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Old 08-31-2000, 07:23 AM   #1
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Well, it's been a busy few hours but my new site is up and running and I am interested in your opinions...

The site is http://www.revisit.com and it is basically a free URL redirection service.

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Old 08-31-2000, 07:45 AM   #2
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The site looks neat. But have you thought about giving away sub-domains?. A site name such as http://mysite.revisit.com might be more appealing than http://revisit.com/mysite.

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Old 08-31-2000, 07:49 AM   #3
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Ideally, I'd have liked to offer both at the same time, but the script I'm using (the only one I have found that I am happy with) is an either-or script i.e. I had to choose either subdomains or directories. Since I may do other things with Revisit.com (as well as this service) I thought I'd keep the subdomains open for a while until I know which I might use for the site itself.

But yours is a good point, and well-taken. It surprised me when I was looking for a redirect script just how few there are out there compared to just about any other kind of "webmaster tool" and how "flaky" most of the ones out there look!

I have my fingers crossed that the script I chose will work well...

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Old 08-31-2000, 10:59 AM   #4
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I also agree, it's a very neat and clean site, very easy to navigate, and appealing to the eye...

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Old 08-31-2000, 01:16 PM   #5
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The text on the red nav buttons should be brighter, stand out more, imo. plain old white would do the trick.


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Old 08-31-2000, 11:37 PM   #6
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Thanks for the suggestion. I changed fonts, and redid the buttons with white text. I also changed the wording and layout of the account signup pages... and signed my first user http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif

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Old 09-01-2000, 12:04 AM   #7
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I like the site as well, not to jump on the bandwagon or anything.

its clean, pleasant to look at and doesn't confuse visitors with a dozen different options, its straight forward and makes it easy to sign up...

if I wanted redirection, I would much rather visit a site that didn't bombard me with unnecessary info...

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Old 09-01-2000, 08:09 AM   #8
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Best of luck Edwin. Looks nice.

Just to make sure you saw my responce on another script if you ever want to try it at:
http://geekvillage.com/ubb/Forum3/HTML/001573.html

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Old 09-01-2000, 09:27 AM   #9
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Thanks for the "jog", Steve - I don't know how but I managed to miss it before. Ideally, I may look into having either one combined script or else two parallel scripts - so that I can offer both sitename.revisit.com and revisit.com/sitename to users.

It looks like the script you mention may well serve for the sitename.revisit.com portion of the dual service, unless of course I can find a single script that does both!

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