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Graphite
09-16-2003, 04:23 PM
Wow, I am a moderator and I don't even know where one would post this :D
If you guys think of a better place, by all means move it or tell me and ill move it :)

FireStorm, the software group which I am part of has created a new website. Please take a look at what we are doing. There are alot of flaws we know, but we don't know of them all, so tell me here or email us, and we will take care of it.

We are also hiring new members, so if you think your up to snuff we will take a look at you and work something out :)

Also note the Mac Forum image in the bottom left corner of every page :D nice touch eh? If you guys also have any ideas on how to promote Mac Forums better, please tell us here!

-Graphite

[edit] I forgot the links :)
old site link (http://uwp.edu/~zamzo000/FS.html)
new site link (http://uwp.edu/~zamzo000/index.html)

Murlyn
09-16-2003, 05:44 PM
You can put me on your list of programmers if you would like.. I deal in PHP/MySQL. That is what I do professionally and am the programmer for a lot of design shops and small businesses.

The contrast is not very good on your site.. it's hard to see some of the writing.

Cheers!

Graphite
09-16-2003, 07:11 PM
What parts do you see the contrast issues?

Murlyn
09-16-2003, 07:35 PM
The little FS and Mac graphics.. I have to get up close to my screen to figure out what they say :) I can see the 'M' though at the bottom :)

Graphite
09-16-2003, 10:13 PM
ah, those are suppose to be that way :D

Murlyn
09-16-2003, 11:06 PM
ah ok :)

Graphite
09-16-2003, 11:52 PM
There I got rid of the crappy link bar all together. I still don't like somthing about the page though...

Emrys
09-17-2003, 11:07 AM
The link bar is pretty much essential. I would put it back. You are alienating people this way. I feel.

PM me if you want some hosting space, BTW :)

Graphite
09-17-2003, 12:16 PM
Hmm, ok, ill put that back in :) I just don't know how I want it put in.

Graphite
09-17-2003, 01:06 PM
Hey, I am actually starting to like my site :)
Thanks for the suggestion Emrys :)

Murlyn
09-17-2003, 01:12 PM
Any reason why you are not linking your email address? If it's because of address harvesters.. they can still harvest regardless of having it linked or not.. Either have a javascript or php script or whatever language you are using to show it, or just create an image... I really need to work on my site also :) I just don't get paid to do my own site! *heh*

Graphite
09-17-2003, 01:31 PM
Nahh, I am not to worried about address harvesters. I just didn't like the look of it when it was linked.

Murlyn
09-17-2003, 01:34 PM
ahh ok :)

Graphite
09-18-2003, 12:24 PM
With a lot of help from Emrys, FireStorm Creation now owns firestormcreation.com along with a boat load of webspace!

Now if anyone feels up to it, make mac-forums.com web images to be put up all over firestormcreation.com, so everyone who visits my site can easily find this site. I will accept images of any size (resizing may be done though :) )


example:
http://www.firestormcreation.com/FireStorm%20Images/macforumswebimg.gif

MacAddikt
09-18-2003, 04:01 PM
do you know any CSS? you could spruce up a few things, like the links for now.

i think the "version 4.0" isnt that important to most of your viewers. you might just wanna make it text at the bottom

-my $0.02

Graphite
09-19-2003, 12:20 AM
yeah, i know a little CSS.. but Im scared to use it :)

I would get rid of that 4.0 and I wish I wouldn't have put that in there, but im a tad lazy to go back into photoshop and cut it out :)

and incase any of you missed the new Url its http://www.firestormcreation.com

AstralZenith
09-19-2003, 06:37 PM
looks good :D

Graphite
09-22-2003, 11:24 AM
Over the past week (sites been open lil over 4 days) the traffic increased dramatically, then dropped off alot. Any ideas on how to keep traffic high?

AstralZenith
09-22-2003, 11:32 AM
you could always stoop to free lesbain porn...

but realistically, you need new software to get people to constatly visit

Graphite
09-22-2003, 02:06 PM
LOL, I wasn't asking you :D. Though its right, so get off your @** and start working :) you know I am! Other than cocky FireStorm members how can we improve traffic? (we don't promote good relationship with our members, their ideas are useless, tee hee :D )

AstralZenith
09-22-2003, 07:56 PM
I know but it was too funny and true to pass up :D

muso
09-24-2003, 07:12 AM
http://www.firestormcreation.com/webdesign.html - it doesn't sound like you're actually serious about hiring people to do webdesign :) In particular:


Pass the deal line, your screwed out of everything, and kicked out of FS team. (All percents (%) are percent of total payment for site)

The site is very user-friendly/easy to navigate but I agree with Murlyn, you should use a bit of css. It'll really spice up the whole look.

Put me on your list for webdesign too, if you want a look at my work go to http://www.bigA.co.nz/, http://cew.bigA.co.nz/ and http://storytime.bigA.co.nz/ (thanks to Emrys for the hosting!)

[edit]Lesbian porn would work, too ;)

Graphite
09-24-2003, 09:36 AM
Yeah, I kinda did all the text of the website, and pretty much the whole basic website in a day.. so.. its not exactly content directed... :) I really should upgrade that. Though we do have a PC user who is doing some webdesign. And since we don't have any clients, theres no point in hiring people. If we ever get around to gettin clients, ill see if we can put you to work :)

(and i think mac addikt said the Css thing :) )
Im not sure where I would put any CSS.. or how I could encorp it. I think it may just make it look unprofessional.. or tackey..

muso
09-25-2003, 05:39 PM
It could spice up the links and get site-wide text styles pretty easily. You wouldn't need to add much, and just link to it with @import or <link rel="">

Graphite
10-07-2003, 09:17 PM
Another slight addition to my site, I added advertisement from google.com, tell me what you think, I don't really think they apply to my site very well, but what ever works. I didn't really want to stoop to putting advertisement on it, or very much, but I suppose this couldn't hurt much.

It also adds revenue, so I don't mind so much :)

Absolute Zero
10-07-2003, 09:24 PM
cooooool :)

Graphite
10-09-2003, 03:37 PM
Ive added 3 more pages to my site, 2 actual pages, Design (http://www.firestormcreation.com/design.html), 3D Design (http://www.firestormcreation.com/3ddesign.html), and News (http://www.firestormcreation.com/news.html). The news is of course gotten off of this site :), mostly thanks to Murlyn's posts :D

Mac-Forums is really the backbone for my site. Thanks again :) for supporting both.

Murlyn
10-09-2003, 03:40 PM
*laugh* Maybe you should just write a little RSS feed script and feed it directly from the MacMinute.com site...

Graphite
10-09-2003, 03:48 PM
Because Ide rather just manually put it up. I don't want everything.. just things I like :), I thought about the feed though..

Graphite
10-19-2003, 05:16 PM
Yeah, So I gave in and I made a forum.. http://www.firestormcreation.com/forum Just take a look is all I ask.. and then come right back here :)

(its really just a forum for my own personal learning, nothing major)