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« on: September 15, 2010, 10:10:08 PM »

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Dave Crow wrote:
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James,

I like the new look of the home page top banner.  However, I am having problems seeing the Links page as well as the Major Restoration page.

Is it me, or the formatting of the windows within the page?

Thanks,
Dave Crow

Mike Fox replied:
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Yes, it does seem more difficult to figure the new site out. If you click on one of the information bars, it only supplies the info in the top inch or 2 of the screen, while the bottom of the page stays the same. Must be real difficult to see on a laptop.
Other than that, I like the layout and overall design. Just a few bugs to work out.
Mike

James Patten replied:
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What browser are you using on it?

I tested it on IE, Netscape, and Mozilla.  Mozilla had trouble with the color of the main page but everything else seemed OK.

One time when I was testing I did notice that that clicking on something in the top information bar brought the page into that bar.  [tech-speak] I think I had tweaked the CSS file, and bringing the CSS back to Mark's original fixed the problem.  It will have to wait until tonight when I get back home. [/tech-speak]

It wouldn't surprise me if earlier versions of browsers have trouble with it.

gordon cook replied:
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YOW!!

Now THAT woke me up!

Way to go, James!

All we need now is sound effects and turning drivers. Can you add those next?!
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Gawdon

Dave Crow replied:
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James,

I use IE 7.0.  If I click on the "Links" at the top of the page, it opens that option up in the upper 2 inches of the screen, but there is no scroll arrows to show the links...

Dave

Bill Reidy replied:
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James,

The new design looks great!  Nice job!

It does looks like the target frame on some of the links need work.  On the welcome page, when I click on "Major Projects", the Museum Projects page opens in the same frame where the "Major Projects" link had been.  If I then click on any of the Museum Projects links on the top left menu, the selected page appears in that top left menu frame.

If it matters, I'm using MS Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.11.

Bill

Dave Buczkowski replied:
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James;
All I'm seeing is RED!. Seriously, I have the same problem as Dave with the Links page. I'm running IE 7.0. And the Home page is as Mike describes. Since I mostly view at work you should limit any sounds as they already think I'm nuts here. (Hold the comments please...)
Dave

Bill Reidy replied:
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James,

I can supply a .wav file that screams "DAVE, GET BACK TO WORK!" if you need it.

Bill

Bill Reidy replied:
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Apparently IE version is important.  I have Internet Explorer version 6 on my work laptop, and everything looks fine when I use that version.

Bill

Dave Buczkowski replied:
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Bill;
We already have a device in my office. It's called The Boss.
Dave

James Patten replied:
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There aren't any sounds on the page that I know of...somebody tell me if I'm wrong.

James Patten replied:
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For those of you having problems with the new page layout, please visit Mark's webpage, which has the original version.

http://www.markedry.com/wwf2

Post back here whether or not you still had problems with the site.

I think mainly Mike and people using IE 7.  I don't have access to IE 7.

Bill Reidy replied:
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Hi James,

Using IE 7, I am having the same problem on Mark's website.  It appears IE 7 is not picking up on the correct target frame for whatever reason.

Apparently Dave and I have the same boss.

Bill

James Patten replied:
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Using IE 7, I am having the same problem on Mark's website.  It appears IE 7 is not picking up on the correct target frame for whatever reason.

Well that's rather sucky isn't it.

#!&@*#&!!! Microsoft.

Mark, if you have any ideas, feel free to chime in or make some changes to your own version of the site.

jwhoughton replied:
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James,

Some good news!  I use Safari as my browser and I have had no problems looking at pages of your new website which are really nicely done, by the way.

I know you have many more improvements you want to add.  I'm looking forward to them.  One I'd suggest is to expand the descriptions on the Gift Shop page.  I (and hopefully others) might buy more if we better understood what was for sale.  I live in California so I can't just drop by and take a look first hand!  I'm not suggesting this be on the top of your "to do" list, however.

John

James Patten replied:
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A quick Google for the IE7/frames problem indicates that yes there is a problem.  I did see a possible solution to the problem which I have implemented, please IE7 people try the webpage again.

Wayne Laepple replied:
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Safari works here in central Pennsylvania, too.

The new site works pretty well, but I'm not sure how user-friendly a casual browser would find it. I'm talking about someone who's planning a trip to Maine and is looking for something to do. The opening page should have the essential info, such as when the chooch runs, when the museum is open, how much it costs and the like.

Bill Reidy replied:
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James wrote:
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A quick Google for the IE7/frames problem indicates that yes there is a problem. I did see a possible solution to the problem which I have implemented, please IE7 people try the webpage again.

Yes -- it's working much better now!  I do still see the problem with the left navigation pane for the Museum Projects page.  If I go to the Museum Projects page and try to pick any of the links on the left navigation pane, the page pulled up is delivered into that left navigation pane.  Does this fix need to be done page-by-page?

I agree -- #!&@*#&!!! Microsoft.

Bill

Mike Fox replied:
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Perfect James. All is good. Great layout now. Does exactly what you wanted it to. Something else to be proud of.

And by the way, no added sound please unless it is authentic. Like #10 coming up Davis or the Ladder.

Mike

Dave Crow replied:
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James,

The website seems to be working properly now.

Many thanks,
Dave Crow

James Patten replied:
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The new site works pretty well, but I'm not sure how user-friendly a casual browser would find it. I'm talking about someone who's planning a trip to Maine and is looking for something to do.

Would someone like to find a casual browser (wife/husband, relative, friend, so forth) and have them try the website?

James Patten replied:
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I do still see the problem with the left navigation pane for the Museum Projects page.  If I go to the Museum Projects page and try to pick any of the links on the left navigation pane, the page pulled up is delivered into that left navigation pane.

I'll take a look at it tonight then.  Thanks.

Glad it's pretty much working correctly now.  Thanks everyone!

Mike Fox replied:
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I'll take a look at it tonight then.</td>   </tr></table><span class="postbody">

Must be another IE7 thing again because I just noticed the same issue.
Mike

James Patten replied:
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Left side navigation pane IE 7 issues should now be resolved.  Paypal should also work to take you to the WW&F paypal site, but I still need to tweak it to go out in a separate page.

Bill Reidy replied:
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Yup!  The left navigation window is working very nicely now.  Thanks!

Bill

Bill Reidy replied:
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When I navigate to:  Visit Us -&gt; Location, I get a pop-up message stating:

"The Google Maps API key used on this web site was registered for a different web site.  You can generate a new key for this site at http://code.google.com/apis/maps/.

Bill

Dave Buczkowski replied:
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I just looked at the site on Safari. Now I see what all the fuss was about. It looks real nice. James, will there be a Restoration Progress section again or did I miss it? Also, how about something on Albion. I also received the message that Bill dod about google maps.
Dave

Mike Fox replied:
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Thanks for all the work James. Looks great. Works great.
Mike

James Patten replied:
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Restoration section is under About Us.

Joe Fox replied:
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The new website is great, and I must say, I especially like how people can see how long our current track is, highlighted in red on the track map, and when clicking on the Top Of the Mountain link, it actually lets you look at it now, with a photo even. Maybe somebody should take a few newer photos of the railroad grade through there, and also the rails that have been found at TOM. Great job on the website James.

Joe
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