View Full Version : Ideas for Webmasters Forum
11-22-2003, 10:37 PM
Bob and I have been talking about a few ideas to liven things up in this forum.
Bob thought maybe we should resurrect Bob's Web Site of the Week, but maybe do it monthly (WSOM) as a community thing. We suggest some sites, we discuss what is working/not wokring on these sites (i.e., we pick up some pointers for our own sites), then at the end of the month, we vote with a poll.
I was thinking perhaps we get volunteers (no big egos) to offer up their sites (one at a time) for a group project to tackle design issues, go over the site in question with a fine tooth comb. The webmaster would have to be quick to implement suggested changes, i.e. every day for a week or so, I'm guessing.
There were some other ideas, but I'd like to hear what people think about these two. Or if you have your own to suggest, I'd like to hear.
11-23-2003, 04:17 PM
I'm not so sure about offering my site for development work. I work with one of our pipers who is our graphic design guru. He provides for graphics, color, and design ideas. I bring the coding.
I would love constructive feedback, though. Particularily from other webmasters. Peer review is inceredibly valuable.
Michael F. Bell
11-23-2003, 06:58 PM
I ain't climbing no mountain to see that guru
11-23-2003, 10:16 PM
Originally posted by Michael F. Bell:
I ain't climbing no mountain to see that guru While the point of this thread is not to discuss sites in particular, perhaps Michael, you can be more specific in your comments.
As for the TVF&R site, I think the colors are a bit mismatched and I'd start by chucking the W3C and GetEdit icons. Easy to navigate though.
On your site, I'd stay away from the Photoshop filters and redesign the interface a bit. The page links are inconsistent and could be organized a little better. Among other issues.
Either of you want to volunteer your sites?
I think it'll just be a suggestion based thing and not a "give me your password" thing. Or maybe this idea isn't going to fly.
Michael F. Bell
11-24-2003, 03:34 PM
I meant that the web site showed little evidence of a "guru," lacking as it does both graphics and any particular style.
11-24-2003, 03:49 PM
I don't mind offering my sites up for
scrutiny. They have already been checked
over in this forum already. I am always looking
for some new ideas. :thumb:
St. James Gate Pipe Band
Innisfail Legion Pipe Band
11-25-2003, 07:48 AM
Rick... How did you get the color in the vertical slider?
11-25-2003, 09:10 AM
For the constructive feed back, thanks.
Originally posted by Phil Lenihan:
Rick... How did you get the color in the vertical slider? Here is the CSS I use for that same sort of effect in the Directory Phil - actually this is just a small part of a fairly large CSS file:
BACKGROUND: url(bwdbgr1.gif) white;