Website Update

Discuss in an open and civilized format possible marketing and promotion ideas for Checkers or specifically the ACF

Re: Website Update

Postby Palomino on Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:56 am

Get "Gramps" involved in your life!
The ACF can be your go to resource for helping bridge the generation gap.
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Re: Website Update

Postby George Hay on Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:28 am

Pal, those sculptures are great! All they need is a like button! Who is the artist, and where are the sculptures?
Whoever the artist is, it is a very insightful choice of subject!
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Re: Website Update

Postby dustinbelcher on Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:54 pm

I agree with Wayne on his earlier post. Something that notices the state champions and district champions will be a neat feature to add for the website. Great idea.
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Re: Website Update

Postby tommyc on Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:26 pm

Great pics there PAL.............Danny will be pleased.
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Re: Website Update

Postby Danny_Alvarez on Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:08 am

great idea Pal...

bridging the generation gap...

i also love the pictures ...
i think if we all put our heads together we could do suggest something great and powerful that would attract others to our game

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Re: Website Update

Postby Bill Salot on Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:56 pm

I know a grandfather who can't make head or tail of computer talk. Would somebody please explain to the old coot what a "splash page" is?

What I see on the cover page is a pair of diagrams superimposed on news items, and I can't seem to move them out of the way.

I can't make the smilies work either.

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Re: Website Update

Postby Jason Solan on Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:14 pm

There was an issue on the main page for computers with low resolution, the right side of the screen would "bleed" into the center.

I've since adjusted it to not show the right column if the resolution is too low. Not sure about the smilies though...

John got the basic idea of splash page. It's essentially an "extra" page before getting to the "meat and potatoes". There are numerous reasons to do it, choosing a location or language being the most useful. It can also be used to draw attention to something new or alert frequent users of changes.

Danny's idea was to do something similar to draw in new interest. Rather than jumping straight into news and information, remind people why they enjoy checkers with an emotion evoking image (btw, I like the picture of Kim with her students as a potential image....)
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Re: Website Update

Postby Bill Salot on Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:33 pm

Thanks, boys, for the explanations of the "splash page". I'll explain it all to my unsophisticated grandparent friend.

By the way, my mainpage just cleared up.

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