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Old 11-02-2013, 19:16
Mr. Cool
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I have started a micro-blogging site. My intention isn't really to make money (it's mainly a hobby) as I know Twitter has dominated that area.

My site does offer some features that Twitter doesn't such as XMPP support etc. which some people will find useful.

Please can you tell me what you like or don't like so I can hopefully improve the site. It was built using the open-source software StatusNet.

Thanks.

Findly
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Old 11-02-2013, 19:23
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I have started a micro-blogging site. My intention isn't really to make money (it's mainly a hobby) as I know Twitter has dominated that area.

My site does offer some features that Twitter doesn't such as XMPP support etc. which some people will find useful.

Please can you tell me what you like or don't like so I can hopefully improve the site. It was built using the open-source software StatusNet.

Thanks.

Findly

You could start by making it more aesthetically pleasing.

Heres mine:


www.tobybenjamin.net

You need flash installed to make it look good.
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Old 11-02-2013, 19:25
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You could start by making it more aesthetically pleasing.

Heres mine:


www.tobybenjamin.net

You need flash installed to make it look good.
Thanks for the reply/feedback.

I would advise against a site being based on flash. I'd use HTML5 instead.
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Old 11-02-2013, 20:31
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Flash is old school. It won't work on any iPads iPhones and even modern Androids. It is also largely unnecessary with html5.
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Old 11-02-2013, 20:49
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You could start by making it more aesthetically pleasing.

Heres mine:


www.tobybenjamin.net

You need flash installed to make it look good.
None of the developers I work with touch Flash now for teh reasons already listed.

So while we're all posting our links:
www.spottypenguin.com
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Old 11-02-2013, 20:50
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So, did the OP grab the findly.co.uk domain hoping the .com site will pay him thousands?
http://www.findly.com/
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Old 11-02-2013, 20:56
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So, did the OP grab the findly.co.uk domain hoping the .com site will pay him thousands?
http://www.findly.com/
No, actually I was known as Findly before they were.

The were called find.ly
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Old 11-02-2013, 20:59
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No, actually I was known as Findly before they were.

The were called find.ly
You were Dillsoft last time we saw you: http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1623039

Also, it doesn't matter if they were find.ly. The company was set up as Findly in 2010.

At least you appear to be building stuff from the ground up now, though
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Old 11-02-2013, 21:19
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You could start by making it more aesthetically pleasing.

Heres mine:


www.tobybenjamin.net

You need flash installed to make it look good.
Not bad, but you should probably revisit readability dark grey text on light grey background is not stellar.
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Old 11-02-2013, 22:52
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What do you think of my logo/design?
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Old 11-02-2013, 23:21
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Again, you don't have a logo as such, just a name in a generic font.

Design is a wee bit clunky and looks dated from where I'm sitting but if you built it from scratch, as opposed to a theme like last time, then it's a starting point.
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Old 12-02-2013, 11:34
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Rumbled. Yet again the OP has just used a stock template for his site yet wants comments on "his design":

http://identi.ca/
http://www.jumpbox.com/sites/all/the...tatusnet-2.png

Chariman_Meow and Samster have designed their sites, you have not.
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Old 12-02-2013, 11:37
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Rumbled. Yet again the OP has just used a stock template for his site yet wants comments on "his design":

http://identi.ca/
http://www.jumpbox.com/sites/all/the...tatusnet-2.png

Chariman_Meow and Samster have designed their sites, you have not.
I didn't say I wanted comments on my own design.

I'm using StatusNet (planning on switching to BuddyPress, so the site will go down).
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Old 12-02-2013, 11:40
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I didn't say I wanted comments on my own design.
What do you think of my logo/design?
Erm... that would be asking for comments on the logo and the design.
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Old 12-02-2013, 11:49
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Erm... that would be asking for comments on the logo and the design.
I meant the design I was using. In fact click on Findly's about pages before I take them down (switching to BuddyPress).

It clearly says powered by StatusNet, which it also says it in the footer.
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Old 12-02-2013, 11:56
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I've taken the site down as I'm switching to BuddyPress.
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Old 12-02-2013, 14:23
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Your other thread got deleted, as I thought it might.

So, for reference: Work on stuff you can complete, build up from there.

Look at making your whois info private (I think you should be able to do so as you're an individual and not trading... or something) as your personal details are available for all to see via your domain name.
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Old 13-02-2013, 15:35
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Twitter doesn't have much to worry about yet then.
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Old 14-02-2013, 12:34
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Your other thread got deleted, as I thought it might.

So, for reference: Work on stuff you can complete, build up from there.

Look at making your whois info private (I think you should be able to do so as you're an individual and not trading... or something) as your personal details are available for all to see via your domain name.
I was also banned for 2 days. I honestly wasn't spamming.

I'll be more careful next time
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