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Re: Come on... show us your sites...

Postby PWGLE » Wed May 04, 2005 7:32 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...

Postby OD23 » Wed May 04, 2005 9:46 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...

Postby Rob C » Wed May 04, 2005 11:01 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...

Postby mogollon2004 » Wed May 04, 2005 12:51 pm

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...

Postby Temp » Fri May 06, 2005 11:19 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...

Postby PWGLE » Sat May 07, 2005 1:01 am

You got P.M.

Just in case anyone else is interested,

Free 50mg Hosting, No Adds, FTP, PHP, 1 MySQL Database
£2 a year deal - 250mg, 2x FTP Acccounts, PHP, 5 MySQL DB's,

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...

Postby OD23 » Wed May 11, 2005 5:59 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...

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Re: Come on... show us your sites...

Postby Rob C » Wed May 11, 2005 9:30 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...

Postby __ » Thu Jun 09, 2005 12:28 pm

http://www.theopenwater.com/ just in case anyone is surfing
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Re: Come on... show us your sites...

Postby PWGLE » Thu Jun 09, 2005 9:25 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...

Postby forumuser637535 » Fri Jun 10, 2005 10:20 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...

Postby __ » Fri Jun 10, 2005 10:30 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...

Postby __ » Fri Jun 10, 2005 10:37 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...

Postby GlynB » Fri Jun 10, 2005 12:41 pm

*gregster* wrote: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...

Postby forumuser637535 » Fri Jun 10, 2005 12:46 pm

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.

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