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    What do you think of the new home page?

    I finally got it working where we can have a slideshow on the home page.

    To see it, you can just click "home" at the top of the page, or the link below.

    http://www.troublefreepool.com/portal.php

    Let me know what you think. I have broadband so it loads up fast, is it working ok for everyone else. I don't want a home page that loads up too slow for a lot of people.

    I can add more pictures as you all ad more pictures too!

    Thanks for the feedback. It's really helping me to customize the site.

    Sean
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    Great job Sean!!! :thumbs up: It definitely catches the eye.
    MIKE

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    very nice. loads and runs just fine here, with cable modem.

    8000 gallon 20' x 48" round vinyl frame pool, 12" sand filter (don't have the specs on the pump), TF100 test kit
    Handy Links: PoolMath, TF-100 Test Kit, Pool School, CYA-Chlorine Chart
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    Looks Great! I like the way you have the post from Waste right on the homepage! You're really doing a great job with this forum!
    I have a fast broadband connection so I can't comment on how it will look on dialup. You might want to have a preliminary page that lets the user select between fast and slow connections and leave the slideshow off the slow connection and just have it load a random pic from the slideshow collection.

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    It works well for me, very 'eye-catching' while not too ostentacious!
    ( the pictures are nice too )

    I also have broadband and am having no trouble with the slideshow.

    I don't know of the feasibility, but (again) taking from Waterbear's idea -- could you have the slideshow as default and have a "press here" option for those who are using dial-up to show a random photo?

    *(THANKS for the recognition, Sean!!!)*

    "Having used pencil, paper and a manual typewriter most of my life, what I know about computers could fill a couple of paragraphs - what I don't know could drive me nuts!"
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    Love, love, love it!!

    Now if I can just figure out how to get a pic of my pool posted..
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryLee
    Love, love, love it!!

    Now if I can just figure out how to get a pic of my pool posted..
    Thanks!

    The best way to share a picture is using photobucket (or similar service). Go to photobucket.com and create a free account. Then you can upload pictures to their site right from your pc. No one will be able to see those photos unless you allow them access.

    To share them here, once you have added the pictures to photobucket, there will be a tag underneath the picture (several actually). You will want to copy he one with [img] before and after it. Then, just paste it in the thread you want it in here, and your done.

    Let me know if you need a little more help.

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    Thanks Sean!

    I printed out your instructions and I'll work on getting a picture on-line

    I'm really loving this website....you're doing a great job with it!
    18 X 40 IG Vinyl
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    I hate to be a fuddy-duddy, but I find it kinda gets in the way--one more step on the way to the forums. And the HOME button in the forums puts you back on this screen.

    Just IMHO.
    Stay ahead of your water!

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    Hey, Carl. Just put a "shortcut" to the forum page on your desktop. It takes about 30 seconds to create the shortcut and you'll always be a "click" away from the forum page. (PM me if you want specific instructions)
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    Tiltles are hard to read

    The all caps titles with extra spaces in them are a bit hard to read for me. They just seem a bit amateur, I think using a movie theater type title font would look better and be more readable. Other than that, it looks quite interesting and I look forward to diving in and checking out the contents.
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    Re: Tiltles are hard to read

    Quote Originally Posted by CuriousMark
    The all caps titles with extra spaces in them are a bit hard to read for me. They just seem a bit amateur, I think using a movie theater type title font would look better and be more readable. Other than that, it looks quite interesting and I look forward to diving in and checking out the contents.
    Not quite sure where you are talking about. The font is set with this template so we'll be sticking with it for now.

    Welcome to the site. Hope you enjoy the content.
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    I think he means the forum titles on the index page or recent posts lists.

    8000 gallon 20' x 48" round vinyl frame pool, 12" sand filter (don't have the specs on the pump), TF100 test kit
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    That's default with this template as well.
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    Great content but the cobalt theme is a bit harsh. I really liked the subSilver Plus theme. Nice and simple.
    I know you guys are really busy and I appreciate all the hard work all of you have put into this. Keep up the good work.
    -Rick
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    Quote Originally Posted by RAA
    Great content but the cobalt theme is a bit harsh. I really liked the subSilver Plus theme. Nice and simple.
    I know you guys are really busy and I appreciate all the hard work all of you have put into this. Keep up the good work.
    Thanks. I'll try to get subsilver back soon.
    TFP Founder

    My Pool: 13K gal IG gunite with 7' spa, Pentair Cartridge Filter, Intellichlor IC40 SWG, Polaris 280 Cleaner, TF-100 Test Kit w/ salt test.

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