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Title: KTK - application
Post by: Zumi on August 29, 2008, 05:43:08 pm
Username - Kia-tk

Preffered URL - Kia-tk.xepher.net (We are planning to buy a domain name so we will add a banner on the main page)

E-Mail - Kia.teekay @ gmail.com  (Remove spaces)

Site Title - KTK

Site description -

Kia and I are looking for a place to host our original works. These works from kia who will be the main artist include (Artwork and comics). Here is a link in which you can view some of these works. (Though one comic is not currently hosted anywhere)
http://kia-tk.storm-artists.net/browse/

Some of my work include (Stories, music and the sites coding). I am the person who created our site using just notepad and the full design is just awaiting for a place to be hosted. So if you wish to see a screenshot here is one for you to see.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v370/Dumbassdean/screenie.png

My works are not currently hosted anywhere. My music files are under 1mb (Not many are planned to be uploaded, and a limit on how many stay up will be strictly enforced) and my stories are under 28kb.

We plan to update at least something every monday and with two peoples works, there is less fear of missing a day.

That being said i hope you accept our application, i read many comics that are hosted on xepher such as DMFA and im a fan of how this kind of webhost is ran.
Title: Re: KTK - application
Post by: tickyhead on August 29, 2008, 10:39:06 pm
Well the application isn't that bad at all, so I won't do my usual thing of completely ripping it apart in a futile attempt to eat your soul. I would like to see your work somewhere (there are at least a few websites for uploading fiction, are there not?) since it sounds like you two will be sharing the space. Also the png is all well and good, but it would be even better if you could upload it to another space (nothing fancy, it could even be *shudder* geocities for all I care) so we can see for ourselves that it works.

Much like a similar application I'd also like to see Kia herself come on to say that she's on board for this, just to know you aren't duping us. Totally optional, of course. I'm just the paranoid one.

I honestly hope this all ends with you in a comfy little chunk of webspace here, but I'd like just a little bit more content from you.

now it's Xeph's turn. Have at it!
Title: Re: KTK - application
Post by: JM on August 30, 2008, 12:28:54 am
I agree with tickyhead that the work is pretty good, and I'd like to hear more from the other members that will be contributing to your site, be it one or many.

Looking at that example site ya got, it's a nice design with good colors, but the constant Times New Roman font bothers me. But whatever, your choice, just throwing my two cents out there.

Hope you get your website here!
Title: Re: KTK - application
Post by: Sheera on August 30, 2008, 10:19:33 am
I like it too, the drawing style as well as the colouring job. The page concept looks nice as well. So it's an okay from me too. ^^

But I have to agree with tickyhead and JM that you should upload the page to another host so that we can have a look at it. Since you have the script ready that should be a manner of minutes.
Title: Re: KTK - application
Post by: Zumi on August 30, 2008, 11:08:22 am
ok. i'll upload a page or two to... geocities *Shudders also*. later on of course as i just got back from work lol

as for kia she is sat next to me and says she will log on shortly to say hi. (She is shy so i handle most interactions)
Title: Re: KTK - application
Post by: Kia on August 30, 2008, 11:23:30 am
Um hello, im the main artists of the site if theres any kind of images you need to see or anything just ask, i dunno what else to say so um, yeah.

i hope our appilcation is exceptable^^;;;
Title: Re: KTK - application
Post by: Zumi on August 30, 2008, 12:10:17 pm
oh yes, this is why i hate geocities...

"Sorry, you've exceeded your hourly data transfer limit. Your site is currently unavailable" - all from testing things are working (Namely images)

geocities.yahoo.com/dumbassdean2003
Title: Re: KTK - application
Post by: JM on August 30, 2008, 03:02:20 pm
geocities.yahoo.com/dumbassdean2003

Hmmm I tried that but it just told me that the page was not found...

You could try BraveNet.com, they're pretty awesome for free hosting. :D
Title: Re: KTK - application
Post by: Zumi on August 30, 2008, 05:53:02 pm
http://zumigal.bravehost.com/Index.html

there. i didnt upload everything as that would take an hour. but i got the index page, the info page and the first page of the 9-lives section up. (I also didnt add avitar images either as that would take several subdirectories).

Please request if you need anything more.
i have worked on another site before to which i got a distinction in web design for. though i think the webspace it was hosted on is deleted now...
Title: Re: KTK - application
Post by: Zumi on September 02, 2008, 09:59:08 pm
Ok i have posted the whole site i wish to host here on the bravenet for you to assess. (I think)

Please get back to me soon :)

please note the bravenet ads ruin the feel of the site and the worrk on it. especially the story pages...
Title: Re: KTK - application
Post by: yny-u on September 03, 2008, 03:25:59 pm
Looks pretty good to me..

You might want to make so that users can open up gallery images in a new tab/window manually, rather than forcing a popup. I like being able to open up multiple images in new tabs when looking through galleries, so I find it rather irritating when I open those tabs to find a bunch more gallery index pages.

At least add a little check to your Javascript that makes sure that the user's browser supports Javascript and has it enabled.

If you need advice on doing either of these things, I would be happy to help.
Title: Re: KTK - application
Post by: Kia on September 03, 2008, 05:12:19 pm
Thanks for the critique, i think i will defiantly try and change that though saying that its all up to Zumi as i cant code >__>

i didn't think about user friendliness enough i suppose as i actually do the same thing :x
Title: Re: KTK - application
Post by: Zumi on September 04, 2008, 09:11:24 am
actually i dont remember using any javascript at all in the site O.o
for the popup window that opens the art this is the code.

<a href="#" onclick="open('Images/Kia art/sevensomething.jpg', '', 'resizable=no,toolbars=no,status=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,scrollbars=no,width=454,height=316'+(window.screen?',top='+((screen.availHeight-800)/2)+',left='+((screen.availWidth-1000)/2):''));return false;">
<img style="border:none;" src="images/kia thumb/t-seven.gif">
</a>

i tend to borrow code from other sites >.> but thats not to say i dont understand it.
to be perfectly honest i dont know how to meet the 2 ends of allowing the pop up menu and opening it in a new page. i guess i got some thinking to do lol (Maybe if i DID create a new page for each piece of artwork :( )
Title: Re: KTK - application
Post by: JM on September 04, 2008, 04:10:26 pm
Sometimes pop-up blockers give sites crap about that (or browsers can get all confused). I think it's a better idea to display art using either a frame layout or opening the pictures in new windows/tabs.

There's also a flash script out there for displaying images you could try, but then again, some browsers might have issues with that, too.

I'd say spend a bit more time livening up the text of your site. The constant Times New Roman font gets to me. >_> Maybe make a few more image buttons for your menu items to give your site a little more spunk.
Title: Re: KTK - application
Post by: Xepher on September 04, 2008, 10:55:17 pm
Sorry I've been kinda AWOL on this one, but I'm going through orientation at the new job this week, and I've just been swamped. A quick glance at the art and site and such, and I'm definitely leaning towards a yes. I'll try and have something final for you on saturday, and if not, feel free to poke me.
Title: Re: KTK - application
Post by: griever on September 06, 2008, 04:41:18 am
I definitely like this one and hope it gets accepted.  9-lives was very cute.  Like others have said, the font on the site is less than desirable, but I think that overall you're off to a good start.
Title: Re: KTK - application
Post by: Zumi on September 06, 2008, 07:53:13 pm
i will try out several fonts over the next few days. I am thinking maybe ariel or vedana.

I will relay your comments to kia :) i think she will be pleased that you have taken a liking to it :)
Title: Re: KTK - application
Post by: Zumi on September 07, 2008, 06:01:03 pm
http://zumigal.bravehost.com/Indexinator.html

what do you guys feel about this font?
It was a bit of a pain to update, i figured i will ask feedback before spending all day updating to possibly reupdate the next day.
Title: Re: KTK - application
Post by: Xepher on September 08, 2008, 03:08:51 am
Okay, it's approved. You should have an email with login info and instructions.
Title: Re: KTK - application
Post by: JM on September 08, 2008, 04:13:16 am
Yay! Congratulationssss~
Title: Re: KTK - application
Post by: Zumi on September 08, 2008, 08:18:36 am
:) Thank you!
I will upload the site later after i make a few minor changes tot he index page and have breakfast.

i think kia will be shocked lol she is very unconfident about her work lol
Title: Re: KTK - application
Post by: Kia on September 08, 2008, 09:45:20 am
Thank you very much :D
Title: Re: KTK - application
Post by: Zumi on September 08, 2008, 11:46:17 am
Site is up and all images/links working i think.

curse you caps sensitivity! :P
(Im not exactly tidy with caps or no caps)

Since i just spent 2 hours fixing all the images and links im gonna have a break and work on the fonts in a few hours. (The index page has the font im going to use)
Title: Re: KTK - application
Post by: griever on September 08, 2008, 12:27:32 pm
Re: the fonts, I'd set a base size or something because I've got incredibly tiny type showing up for me.  I've uploaded a screencap so you can see how it looks in proportion to the XN banner.
Title: Re: KTK - application
Post by: Zumi on September 08, 2008, 06:52:29 pm
wow thats like a lot smaller than on mine O.o.
I guess i got a lot more work to do :(
Title: Re: KTK - application
Post by: Zumi on September 08, 2008, 07:01:12 pm
kia-tk.xepher.net/notthesame.PNG

Check that link, i checked your screenshot with mine and the fonts arent the same. it's either an incompatability issue with different browsers or a flaw in my css.
I use Firefox. What browser do you use?
Title: Re: KTK - application
Post by: griever on September 08, 2008, 10:47:53 pm
I use Firefox as well.  Looks better now.
Title: Re: KTK - application
Post by: Zumi on September 08, 2008, 11:02:56 pm
i just spent 6 hours, maybe more updating the sites code to accomdadate reccomendations made here :)

The problem was indeed on my end, an error in my css. i was using a %age and not a set size. so i changed the page and then updated the entire site in it.
i also posted up a new comic :P

I was quite literally working until midnight lol
Title: Re: KTK - application
Post by: Zumi on September 16, 2008, 09:40:59 pm
phew, days of rewritting code but its done :)

the site now should function 100% in both IE and Firefox. The text isnt times roman anymore and best of all, i can rest :)

(Though my work is never done, i gotta work on how to allow for both popup opening and tab opening...)