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Totally New Topic??????
Jan 9th, 2009 at 1:40am
 
Ok, Rev threw out the topic, and we've had a discussion going for the last week on who is showing their work via a web site.  How many people would like to have a discussion area on the how-to-do-its of web site design and hosting as it would apply to wood turners? 

I know some of your are well versed on the subject, and others, like myself, don't really know where to start.  Are those of you who are knowledgeable willing to answer questions and help others take plunge?  Are there any who are interested in finding out how to set up, design, and run a web site to show your work? 

Would you be interested in combining it with discussion on reaching galleries, handling shows, and how to best present our work in web pictures and at shows?

We might call it "Display Techniques," or "Presentation," or my favorite, "Marketing." 
 
We have had some discussions along these lines before, and I know there are forums that are dedicated to parts of this, but not as it pertains to turning.  I think that we could use a combination discussion area.  If we have enough interest, we would create a seperate section like finishing.

Ron said to run it up the flagpole.  Let us know what you think.

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Re: Totally New Topic??????
Reply #1 - Jan 9th, 2009 at 2:09am
 
One reason I brought it up.  I think we I could learn a lot.  I've had a site that was provided by a previous ISP.  I display in an internet store now.  I took WR over from Chris only because Ron is here too and he does all the serious web stuff.  I know just enough to delete somebody.  I need to learn a lot. 
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Reply #2 - Jan 9th, 2009 at 3:59am
 
Yep, I am always willing to learn.  I don't need a website right now but it would be very helpful to be able to set one up and go through the motions without the pressure of needing it right away.
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Reply #3 - Jan 9th, 2009 at 5:00am
 
I would vote a yes on this subject. I was thinking of getting my own web site within 1 year & this type of discussion area would be very beneficial. IMHO so we don't inundate the turning areas.
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Reply #4 - Jan 9th, 2009 at 5:22am
 
Yes Please,

Im currently setting up a site for the local chapter, so any tips would be helpful, and i can post some of my experiences how i get on.

I think there will be a few of us on here with technical input to add also.

I can assist with ( basic ) mysql, php, apache, unix etc...


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Reply #5 - Jan 9th, 2009 at 5:31am
 
Yes! I think it's a great idea.
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Reply #6 - Jan 9th, 2009 at 7:59am
 
That's fine with me. What about a catagory for showing work in general. It can include the website how-to's, photography tips, booth ideas, how to price, etc...
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Reply #7 - Jan 9th, 2009 at 8:01am
 
If I would have read your original post more closely I would realize that is what you are talking about. Never mind smiley=slap.gif
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Reply #8 - Jan 9th, 2009 at 8:12am
 
I think it is a good idea.  I have been wanting to set one up for the past two years.  I haven't because I don't even know where to start.

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Reply #9 - Jan 9th, 2009 at 11:29am
 
I am for it!!  Of course I need to actually turn some inventory, but if I start learning now, I will have enough inventory to sell/show by the time I figured it all out....

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Reply #10 - Jan 9th, 2009 at 1:28pm
 
You know I think that is a great topic to go with. I have looked at several of the personal sites form members and always wonder how to do it. I know that my computer skills are almost next to nothing but want to try it anyway. Please go forward with this idea.
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Reply #11 - Jan 9th, 2009 at 2:10pm
 
smiley=thumbsup.gif A yes vote from me.
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Reply #12 - Jan 9th, 2009 at 6:28pm
 
yes to both, a discussion area for website design and i would be more then willing to spread what little i know around.  and if i don't know, i can find out easily from stepson.
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Reply #13 - Jan 9th, 2009 at 8:31pm
 
Dave,
We also have our girlfriend Kat. She has saved me many of times. Here's to Kat. smilies=bowdown smilies=bowdown
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Reply #14 - Jan 9th, 2009 at 9:39pm
 
Chuck Beland wrote on Jan 9th, 2009 at 8:31pm:
Dave,
We also have our girlfriend Kat. She has saved me many of times. Here's to Kat. smilies=bowdown smilies=bowdown


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