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cmwatts67
08-13-2005, 02:17 PM
I was wondering what you thought of my site and where i could improve, constructive criticism is always welcome.

my website is all about guitar instrumental music and my services to produce photoshows including 3d photo shows for dvd video, screensavers, and powerpoint and swf presentations these details have not been uploaded at this time i aim to put up samples for people to be aquainted with.

regards



Chris Watts.

VodaHost
08-13-2005, 02:20 PM
Im not trying to sound like a smart ass, but in order for us to give you an opinion it
would be very helpful if you gave us a hyperlink so we can actually visit your site.

*****

cmwatts67
08-13-2005, 02:21 PM
www.chris-watts.com (http://www.chris-watts.com)


sorry about that i am the stupid one, forgive me.


regards



chris watts.

Steven.H
08-13-2005, 03:40 PM
Very nice!

The layout is professional and clean.

Only one thing I see wrong, its the animation on your homepage. Maybe you could possibly do a intro page with the animation/music, it is kind of too flashy for the homepage.

cmwatts67
08-13-2005, 03:43 PM
Very nice!

The layout is professional and clean.

Only one thing I see wrong, its the animation on your homepage. Maybe you could possibly do a intro page with the animation/music, it is kind of too flashy for the homepage.

thanks for the advice im glad that you like 95% of it, i shall try to do another swf animation for it instead

regards


chris watts

Steven.H
08-13-2005, 03:56 PM
The animation is nice and all, just it loops too fast to be on the homepage. It kind of doesn't match the rest of your layout, thats the reason it might be a nice intro.

Maddog
08-13-2005, 07:23 PM
I was wondering what you thought of my site and where i could improve, constructive criticism is always welcome.

my website is all about guitar instrumental music and my services to produce photoshows including 3d photo shows for dvd video, screensavers, and powerpoint and swf presentations these details have not been uploaded at this time i aim to put up samples for people to be aquainted with.

regards



Chris Watts.

Nice one Chris, let us all know when we can heare some simples of the music!

and when/where your playing, up in your area of the woods alot!

vinny1957
08-14-2005, 01:09 AM
Cool!

cmwatts67
08-14-2005, 09:01 AM
Nice one Chris, let us all know when we can heare some simples of the music!

and when/where your playing, up in your area of the woods alot!

Thank you for having a look, this is my plan very soon.

if you would like you would like to hear a few samples now, please click this link
http://www.malcolmcampbell.me.uk/chriswatts/samples.html

I will also be providing some free recordings as well if you like music in the style of Hank Marvin & The Shadows.

By the way i took a look at your website, very flashy, let me guess you used TRENDY FLASH DESKTOP INTRO AND WEB TEMPLATES, I ACTUALLY HAVE TRENDY DESKTOP FLASH INTRO SOFTWARE, AS WELL.

Regards




Chris Watts

cmwatts67
08-14-2005, 09:03 AM
Cool!

I appreciate you taking the time to look at my site.

I had a look at yours I thought it was nicely set out, well done.



Regards




Chris Watts.

VodaHost
08-14-2005, 09:29 AM
very nice...i like your animation.

Stroke.nz
08-14-2005, 12:58 PM
very nice layout blends in well

cmwatts67
08-14-2005, 01:00 PM
very nice...i like your animation.

I appreciate your taking the time to assess my first effort.


regards




Chris Watts

cmwatts67
08-14-2005, 01:01 PM
very nice layout blends in well

Thank you for your assessment of my first website thanks for taking a look



Regards



Chris Watts.

Maddog
08-14-2005, 03:34 PM
Thank you for having a look, this is my plan very soon.

if you would like you would like to hear a few samples now, please click this link
http://www.malcolmcampbell.me.uk/chriswatts/samples.html

I will also be providing some free recordings as well if you like music in the style of Hank Marvin & The Shadows.

By the way i took a look at your website, very flashy, let me guess you used TRENDY FLASH DESKTOP INTRO AND WEB TEMPLATES, I ACTUALLY HAVE TRENDY DESKTOP FLASH INTRO SOFTWARE, AS WELL.

Regard

Chris Watts


Love the shadows, the samples are great thank you

yes I do use trendy intro, but not the there templates lol

If you have any music to use in the intros, I would love to have them and include a link to your site!

farmboyzim
08-15-2005, 05:40 AM
Hi Chris, Nice site! I'm a trumpet and Harmonica player. Oh yeah, and I dabble with the didgeridoo too! Very animated! One thing I noticed, and that was the size of your page. Is it possible to lessen the width of the page so the viewer does not have to scroll sideways? Small thing, I know, and I myself don't mind scrolling sideways, but the average user may not want to take the time since they are more used to scrolling up and down. Just a thought. Good luck to you and "keep practicing" as an old music teacher of mine used to say!
Sincerely, Farmboyzim
www.farmboyzimsflightsims.com (http://www.farmboyzimsflightsims.com)

cmwatts67
08-15-2005, 02:24 PM
Hi Chris, Nice site! I'm a trumpet and Harmonica player. Oh yeah, and I dabble with the didgeridoo too! Very animated! One thing I noticed, and that was the size of your page. Is it possible to lessen the width of the page so the viewer does not have to scroll sideways? Small thing, I know, and I myself don't mind scrolling sideways, but the average user may not want to take the time since they are more used to scrolling up and down. Just a thought. Good luck to you and "keep practicing" as an old music teacher of mine used to say!
Sincerely, Farmboyzim
www.farmboyzimsflightsims.com (http://www.farmboyzimsflightsims.com)

TAKEN ON BOARD YOUR LOGICAL OBSERVATION, COULD YOU TAKE ANOTHER LOOK, MY RESOLUTION IS 1280 BY 1024 SO I A HAVE ADJUSTED FOR THOSE WITH 1024 BY 768.

best regards



chris watts.

Jet
08-15-2005, 03:51 PM
Very cool looking web site Chris.

Is this the first one you have done?

I will be going back and checking it out some more later.

Jet

cmwatts67
08-15-2005, 04:12 PM
Very cool looking web site Chris.

Is this the first one you have done?

I will be going back and checking it out some more later.

Jet

Yes it is , with the encouraging vodahost software and support it brings the best out in me.

thanks for your vote of confidence.


regards




chris watts.

etower464i
08-15-2005, 09:14 PM
I visited your website. Very professional for your first time. I almost wouldn't believe it. The black and white really goes with your profession! I would love to hear some samples of your work.

Great Job for your first time!

cmwatts67
08-15-2005, 09:22 PM
I visited your website. Very professional for your first time. I almost wouldn't believe it. The black and white really goes with your profession! I would love to hear some samples of your work.

Great Job for your first time!

At the moment my new cd is in its finishing touchesm however I can give you a couple of links where you can listen to samples http://www.malcolmcampbell.me.uk/chriswatts/samples.html
http://www.espaciosocial.com/cpg132/index.php?cat=19


Thank you for your complimentary comments I was a bit apprehensive first, but thank to Blue Voda They have made a dream come true for me

Thank you blue voda


Regards



Chris Watts.

farmboyzim
08-16-2005, 12:12 AM
Looks great Chris! For those folks that don't want to take the "effort" of scrolling sideways, this makes it easier to navigate! Here's a couple more tips that I just figured out. I was publishing my pages without looking at the "View Page" properties, to see how large the actual size of the page was. My background was taking up a lot of space with nothing on it. Even if the page is sized down to fit the screen, take a "big" look at how much space might be in use with no content on it, just the background. Like the saying goes, "watch your pennies and the dollars will take care of themselves" might be changed to read "watch your 'bytes' and your 'mega's' will take care of themselves!" Hey, I think I just made up a saying! :-)

Don't forget to put a link to your site on every message you post, it'll make it easier to find your site! Nice job! Keep the music flowing!
Sincerely, Farmboyzim
www.farmboyzimsflightsims.com (http://www.farmboyzimsflightsims.com)

cmwatts67
08-16-2005, 01:17 AM
Thanks for the tips,

however you shouldn't be scrolling sideways now my resolution on my computer is 1280 by 1024, i adjusted my resolution temporarily to 1024 by 768, and now you should be scrolling upwards and downwards.

could you just verify that is the case.

here is the link again www.chris-watts.com (http://www.chris-watts.com)

Best Regards to you.

Chris Watts.





Looks great Chris! For those folks that don't want to take the "effort" of scrolling sideways, this makes it easier to navigate! Here's a couple more tips that I just figured out. I was publishing my pages without looking at the "View Page" properties, to see how large the actual size of the page was. My background was taking up a lot of space with nothing on it. Even if the page is sized down to fit the screen, take a "big" look at how much space might be in use with no content on it, just the background. Like the saying goes, "watch your pennies and the dollars will take care of themselves" might be changed to read "watch your 'bytes' and your 'mega's' will take care of themselves!" Hey, I think I just made up a saying! :-)

Don't forget to put a link to your site on every message you post, it'll make it easier to find your site! Nice job! Keep the music flowing!
Sincerely, Farmboyzim
www.farmboyzimsflightsims.com (http://www.farmboyzimsflightsims.com/)

Steven.H
08-16-2005, 02:02 AM
I see you decided to use shinystats for your website counter, very nice choice!

farmboyzim
08-16-2005, 07:07 AM
Hi Chris, Yep works Great! Not trying to sound like a "know it all", but there were a couple things you can use to align all your text and pics. Click one item, say a text block, then while holding down the shift key, click on all the items you want lined up, like your Title, Pic, Bio, etc. With all of them highlighted, there are some tool buttons for alignment up in the tool bar on the left. One for horizontal, and one for vertical. Found these while experimenting. Read instructions? Who me? :-) After clicking on how you want things aligned, zip, it's done! This way everything is dress right dress, or aligned. (Some of my army days leaking through there!) By the way, over your left eybrow you have some text you may want to move. Nice picture by the way, looks like your're a happy guy! Take care, and again, these are just things that I've just learned, so I thought I'd pass them on. Good job on your site!
Sincerely,Farmboyzim
www.farmboyzimsflightsims.com (http://www.farmboyzimsflightsims.com)

stellarfoto
08-17-2005, 02:23 PM
I am a newbie to the site building thing. I am doing okay, not published yet. But a few questions....how do you add a counter....how do you add more than one page.??? sounds lame i know, but this is my first time....any feedback is highly appreciated. lost in texas, jguidry

Steven.H
08-21-2005, 03:39 AM
A good counter is use is found at:

http://www.shinystats.com

Simply place the html code into the insert html code box that is found in BlueVoda, then you are set.

rdarko
08-21-2005, 05:49 PM
Nice site!

Hey! Music's my life too...nice to see a site with a personal touch like this! I like the colours.