pt.vu and http://pygar.pt.vu

    Enjoy


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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #197746 - 17/10/05 11:03 PM
    Not music related, at all, and pointless at that.


    www.theofficegeek.com

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: ChristianG]
          #197761 - 17/10/05 11:32 PM
    Post content and personal details removed at request of the poster.

    Ian G
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    Edited by Forum Admin (15/01/10 06:08 PM)


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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... *DELETED* new [Re: Rob C]
          #198058 - 18/10/05 05:07 PM
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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: ChristianG]
          #198110 - 18/10/05 06:49 PM
    Glad you like it ChristianG, perhaps we'll have poster prints of that particular one within a month or so, I'll be happy to hit you with a PM when they become available.


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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: PPP]
          #198337 - 19/10/05 08:56 AM
    the chap in that picture is hiding a wry smile, I think

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #198447 - 19/10/05 12:29 PM
    I just LURVE adding new pages to my site.

    Carlospresents........

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: PPP]
          #203262 - 29/10/05 02:15 PM
    Quote PlinPlickemn:

    Glad you like it ChristianG, perhaps we'll have poster prints of that particular one within a month or so, I'll be happy to hit you with a PM when they become available.




    Hi PlinPlickemn

    First thing I'd do is take all the pictures off and watermark them - they'll be on eBay before you know it.

    I personally love that kind of art and think they are stunning by the way.

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: PPP]
          #208780 - 09/11/05 05:35 PM
    Quote PlinPlickemn:

    Glad you like it ChristianG, perhaps we'll have poster prints of that particular one within a month or so, I'll be happy to hit you with a PM when they become available.




    That would be great, thanks.

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #215792 - 24/11/05 04:44 PM
    Ok I just found this thread so here goes:

    Im a mastering engineer and have been for the past 6 years or so, anyhow I decided to start my own company and here it is:

    Precise Mastering

    Its not fully finished yet the other pages are geting final touches completed and then all the links will work

    BTW, I like some of the sites ive seen in this thread good work peeps!

    Sam

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Carlospresents...]
          #216142 - 25/11/05 10:43 AM
    Quote www.carlospresents.co.uk:

    I just LURVE adding new pages to my site.

    Carlospresents........




    your site rulez!

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #216890 - 27/11/05 04:20 AM
    Just moved it to a faster server and added some new samples.
    Inquisitor Betrayer

    dale

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: dalekay]
          #217284 - 28/11/05 10:35 AM
    www.myspace.com/beatattitude

    Kung Fu, Counter-Intelligence and Dangerous music
    (and a bit of fun)

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #218610 - 30/11/05 06:35 PM
    Here's my first effort. Still a few problems to sort out.
    http://www.stusongs.co.uk./

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Stuart Churchill]
          #219985 - 04/12/05 12:53 AM
    A 'beta' (empty) version of our (to be) website can be found HERE.

    let me know what you think


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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #220150 - 04/12/05 01:33 PM
    ok well here goes...

    http://www.sob-band.co.uk

    Try and update as much as possible but we're recording at the minute....

    Cheers..

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Neil Carden]
          #224093 - 13/12/05 11:24 AM
    Hi Everyone,

    I have visited this forum a few times, but have never posted before. I will try and contribute something.

    Lighthouse Mastering

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Lighthouse_Mastering]
          #224119 - 13/12/05 12:05 PM

    Hello Dave.

    When did your rates go from £30 to £50 per hour?

    Shame, as i was looking for a London based mastererererer soon. And believe it or not you were on my shortlist, hence i was drawn to a reply.


    No worries, business is business... And i don't doubt that you know your job.
    Though lower rates and quality service together would attract higher numbers, at least that's how it should be, in theory, but the worlds not ideal.

    Just my take on business.

    Don't listen to me though, i'm a crazy fool.

    As long as people are willing to shell out.... Innit?

    Do you have PMC's? Someone said you had PMC's.

    Who? Someone, somewhere round when i was researching mastering services in London.

    Good luck with your business. It's still cheaper than most in London.


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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Lighthouse_Mastering]
          #224129 - 13/12/05 12:20 PM
    Dave,

    That's generally a nice site. Just a few comments:

    1) The site seems to take an awful long time to load, especially the rollover images for the menu. We're on 2Meg here so I don't know where the problem is...

    2) Dunno if it's intentional, but the rollover image for the Equipment>Overview menu item reads "Formats"

    3) The menu alignment screws up a little in Firefox. Its okay in IE but it isn't in line with the top of the content area in Firefox. I suspect a box-model hack is needed (or change of DOCTYPE to trigger standards compliance in IE6).

    4) Can I suggest that you increase the text size a bit. To maximise accessibility also consider specifying your font-size in ems. 0.8em looks good here.

    Those things aside, that's a nice site you've got.

    Cheers.


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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: The real musiclover]
          #224136 - 13/12/05 12:36 PM
    Quote The real musiclover:


    Hello Dave.

    When did your rates go from £30 to £50 per hour?





    We have been charging £50/hr for nearly 2 years.

    Quote:


    Shame, as i was looking for a London based mastererererer soon. And believe it or not you were on my shortlist, hence i was drawn to a reply.




    Don't write us off, as we can typically master an album for about £300.

    Quote:


    No worries, business is business... And i don't doubt that you know your job.
    Though lower rates and quality service together would attract higher numbers, at least that's how it should be, in theory, but the worlds not ideal.

    Just my take on business.

    Don't listen to me though, i'm a crazy fool.

    As long as people are willing to shell out.... Innit?





    Well, we never have people complaining about our pricing. We always go out of our way to give good customer satisfaction, and we don't slug our customers with hidden extras. Most of our clients comment that we are underpriced for our quality of service.

    Quote:


    Do you have PMC's? Someone said you had PMC's.





    NO! I HATE PMC's!

    They have no subtlety or feel, which is essential (imho) for mastering.

    Have another look at our site, there is lots of info on our monitors, and quite a few pictures.

    Quote:


    Who? Someone, somewhere round when i was researching mastering services in London.

    Good luck with your business. It's still cheaper than most in London.




    Thanks Mate.

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rowboffin]
          #224145 - 13/12/05 12:43 PM
    Quote Rowboffin:

    Dave,

    That's generally a nice site. Just a few comments:

    1) The site seems to take an awful long time to load, especially the rollover images for the menu. We're on 2Meg here so I don't know where the problem is...

    2) Dunno if it's intentional, but the rollover image for the Equipment>Overview menu item reads "Formats"

    3) The menu alignment screws up a little in Firefox. Its okay in IE but it isn't in line with the top of the content area in Firefox. I suspect a box-model hack is needed (or change of DOCTYPE to trigger standards compliance in IE6).

    4) Can I suggest that you increase the text size a bit. To maximise accessibility also consider specifying your font-size in ems. 0.8em looks good here.

    Those things aside, that's a nice site you've got.

    Cheers.




    Hi RowBoffin,

    Thanks for your comments.

    The speed issue could be our host's server. I am considering moving the site.

    Unfortunately, our website designer went out of business, so I am struggling to update maintain the site myself. I will fix that rollover, but the Firefox issue may take some more time and investigation.

    I will have a look at the text size as well.

    Again thanks for your comments

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #225996 - 17/12/05 04:07 PM
    Hi all
    Here's my site http://www.steverobertsmusic.co.uk
    Go easy on me


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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #226738 - 20/12/05 12:20 AM
    www.leonbutler.net
    Composer Guitarist

    Using the great service that www.mrsite.co.uk provide!

    Incidently I got one of the Demos of the Month in July 05 but the tracks never got posted online - soc check em out.

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #227575 - 22/12/05 01:02 AM
    So. This is where the Bird Flu comes from?

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Brownstone]
          #227581 - 22/12/05 02:39 AM
    www.bmwerx.com

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Brownstone]
          #227985 - 22/12/05 10:51 PM
    Nice site BMW.

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Brownstone]
          #228054 - 23/12/05 07:04 AM
    I would like to second that. Loveley job, good to see you up and running!

    Sorry BMW but I smelt a rat earlier in the year and thought I was being duped by a web looney [which I know you are, but not a malicious one ]. Must stop eating things i find in the meadows. But theres none of the music you sent me on the site. Is this all new stuff?

    Edited by ow (23/12/05 07:10 AM)


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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Brownstone]
          #228247 - 23/12/05 05:57 PM

    Nice one Peter.


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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #230059 - 30/12/05 11:11 PM
    Lol...

    www.coachingwithsoul.co.uk

    Hadn't got a clue what I was doing, so this was a dirt cheapy job and I just crossed my fingers and am actually rather proud of it.

    I'm actually a pro session singer, so the aim is to do a polished site for that one day...if I ever find the time!

    Great thread!

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #230945 - 03/01/06 01:04 AM
    Heres Mine....web page

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #231879 - 04/01/06 10:54 PM
    although we have now split....

    www.gingmusic.co.uk

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: SESSION SINGER]
          #232011 - 05/01/06 10:45 AM
    Quote SESSION SINGER:

    ...the aim is to do a polished site for that one day...if I ever find the time!




    There are loads of more 'polished' sites that aren't anywhere near as good. If it ain't broke...

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #236628 - 14/01/06 04:27 PM
    It's very much a home-grown effort - what took ages was tidying up 9 years of work and getting it all in one place! There's actually quite a bit of material after that long. Comments on the site useability would be most welcome.

    www.ackworthstudio.co.uk

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Ackworth]
          #237380 - 16/01/06 11:36 AM
    www.drip-dry.co.uk
    make what you will of it, its not a pro site at the moment but hey. :O)

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #239460 - 19/01/06 07:48 PM
    Pete Molinari

    One of the best sites I've seen for a while (no relation BTW).

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #239489 - 19/01/06 08:35 PM


    no way man, that red hat on his spash page makes him look like a chic...

    but the rest of the site is nice, too bad most people wont get past the lame splash page...


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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #239490 - 19/01/06 08:40 PM
    Why have such a nice site and only do two gigs in the past 12 months??

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: JayH]
          #239654 - 20/01/06 08:51 AM
    JayH, you're new here obviously. This thread is about sites (although it's quite ironic that I could only find two 2005 gigs on your link). This site has an original look and a cool menu. Personal shots at the geezer are somewhat daft. Which brings me to gerard... glasshouses, dear boy. And your new "cynical" style of posting is quite tiresome already.

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #239757 - 20/01/06 11:23 AM
    Quote Bemuso:

    Pete Molinari

    One of the best sites I've seen for a while (no relation BTW).




    Yep, very good pro looking site. This is how it should be done IMHO. I thought he looked cool personaly, bit too close to the Dylan circa '75 look, but then most of us look like someone else.

    Not quite as good as the Billy Harvey one you introduced us to Rob, that's still my all time favourite.

    One day I'll have the time to learn Flash, but by then i won't need a site anymore

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #239793 - 20/01/06 12:30 PM


    yo dude,

    i gave him his props, like the main site, but the photography is horrible, he looks like a chick on the splash page... the red hat is just lame...


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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: GlynB]
          #239904 - 20/01/06 03:08 PM

    I'm of the same mind as GlynB, the Dylan influence... One song? You gotta have more than one? No?

    Nice design, but if the Billy Harvey one is the one i'm thinking of (by sofake?) then that will take some beating.

    Then again that one probably cost a lot more than this one.


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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #239961 - 20/01/06 04:48 PM
    Jeez all yeer sites seem so much better than mine- it aint even finished yet It's a question of time & patience....... Do most of you guys(and gals) do your own sites or hire someone to do them??

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: The real musiclover]
          #240009 - 20/01/06 06:23 PM
    Ok... I've been following this thread for a while but not posted yet...

    Just finished building the site for my studio... Here it is: www.glo-worm.com

    Iain


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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Iain Hutch]
          #240093 - 20/01/06 08:56 PM

    Iain,

    like the site, the photography is nice... nice use of selective focus on shot of microphone.

    its a lot nicer than most studio web sited i've seen, so good work!


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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #240128 - 20/01/06 10:03 PM
    My band site, say hi in the guest book if you fancy or let me know what you think here,

    Regards,

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    www.malarkeyfactor.co.uk

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Bazza]
          #241094 - 23/01/06 12:08 AM
    o.k in the very eraly stages but tell me what you think so far, I will probably get rid of the first screen but at the min you do have to click to get through to the site.

    me

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Creature Studios]
          #241934 - 24/01/06 12:10 PM
    Quote CreatureStudios:

    Jeez all yeer sites seem so much better than mine- it aint even finished yet It's a question of time & patience....... Do most of you guys(and gals) do your own sites or hire someone to do them??




    Can't see much wrong with your studio site if that's the one you're referring to?
    I think you have to appreciate that there are different types of site design for different purposes. For a band or solo artist you'd expect a site to be more 'arty' than for a straight forward business site. If a band is looking for a studio they want the information presented in a clear way, they don't need fancy graphics and flash animation, they need the facts.
    Of course it's imnportant that the site looks clean and tidy, that the links work properly, that the spelling and grammar are correct, etc, otherwise it doesn't give a good impression. But it's not too helpful to compare an artist's site with a business site (unless the business is web design maybe) as they are for different purposes.

    One major pet hate for me is when people 'go live' with their site way before its ready and then make all sorts of appologies for the way it looks. If the site ain't ready, and you know it isn't ready, then don't publish, simple really.
    A bad site with errors and blank pages does people no favours, maybe more harm than good. if people come to the site and its rubbish they might not come back when its fixed. Until the main site is ready go with MySpace IMHO.

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #241983 - 24/01/06 01:19 PM
    www.kobra-audio.co.uk

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #244110 - 28/01/06 08:35 AM
    http://www.mwvm.co.uk/


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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #246813 - 02/02/06 12:23 PM
    This is an excellent thread, just what I was looking for !

    My site is currently being coded by a xhtml guru friend of mine and should be up and running in the next month or so.
    (So these links will not be active at time of first posting)...

    www.abitfunkdub.co.uk
    www.abitfunkdub.com

    I will be giving away 12 mp3s of my tunes at 96kbps,which make up an alblum called "A Bit Funk Dub", which you can
    download and keep (if you want to !)

    I will be (attempting to) sell the same tunes at 256kbps
    if the site has any success, for £5.

    That is my "business model" for the site. Yet to see if it has any kind of a future, but fingers crossed.

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #246816 - 02/02/06 12:27 PM
    whoops, spelt the underlying code for that first one wrong
    again:

    www.abitfunkdub.co.uk

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: abitfunkdub]
          #246852 - 02/02/06 01:34 PM
    Plan B, I can't get either of those to open...


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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: ...................]
          #246914 - 02/02/06 03:16 PM
    ...assuming you are not winding me up

    the site is not up yet, though it should be in the near
    future (circa 1 month)..

    the names are resgistered and the content will be up asap as soon as my talented html mate has sorted it.

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: abitfunkdub]
          #246927 - 02/02/06 03:24 PM
    Oops, sorry, missed that bit about just registering the names
    Why post them now? Confused...
    Post them again when they're working, I'll have forgotten them by then


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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: ...................]
          #247322 - 03/02/06 12:52 AM


    you guys crack me up...

    he must be a bass player!

    har har


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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #247350 - 03/02/06 02:23 AM
    Not much music on here yet, but it is only 3 months old...

    www.chrisredding.com

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: chrisredding]
          #247488 - 03/02/06 11:32 AM
    The overall design looks excellent, very slick and totaly professional IMO. However, there are some link issues, especaily when you click on a link sometimes a white page with some basic text appears, and on every link i tried there was a white flash before a apge started to load. maybe just teething troubles, but maybe you're unaware?

    Were those supposed to be video clips on the effects page or just still shots? If video, it didn't work, which is a shame because it looked really interesting!

    Anyway, great job, so far, like to see it when its finished and fully functional.

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: chrisredding]
          #247681 - 03/02/06 03:34 PM

    Chris, looks great!

    i especially like the photo of your synth(?) with the dust on the buttons... very rock n roll...

    good stuff...

    oh yeah, i didn't notice any flashes like the other dude mentioned...

    i'm on a mac osx 10.4 using safari



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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: gerard]
          #248081 - 04/02/06 12:51 PM
    MY BANDS WEBSITE


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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: xandyreverex]
          #248140 - 04/02/06 04:44 PM


    xandyreverex:

    just took a peek at your band's site...

    from the splash page, i would say its gonna be a really cool web site...

    love it!

    ok, now i'll go past the splash page and tell you what i think!


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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: gerard]
          #248143 - 04/02/06 04:47 PM


    ok dude, yeah your web site RAWKKSS!

    really like it...

    -gerard


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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: gerard]
          #248938 - 06/02/06 03:17 PM
    Well, here it is...the launch of Cassette!

    http://www.cassette-music.co.uk/

    Dead simple, but does what we need it to at the moment.

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #249391 - 07/02/06 10:12 AM
    Hows about SOS creating a permanent thread at the top of this "Web Music" section which extracts all the web addresses in threads like this, and puts them all in one list (maybe even with some kind of rating system).

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #256092 - 18/02/06 08:54 PM
    Sin's Realm ov Magick & Filth...

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #256676 - 20/02/06 10:29 AM
    http://www.jonjameshall.co.uk/

    This needs an update! We're getting ready to promote a new album :-) Have a listen!


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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #257772 - 22/02/06 11:35 AM
    Just a little of some ideas i've got:-

    www.myspace.com/sleeptalkermusic

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Sonic The Hedgehog]
          #257788 - 22/02/06 11:48 AM
    Quote Sonic The Hedgehog:

    http://www.jonjameshall.co.uk/

    This needs an update! We're getting ready to promote a new album :-) Have a listen!




    Liked 'our place together' alot - v delicate!

    Have now of course sent you a 'friend' invite on mybloodyspace!

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    Re: Come on... show us your sites... new [Re: Rob C]
          #257815 - 22/02/06 12:44 PM
    After a couple of years of exchanging views and getting pretty useful some advice off all the nice people on this forum, I finally have a chance to show you some of my tunes.

    http://www.abitfunkdub.co.uk/

    http://www.abitfunkdub.com/

    The style is a bit of a mish-mash of real instruments
    mixed with electronica, obviously some funk and dub influences. My first album, just cutting my creative teeth really !

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