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#1 Amazing Science

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 03:57 PM

www.amazingscience.octopis.com

what do you think? like it? will it be an interesting site when we'll post daily?

any oppinions are welcomed to improve our website (we're just startin')

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#2 redbullmarky

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 04:48 PM

after waiting nearly 40s for the page to finish loading (fast connection here), it didnt look so bad, but i was immediately greeted with a popup alert box and a popup to an adult site.
also, despite the validation buttons, it doesnt validate.

i'd have given it more time to critique but the popups and load times were really driving me nuts.
cheers
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#3 Amazing Science

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 01:35 PM

whaaaaaaat?????
popup to adult site???

about the validation... yes, i know, so i took out the W3C buttons.

i never saw a popup to adult sites when i was accessing the site... could you please tell me if there are showing even now? (i paid some extra to avoid all the popups)

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thanks for your critique and for your advices...

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#4 redbullmarky

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 02:14 PM

hi
waited a good 15-20 seconds for the site to respond. nothing happened apart from a little text appearing and i got tired waiting.
seriously, i'd address this issue before anything else - you wont have anyone looking at your site if it's gonna continue to take this long to load.
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#5 TEENFRONT

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 04:02 PM

i recieved no adult pop up.

But the site did seem to take a while to load, and the page doesnt look like it should take longer than 2-5 secs to load..
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#6 Daniel0

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 07:31 AM

Remove the alert box!

#7 Amazing Science

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 06:14 AM

do you see the alert box now?

does the loading still takes so much time now?


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#8 cmgmyr

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 03:53 PM

It loaded slow for me too.

Good stuff:
- left nav
- color scheme
- text and size

Not so good stuff:
- photos (looks kinda cheesy and old)
- red color fonts (header and news)
- need to find a new color for the news title the red is too bold and in-your-face

a good start so far.

-Chris


#9 Amazing Science

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 02:43 PM

Does it look better now?

About the photos... I will change them, but first i wanna see if every other things are ok...

So... tell my your oppinnion please. Tahnks!

And... what about the loading time? Is it because of the hosting sevrer? Or why? How can I improve this?


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#10 redbullmarky

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 05:18 PM

are you using some sort of free host supported by ads?
this:
http://www.top66.ro/voted/13926/3731
is the "adult" page that popped up. ok, so its not a pure page of porn - but still. i didnt go to that site, i went to your site - to be amazed by science, not adult personals. if i recall, all i did was click on the 'home' link in your nav. seems to happen randomly rather than all the time. i wouldnt be surprised if the sheer amount of ads you've crammed into the page is the reason for such a slowdown. i'd love to critique your site - but out of principle, not when i'm getting popups of all sorts all over the place.

get rid of that javascript popup (vote for us, etc). for that to appear every time the home page loads is annoying.
"you have to keep pissing in the wind to learn how to keep your shoes dry..."

I say old chap, that is rather amusing!

#11 Amazing Science

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 09:49 AM

I took out that javascript... Does anyone see any popup now?

And... I have a RSS feed on the Home page (it's down there, in the footer section). Could you please put the link (http://www.amazingsc....com/asfeed.xml) into your feed reader and tell me how it works?

One more thing: is there any way I could have a statistic to know how many people have my RSS feed in their feed readers?

Thanks!

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#12 redbullmarky

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 10:02 AM

One more thing: is there any way I could have a statistic to know how many people have my RSS feed in their feed readers?

two ways i can think of: restrict it to members or feed it via a PHP script using header function to send the correct MIME types. i personally use the latter, which as well as providing the feed, also allows you to log each request just like a page request - IP address, etc.
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#13 Amazing Science

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 10:28 AM

could you show me an example of a code that provides the feed and also gets the ip address of the machine that is reading the feed?

i mean... in my site there's this line:

<a href="http://www.amazingsc....com/asfeed.xml"><img alt="" src="images/rss-available.gif" /></a>

i don't really understand how you "feed" the reader... i don't know what script should i write...

Can you help me with this?

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#14 redbullmarky

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 10:34 AM

this is where i first went when learning about dynamic RSS:
http://tiffanybbrown...ysql-and-apache

the above method basically works by discuising a PHP file as an XML/rss file by sending the appropriate headers. now that your "XML" file is actually a PHP file, you can add what you like to it.

as for logging the IP, simply change the above code to suit your needs to store the value of $_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR'] in your DB/log file.
"you have to keep pissing in the wind to learn how to keep your shoes dry..."

I say old chap, that is rather amusing!

#15 Amazing Science

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 10:47 AM

thanks a lot!

i'll read it and try to apply what's there...

One more more thing: how can i get a higher page rank? To do I have to do?

P.S.: does it still take a long time for my site to load?


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#16 Amazing Science

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Posted 31 October 2006 - 07:49 AM

one more thing about the content...

i'm planing to have images, sounds and videos included in my site. the question is: should i keep all that multimedia information in the database or should i keep it on the harddisk and only links to it in the database? which way is better?
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#17 redbullmarky

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Posted 31 October 2006 - 09:10 AM

harddisk with links
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#18 RibTime

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Posted 31 October 2006 - 09:34 AM

It seems to me that the site is overwhelmed with adds and not enough content.



#19 Amazing Science

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Posted 31 October 2006 - 11:13 AM

redbullmarky > In this case... I'll have to find (or implement) a good script for uploading files. I found some on the web, but not workin' or not as I would want them...
On the other hand, I know how to display pictures in a php page, but I don't know how to do it for sounds and videos... Any ideeas / examples?

RibTime > True. It's just startin'... I made the skeleton of the website and now I'm learning a few more things to make them available on my site. I also have some content that will be uploaded and I'm negotiatig for some news packeges to be imported and displayed on my site. I read about Google Adsense and I thought I could try to learn about it too. There are many ads because i wanted to see how they work. The site is in a beta version. When I'll have it all done, you will barely see the ads...

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#20 cmgmyr

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Posted 31 October 2006 - 03:17 PM

Still is loading very slow for me.

The top banners are better, but I think they could be better.




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