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Blog entry by RussellAP posted 08-14-2012 11:11 PM 813 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yesterday I decided to put my page with HostGator. They charge by the month and are very heavy into customer service.
I played with the web page creator today called Basekit Site builder and I have a good start.

The easy stuff is done, now the hard stuff like linking sub domains and adding a cart and paypal functionality.

http://gator135-davinci-primary.hgsitebuilder.com/

Like I said, it’s not done yet, just getting started.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.



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Roger

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#1 posted 08-14-2012 11:42 PM

Looks like it’ll be a hit

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Jeremy Greiner

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#2 posted 08-15-2012 02:28 AM

Heya Russel,
I have a suggestion if you’re interested:

The pictures on the main page are huge, for example:
http://www.hgsitebuilder.com/files/writeable/uploads/hostgator450559/image/dscn1444a.jpg
This image 1.5MB or so in size .. and 2000×1073 in resolution .. when you’re only displaying them at 301×161 .. 1.5MB images will eat through your bandwidth allotment very fast, and could cause increased bills.

You can use MS paint on windows vista or windows 7 to resize the images and re-save them.

My guess is you just uploaded the images directly from your camera, most cameras take pictures at resolutions that are good for print .. but terrible for viewing on the PC (ever notice how huge they look when you try and open them?) .. They also have a very low compression value, which is also good for print, but makes for bad viewing on the PC.

With the image above, I resized it to 602×322 and re-saved it with mspaint (still twice the size of the image on the page so you can play around with size with your layout) .. but it’s only 112KB .. which is 13 times smaller in size.

If you need help figuring out how to do this, feel free to PM me and I’d be glad to help you further.

With that said, I like the layout of the site, very straight forward and your chairs are beautiful.

-jeremy

-- Easy to use end grain cutting board designer: http://www.1024studios.com/cuttingboard.html

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RussellAP

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#3 posted 08-15-2012 04:14 AM

I just re-sized them in Photoshop to about 60k each.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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Jeremy Greiner

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#4 posted 08-15-2012 04:16 AM

That would certainly do it, photoshop’s jpeg processor is much better than MSPaint, but I wasn’t sure if you had such tools at your disposal :)

The page loads instantly now which is great!

-jeremy

-- Easy to use end grain cutting board designer: http://www.1024studios.com/cuttingboard.html

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lanwater

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#5 posted 08-15-2012 04:42 AM

Russell,

This is a good start.

The main thing that attracted my attention was the swimming pool and the vegetation around;
not the outdoor furniture.
I would personnaly change that so that what I am trying to sell is the main focal point.
I would cleanup the leaves a bit, reduce the swimming pool or rearrange the furniture vis-a-vis the pool.

The latice background ground plays trick on my brain. I tend to look at it more than anyting else.

The other thing is you website address (url) will be hard to remember.
You need to get your own domain name that is easy to remember. I think that’s what you mean by sub-domain.
I realize that most catchy domain names are long gone but you can still find good ones.

I agree with Jeremy that the picture takes awhile to download.

I hesitated to post the above and do not mean to offend.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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RussellAP

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#6 posted 08-15-2012 05:01 AM

Lanwater. The site will have a better URL tomorrow, these things take time to gather on the server. http://outdoorfurnituredesign.net will be the address.
Is the page loading slow for you?

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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lanwater

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#7 posted 08-15-2012 05:06 AM

just the second and third pictures. The rest seems to display quickly.

I like the new url.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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