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    New Website! - well we were here last week but the chap that designed it keeps failing to send me instruction on how to edit it (???) I smell a rat. So anyway I wanted to get the .com too so i have taken the bull by the horns and reserved the .com and designed my new one. I wondered what you all thought. I haven't put anything 'legal' in it.

    I also wondered.... I am advertising as doing a few bridal bits in solid St.silver or 9 ct gold as i have found the findings with my supplier. I haven't ordered them yet but i have no stamp so am i allowed to sell these things as 'gold' and 'silver'.? Thanks for your help Tanja

    www.SilverCelebrations.com - the new one

    www.SilverCelebrations.co.uk - the old one.

    I am going to put the old one onto divert!
    Last edited by coolkat; 25-11-2008, 09:38 AM.

  • #2
    Tanja, when I click on the link all I get is a gif image of a dog. Is there supposed to actually be a website there?
    Gail x

    My Blog: http://gailburtonart.blogspot.com/

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    • #3
      Hi Tanya

      Love both your old and new sites, one problem with the new one it takes ages to load, the old one is quick. Not sure why I have a powerful processor here so don't think it is that. Lets see if anyone else has a problem because this could detract from you selling if customers have to wait.

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      • #4
        I agree - its slow - is it because i have my first year free? Perhaps if i 'upgraded' they might make it faster? I'm pleased you like it. Thanks for helping!

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        • #5
          The site takes an age to load I think casual viewers may well not bother waiting which is a shame because it's such beautiful stuff.

          The reason it takes so long is that the images are HUGE just the pink strawberry butteryfly alone is 2580x1932 pixels which creates a download of over 1mBytes just for that one image. THen you are relying on the viewers browser to scale it to a size of only 243 x 180 pixels.

          You really need to scale the images to an appropriate size in your graphics software before uploading them to your site.

          John
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          • #6
            Hi there

            Lovely site, it loaded up quite quickly for me, don't know if you've scaled the pictures down.

            The only thing I would say is that it would be nice if you could have an option to have a larger picture, as I wanted to see some of your gorgeous pieces in more detail. Can you make the thumbnails "clickable"?

            But overall I love the look of the site, it's very classy looking
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            • #7
              Originally posted by lockettpots View Post
              The site takes an age to load I think casual viewers may well not bother waiting which is a shame because it's such beautiful stuff.

              The reason it takes so long is that the images are HUGE just the pink strawberry butteryfly alone is 2580x1932 pixels which creates a download of over 1mBytes just for that one image. THen you are relying on the viewers browser to scale it to a size of only 243 x 180 pixels.

              You really need to scale the images to an appropriate size in your graphics software before uploading them to your site.

              John
              Thanks for your advice. I shall try to scale down tonight. I guess i need to go back to adobe and work from there.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Autumn Faerie View Post
                Hi there

                Lovely site, it loaded up quite quickly for me, don't know if you've scaled the pictures down.

                The only thing I would say is that it would be nice if you could have an option to have a larger picture, as I wanted to see some of your gorgeous pieces in more detail. Can you make the thumbnails "clickable"?

                But overall I love the look of the site, it's very classy looking
                Thanks! I'm going to try and rectify this picture thing and talk to microsoft about the picture options!
                I think this site is better than the other one!! HEhE!

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                • #9
                  Haven't looked at the old site, but as people have said - the images are too big. The one at the bottom of the homepage is 836.68 kB (2580px × 1932px - scaled to 144px × 107px) where if you resize it before uploading rather than in the HTML, it would be much quicker to load. When I load the picture in my picture editor, it takes 14603K in memory - resized it's 45K so there is a HUGE saving to be had there

                  Also, when you put the images on the site, you should include an "alt" text - some people turn images off (e.g. the blind!) and rely on this text as a description of the image before deciding whether to open the image or not.

                  So, for example, the code for the image on your bridal wear page should read something like:
                  Code:
                  <img src="/images/000_0025.JPG" alt="Beautiful bridal necklace"/>
                  instead of:
                  Code:
                  <img height="247" src="/images/000_0025.JPG" style="height: 247px; width: 399px;" width="399"/>
                  (If you have resized the image outside of the HTML, then you don't need the height, width or style tags).
                  It's never too late to gyrate!

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                  • #10
                    Thankyou! i will try to address this tonight!!

                    I thought something was wrong when i put it togother because it took ages to actually turn the photo into a small photo!!!

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                    • #11
                      The reason it takes so long is that the images are HUGE
                      I bet that's why I'm only seeing a gif image then? I wouldn't have the patience to wait for large images to load.
                      Gail x

                      My Blog: http://gailburtonart.blogspot.com/

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                      • #12
                        Not quite sure I fully understand your situation, but regardless of who designed your site, you own both domains. If you are happier with Office Live through whom you have registered your .com domain, you can transfer your .co.uk DNS registration from 123-reg to Office Live. Office Live should be able to do it for you and you'll probably have to pay a fee, but you'll have both sites hosted in one place. Either way you should get your .co.uk pointing at your .com.

                        Was it a friend or someone you paid to design your site, because they've just used free CSS templates to do it? There's nothing to stop you changing your .co.uk.

                        Definitely resize your pictures too.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by MrSwirl View Post
                          Haven't looked at the old site, but as people have said - the images are too big. The one at the bottom of the homepage is 836.68 kB (2580px × 1932px - scaled to 144px × 107px) where if you resize it before uploading rather than in the HTML, it would be much quicker to load. When I load the picture in my picture editor, it takes 14603K in memory - resized it's 45K so there is a HUGE saving to be had there

                          Also, when you put the images on the site, you should include an "alt" text - some people turn images off (e.g. the blind!) and rely on this text as a description of the image before deciding whether to open the image or not.

                          So, for example, the code for the image on your bridal wear page should read something like:
                          Code:
                          <img src="/images/000_0025.JPG" alt="Beautiful bridal necklace"/>
                          instead of:
                          Code:
                          <img height="247" src="/images/000_0025.JPG" style="height: 247px; width: 399px;" width="399"/>
                          (If you have resized the image outside of the HTML, then you don't need the height, width or style tags).
                          Hi Mr Swirl, is it possible for you to tell me how to resize? I don't even know where to start in my computer?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by coolkat View Post
                            Hi Mr Swirl, is it possible for you to tell me how to resize? I don't even know where to start in my computer?
                            Hi,

                            You need to open the image in a photo / picture editing program and do it there, then upload the smaller image again. There is another thread around somewhere where people are discussing the software that they use - if this is all that you are after, then something basic like GIMP, IrfanView or Picassa can do the job.

                            I use paint shop pro for images (there is a 30 day free trial, IIRC) and Bibble for photos.

                            Once you resize the image, you'll need to replace the big files with the small ones.

                            I don't think there is anything on a PC as standard what will resize an image, but I may be mistaken.

                            MrS
                            It's never too late to gyrate!

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                            • #15
                              Oh dear! I'll have to look into this! Thanks for your help. T

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