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Quote: Originally posted by cuetoyou on September-08-2005

Also embarassing that the links back to the home page didn't work!! I assure you they were earlier today, I don;t know what I must have done since to cock it up. Anyways, it was the .htm/.html extension as you guessed. How did that happen? Fixed now.


I have been looking into the same problem and a big problem it seems to be.  What type of control panel does your hosting provide?  i.e. cpanel.  Cpanel has been the problem of inputing the l in htm.  Also it still is appearing as .html but your left hand navigation is working.  However your navigation at the bottom of the page needs to read index.htm instead of index-new.htm.

Not going to bash you to hard for it is a great looking and easy to navigate sight.  That is the bottom line, make it easy for your users to use and understand and you have achieved this.

May I use your stats on your home page listed under virtual tours and your business?  That is pretty catchy

regards, pixel


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Hi Glenn

Took a capture of your page to show how the index page is being viewed on my system http://www.mediapix.co.uk/temp/360sample.htm 

Checked your page with html editor and see you do have a spacer  image (images/spacer-6x28.jpg) between the two columns but it isn't showing, maybe just needs uploading or placing in the correct Dir.

Quote: Originally posted by cuetoyou on September-08-2005


Finally, "Theres plenty of the AIDA on the site some of it I have used on mine. Hopefully it should get some results". Sorry but what do you mean, I don't understand "AIDA".

AIDA is a term used in marketing it means

A = Attention, I = Interest, D = Desire A= Action

These are the 4 basic key elements in producing advertising material. No doubt a qualified marketing expert would enhance the delivery of your AIDA but at a cost. White space is also commonly referred to in advertising, a term used to gain a fresh and clean looking publication in which it is easy to read and digest. 

I too have been gathering statistics to show customers the benefits of having 360 images Again promoting Features and Benefits are a key part of marketing.

Like all the other areas of this business, Photography, Htm, Marketing I dont profess to be an expert in any, it has all been a huge learning curve. This forum in particular has been a great help during the past 12 mths.

Still wouldn't mind knowing which 3d floorplan software you use

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Dear Glen

I think you site looks very nice.

i have a coulple of questions I hope you can helpo me with. You seem to have solved a problem a lot of us have been struggeling with. At your site on the main page to the right you have a NEWS part. Under the text there is a link: "click here for demo" In that demo you use 2 floorplans. How the heck did you do that? I know many of us are very interested in learning how to apply multiple maps in our tours.

Also I would love to know wich program you use to produce your floorplans.

Just a comment ot your site. I can't see all of the text in the "news" area of the main page. It is most likely due to the resolution I use, but just want to let you know.

 

Best regards

Morten Andersen

- a newbie trying to improve

p.s. the panos made on your page are the made by the one shot lense?? I can't imagine they are?


Best regards

Morten Andersen
- a newbie trying to improve
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Thanks for all the replys so far, it's been a very usefull exercise. Please if anyone else wouldn't mind taking a quick look and letting me know their thoughts/findings I would love to hear from you.

I have fixed the page links as far as I can tell. They work for me.

Pixel: Thanks for the info and the compliments. Please go ahead and use "my" example VT statistics. They are not mine of course but real published stats, I would never make up such convincing numbers, heaven forbid!!

Mr mediaPix. Thanks for all your input and the screen shot is very useful. I don't know what to do about the "News" section being truncated on your screen (and Morten's - thanks Morten). Not good news that it's happening on 2 out of 4 peoples screens! If I make the "News" section Autosize it makes the whole page look bad. My screen resolution is set to 1024x768, nothing odd with this I shouldn't think. Does HTML guru have any advise or explanation for this phenomenon????

Mr Pix: you said "3. On the Rentals page the main image had text inviting you to click on image to explore this room. The image didn't load. Java script error I think!". Is this still a problem on your machine?


Some of you have asked about the 3D floorplan software. Well, er ahem, I don't know! I am currently starting to colaborate with another VT company and these are tours they produce but which I will be marketing. So I don't know how they do it, though I suspect it's some flavor of Autocad software. Neat though eh?

Morten: Only the panos in the tour with the 3D floorplans were produced with the 0-360 lens. All other panos on the site are D70, Nikkor 10.5, 6-shot +T+B.

The two floorplan tour is simply two HTML pages. One page for the ground floor with a link to the upper floor page. The other page for the upper floor with a link to the ground floor page. So they are two completely separate tours. Hope this helps.

Thanks again for your time on this guys.
Glenn

PS Whats going on with the font sizes and stuff when Posting Replys to this forum. Is it only me experiencing odd behaviour?


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I have adjust the font size and style on your posts Glenn.

This happens when you cut 'n' paste into the forum. Try and stick to Verdana Size 3.

I have had a quick look at your site and found many problems, so many in fact I'm not 100% sure where to start in trying to explain how to fix them. What are you using to write the html? I will take another look.

Regards, Smooth


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Verdana size 3!

I am using Dreamweaver to produce the site. I am very concerned by what you have said If you could give me a quick list of the problems you have encountered that would be really great for me.

Thanks
Glenn (verdana 3 looks really big to me while I write this, something has certainly gone a bit wobbly)


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This is a good one!!!

 

System 1. Desktop PC.  OS XP, SP2, IE 6, Java 1.5.0_04. Image on rental page will not load the tour image. No error message on IE info bar.

 

System 2. Laptop Computer. OS XP, SP2, IE 6, Java 1.5.0_04. Image on rental page WILL load the tour image. Which is strange because the IE info bar on the Laptop shows error on page. When you close the sized window and try to reopen, then it fails to load. F5 and the sized window opens.

 

Not sure what is going on but Java 1.5.0_04 has been giving me grief since installing. My PTViewer Scripter doesnt work anymore (Invalid or Corrupt jarfile PTScripter_win.jar message) 360 images load but sometimes dont rotate, close and reopen then they work.

 

There seems to be so many issues with Java. I can load a QT 1.5mb image quicker than it takes to load a small 3-400k java image. This I have tested viewing other peoples samples as well as my own. So whats going on? Is it time to dump the java?

 

I was also wondering why my post had various text etc, so glad that answers that Q. I normally use text editor because a number of times Ive lost my message in the form box. Also theres an excellent spill chicker in MS Word.

 

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Hmmm, interesting. Also I have just taken a look at my site on the actual web following Smooth's post, just to see how bad it looks. Looks to work ok here, BUT the fonts are not at all the fonts they should be! So now I have wacky fonts when writing forum posts AND wacky fonts on my site (which was not the case this morning or last night).

I don't want to play this game anymore


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Hi Glenn,

Here is a list of what I just spotted that may help you with your site.

Home Page:

Mixed fonts What we do = Verdana 10pt. News = Times Roman 10pt
Google Ads at top of page (Wrong Place) I think they would be better under your buttons. The most important thing should get top billing. That is you and your business NOT google ads.

Agents:

Are you selling tours or equipment? If both, separate the pages. In one breath you are saying let me do the job and the next you are saying buy the equipment from me! Not sure this will work.....
Clicked on "See camera list hyperlink" main window closed and pop up opened!

Rentals:

Add padding to Our Charges and Options columns words run to edges.
Euro sign at the end of numerals 150 is it not correct to have it at the front like you have on the rest of the page?

Gallery:

Hyperlinks under thumbnails misaligned under "View of the town of Ceret - S.W. France" compared to all others which are left justified. I would centre justify all of them.
http://www.visites360.com/pages/3D/uk/Tourviewer_1.html opens in the master window
http://www.visites360.com/pages/47/visit.html opens in the master window
javascript:gal_pool56() doesn't work at all.
javascript:pooladsl() doesn't work at all.
javascript:gal_lounge56() doesn't work at all.
javascript:loungeadsl() doesn't work at all.
javascript:gal_chatbat56() doesn't work at all.
javascript:terraceadsl() doesn't work at all.
http://www.visites360.com/pages/ceret/qt/QT.html Opens in master window.

Contact:

Email address is exposed and will be subject to spam robots.

FAQ:

Missing horizontal line at bottom of page.

All in all you are certainly getting there. I only tested in I.E at this stage. One hurdle at a time.

You must have done some work since I looked last night as some of the error's spotted them have been rectified.

Regards, Smooth