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Post 3+ Months Ago

a little site i made, i originally made it for my school, but i wanted some recognition so i changed the name to my nick name.

my friends like it because of the music (check it out), but i am willing to make it better, tell me what you think:

http://www.stormhosting.cjb.com/users/kalbal/flash/main.html

**EDITED**
my second attempt at flash, let me know what u think
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It's well, red! Very red indeed, the VLINK has to be set to something other then red, otherwise the buttons are unreadable. The corner image doesn't seem to go with anything it's just there. Other then that looks like you have a great little website going!
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I like the flashing effect or java effect on your site.

How about a different color for your background or use different colors to ease up a little bit?

Everything else is awesome!
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flashing effect or java?....soz m8, u lost me..

i have plans for my site, i am goin to put frames on it and change the nav bar, it aint a nav bar they r only links, the new nav bar will look like this:

<img src="http://www.geocities.com/sharpycrew/k.gif" width="70" height="60">

they might be bigger and less crampt

+ i will change the background as well
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don't use frames!
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y not use frames?....

i am gonna ditch that idea ne way, i seen what u ppl have been able to do with flash..i am gonna try making it a flash website. i have flash mx so it can't be that hard....can it?
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yes, especially if you've never used flash or actionscript, it can be a real pain, but a great learning experience! So go for it! just noooo frames!
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it doesn't seem to hard atm, but, can u encorperate html into a flash doc?..because on my website i have music which people can play (http://www.stormhosting.cjb.com/users/kalbal/50cent.html), there is a console on the page where the music loads..any way i can put that into the .swf file
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totally offtopic: kalbal I read your signature as part of your post in another entry. i was thinking "ummm what joke did he say" :roll:

I only just realised it was your sig!


haha anyhoo please continue... :wink:
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ahh...ok...right im just gonna delete the sig lol, ok

right, i begun the new website with flash yesterday. it seems alot easier than using html to me lol. but it still plays like a movie, it keeps looping.
how do u make it stop?, so people can use the links to other pages?
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noooo dont delete it!!! :lol:
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lol, what would u prefer then? :roll:
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i'd prefer not having to work so damn hard and have more money to do the things I really enjoy!!! :lol:
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ah a paradox!
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ok!..now u lost me :P
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heh :D
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Hey there

Here's a critique...

The color is ok, just that the buttons are too big and the font in them (Times New Roman) is too nasty.

If you wand a good transparency, use PNG files instead of GIF for the corner image and choose "Alpha Transparency" in the file optimize panel for image output. I guess you're on fireworks, your signature looks like FW-made anyway.

In general your site graphics are just too big and I have a 1024x768 res.

Keep on working in fireworks, it's ideal for site slicing etc..

cheers
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thanks for ur opinion...but..


that site is goin out the window when i have finished up with flash, i am really getting to grips with it and a dynamic site is not far away, so, can some1 please lock this post now.

i am not going to edit that old site, i am concertrating all my efforts on flash i am afraid, so if the post could be locked and i remake a post when i have finished the flash site, i would be greatful
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We only allow one site review thread per domain, so please let us know when you want to make an update and we will unlock this thread for you so people can start making reviews again. PM me or one of the moderators.
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Unlocked per request from kalbal.
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thanks BWM, that is because i have finished the basic layout of my flash site and i need it to be reviewed before i put it with my old 1
http://www.geocities.com/sharpycrew/swf/main.html
geo'*plum* i know but it will do :P
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The one thing I definetely think you can improve is the menu. When I put the cursor over the dots it works fine, but when I put it over the words (which is how I had tried first), it's really hard to get it in the right spot to light up. Not sure if that makes sense.
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i know what ya mean, but that is y the dots r there :P. i will fix it :)
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My laptop is 1024 x 768 and the width of the site is ever so slightly off the screen on the right. It just misses the 't' in 'support.'

It's a nice professional appearance, which makes me wonder about a couple of things...

Please pardon my ignorance, but as someone who first visits the site, the front page doesn't look like a FRONT PAGE with the messages taking such a prominent role. Could a link be provided to the messages? The disclaimer (To Storm Hosting Free WebHosting we provide this service to you at no cost but we will try to keep the service running as best we can.) gives an air that lacks self-confidence. Is there a better way to word that perhaps?

Also, since the site does have such a corporate appearance, it seems a bit out of character to have the "business partners" listed by first names.

Again, I'm no expert so take these criticisms with a grain of salt.

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Kabal,

Just so you know you have a syntax error on line 2 character 29....
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swami....err...u lost me on the first line, there is no support on my website?...and about stormhosting?...u lost me m8, u may have seen the page when the host was down and it was forwarded to a search engine?

and the sytax error, that happens on all *plum* pages. nothing can be done about it, my last website had it as well, as soon as i moved it the error was gone, geocities tries to make the screen small so they can put a banner on it, and i think that is y there is an error
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in reply to seeing kabals flash website, i think the use of more colors could be used, ive seen his work before, clearly he likes the use of red in his website, contribute this and make a site with all kinds of shades of reds and different colors that make it stand out. so far the site is making process, i would say that the news and the way the text comes down should appear and not come down in that way.

i see this making a good flash site and a huge improvement from your previous website in html. this will keep me visiting for sure.
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thanks, i will keep it in mind, now i know how to make a website, i am gonna mess around and make a few, then pick the 1 i like the best and upload it
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Sorry kalbal. I guess I caught your site (repeatedly over a period of time!) being redirected to your host. In fact, I've just been trying to your site and the host is unreachable. Maybe your first step should be to get a more reliable hosting service!

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*caugh*[its on geocities]*caugh*

http://www.geocities.com/sharpycrew/swf/main.html
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