i don't know anything about web design, but the site looks pretty & that's important to me
Ok - at least I know my target audience....
i find it quite easy to use although one thing that really bugs me is if i'm looking at a thread as a guest, when i log on it takes me back to the home page, then i have to find my way back to the thread
I haven't noticed this - though I usually only log on here on 2 or 3 different computers which only I use. I'll try on another browser to see what happens. If I'm not back in 5 minutes, just wait longer.....
Ok, I'm viewing this thread as a guest - I'll log in as my normal user testing account - Tyler Durden...
Righto, it takes me back the forum index page. A minor annoyance, but I'll keep that in mind. I've removed all "action" buttons from guests such as "reply" etc so they don't even have a chance - I wonder what would happen if you went to reply and weren't logged in...? I'll try that now, logging out...
Ok I logged out and copy/pasted the URL from *this* post that I'm writing now into the unlogged browser - it came up straight away asking me to log in so I could post a reply, let's see what happens...
"Session verification failed" - I assume that is something to do with copying the random junk in the URL when you first visit, but otherwise it returned me to the correct thread.
I suspect most times if you are browsing as a guest and want to log in and return to a specific thread, it means you wish to reply, in which case perhaps I should just re-instate the reply button to guests and it *should* work fine. It's on my to-do list.
also occasionally lately when i hit the log in button a picture will come up, usally the lego Lambo any one else had this?
Only thing close to this which I've had is Flamestone once had a classified ad embedded in his message, I posted a screenshot but couldn't reproduce it, it was bizarre.
Post a screenshot anytime anything odd happens.
when i want to look at galleries like - http://gallery.aussieexotics.com/SaveFerris, i have to go to the news page, is there an easier way?
Ok, I should straighten something out - basically "gallery.aussieexotics.com" is a completely different domain from aussieexotics.com, it is where I host my photos with SmugMug, who charge me about AU$200 a year for the privelege. Point is, I used to use this service as the hosting was much faster for Aussies AND US/Euro/etc than my crappy German hosting I had at the time. In comparison, the speed of delivery for Aussies of that site is about 1/8th of the speed of this site here which since March has been hosted at a premium on Australian soil. Given about 60% of our traffic is Australian, I decided to focus on posting photos hosted here rather than on gallery.aussieexotics.com.
So anyhoo, nearly all of my personal galleries have been migrated to http://AussieExotics.com/Drivers
- there was little need to confuse most people by showing them two sets of galleries - one being my personal stuff, the other being mine plus everyone elses.
one thing i would like to see is rather than the recent posts listed on the home page the recent threads are - because the posts are usually all in the same thread
Good idea, I like this one and will look into it.
and i still can't upload to the gallery with Vista
Gallery system is due for an upgrade - it's still great for those who it works for - and could be servicable for years to come without touching it, but there's still too many shortcomings for my liking - it's just the choice for good community galleries out there is pretty bleak. Sure, there's heaps of them, but they all have *most* of what I want but lack the stuff I need, which I end up coding myself. And yes, if there's anything I'm extremely well versed in it's online photo galleries.
apart from that your doing a top job Ash, keep up the good work
Danke!!! After all that typing I needed that.