B742
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My New Website... Help Please!

Wed Jul 13, 2005 4:27 am

I'm currently making a new website for my aircraft videos and photos, can you guys give some hints and advice please?

What will make the website great?

Would any of you guys like a link to any of your websites?

What links would you advise?

Thanks in advance,

Rob!  Smile
 
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PipoA380
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RE: My New Website... Help Please!

Wed Jul 13, 2005 4:49 am

1 good hint: use dreamweaver to create your webpage!  Wink
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RE: My New Website... Help Please!

Wed Jul 13, 2005 5:12 am

Dreamweaver looks great, and cheap too!  sarcastic  Big grin

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RE: My New Website... Help Please!

Wed Jul 13, 2005 6:38 am

Quoting Gofly (Reply 2):
Dreamweaver looks great, and cheap too!

Unless you can complete the website in 30 days lol!

Cheers,
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RE: My New Website... Help Please!

Wed Jul 13, 2005 9:12 am

It's worth trying it! Front Page really isn't good to build webpages, that's for sure! Cheers! Philippe
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RE: My New Website... Help Please!

Wed Jul 13, 2005 3:28 pm

Quoting B742 (Thread starter):

What will make the website great?

A good website is not overloaded with design and features; it has a clear structure and is easy to navigate around. Moreover, make it downwards compatible, i.e., there should be a non-Flash start page. Keep loading times of basic features of the website, e.g., menu, to a minimum. Text loads faster than images. *duhh* Make sure the site doesn't change too much from browser to browser. Sometimes, simplicity is more.  Smile

Quoting B742:

Would any of you guys like a link to any of your websites?

Yes!

Nick
 
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RE: My New Website... Help Please!

Thu Jul 14, 2005 12:55 am

Quoting B742 (Thread starter):
What will make the website great?

I cannot agree more with you Beowulf : The Art Of Simplicity ! Go straight to the topic !
And yes as Pipo said if you can afford it buy Dreamweaver it is worth your money ! For me it's the best webpage editor. I started doing webpages with the notepad if you know what I mean  Wink pure HTML.

Let us know the adress of you website when it's finished.

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RE: My New Website... Help Please!

Mon Jul 18, 2005 8:36 am

Hi,

you have had some really good hints and tips from those guys who posted befoe me  Smile

try visiting the following website for some good tips  Smile

http://www.alistapart.com/
 
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Mon Jul 18, 2005 10:11 am

hi
i run a site called karzoo and this is by far not my first website ive designed and ran! ive made loads of 'mistakes' over time and found, like many have said, simplicity is by far the best method. people dont visit a site to see fancy icons and moving menus they want to see decent topics, quality images when there are some and above all a site dead easy to navigate otherwise they wont find anything! i have found, even with karzoo, it's good but not great things can always be added and taken away juding on how many hits you seem to be getting or any feedback you receive. since i launched karzoo back in march and the inital responce was slow, its only started to get popular through word of mouth recently and through some search engines ive loaded myself into. i work in a travel agent so my site is travel related i guess building a base at work has helped it grow too!

good luck with your site mate - cant wait to see it

Mark
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Tue Jul 19, 2005 10:18 am

I use trellix site builder. works good and easy to get a site up an running fast http://www.trellix.com/products/sitebuilding.asp dunno how much it is i get it for free because im an earthlink member. heres my site http://home.mindspring.com/~backfire103/

-Best of luck with the sight

-Kyle
 
David L
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RE: My New Website... Help Please!

Wed Jul 20, 2005 7:38 pm

In addition to the advice above, get a few people to proofread it. Bad spelling and punctuation can be off-putting, as can all upper-case or all lower-case. And don't use umpteen different fonts just for the sake of it.
 
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RE: My New Website... Help Please!

Thu Jul 21, 2005 10:25 pm

Hi all! I just build my new webpage today to post my pics, and if you could have a look at it and tell me what you think, I'd be happy! Thanks a lot! Cheers, Philippe

http://www.petitcomite.ch/airplane-photos (new address to come soon)
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RE: My New Website... Help Please!

Fri Jul 22, 2005 5:11 am

Nice one, Phillippe. Maybe some captions for the photos, though I'm guessing you're already working on that. E.g. I'm curious about the blue biplane - an Otter or a Pioneer, perhaps? Though, from past experience of trying to identify unusual aircraft in Switzerland, I should probably guess some kind of Pilatus first.

I don't have any web building experience, just experience of using them but it looks clear and uncluttered, with thumbnail previews available before anyone using dial-up has to commit to downloading a full size image.

As a side note, did you ever stand at the fence at the western end of the runway at Geneva? I just jumped off the bus there on a whim once and spent the afternoon there. Got some great photos.
 
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RE: My New Website... Help Please!

Fri Jul 22, 2005 5:07 pm

Quoting David L (Reply 12):
I'm curious about the blue biplane

Yes captions will be following shortly! Actually that one is an antonov An-2! Reg. is HB-ABA.

Quoting David L (Reply 12):
As a side note, did you ever stand at the fence at the western end of the runway at Geneva

Yes actually I was there on that day. Pictures like that one or that one were take from there. Cool spot by the way! Cheers!
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RE: My New Website... Help Please!

Sat Jul 23, 2005 12:08 am

Quoting PipoA380 (Reply 13):
Actually that one is an antonov An-2

D'oh! Now you mention it, Antonov makes sense! I'm not very good with planes that weren't common at the bigger western airports.

Quoting PipoA380 (Reply 13):
Yes captions will be following shortly

I thought they would - I'm just a smart@rse.
 
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RE: My New Website... Help Please!

Thu Jul 28, 2005 5:40 pm

Quoting David L (Reply 14):
I thought they would - I'm just a smart@rse.

Some are there now if you want to have a look, but I'm not done though. http://www.petitcomite.ch/airplane-photos

B742, how are things going with your webpage? Cheers!
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RE: My New Website... Help Please!

Fri Jul 29, 2005 8:34 am

Edit to my last post!

My webpage is now on http://www.airplane-photos.com

Cheers!
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RE: My New Website... Help Please!

Fri Jul 29, 2005 6:32 pm

Quoting PipoA380 (Reply 15):
Some are there now if you want to have a look

I'll keep checking from time to time. My brother ended up not going to Yverdon so I'll need to look at your photos anyway.
 
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RE: My New Website... Help Please!

Fri Jul 29, 2005 11:45 pm

Thanks guys for the help!

Quoting PipoA380 (Reply 16):
My webpage is now on http://www.airplane-photos.com

PipoA380 Excellent website, what programme did you use to design that?

Quoting Thomsonfly (Reply 8):
www.karzoo.co.uk

Mark Brilliant webstite, what programme did you use to design that?

Quoting Thomsonfly (Reply 8):
good luck with your site mate - cant wait to see it

Thanks Mark  Smile

Quoting PipoA380 (Reply 15):
B742, how are things going with your webpage? Cheers!

I did have one about 70% done, by my PC had to be wiped  Angry

Rob!  Smile
 
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RE: My New Website... Help Please!

Sat Jul 30, 2005 1:09 am

Quoting David L (Reply 17):
I did have one about 70% done

Tell us when you're done!

Quoting B742 (Reply 18):
PipoA380 Excellent website, what programme did you use to design that?

Thanks! Photoshop for all the images and design, and Dreamweaver for the body

Cheers
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