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magicmonkey
BRONZE Member since Jun 2004

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Posted:well I've just started a poi site (literally just finished uploading) and I need people to come and visit and make posts and all that sort of stuff, generally liven the place up, please pop over and have a look at:

http://www.poijoy.urevised.com
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p.s. There is a link to HOP on the links page so I hope the moderators don't mind my shameless self promotion! redface


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SILVER Member since Jan 2005

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Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1785
Posted:A couple of bits of constructive critism biggrin

* Pale blue on white is really really difficult to read
* The top frame is huge, maybe if you made it smaller then it would mean a lot less scrolling when viewing stuff the lower frame
* On the links page, its difficult to work out which link you are refering to, the link above or below, the spacing might need changing. (also HoP-impersonal????)

Its got potential

sorry to criticise but I hope that it helps to make your site better


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Valura
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

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Posted:Written by:
You all know this one, THE fire spinning site, covers just about everything but can be a bit impersonal



hop impersonal?
and your promoting your site on here? eek


dats a bit wude.


TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"

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PyroMonkey
GOLD Member since Jan 2005

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Posted:Well Star and Valura just about cover it. the top banners huge, change the colours etc..
id probably give it a background of some sort, nothing to huge, just something sutle. also probably wanna change the logo, the standard wordart looks kinda tacky.
its got some way to go but it'll get there.

impersonal...... hmmmm......


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Fine_Rabid_Dog


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Posted:I reckon the last two points have covered it shrug

Isn't there a rule somewhere saying no promotion? shrug


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linden rathen
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Posted:cool site and id go with what star says the logo needs to be smaller try and balance the page 1/5 logo, header and links section the rest info.

also DONT USE FRAMES, making it so that the header is always at the top is annoying as **** maybe use frames to put links etc permenatly at the side but at the top it just uses too much space and makes the page look bad when you have a scroll bar only for the bottom 2/3rds


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linden rathen
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linden rathen

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Posted:with rist of sounding anti HoPist id say this site can be a bit daunting certainly - maybe not impersonal but certainly daunting

we have well over 100 regular posters and to a newbie thats pretty scary

so maybe it can be a bit scary because of its pure size


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PyroMonkey
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Posted:fair comment, i remember when i was a noob it was a bit difficult to get my head around it all, it is good once you get down to it though.

one more thing.... i promise this is the last....

youve got "poi chat - chat about poi" i know the whole site is meant for poi but it would be good to have a bit in there for the staffers and the other fire spinnering stuff.

and i just noticed on the browers bar up the top its called "New page 1" wink


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magicmonkey
BRONZE Member since Jun 2004

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Posted:Written by: linden_rathen

with rist of sounding anti HoPist id say this site can be a bit daunting certainly - maybe not impersonal but certainly daunting

we have well over 100 regular posters and to a newbie thats pretty scary

so maybe it can be a bit scary because of its pure size



Well you've got exactly what I mean here, time for some rephrasing methinks!

I know the log is pretty awfull but I'm just rubish with graphics so there's currently a logo competition with the winner getting some sock poi, please feel free to join in, I could use the help and everybody needs the socks!

Thanks a lot for all the input, it's good to get some honest feedback rather than a friend telling you you're great when it's only half done! I'll spend some time sorting stuff out over the next few days but for now I'm going to bed!


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linden rathen
GOLD Member since Mar 2005

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Posted:cool smile

*bounce *i still got to post the first ever non admin thread wooot biggrin


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magicmonkey
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Posted:Written by: PyroMonkey

fair comment, i remember when i was a noob it was a bit difficult to get my head around it all, it is good once you get down to it though.
one more thing.... i promise this is the last....
youve got "poi chat - chat about poi" i know the whole site is meant for poi but it would be good to have a bit in there for the staffers and the other fire spinnering stuff.
and i just noticed on the browers bar up the top its called "New page 1" wink



There's a greneral spinning forum in there for all non poi spinning and other fire type stuff, hopefully that should cover it but I don't want to but a forums up for each art as that would take away from the poi focus I think. Besides, I' can't spin a staff to save my life!


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magicmonkey
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Posted:Written by: PyroMonkey

and i just noticed on the browers bar up the top its called "New page 1" wink



Yeah, this is something I'm working on, I've changed the header on EVERY SINGLE PAGE so it should read 'POI JOY for all your poi needs' but it's still reverting to that New Page 1, something I'm getting pretty annoyed by at the moment, if you know how to stop the head title reverting then please let me know!


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Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

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Posted:The title problem is on the frames page (i'm guessing index.html) . You need to change the title on that.

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magicmonkey
BRONZE Member since Jun 2004

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Posted:have done already, it keeps reverting though and I have no idea why

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onewheeldave
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Posted:Congratulations on not using javascript and other gimmicky rubbish smile

I think you should scrap the frames entirely, they don't seem to be serving any useful purpose and they don't look good. In addition they cause problems with bookmarking, printing and on searches; which is why hardly anyone uses them anymore.


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JauntyJames
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

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Posted:.:screams in horror:.

Frames! Arrrgg!!


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magicmonkey
BRONZE Member since Jun 2004

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Posted:ok ok, I'm working on a site without frames at the moment but I don't know how to add my logo and menu to the top of the galleries and forums pages, that's why I'm using frames at the moment. Sorted out the size of the top frame, put a new (but still temporary) logo up, sorting out the links page as we speak, sorted out the 'New Page 1' issue, if anyone could tell me how to get my logo and menu on the top of the gallery and forum pages I'd be grateful!

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magicmonkey
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Posted:HAH!! A whole day wasted but I'vw got rid of the damned frames! biggrin
EDITED_BY: magicmonkey (1120332302)


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magicmonkey
BRONZE Member since Jun 2004

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Posted:well consider this a re-launch, I've sorted out a lot about the site, put some lessons up, sorted out some propper content and got rid of all the frames etc, come have another look and maybe sign up if you like!

http://www.poijoy.urevised.com
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ta

Magicmonkey


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TinklePants
GOLD Member since Jul 2005

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Posted:I always use frames on my sites (there's been many).
My current site has no regular visitors though and there's still stuff missing that i havent got around to uploading. By the way it's a site to display graphics i've made.

And did I here the word competition? WHOOPIE!


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magicmonkey
BRONZE Member since Jun 2004

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Posted:hell yes there's a competition, I currently have a proffesional logo designer working on the site as well but I'd much rather have a user submited logo, head on over and log in!

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