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Topic: My New Website
Message: Posted by: Bob Baker (Dec 4, 2011 08:59PM)
Well, it's finally up. It needs some tweaking, so your comments and suggestions would be most welcome.

Bob

http://www.bobbakercomedy.com
Message: Posted by: Wanlu (Dec 4, 2011 09:59PM)
Cool!!! :)
Message: Posted by: tacrowl (Dec 4, 2011 10:08PM)
Good job Bob! I like the colon... that has to be a riot!
Message: Posted by: Steve at The Dummy Shoppe (Dec 4, 2011 10:16PM)
Bob,

Great job overall. I looked at it from top to bottom and the only thing I could find to suggest would be to make an adjustment on the location of "Oscars" name so it is up with his picture instead of down in the body of "Archies" pic.

You also need a new character. A puppet that is a hybrid of a big truck and a colon. If you are going to have a colon, you also need a "semi-colon" :) The only problem would be to figure out which one has the "exhaust pipe".

Keep up the great work.

Steve

http://www.thedummyshoppe.com/blog
Message: Posted by: Joseph_Then (Dec 4, 2011 10:22PM)
Hi Bob,

I must say this is a great website. Simple, slick and easy to read.

I would recommend a few changes:
1) Have some performance photos
2) A short video clip of your best performance
3) Important: DO NOT put your email address plainly on your website. You will invite SPAM to this email account. You can read this for more information: http://www.robelle.com/tips/email-cloak.html

A simple solution to combat SPAM email is to go to this website:
http://www.golivecentral.com/pages/scramble.shtml
http://www.scrambleyouremail.com/
Message: Posted by: Vegasvent (Dec 4, 2011 10:25PM)
Looks good Bob! Where is your Old-Man Lavender figure?
Message: Posted by: Wanlu (Dec 4, 2011 10:46PM)
Hey Doc... who made Oscar? :)
Message: Posted by: creativemac (Dec 4, 2011 11:38PM)
Two thumbs up!
Message: Posted by: Bob Baker (Dec 5, 2011 05:53AM)
Thank you all very much for your comments and suggestions.

Steve, Oscar's label is fine on my computer. Which browser are you using? Any one else seeing the label in the wrong place?

Joseph, the photos on the character page are actually videos. Strangely, they play fine on my computer, but not my iPad. Thanks for the e-mail tip.

Duane, I can't believe you remember that guy from the group photo. Actually, he's a pure Bill Nelson figure made before Bill teamed up with Dan. He's not on the page since he's not in the act yet.

Wanlu, Oscar was originally made by Finis Robinson. He underwent a radical makeover by Ray Guyll.

Thanks again to all of you. One question: are the videos on the character pages playing on your computers?

Bob
Message: Posted by: Joseph_Then (Dec 5, 2011 06:17AM)
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On 2011-12-05 06:53, Bob Baker wrote:
Thank you all very much for your comments and suggestions.

Steve, Oscar's label is fine on my computer. Which browser are you using? Any one else seeing the label in the wrong place?

Joseph, the photos on the character page are actually videos. Strangely, they play fine on my computer, but not my iPad. Thanks for the e-mail tip.

Duane, I can't believe you remember that guy from the group photo. Actually, he's a pure Bill Nelson figure made before Bill teamed up with Dan. He's not on the page since he's not in the act yet.

Wanlu, Oscar was originally made by Finis Robinson. He underwent a radical makeover by Ray Guyll.

Thanks again to all of you. One question: are the videos on the character pages playing on your computers?

Bob
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Oh, I didn't know that the photos are clickable to view the videos. How many of you knows that? :) If not many, perhaps it should be a page of it's own.

And yes, I can play the videos on my computer, Bob.
Message: Posted by: Dickens & Dave (Dec 5, 2011 06:43AM)
I didn't know, but looking again, I see where it says to click them.
And the videos worked fine for me.
Message: Posted by: Steve at The Dummy Shoppe (Dec 5, 2011 06:48AM)
Bob,

Videos work just fine. I'm on Internet Explorer. Maybe some others can weigh in on Oscars text location. Also, I noticed on the write up for Archies performance that it refers to his performance to over 400 at the 2011 VHC. Should this not be shown as 500+?

One other thing. How about a short video with your "conscience"?

Steve

http://www.thedummyshoppe.com/blog
Message: Posted by: Wanlu (Dec 5, 2011 07:23AM)
Videos work fine on my Iphone but not on my lousy laptop... :)

Oscar looks so nice Bob :)
Message: Posted by: marshalldoll (Dec 5, 2011 08:58AM)
Bob terrific job. Clean and concise work.
Dan
http://www.ventriloquistcentral.com
Message: Posted by: KeithS (Dec 5, 2011 01:16PM)
Hi Bob,

Great job! It looks terrific. Through what company did you create it?
Message: Posted by: Bob Baker (Dec 5, 2011 01:53PM)
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On 2011-12-05 14:16, KeithS wrote:
Hi Bob,
Through what company did you create it?
[/quote]

Actually, I did it myself using iWeb, which is part of the iWork suite from Apple. I built it using their templates.

B
Message: Posted by: Steve at The Dummy Shoppe (Dec 5, 2011 02:22PM)
And just as we expected, the new website was done with Surgical Precision!!!

Steve

http://www.thedummyshoppe.com/blog
Message: Posted by: Ony Carcamo (Dec 5, 2011 06:42PM)
Bob, great work!

And I loved your TOM!

Congratulations!
Message: Posted by: Eddie Garland (Dec 6, 2011 01:11AM)
Just saw this! Congrats Bob, looks great!
Message: Posted by: manal (Dec 6, 2011 11:23AM)
Very nice Bob. that's great you donate all fees to charity!
Jim
Message: Posted by: Bob Baker (Dec 6, 2011 09:26PM)
Thanks, again, one and all!
Message: Posted by: creativemac (Dec 6, 2011 10:47PM)
Now, I feel special.
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Dec 8, 2011 11:08AM)
Have your phone number at the top of each page.
Message: Posted by: Dr. Solar (Dec 10, 2011 01:29AM)
Bob,
Did I introduce you to my female figure? Her name is Charity she'll love if you showered her....with donations, my, what a gutter crowd. LOL
Great performances and site.

Dr. Solar
Message: Posted by: Matt_24 (Dec 12, 2011 09:03AM)
The website looks great, Bob. Congrats.
Message: Posted by: Mr. Pitts (Dec 12, 2011 11:43AM)
I love the site Bob. It's simple, clean and effective. I love that you let the videos do most of the talking. I can see that you're making use of a professional venue, a comedy club I assume, but who's shooting the video for you? The quality is good, and that's been one of the most difficult things for me, just getting some decent video shot.
Message: Posted by: Bob Baker (Dec 12, 2011 03:10PM)
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On 2011-12-12 12:43, Mr. Pitts wrote:
I can see that you're making use of a professional venue, a comedy club I assume, but who's shooting the video for you?
[/quote]

Thanks, David. The clip shot at [i]Comix[/i] comedy club was actually a 2-camera shoot which they do for the performers (at a price, of course). The one with Mrs. Goldman I shot from my own camera on a tripod (I videotape every performance), and the one with Archie Ken Groves shot at the ConVENTion last summer. One secret is not to use the mic built into the camera. Rather get a "shotgun" style mic that mounts onto the camera's shoe for much better audio.

Bob