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BobsYourUncle

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Posted: 03/03/21 04:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi everyone.

Years ago I had my own website to illustrate and describe the process of rebuilding an old TT from the frame up. It was very popular and I got a lot of great feedback from people all over the US and Canada.
I took the site down a dozen or so years ago for reasons beyond my control.

I posted a thread a few days ago asking about a website vs a blog.

I decided to go for it. I bought a Domain, signed up for a Wix account and started. Easier to use a WYSIWYG site than try to code it on my own.

I have launched the preliminary part of the site, one page with what will be the basis of my Home Page on the new site, with Under Construction and stuff on it, and a little explanation at the bottom.

I'd like to know how it looks to users with various different devices. What looks great on my 17" laptop may not necessarily look OK on your phone or ipad. There is a place in the Wix software to format it for a mobile device. It'll take some trial and error to get it right. I will likely post from time to time asking for users to critique it and let me know of any issues they can see.

When I am all done, I'm hoping it can be a useful resource for the RV community.

It's going to take some careful planning to make it useful for everyone, I have to organize the tabs and try to make it all easy to navigate. I'm a little rusty, it has been 15-16 years since I built a website so bear with me.

Another thought I have is to dedicate a section for tech tips and little articles or something. I'll consider that. I have written lots of little tech articles over the years. It would be nice to have a resource location for all of it.

It will have no ads, and no commercial side to it. I am paying for everything myself. There will be a place where users can contact me.

Anyhow, check it out, let me know what you think of my venture. I put a link in my sig too.

RV-Rebuild.com


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Site is live, finally launched Aug 22, 2021 @ 6:53 PM
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Lwiddis

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Posted: 03/03/21 04:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What you’ve done so far looks terrific! I am interested in the subject.


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Posted: 03/03/21 04:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

great idea
I checked your link from a 27" iMac
The page is too wide for most screens I think.
Looking forward to following this
David

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Hi Bob,

The links work well. Thanks for taking the time to put this up.


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Posted: 03/03/21 05:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good read on my old ipad4.

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you might want to try out a wordpress blog site too. wordpress simplifies most of the html code behind the scenes. You can set it up with a blog format to make a blog post for new articles, and also to do static pages. Lots of built in features for photo galleries, tagging posts in categories and dates, letting people make comments on the bottom of the posts, etc.
most web hosts have simple interfaces to set up the wordpress backend that your domain name will go directly to.

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cooldavidt wrote:

great idea
I checked your link from a 27" iMac
The page is too wide for most screens I think.
Looking forward to following this
David

Thank you.
I discovered that about 10 minutes after I posted this. I opened it on a 15" Win10 laptop and the pics were way out of bounds.

I did a quick edit and re-published it.
Please check again - it should be better now.

Thanks for pointing this out.

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Thanks to all of you for your feedback. It all helps a lot.

NatParkJunkie,
Wix has all those features too. So far I am really impressed with it. Being a WYSIWYG site, I don't have to concern myself with HTML coding and all that.
I did consider Wordpress, but chose Wix. I think it will work out ok.
Thanks.

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BobsYourUncle wrote:

cooldavidt wrote:

great idea
I checked your link from a 27" iMac
The page is too wide for most screens I think.
Looking forward to following this
David

Thank you.
I discovered that about 10 minutes after I posted this. I opened it on a 15" Win10 laptop and the pics were way out of bounds.

I did a quick edit and re-published it.
Please check again - it should be better now.

Thanks for pointing this out.


I just opened your webpage on my 15" Win10 laptop and the pics were still out of bounds. It makes it so hard to read that I wouldn't follow the website. On the very positive side, the type face, size, and color selection are very good. It makes reading very easy.

Please continue with your good work,
LeRoy


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BobsYourUncle

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Homeless by Choice wrote:


I just opened your webpage on my 15" Win10 laptop and the pics were still out of bounds. It makes it so hard to read that I wouldn't follow the website. On the very positive side, the type face, size, and color selection are very good. It makes reading very easy.

Please continue with your good work,
LeRoy

Thanks LeRoy, I appreciate the feedback.
There are some dotted margins for me to follow to adhere to the screen size parameters. When I edited it 10 minutes after posting, I made sure I was within the lines.
I am wondering why it is out for you... All I can think of is that perhaps your laptop runs at a lower resolution than most.
Do you know what res it runs at?
I will do whatever I can to make sure it works on all devices.
Hitting F5 will reload it to the latest changes too.

Thanks.

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