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RomeNYRR
11-03-2006, 10:30 AM
Well i've been working on a paintball website template for an informational site. i'm thinking about donating it to Otter since he's nice enough to help us all out. well let me know what you think and if you have any suggestions. i'll add some flash when i'm done with the layout. try not to flame to hard lol http://www.agobor.com/web.jpg

pbfreak3221
11-03-2006, 10:51 AM
Looks pretty cool.

Paradox313
11-03-2006, 12:12 PM
cool i like it
but it looks like a Dye/Proto deticated APG
not that i have anything against them, its just thats what it looks like to me

claustrophobia9
11-03-2006, 12:31 PM
what did you use to create that, i noticed its open in photoshop, which i dont see as being a good webdesign tool except for single images.

i wouldnt reccomend putting corporate logos unless they are paying for ads. maybe placeholders for ads.

i dont like the numbers on the nav bar. also think a top isolated nav bar makes things difficult without page anchors.

also just to get a feel for what functionality this template has... what expirience in webdesign do you have?

JMotioN
11-04-2006, 04:49 PM
pros:
*gives otter something nice
*looks nice
*gives him more freedom
cons:
*looks like hes sponsored by someone with all the gear advertisments
*video on open page means more bandwidth used which means slower loading/more server usage

id just make a simpler template, not so fancy, and def no video

badlandsrox
11-04-2006, 05:09 PM
I think he was just showing the capabilities of his template, the ads and stuff would probobly be taken out when he gives it to otter

OtterSC
11-05-2006, 05:09 AM
hehe, looks good. but when do i have events, a forumm and a gallery. :)

claustrophobia9
11-05-2006, 01:24 PM
ok... so he posted one time and didnt aswer any comments?

RomeNYRR
11-06-2006, 04:55 AM
ok... so he posted one time and didnt aswer any comments?

sorry about that, been busy with the wife this weekend. Thank you for all your comments, and i will definetly take a look into some of you suggestions :). I do this in my spare time at work, when i have nothing to do so its a work in progess. hopefully we'll have the final draft by the end of this week.

RomeNYRR
11-06-2006, 05:21 AM
to answer some of your questions,

all the ads can be replaced with different ads. it's not dedicated to a single company. i just took differnt ads and placed them there so it can grab your attention which i think it did lol

otter said, "hehe, looks good. but when do i have events, a forumm and a gallery. " this is all optional stuff with is all controlled with a backend CMS system. Events, can be for users or urself to post up big game dates, new marker release dates, etc. Forum, thats optional but it takes a sec to learn and manage. gallery, simple prog that you upload pix to a folder on your server, and it automagically creates the album, thumbnails, ect.

badlandsrox said, "I think he was just showing the capabilities of his template, the ads and stuff would probobly be taken out when he gives it to otter" ; exactly :)

Jmotion said "video on open page means more bandwidth used which means slower loading/more server usage" ; This video doesnt play automatically so users can choose if they want to see it or not.

claustrophobia9, photoshop is what i always use for the template of a site. most designers use this to design their site. then imageready to slice up the images, and dreamweaver for all the coding. as for experinece, i do this in my spare time when i can. I'm not a web designer, this is just a hobby that i like doing on occation. i've done a couple of other sites in the past but this is my most recent one from 6 months ago: http://wolfpakrydersmc.com/. How would you like to see the menu bar?

Hossy
11-06-2006, 05:26 AM
RomeNYRR, you wanna PM me some help on web design and how you do it? it would be very appreciated :)

and just fyi, if you want to quote someone instead of saying Badlandsrox said "...."

you can do tags so it makes it look like this

hehe, looks good. but when do i have events, a forumm and a gallery.

RomeNYRR
11-06-2006, 05:59 AM
RomeNYRR, you wanna PM me some help on web design and how you do it? it would be very appreciated :)

and just fyi, if you want to quote someone instead of saying Badlandsrox said "...."

you can do tags so it makes it look like this

i know lol, its that i was trying to post a quick reply because i had to run and help out a client real quick lol :). i'll give you some pointers and some good sites to go to

Xyxyll
11-07-2006, 06:26 PM
Template looks fantastic! Great work. I think you should probably sell it to a paintball news company and make a little return on your time. I know how long it takes to develop a webpage. You've done a great job.

No offense to your work or you though, but I personally would see your template being a little too flashy and distracting for OtterSC's site. I would feel pretty intimidated being new to the sport and then pointed towards your site. :)

claustrophobia9
11-08-2006, 12:35 PM
claustrophobia9, photoshop is what i always use for the template of a site. most designers use this to design their site. then imageready to slice up the images, and dreamweaver for all the coding. as for experinece, i do this in my spare time when i can. I'm not a web designer, this is just a hobby that i like doing on occation. i've done a couple of other sites in the past but this is my most recent one from 6 months ago: http://wolfpakrydersmc.com/. How would you like to see the menu bar?
ok i was just wondering. i tend to do things seperate because editing is a tad easier when you just want to change one aspect.

spydr
11-08-2006, 02:49 PM
id get a dif. pic for the reloading one,hes kinda dumping them all over.

newkid
11-08-2006, 04:20 PM
nice

RomeNYRR
11-09-2006, 04:47 AM
man i've been swamped this week at work, so i havent had much time to work on it. i've had a couple of different ideas, but i need YOUR help. If anyone has any hot pix of a Model (woman of course lol) sporting a marker, paintball gear ect please post them up.