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 Post subject: website help
PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:21 am 
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I was thinking of putting a forum on the front page where we could all help each other with comments on each other's websites.
Trying to help each other with constructive comments on how perhaps your website would look better if you done xyz,
spelling/grammar? problems,
as I know this is not my strong point etc or how to get a website up if your thinking of having one.
So the idea would be to help each other, as websites are a very personnal thing and sometimes we can all be very sensitive about them.
We would only comment on sites that people ask for help.
What should we call the forum if it goes up, how about,
"Website Help"
"Your Website Chat"

Anyone fancy being the first up or I could put one of my sites up, I think I've got six including this forum.

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 Post subject: Re: website help
PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:27 am 
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i could do with some help i realy want to go for it this year befor i send off for some more cards

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 Post subject: Re: website help
PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 11:40 am 
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I think it's important to talk though the options starting with what web site... Get it done for you like I did with a grant http://www.davehickory.co.uk or design your own via html or free software or something like mrsite which I am using and designing for my magic clubs web site http://www.bathcircleofmagicians.com/ (work in progress).
But most important is buy your domain name I use abcreg but there are loads of places that you can pick them up from.
I would like to know what other twisters use for their web site?

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 Post subject: Re: website help
PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 11:47 am 
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See you learn something new every day as they say,
I didnt know that you could get a grant to help with building a website.

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 Post subject: Re: website help
PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 11:59 am 
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I got it from Business link http://www.businesslink.gov.uk/bdotg/ac ... nk.gov.uk/

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 Post subject: Re: website help
PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 12:17 pm 
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If you cannot do it yourself you can put an add in the local paper to find a schoolboy of 14 to do it for you.
But with the new CMS (content management systems) that exists these days, it's just a breeze to set a website up. But you have to invest some time in reading the manuals, that is true....

For people who don't know what a CMS is, it is a way to build a website in a certain style. Once you have that style then you can add text, picture, whatever you want and the CMS takes care of the look of all the new things you put on.
Once you decided how it must look, the content is managed by the system.
No worries with adding new pages, if things get broken if you delete pages etc etc. The system takes care of that.
My website is build using a free CMS and there are lots of them. The best known is Joombla but there are lots of free CMS systems out there!

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 Post subject: Helping with your website
PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 12:27 pm 
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Will merge these two topics together as already there is some very good content on helping others with setting up a website.

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 Post subject: Re: Helping with your website
PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:58 am 
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Hi

I have 2 sites and working on the third so your feed back would be welcome.

Site 1 is http://www.mrfuzzy.co.uk

Site 2 is http://www.tiptopbirthdayparties.co.uk

Both of these sites have a lot going on behind them, it can take care of price on request, relative to the area and booking on line with the Tip top site.

Feel free to test the forms to get an idea of how this all works just use "Test" for your surname.

As I said I'm working on the 3rd site so any feed back would be very welcome.

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 Post subject: Re: Helping with your website
PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 4:43 pm 
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Hi Fuzz,

Fantastic looking sites. A couple of small things I will mention:

On the first site, when I clicked on birthdays, I went to your 2nd site, but couldn't find a way to get back to the original one, which means I wouldn't be able to look at the rest of the site.

On your home page, the testimonials link is a great idea. Is there a way you could have them with a play button so it would play right away rather than downloading? I think having to download anything from a website might put some people off. The testimonials sound great and I think it's a shame if people were to avoid them as they might not want to download them.

Apart from that, I think you have two brilliant websites there. Hope you don't mind my comments :)

Billy Wiz


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 Post subject: Re: Helping with your website
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Both sites look great the only thing I would comment on is where you say about wearing makeup that would scare the kids, I don't think other clowns would be too happy with that?

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