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Hey can you guys take a look at this website for me? For now I'm trying to figure out what to put on the front page and I'm also preparing a message board for it...............but I would appreciate any comments, criticism, ect over the whole site. BTW the "IAC Groups" link is for the message board, but it doesn't link anywhere right now.


http://www.csbsju.edu/iaclub






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edited the address......it has changed slightly
 

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I was hoping to make some flash video for the opening. I have the software, but have never used it before. Also, one idea I have that I would like to use is links to world news stories that are automatically updated. Anyone know of anything I could use? There are a few options in Front Page for this, but they are only US news.


Another idea I had for the home page is a collection of squares, all overlapping in different degrees, and when you put the cursor over one it comes to the front and it has a link or something on it. Anyone know how to do this?
 
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For the news, check major news site, several have a Javascript you can include in your page to show their news.
Its going to be more complicated, but search for RSS News Feeds as well.
 

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Ouch!

Kind gentle nice friend: may I make a humble suggestion?

Lose the black!! Black pages are horrid! They burn my eyes out, make me see colored flashes, images that are not there...

...oops! Sorry: flashback!:rolleyes:

But seriously: Black is bad. Leave black for the Goth, Hackers and Porn sites. Try a white or light grey background. What is nice and professional too is a stationary bg, using css (I tried it and love it!) or a watermark.
 

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P. S.

I don't know your level of skill, knowledge or experience so please forgive me for stating anything you already know.

If it's of any good to you, I offer this site. It has many free dynamic Java scripts for naimted menus, mouse overs, etc.

http://www.dynamicdrive.com/
 

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Lose the black!! Black pages are horrid!
I agree....it wasn't my choice to use black. This page is still underconstruction (heavily) and hopefully I convince the powers that be that the black and red they wanted on the front doesn't fly...but it sorta also follows school colors.
 

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PC....I tried your link and it was down, and possibly this could have been solved there so I'll ask you guys instead. I was hoping to replace the side navigation buttons with hower buttons like this one. The effect I want is red with white lettering and have that whole thing (except the the light red sliver on the left)invert when the cursor is waved over it. Is there a way to edit the lettering on this specific .gif and maintain the hovering properties?

<img src=http://forums.techguy.org/attachment.php?postid=697412>
 

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Originally posted by deuce:
Hey can you guys take a look at this website for me? For now I'm trying to figure out what to put on the front page and I'm also preparing a message board for it...............but I would appreciate any comments, criticism, ect over the whole site. BTW the "IAC Groups" link is for the message board, but it doesn't link anywhere right now.


http://www.csbsju.edu/iacclub
Hello Mike,
Your site is very interesting! Congratulations for the initiative!

As for the Home page, pyritechips has a good point.......... just a few suggestions ..... you may consider either of these solutions:

1) using a faint image (darkened) of a photo of any type of texture you like: the bark of a tree, a nice rock surface, moss etc:
or 2) painting with Photoshop or Corel Draw any type of brush mark that is several shades lighter than your background and paste them to make wallpaper.

if you like either of these ideas, I can elaborate...:)

Paulette
 

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And BTW...so you'll know why everything isn't in my immediate control to change...I'm not the only one working on this website. (I will be soon, but for now it's two of us) My friend had been wanting to start this website since his freshmen year and never got around to it (and needed help as well).....and so I'm helping him out and will take over soon as he is getting ready to graduate in the spring. And PC... I'll work on changing that black when I talk to him today. ;)
 
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Originally posted by deuce:
elaborate.....:)



Thanks for the help so far! :)
well....... do you prefer the photo or the paint brush?

if you like taking photos, just scan any photo of a textured surface (or go to a printer who can scan photos for you) open the photo in your favorite paint program and go into the contrast panel and lower the contrast until only a faint image remains,
then, lower the brightness until it becomes dark enough to make a good background for your HomePage.:)
 

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Does any body know if parts of the internet are still down? I still can't seem to access many sites. :(
 

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P.S.

The dynamicdrive site I posted is working for me. Give it another try.
 
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