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

Postby Forum Admin » Mon Oct 18, 2004 1:25 pm

mistrust wrote: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"...

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G4 on stage?

Postby Forum Admin » Mon Oct 18, 2004 1:40 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

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PS: did it behave itself or were there any problems?
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Re: G4 on stage?

Postby Sarge » Mon Oct 18, 2004 5:48 pm

Looks as if it's taking a break from playing the guitar.

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

Postby Cha-Lee » Tue Oct 19, 2004 4:24 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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Re: Come on... show us your sites...

Postby forumuser637535 » Wed Oct 27, 2004 5:04 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.

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

Postby GlynB » Thu Oct 28, 2004 1:13 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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Re: Come on... show us your sites...

Postby forumuser637535 » Thu Oct 28, 2004 1:26 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!

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

Postby Deek » Sat Nov 06, 2004 7:19 pm

Well, Old Man - New Musician, here goes :-

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

http://www.soundclick.com/dreamingtheseed


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

Postby Mark D » Thu Nov 11, 2004 12:54 pm

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.

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

Postby Mr Smith » Wed Nov 17, 2004 9:48 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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Re: Come on... show us your sites...

Postby GlynB » Wed Nov 17, 2004 1:48 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...

Postby Mr Smith » Wed Nov 17, 2004 2:18 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...

Postby GlynB » Thu Nov 18, 2004 1:47 pm

Mr Smith wrote:
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...

Postby bryan p » Wed Nov 24, 2004 7:52 pm

Sean Monkey wrote: 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...

Postby Sean Monkey » Thu Nov 25, 2004 9:39 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...

Postby 4TrackMadman » Sat Nov 27, 2004 10:28 am

Here is mine.
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Re: Come on... show us your sites...

Postby zarmattathustra » Thu Dec 02, 2004 5:17 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...

Postby GlynB » Thu Dec 02, 2004 1:10 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...

Postby Curve_Gavin » Thu Dec 02, 2004 4:45 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...

Postby zarmattathustra » Fri Dec 03, 2004 9:37 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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