Hello & Help

Sep 26, 1999
Hello everybody ,Would you guys check out my web page and tell me what I need to do to make it look better or is it ok like it is.Ireally don't know much about computers so help.. any feed back on my knives would be helpful to.This is my first time on Bladeforum so I hope to talk with every body sone,I love the site it's great. http://www.homestead.com/beknives1/beknives5.html
I have corrected the address please try it again[This message has been edited by beknives (edited 28 September 1999).]

[This message has been edited by beknives (edited 28 September 1999).]
Sorry, no luck getting on your site. Double check your URL.
I clicked on it and it said the page doesn't exist or might be being worked on
The period at the end of your link on the last post keeps you from getting there.

I like the sight, acouple of suggesstions:

I don't know about everyone else but I don't like digital music at websites. It takes too long to load and may turn people off if their taste is not the same as yours

Pictures seem slow to load but that could be my connection and wouldn't be as much of a problem if I revisited the sight.

Otherwise I think it's well laid out and shows off your work niceley. Beautiful stuff.

"Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle."
One thing you might want to consider is that there are people who turn graphics off to reduce load times. If this is done it becomes pretty much impossible to navigate your site.

It's just my opinion, but I'd tone down the moving flashy graphics stuff. Visually, it looks very busy and very annoying, especially when there's more than one on the page.

It's looking nice, though. Your pictures are nice. Maybe a bit larger and more close-up would be nice. This is always a debate, though. The bandwidth-challenged among us often get upset by larger pictures. The way to satisfy both is to provide both. Put the small picture up and make it a link to the big picture so that those who have the bandwidth and the desire can see the larger picture by clicking.

I see you do butterfly knives. Let's talk.

Balisongs -- because it don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing!

I know this may mean more work for you, but please bear with some constructive criticisms.

First, the music does take a while to load. I have a pretty good connection (56k) and it still took a while. Also, one of your graphics is very large (235k) and it took the longest to load on your homepage. Clean and simple is the best way to go, with pleasing but not busy ornamentation. I too would put some great graphics around a tribute to my wife, but perhaps ones that are not animated may go over better.

As far as your knife pictures go, I'm very impressed with your work. Like Gollnick, I'm also impressed that you do butterfly knives. But he also offers a valid suggestion that you put a bunch thumbnails up on one page, which link to a full size picture when you click on them. Your prices are also very reasonable, thank goodness.

Keep up the good work, and please let us know as changes are made to your page.

Bruce,I have to agree with everyone else about the graphics and such.
There is also some irritating green colored markout obsscuring the top of almost every one of the text boxes.
I also think your knives would show up better against a darker and solid background.

What I could see looks really nice.
I really like 5160 and 1095.


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