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08 November 2005 @ 10:55 am
There are several rules and guidelines that web developers/designers/admins should follow. I am making a suggestion to add to the list of guidelines..

142) Web domains are like naming your child. Think of all the possibilities before you decided on a domain name. Could this name be misunderstood? Could your domain name be too long? Please consider the following resources..
www.expertsexchange.com - The Experts Exchange or Expert Sex Change?
www.penisland.net - Are you looking for Penis Land or Pen Island?
www.therapistfinder.com - Therapist... Rapist.. There are pretty similiar professions, right?

Thanks to the Sun for this article.

So, folks.. Please be considerate, logical, and creative when choosing your next domain name.
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27 July 2005 @ 05:53 pm
Damn this is addictive. http://www.grinshtein.com/livejournal

I've spent my entire day just watching the images reload and clicking to people's livejournals.
25 July 2005 @ 06:38 pm
as you know, I just kicked off an open projectvivid.com ... the chick who made it is running a lil sale to get some new clients!

So if you need some website made, now is the time and this is the girl ... she's awesome, and makes awesome sites. I cannot speak highly enough of her ...

soooooo -- go check her out, email her, talk to her ...

you can even find her on myspace!!

so go talk to her now. The V commands it.
05 July 2005 @ 05:52 pm
I want to make Shakira site. Anyone interested in hosting it? :(

I plan to host most of the pictures elsewhere if that means anything.

If you could spare some space, I would be very thankful.


Oh and here is some other site:

Stuff for Sale or Trade
28 May 2005 @ 01:20 am
Hi Guys, I need a favor. My boyfriend Scott's been working with a designer on his new web site and I would like your honest feedback so we can incorporate it before he finalizes the design. Scott worked on this for hours and hours tonight and thought he was finally done. He was really hoping I would give it a big thumbs up, but I couldn't. I know how important this is to him, and I really want it to be representative of him; professional, attractive, and a good marketing tool that will help him sell his music and talent.

I have some complaints with the site, and I can't pretend that I don't -- not huge complaints -- I think it can be improved tremendously with a few changes. It kills me that in giving Scott my honest feedback I disappointed him and hurt his feelings. I love him so much, but I think he may have kind of cluttered it up and the designer, wanting to please his client, may have gone along with some ideas he might not have originally chosen. I had seen a simpler outline, a snapshot of what the site was going to look like, and I liked it. I mean I wouldn't choose these colors and style for myself, but for Scott it's cool. He needs to convey that a lot of the songs on the album are reggae so the colors make sense for this.

I respect your taste and opinions so much, and I just honestly want to know what you think. If you have the time, and feel like being generous and helpful to a fellow struggling artist, who really needs a good site to showcase his work, would you look over his site and give us some feedback? We won't hold it against you in any way, and would in fact be super appreciative. If you think it's fabulous as is, we want to know that. If you think it just needs a little work, then we want to know that. If you hate it, then hard as that might be for Scott to face, then we need to know that.

I'd like to know what you think of the bold strokes and the smaller ones. I'm particularly interested in what you think about the lion imagery and the photographs of Scott, are there some pictures that you do and some pictures that you do not like? If so what are they? Are there any graphic images on the site that appeal or do not appeal to you? What about the navigation? What about the text? I could just really use another eye here because without a second and a third opinion I can't convince Scott that there are some areas of this site that are kind of graphically unprofessional, if that makes any sense. I know I'm asking a lot, so I'll appreciate any feedback you'd be generous enough to give.

I wish I could just come out and say, "I don't like the image of the sad clowny face on page three, what do you think?" because that's what I'd do, but Scott thinks I am being hyper-critical and I don't want to direct your attention to the few things I don't like because maybe I am being too hard on this. I'd rather get your unbiased opinions.

Okay, now this isn't a great picture of Scott, but this is the idea, to remove an element of color leaving part of the image in black and white. I liked this effect.

One thing I'm realizing that we're missing here is what drew us to this designer in the first place; his use of color hilighted against parts of the image where he had removed the color, leaving these areas in black and white. I want to show you what I mean but I can't find the link, in the meantime here's a link to the web site Daniel, (the designer), designed for his sweet girlfriend, Jill Marie. I'm wondering why they chose not to do the cool black and white thing on Scott's site when this was the main thing we liked about his work to begin with... Oh and I'm also noticing that Scott's music isn't playing when you go to the site. I wonder why they chose not to do that. Hmm... Anyway, if you'd like to take a stab at this, we would be so grateful.

Big loving hugs,
Jacqui and Scott
25 May 2005 @ 01:55 am
I've been approached to design and maintain the official website for a small band. I've never made a professional website for anyone before, so I didn't even think about charging or anything when I made the original offer, but I know that it would be quite a bit of work so now I'm not sure how much I should be asking for in terms of payment. I'm thinking a lump sum for design and setup, then a flat monthly rate for maintenance. I've been told that general montly rates usually go around $60 US, is that a fair price? But I'm not at all sure how much to charge for the lump sum, especially since I'm not sure what the design and content will include. Can you give me some estimates?
16 April 2005 @ 06:46 pm
Hi, I'm Mark =) I'm also new.

Ummm, I have a few questions.

Does Geocities often work for people then after a while you save and it just doesn't save it keeps saying "saving yourpage.html" and not saying "done" & "preview" & stuff.

Also, my Iframe is doing okay and I have a border on it (size 1xp) and I don't like the color of the border but theres not option to change the color so do I just add a border changing code into the same html part the iframe is in?

Last Question, Is there any other Website Maker like Geocities, thats free & easy like it?

edit: http://www.xperimentation.com/vbrush/gosearch/index.html

this website. theres a border around the iframe except at the top where the header meets the frame. how is that done?
16 April 2005 @ 02:24 am
Anyone know a good site that has free codes for java menus? I use to know a good one, but I can't remember what it is now.