Last post Aug 29, 2007 06:51 PM by Tripytaka
Jul 04, 2007 07:17 PM|Tripytaka|LINK
Another Small Business Starter Kit hits the net!
Check it out here:
All feedback is welcome.
I have tested in in 2 versions of IE and 1 version of FF.
Note: Its the first time I have modified a website, and I learned the hard way, so there may be bugs that I have not seen.
Also: have not completed the final edit on the text yet, so if reading the content doesn't put you to sleep, you will notice grammar and spelling mistakes. This will be edited over the next week.
Aug 28, 2007 05:11 PM|dashcube|LINK
I am new to .net. Will you post step by step guidelines how to install and modify and host SBSK for novice. Thanks.
Aug 28, 2007 06:27 PM|Tripytaka|LINK
I was/am a novice too. It took me ages to get my site to the point it is, and it still needs lots more work.
Best suggestion is to spend lots of time reading the forums, have a plan for your site, and only do one thing at a time.
I am pretty busy, but I will spend some time putting something together for you (and others).
Cheers - Tripytaka
Aug 28, 2007 07:12 PM|SalmonTraining|LINK
Always good to see a kit up and running. Nice clean design, and loads quickly. I think your graphics are nicely optimized, I've seen a few SBSKs with big images and poor performance. Yours is quite zippy.
I'm interested in seeing a service business use the business kit, other examples I've seen have been essentially product catalogues. I guess that took more creativity in selecting the image for each service.
I clicked through each section in IE and didn't have any problems. About the typos - you may know this already, but there are quite a few pieces of software out there that will check an entire website for spelling (and link errors and other stuff). Most
will have a free trial, which is often all that you need if the site isn't adding loads of content through it's lifecycle.
Is that you in the red striped tie looking kind of menacing - the scourge of fraudsters everywhere?[cool] Please don't tell me it's a stock image...
Aug 29, 2007 08:43 AM|Tripytaka|LINK
Thanks for the feedback!
I will source a spell/link checker for my site. At the moment I just edit the text in word, spell check it and then cut/paste it into my site. This takes a while, so a better, time saving solution is helpful.
I am looking to build the "Time-Tracker" starter kit into my site also. This will enable me to provide access for my clients and they can see where I am up to with individual investigations. Also I am going to remove my email addresses in the Contacts page
and replace them with an email form. I am planning to grab this form from the “Blogengine Starter Kit” or the login/register sections of the “Personal Website Starter Kit”. I don’t know if these ideas will work – I just go forward with “trial and error” until
I find something that works.
Thanks again for the feedback. I was beginning to think that my site content was scaring people off!!
Sweet as - Tripytaka.
Aug 29, 2007 09:48 AM|SalmonTraining|LINK
Mr Red-Tie is a stock image? Guess I won't be calling your hotline so. [:D] By the way, you might want to edit your first post as clicking on the link doesn't work (and there's an extra w in the www. so just copying it to a browser doesn't work also).
Having your email addresses on the contacts page is an open invitation to spammers. Your site is still young, so the spambots hopefully haven't visited yet - these are automated programs that trawl through websites harvesting email addresses by looking for
[name]@[domain.com]. If you must have an email on the page, stick it into an image.
About the email form - I don't have experience with the Blogengine but know the Personal Starter Kit well. The login/register features of the PSK provide a full-blown membership site i.e. once people have registered and you've approved them, they get to
access secure areas of your website. That may be what you want in future - but isn't an email form as you describe. You could post a question in the getting started forum for a recommendation - again, there are quite a few around.
About anonymity. I have no expertise in this area, so I suggest that you post the question either in the hosting forum here or on a dedicated web hosting forum such as webhostingtalk.
Best of luck with the business!
Aug 29, 2007 06:48 PM|Tripytaka|LINK
Hi Salmon Training,
Yeah I realised that I had placed an extra "w" in my web address. I thought people would work out the problem. How do I edit an old post?
The login/register section of the PSK is what I want. I am going to remove some content from my site and place it under restricted access along with some other resources for clients. I will most likely identify the pages and code and simply cut/paste it
into my site. Its crude but will hopefully work[^o)].
Is there an easy way to incorporate these features into the SMSK?
Thanks for the feedback.
Aug 29, 2007 06:51 PM|Tripytaka|LINK
Just worked out how to edit my earlier post.