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Al Angello
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Hey guys
I just had a new web site designed for me. It has all of the things I wanted, and I'm quite happy with it. Go to http://www.juggleral.com I'm not looking for suggestions, I only want your praise.
HAVE FUN
Al Angello
Al Angello The Comic Juggler/Magician
http://www.juggleral.com
http://home.comcast.net/~juggleral/
"Footprints on your ceiling are almost gone"
mrunge
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Wow! Fantastic! Wonderful! Excellent! What a site! The BEST! etc...

How's that Al?

Seriously, the site looks great.

Mark. Smile
icentertainment
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I like the first page

My eye site isn't the best and I did find the text small

plus what market are you after?

a loading bar would help on the pages so people know how long to wait
the stars going up looks good but their is nothing to say how long it will be

too long I waited over 30 seconds and I have better things to do
Al Angello
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David
You have a reputation for being a harsh critic, and your advise is exactly what I was thinking. I will have my web master make it smaller. As far as the market I am looking for, I have a show for every audience, but realisticly speaking the money is in kids, and families, which is why my site is full of me, and kids having fun.
THANX
Al Angello
Al Angello The Comic Juggler/Magician
http://www.juggleral.com
http://home.comcast.net/~juggleral/
"Footprints on your ceiling are almost gone"
icentertainment
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It should be easy for your designer to add a loading bar- whether it be a bar or a percentage ticking up

He could also make an image slowly appear like a logo or something or a rabbit slowly coming out of a hat.

Don't get me wrong- I think it looks great
The first page loads fast and is fresh and their is movement.

I do like the bit where you click on a link and the book thing opens up---but then the page changes- - if that book opened up and grew to the new page and then the images & text appeared in the book- this would be nice and realisitcly not hard to do-

I use Swish max for my flash site and the pages like bio, clients and testimonials are swf files placed into the Main flash site as a "external sprite" I am unsure as to whether they call this a sprite in Macromedia

but you could have that book open up to form a frame around the page- and then the text appears on the inside

confused???-

sorry- it's swish talk

I does look nice- I just think it needs some nice in betweens in between the business


Like doing a stage show - you have in betweens - your web site deserves that seamless look
mc_magi
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It looked awesome!
One small thing though - I find the main page a little too busy. I don't know but I think it might be a little relaxing for the mind if things didn't move too much

Just my 2 cents.
andrew martin
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Get that awful music off
icentertainment
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When playing the video- you may want to have a back button so people can get back to your site
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On 2006-10-10 01:42, icentertainment wrote:
When playing the video- you may want to have a back button so people can get back to your site

The browser's BACK button works great.

JIM
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I like it just as it is. The animation isn't overdown and it blends with the theme. The photo page SCREAMS fun...and that's a great thing. I like the colors and the layout. Pages loaded fast and clean. Good luck with it, Al!

One point: I didn't hear any music, but I generally leave my sound turned off when web surfing because I absolutely HATE self-loading music on websites. So much so that when music blares out at me from a site, I leave.

Skip
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Al Angello
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I will discuss all those minor issues with my web master, but overall I expected to be BBQ, and instead I got good advise.
THANKS
Al Angello
Al Angello The Comic Juggler/Magician
http://www.juggleral.com
http://home.comcast.net/~juggleral/
"Footprints on your ceiling are almost gone"
Marvello
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I am not a fan of web sites that require you to have flash installed to proceed to the next/main page. In my opinion, if you are going to put flash on the main page you should also put a direct link that allows people to skip the flash intro.
Never criticize someone else until you have walked a mile in their shoes. Then, when you do criticize them, you will be a mile away from them and you will have their shoes.
icentertainment
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Persoanlly I think the site stinks

Just joking

with regards to the back button on the browser- This is not a solution---- It shouyld meld into the rest of the site----I mean it's all flash so there is no excuse for the video to look different from the rest of the site.

Have in the site with links to the rest of the page----- navigation is very important in web sites- make navigation super easy a no brainer
NJJ
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Thing you might like to consider

1) Some people don't like flash. They see a flash site, they click away.
2) Some people are still on dial up. Rich people too.
3) Google can't read flash. Make sure you have plenty of HTML or no one will see your site.
Ron Reid
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Hi Al:

I don't know much about websites from a designer's point of view, but I think it looks very inviting to a potential customer. You might want to check the Abba music on the gallery page - it was really loud for me.

Very impressive site, in my opinion.

Ron
Al Angello
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Guys
With all due respect music, and flash are valuable tools that has help me make sales in the past, so if a few magicians don't like either a small amount of flash, or my use of corny music I can live with that. I would like to thank everybody who looked at my web site, and posted.
HAVE FUN
Al Angello
Al Angello The Comic Juggler/Magician
http://www.juggleral.com
http://home.comcast.net/~juggleral/
"Footprints on your ceiling are almost gone"
jamesbond
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007 approves!!! love the ABBA!!! Looks professional you will get the gigs!

Bond... James Bond...
icentertainment
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Inevitably if the site sells who cares what anyone thinks
Christopher Starr
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Looked good to me Al! Smile
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