[Loch-Ruadh] New Website

Tim yukon at ddsob.com
Tue Oct 23 08:14:58 PDT 2007

OK Bice, I still have pennies so I'll put my two cents in.  I guess my
thoughts aren't worth as much as yours ...heheehe.  

First I want to thank Caerell for putting in his spare and may I add free
time to work on this redesign of our website.  It is quite different than
our old website but that's not necessarily a bad thing.  Obviously this is a
work in progress and it will be some time before we see the full potential
of this new look and feel.  Although I am in no way a software programmer, I
have dealt with software long enough to know the first release is never what
we quite want.  I did find the site easy to navigate and for newcomers that
is a definite plus. 

In addition to putting some of our members' pictures of their travels to
foreign lands what would folks think of a Loch Ruadh history page?  I have
many pictures from previous events that I would be more than happy to share
showing some of our members at past events both local and away.  I'm sure
many of you have some to share as well.  Some of my pictures go back over 10
years when we went to Elfsea events in Burleson.  I think I have pictures of
the event where Her Excellency was given her Court Barony.  Some of the
pictures are kind of poor in quality but that's the fault of the camera and
the picture taker...not the subject :)  In addition to pictures we could
include old articles, stories, etc.  It's just a thought for some future

Anyways, that's just my thoughts.  Ok maybe they're worth only a penny :)

Sean of Argyll (Caerell, would it be possible for you to correct the
spelling of my name in the OP?  Thanks)
"If I have to explain, you wouldn't understand"

Caerell wrote:

I have been working on the website for several months at the request of the
Chronicaler...here are my thoughts...

If the majority of the Shire wants the old web site back up...I will restore
it and remove all of my CRAP from it and stop trying to put forth an effort
to make the web site easier to use and a more useful tool and make the shire
more enticing to the those who come looking for information on the shire and
the SCA.

1.  The colors are not set in stone, I am using CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)
If you have better colors in mind please let me know.

2. As for the lighter colors, they are easier on the eyes and make the site
easier to read. Black Background is very hard to read, the same as a picture

3. I could not find a good place for the castle picture...besides it is
stretched and distorted and doesn't look good with the current background
color...so I left it off for now...I hope to replace it with something that
better represents the group. If there are any graphic artist's who want to
make a banner that represents Loch Ruadh, I would be glad to work it into
the web site.

4. I am still working on some issues with the coding (JavaScript) that are
causing some image to not display as well as MSIE issues that cause it to
not read updates to the website...other browsers do not seem to have the
same issues.

5. Yes, Charlie Brown's shirt does have a Fess Dancity, Just like the Loch
Ruadh Badge.

Caerell MacDomnaill

Don't Forget the Chronicler Office is Open for Bid...If you think you can do
a better job then put your bid where you mouth is.

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