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chriskleeman:
Season's Greetings to all on TS !!!

My webmaster has rolled out a big improvement on my website, and for those of you on TS who have checked it out, I would appreciate it if you'd go to my website and see how the new page works for you.

When you get there, click on the "Sound Bytes" button on the left-hand side. A new window should come up, and you will see the CD Covers on the left-hand side, with mp3 links on the right. All but one of the mp3 links is working on the Northern Blue CD, and nothing on the next two (waiting for me to get my lazy rear-end to edit some more bytes...) and sporadic ones on the last CD. I will get those working by the end of the week, but I'd like to know if the page displays correctly, and whether those first  CD sound bytes work for you.

Just click on the link on my signature to get there!

TIA,

Chris K

sandbox:
Hey Chris, I like the site but if you want search engine exposure you'll need to adjust your frames/ here's some info.
http://searchenginewatch.com/showPage.html?page=2167901

The links worked fine the toons were good but i couldn't find a place to download any CD's or cuts.


Have you ever played at Alice's Restaurant in Brattleboro around 1969-71, or maybe Max Parties?

Texas Mac Man:
Worked fine with the following browsers in OS 9.2.2.

Mozilla 1.3.1
Internet Explorer 5.1.7
Netscape 7
iCab 3.0
Opera 6.03

daryl66:
Great site and it works as advertised  FF 1.5.0.8

Daryl

tacit:
QUOTE(chriskleeman @ Dec 19 2006, 06:45 PM) Season's Greetings to all on TS !!!

My webmaster has rolled out a big improvement on my website, and for those of you on TS who have checked it out, I would appreciate it if you'd go to my website and see how the new page works for you.

I did not check the sound bytes themselves, but there are some very serious problems on your Web page, I'm afraid.

The biggest problem is that you are using absolutely enormous graphics files, then shrinking them down in HTML. Never do this. For example, the "Northern Blue" album cover picture is ginormous--1425 by 1389 pixels, and a whopping 880 KB (!) on disk, but on the page it is only being used at 240x240 pixels. Do not use such large images. Resize the picture to 240x240 using a graphics program, then upload the small version and link to it. Your users will thank you; your picture is so huge it takes about 10 seconds to download on my full T1 line, so I can only imagine how long it would take on dialup.

(You might want to consider, too, that the album cover artwork is being distorted, because you are resizing it to 240x240 pixels even if it is not square to begin with.)

You have designed the page using frames--you have a navigation frame on the left and load all the frame pages on the right. I strongly, strongly recommend you do not do this. Instead, just put all the navigation buttons on the left-hand side of every page and do not use frames at all. Frames will not be accessed by search engines. If you want your page to be accessible on Google searches, you should not build it using frames.

The guitar image on the bottom of the navigation frame, beneath the buttons, has a white speckled "halo" around it because it is a transparent GIF saved in a way designed to be used on a white background, not a black background. If you go back to the original Photoshop file that created that GIF and you save it using the Save for Web command, and in the Save for Web dialog you set your "matte color" to black, you won't see that speckled white fringe around it.

You have a "noframes" tag in each of the frames. This "noframes" tag will never be read, and simply doubles the size of your HTML pages. The "noframes" tag belongs not in each frame, but rater in your index page--the page that has the frame tags in it. There is a "noframe" tag here, but all it does is take you to

http://www.chriskleeman.com/ck_home.html

and the user can not go anywhere or do anything from that page. (You really want to get away from frames altogether, I think.)

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