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GreyThinkyWhale

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« on: 03-16-2005 18:27 »

Please check out my (new) Futurama fan site!!!  http://www.freewebs.com/greythinkywhale      :flirt:
Y_L_B

Professor
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« Reply #1 on: 03-16-2005 20:01 »

Welcome to PEEL, GreyThinkyWhale! This will answer any question you may, or may not, have.

Now, onto the site:

Try to get some unique material, or a subject that hasn't been done before. For example, CGEF is the main General Futurama site, The Fry Hole is a good one about Fry, and Leela has TLZ. If you don't have unique material, people won't consider revisiting.

Also, I'm not too crazy about the layout. If you used the Freewebs builder layouts, try to convert to normal HTML and code your own layout. It can take a long time to do, but you'll find it's much more satisfying. (Also, animated backgrounds are kind of annoying and distracting.)
smision

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« Reply #2 on: 03-16-2005 20:25 »
« Last Edit on: 03-16-2005 20:25 »

Hi Dillon!
I'm someone from the cgef guestbook... but I refuse to specify...
welcome to peel
GreyThinkyWhale

Professor
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« Reply #3 on: 03-16-2005 20:40 »
« Last Edit on: 03-16-2005 20:40 »

Um, okay Y_L_B, you obviousely have quite a professional opinion, um, I'm trying to make it about the brain spawn, and I have some songs that aren't on any other sites (I don't think). I don't intend for this to become a major super-popular site, I'm just trying to get some people to know about it. Also I don't exactly know any html, so I'm unable to make my own layout. If anyone has any content suggestions, then I would like to here them. Also I'm trying to get as much fan art as I can; seeing as how I don't have much right now so please e-mail me if you have some you would like on my site (see the link above). Or, heck, you could just post it here!    :)
winna

Avatar Czar
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« Reply #4 on: 03-16-2005 22:19 »

Yeah YLB, don't jump on the man's back, he's got something interesting here.  I'm not saying it's perfect though GTW (that's what I'm calling you).  It could look awesome, but I think you've got the right mindset to do the next big futurama website  ;)

Also learn html like YLB said.  Html isn't impossible to learn, you just have to check out the internet and stick to it.  http://www.w3schools.com  is a nice place to start  ;)
Y_L_B

Professor
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« Reply #5 on: 03-16-2005 23:04 »
« Last Edit on: 03-16-2005 23:04 »

Whoa, whoa, whoa! When did I jump on his back? The post was meant to just be some friendly tips to help him get off his feet. I'm sorry if it sounded bitchy or blunt, that's the exact opposite of what I was going for.

So... Yeah. Good on it.
Futurama Nerd

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« Reply #6 on: 03-17-2005 00:56 »

Hey GreyThinkyWhale  :) Welcome to PEEL! I'm Futurama Nerd, from your guestbook. Like these other great PEELers said, learn html. It's really usefull.
GreyThinkyWhale

Professor
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« Reply #7 on: 03-17-2005 08:31 »

Lol, I think I mighta outruled using html for the layout early on when I first joined freewebs. I can try learning html, but I'm not making any promises.
aslate

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« Reply #8 on: 03-17-2005 12:06 »

HTML is useful
Don't use absoloutely everything that you see on the pagebuilder. Moving backgrounds are annoying, same goes for multiple polls etc.
Neavers

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« Reply #9 on: 03-19-2005 05:46 »

Shut up i have freewebs website and i'm fine with it and grey thinky whale should be with his to. So just shut up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Teral

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« Reply #10 on: 03-19-2005 06:23 »
« Last Edit on: 03-19-2005 06:23 »

 
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Originally posted by Neavers:
Shut up i have freewebs website and i'm fine with it and grey thinky whale should be with his to.

As you have every right in the world to be, just don't expect us to swoon over them.

 
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So just shut up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Make us.
GreyThinkyWhale

Professor
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« Reply #11 on: 03-20-2005 12:11 »

Neaver, they're just giving me pointers; it's okay...
winna

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« Reply #12 on: 03-20-2005 16:47 »

I saw Neaver, she was hot.
GreyThinkyWhale

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« Reply #13 on: 03-22-2005 14:51 »
« Last Edit on: 03-22-2005 14:51 »

I'm trying to make a site with my own layout now; since I can't edit the original site (early on on freewebs, you choose to be an advanced user(when you make your pages with html) or a beginner user (make your pages with pagebuilder) and I picked beginner and I can't change it) I got a new one... go to  www.freewebs.com/brainspawn and tell me what you think, I guess...  but don't mention the lack of content, I havn't got around to that... 
Y_L_B

Professor
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« Reply #14 on: 03-22-2005 18:29 »
« Last Edit on: 03-22-2005 18:29 »

Nice and simple, but I don't really like the framegrab cut-outs. They make the site look sloppy and unprofessional. Try to get somebody to make you some scans, or make some yourself. Here's a tutorial to help you.

You also might want to go with a less abrasive text colour than red.

If you'd rather just leave it, go ahead.
winna

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« Reply #15 on: 03-22-2005 20:25 »

wow, much awesomeness gray thinky whale person.... also what ylb said about making scans, it'll look so much nicer.
Rage Dump

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« Reply #16 on: 03-22-2005 21:42 »

I spontaniously murdered some livestock when i saw that first page. You need a warning before that page that anyone with a bull within viewing distance of the screen will most likely get horribly trampled from above, somehow.

A) New Banner/Logo, seriously. If it can't be done, at least save it as a .gif in a compentent program, jpegs are the tool of the devil.
I might make you a better one, If you're nice and specific about what you want.
B) Smaller, cleaner link pictures.
C) Consider putting something other than links on the main page, news/updates, perhaps.
D) I can't help but notice that Fry is in every picture, yet the name of the site is "Brain spawn".
E) Scrap the fanart page, unless it's for your own stuff. No fanart page will ever achieve what has already been done by other sites. Maybe a personal favourite page could work though, i'd still reccommend against it though.
F) Scrap the legal disclaimer, there's no point having it. If you're really worried, link to a disclaimer, or something.
G)Hehe, in Firefox, when the tab is shortened, it says "http://www.free...pawn/home.htm"
...Well, I thought it was funny.  :p

Otherwise, it's simple, so it's got something going for it. Needs work, but at least it's viewable, unlike 3/4 of the other fan pages around.
GreyThinkyWhale

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« Reply #17 on: 03-23-2005 14:08 »

I couldn't help but start laughing when I read Rage Dump's first paragraph, lol, um I dont have much to say about your point A,B,C,E,F and G, but I'm planning on making a section of the site devoted to the brain spawn instead of that one sentence I wrote...

Also, I'm not exactly a scan artist, but I can try later on, although if someone, is good at that then I would be happy for someone to make a banner or something for me, although I'm not sure what I want. Oh, and about the colours; thats my favourite colour combo, so I can't see myself changing that too much...
Crazyfangirl

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« Reply #18 on: 03-23-2005 16:01 »
« Last Edit on: 03-23-2005 23:00 »

Well.. I could help with some scan art. I really think the web page is good and all it needs is some work. Keep up the good work!

Ok first scan art coming right up!
Neavers

Crustacean
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« Reply #19 on: 03-24-2005 11:54 »

Winna u said neaver was hot who is neaver cause my name is neaverS anyway sorry about going with the rage thing earlier ive been to gtw's new website and it was good betta than his old one!!1
Neavers

Crustacean
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« Reply #20 on: 03-24-2005 11:55 »

Has anyone been to my site???
blackkatnorn

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« Reply #21 on: 03-24-2005 12:16 »

First dont use chatspeak. Second of all this is gtw's forum, not yours.
GreyThinkyWhale

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« Reply #22 on: 03-24-2005 14:26 »

Thanks for the scan art CFG, I'll probably use it later. Neavers; by the way you should edit your previous message instead of double posting, because I've read some other forums here on PEEL and everyones constantly on each others asses about double posting, so, try to avoid it. BKN; I dont know what chatspeak is (unless u mean double post), and she can mention her site here if she wants.
blackkatnorn

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« Reply #23 on: 03-24-2005 14:43 »

Chat speak is lol, u, brb, betta, btw, gtg, lil, peeps, etc.
GreyThinkyWhale

Professor
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« Reply #24 on: 03-24-2005 14:50 »

ohhhhh...      I know what you mean.
M0le

Space Pope
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« Reply #25 on: 03-25-2005 04:34 »

Gamers and 11 year olds love it.
Neavers

Crustacean
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« Reply #26 on: 03-25-2005 08:11 »
« Last Edit on: 03-25-2005 08:11 »

sorry about chatspeaking but i text alot. i hear texting isnt popular in north america but i come from the uk and its really popular over here.

anyway no one answered my previous question:
has anyone been to my site? www.freewebs.com/lordnibbler

oh and if anyone thinks my chatspeaking is bad check this out: www.freewebs.com/lococat
aslate

Space Pope
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« Reply #27 on: 03-25-2005 08:25 »

I think textspeak is prevolent everywhere, not just here in the UK, but we like having posts that can be read without having to be run through a decrypter. It's got a use on a mobile phone, but not on the internet.

On your site:
You've managed to get extreme punctuation, loads of polls and a general "i'm a fansite with a pagebuilder" look. Lets just say that CGEF isn't quivering from the competition.
winna

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« Reply #28 on: 03-25-2005 10:43 »

Or TheFryHole  ;)

I'm sorry Neavers... I think you're hot too... and you might be onto something... a site about nibbler.... just make it better  ;)
ooy

Professor
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« Reply #29 on: 03-26-2005 01:54 »

I like the Idea, but get somthing better than "The Brain Spawn one is better that the pagebuilder look. as long as there is no background music, I'm alright!
RS 2thou

Urban Legend
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« Reply #30 on: 03-26-2005 02:44 »

I would personly choose different colours, after a bit of refinement the site should look good
Neavers

Crustacean
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« Reply #31 on: 03-31-2005 08:02 »

Thanks for the help.. I know one things for sure im taking the background music off!!!!
GreyThinkyWhale

Professor
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« Reply #32 on: 04-03-2005 17:44 »

I havn't been editing my site lately, but awhile back, though I havn't mentioned it, I created a brain spawn section and used CFG's scanart. Also I might change the homepage soon, I'm not sure...

I've been working on my message board alot instead (which by the way, could use some more members...).
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