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Main website and Flash...

Post  cautery on 2/7/2011, 10:03 pm

Is there any serious discussion about moving away from the use of a 100% flash site?

Flash has its place... and when used judiciously, it is a good web development tool. But as the main site stands now, it is quite painful to use.... or not use as the case may be.

Might I suggest some consideration going into putting the main site content into a themed WordPress setup? I'll donate any WooTheme the foundation wants to use... I have a developers license to all their themes and would be happy to "consult" with the current web team...
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Re: Main website and Flash...

Post  dizzygardener on 2/7/2011, 10:27 pm

Amen to that.

It doesn't necessarily have to be a WordPress site. Any html/xml will do.
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Post  cautery on 2/7/2011, 10:35 pm

Sure...
I was just suggesting a themed WP site because once they are setup, they are VERY easy to maintain... even for NON-techie folks.
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Re: Main website and Flash...

Post  boffer on 2/7/2011, 11:16 pm

I strongly disapprove as well. It's slow; can't be bookmarked properly; and few reading machines for the disabled are able to read it. I had that conversation with Alan last March.

There was a brief inconvenience on the forum several weeks ago as the web site URL was changed from com to org. At the time, I had my fingers crossed that they were leaving Wix in the dust, but it wasn't meant to be.

That's what I know. If you have a good argument to present, you can contact the Web site tech person: Alan a t squarefootgardening dot c om

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Post  cautery on 2/7/2011, 11:22 pm

Thanks boffer!
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Post  SFG in Chicago on 2/7/2011, 11:38 pm

I'm sorry but that site is poorly designed and hard to navigate. And on an iPad of course doesn't work at all. I skip the main site and just come straight to the forums.

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Re: Main website and Flash...

Post  middlemamma on 2/7/2011, 11:43 pm

I hear they are working on a new main site, but that is all I have heard.
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Post  cautery on 2/8/2011, 12:03 am

Don't get me wrong folks... I don't mean to make this a bash the website fest... I just wanted to offer one solution to the "problem".
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Re: Main website and Flash...

Post  genes on 2/8/2011, 12:17 am

It sounds like the 'problem' is convincing the right person that there 'is' a problem. No easy task sometimes.
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Post  middlemamma on 2/8/2011, 12:20 am

The Foundation is revamping everything and I think they started with the store. I heard a roll out on the flash site is in the works. Since 95% of everything to do with SFG Foundation is volunteer based things just take time. Smile
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Re: Main website and Flash...

Post  boffer on 2/8/2011, 12:26 am

I hope you're right, mm. There's lots of good info we could be referencing instead of linking to off-site pages.
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Post  Furbalsmom on 2/8/2011, 1:31 pm

I have not been able to access the various forums through the Forum Tab since about 10:00 Pacific Time late last night.

If I click on the Forum Tab, I get the following along with the Latest Topics.

Current date/time is Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:21 am
Your last visit was on Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:01 am................



Good Morning, Furbalsmom!


Is it just me, cause I did fool around with some settings regarding cookies on my lap top, or is everyone having this problem.
Not getting the expected response when I click on the Forums Tab, I am also unable to determine who else is on line and the birthday information.

I would have thought if they were working on the system last night, they would be done this morning.
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Re: Main website and Flash...

Post  middlemamma on 2/8/2011, 4:24 pm

How is it now Furbalsmom?

Blackrose PM'ed me she was having the same problem. I took all the extras off the home page to see if any of those were causing the trouble. In FF I am not seeing the same thing you are seeing, but hubby's PC still on IE is.

Let me know if you can see now. With me taking all the extras off I can now see normal on hubby's PC.

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Re: Main website and Flash...

Post  Furbalsmom on 2/8/2011, 4:27 pm

Thanks, Middlemamma,

It looks fine now. Thank you. So glad it wasn't just me.


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Post  middlemamma on 2/8/2011, 4:39 pm

I must have caused the problem last night. I noticed that the forum was loading WAY slow and it was cause of that butterfly link I had there to promote the essay contest, so I figured I would bump the thread and delete the graphic. For some reason it didn't cause a problem in FF, which is what I use and I didn't think to check it in IE cause all I did was remove a graphic. Sad

So for now I have pulled all the little extra things off the site until I can figure out which one is clashing and causing the problem. I'll have to work on it tonight.

Glad it's working now, sorry for the inconvenience. Sad

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Re: Main website and Flash...

Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 2/9/2011, 1:15 pm

I would think this thread would be noticed by the right people better in the feedback area, no?
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Re: Main website and Flash...

Post  middlemamma on 2/9/2011, 3:04 pm

BBG, the people with the power have been told on numerous occasions. Smile They are aware of the problem, it's just a matter of time and the foundation and their volunteers getting to it on their list.

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Flash Work Around

Post  WardinWake on 2/14/2011, 5:35 pm

Howdy Folks:

If you use a computer that does not have Flash one work around is to go to Google and type in your password for the forum. You should see a link there with your profile. Click on it and then enter the fourm as you normally would using your user name and password. Another way is to type in http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com and go from there. Not the best but it works.

God Bless, Ward and Mary.
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