[Loch-Ruadh] New Website

Crystal Dozier floriablackdragon at sbcglobal.net
Tue Oct 23 11:41:34 PDT 2007

OK, I have just gotten through reading all these emails regarding the new website, and I have to add my 2 cents, 5 cents, or a buck, however much what I have to say is worth.
  First and foremost, I want to thank Caerell for taking the time out of his busy schedule to create a new website. This is not something that he had to do, but did anyway, and I for one, appreciate his efforts. 
  You want to impress "newbies"? Try information, communication, and holding events when scheduled. Pretty pictures and font colors are second to having the amount of information needed to let someone know about this group. Pictures and font colors and all that are totally pointless if the information is not there. 
  Allow me to use an old cliche' - Rome wasn't built in a day, and guess what?? neither are websites. Have a little patience and try some positive constructive criticism instead of complaining.
Caerell MacDomnaill <caerell at charter.net> 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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