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MySpacers and my website

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Texas Ed, Dec 10, 2006.

  1. Texas Ed

    Texas Ed

    May 9, 2006
    My lead guitarist is whining, as lead guitarists do :rolleyes: , that our MySpace is taking traffic from our website. (Just kidding, my lead guitarist is a great guy :bassist: )

    How 'bout some of you brothers, (down here on the low end with me,) click on our site and make the counter jump through the roof and just freak him out. Maybe even click on a page or two.

    That is, if it's no inconvience to you. It only takes a few seconds so if you got a minute, I'd sure appreciate it.

    Hope you can visit. http://www.categoryx.net

    Here is our MySpace link: http://www.myspace.com/categoryx

    Texas Ed
    Category X
  2. Ah messing with a guitarist mind, is soo easy, it usually has the same effects as telling a 5 year old santa isnt real :)
  3. bigfatbass

    bigfatbass Banned

    Jun 30, 2003
    Upstate NY
    Endorsing Artist: Karl Hoyt Basses
    No problem clicking through for ya, but let me guess: the gui**** makes your web page?

    The band site is a mess of random flashing text and hard to read content. The myspace page has easily accessible content with lots of pictures and music playing.

    Seems to be a no brainer why the mypace page is taking the good hits.

    Here's a tip to fix that. It is as easy to add all the myspace bells and whistles to your own site as it is to plug them into a myspace profile. While the slide shows and built in mp3 players may not be free forever, they sure is free now!

    Check out the Los Blancos site linked below. I use 2 little flash files I made with myspace pimpers and just stuffed into the code on my front page.
  4. I agree totally, your website does look like it was made by a 5 year old and got boring quick with the OTT flashing texts and stuff like that.

    I personally like things that are fairly simple and straight to the point


    My bands site, i made the site (its not totally finished yet), it was pretty easy to do, and the only thing its missing is a music player, but i think ill give that a miss :)
  5. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Just reading what the above guys wrote, I'm not even going to click on your site. The instant I see any sort of amateurish blinking stuff like that on a site, I hit the back button and empty my cache.
  6. DirtDog


    Jun 7, 2002
    The Deep North
    By the same token, overdone flash is annoying as well. All things in small doses, I say.

    Open-source WCMS apps (Joomla, Mambo) are the way to go. A gradeschooler can get nice content up and running within a couple of hours, including blogs, forums, galleries, mp3 players, etc.

    I've just recently done some reengineering on my band's site and have just put some ghost content up for now while awaiting a domain name update but you can see this type of thing in action at : http://www.dirtdogstudios.com/cms


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