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Author Topic: CompGator.com - new computer related website  (Read 3899 times)

mwfuss

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CompGator.com - new computer related website
« on: September 24, 2012, 08:21 PM »
I have been a DC member for almost 7 years now and am a daily visitor, although I have not been one to post very much. I am posting now to let you know that I have launched a new website offering a variety of helps for the more novice computer users. I have posted a number of tips, tutorials, and software reviews and will adding content daily. I would certainly appreciate any constructive feedback.

I launched the website for two reason. First, I enjoy almost all things related to the computer and feel that I can share some insights with others. Second, I also launched the site in the hope that it would generate some supplemental income for my family. I have a full-time job, but I find that I need to supplement my income a bit. To that end, the site includes advertising. Some of the advertising is in the form of banner ads from vendors with whom I have established an affiliate relationship. There are also some Google AdSense ads. My hope is that this sort of thing is not self-serving and offensive to potential visitors to my site. This is my first attempt at monetizing a website. If those of you who have more experience at this sort of thing have any suggestions, I would be glad to hear from you. Let me also add that the potential to earn a bit of income from a vendor whose product I review in no way impacts the review given. I seek to be as objective as possible. If I like program and find it useful, I will state that fact even if I gain nothing monetarily by so doing. Likewise, if I find a product to be lacking in some way, I will not hesitate to let my readers know that even if I have an affiliate relationship with that vendor. I do not believe in the practice of paying someone to give a product a positive review.

The name of my site is CompGator and it is located at www.compgator.com

« Last Edit: September 24, 2012, 08:29 PM by mwfuss »

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Re: CompGator.com - new computer related website
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2012, 08:34 PM »
Best of luck  :up: There is a missing image beside the search on top of the page
 
Also why Joomla  :o ............. just kidding hehe


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Re: CompGator.com - new computer related website
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2012, 09:05 PM »
Very impressive. Especially for a new site. I gather you've been thinking about doing this for a while now considering how much material you have available already.

Wishing you the best of success with your new website. :Thmbsup:

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Re: CompGator.com - new computer related website
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2012, 03:42 AM »
Looks good, and is well written :Thmbsup:
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Re: CompGator.com - new computer related website
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2012, 06:55 AM »
The white on white mouseover menu item thing is a bit disconcerting, but good luck with the project.

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Re: CompGator.com - new computer related website
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2012, 07:05 AM »
Thanks for the comments. I knew that I could count on some helpful feedback.

Best of luck  :up: There is a missing image beside the search on top of the page
 
Also why Joomla  :o ............. just kidding hehe



The "Search..." is some sort of goofy template issue. I had the problem with a previous template as well, but I cannot seem to remember how I fixed it. I have removed the search feature until I can get this fixed. Thanks for the input. By the way, I choose Joomla because I am familiar with it, having used it for about 8 years now. I had given some thought to using WordPress for the site, but I know Joomla a bit better. I may transition at some point, however.

The white on white mouseover menu item thing is a bit disconcerting, but good luck with the project.

Thanks Stoic, I had not even noticed that. I removed that module and moved the link to the main menu.

Again, I appreciate all of the feedback. You guys are great.

Mark

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Re: CompGator.com - new computer related website
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2012, 08:28 AM »
I noticed one very minor thing that catches my attention every time I go to your site.

It's in the flash video and on the "About" page. It's the phrase: "helps for the more novice user."

Maybe it's just me, but I think it should read "a variety of help for the more novice computer users."

Help+s (i.e. helps) is always a verb. 'Help' without an 's' can be a noun. And when used as a noun, its plural form is the same as its singular (i.e. no 's').

And since I'm on a niggle (feel free to ignore all of this BTW) I'd probably rephrase it either to read:

"a variety of help for more novice computer users." (drop the 'the' before "more novice")

  -or-

"a variety of help for the more novice computer user."  (make 'users' singular)

Just my  :two:  :) :Thmbsup:
« Last Edit: September 25, 2012, 08:40 AM by 40hz »

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Re: CompGator.com - new computer related website
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2012, 08:52 AM »
I noticed one very minor thing that catches my attention every time I go to your site.

It's in the flash video and on the "About" page. It's the phrase: "helps for the more novice user."

Maybe it's just me, but I think it should read "a variety of help for the more novice computer users."

Help+s (i.e. helps) is always a verb. 'Help' without an 's' can be a noun. And when used as a noun, its plural form is the same as its singular (i.e. no 's').

And since I'm on a niggle (feel free to ignore all of this BTW) I'd probably rephrase it either to read:

"a variety of help for more novice computer users." (drop the 'the' before "more novice")

  -or-

"a variety of help for the more novice computer user."  (make 'users' singular)

Just my  :two:  :) :Thmbsup:

Thanks for that suggestion. I am a bit of a stickler for proper grammar, so I appreciate your pointing out to me how I have erred in that area. As is the case with most of us, I am usually a poor proofreader of my own writing, so it is very helpful to have someone else to look these things over.

Mark

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Re: CompGator.com - new computer related website
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2012, 09:05 AM »
As is the case with most of us, I am usually a poor proofreader of my own writing,

I hear you. Read some of my posts if you want to find numerous examples of typos, grammatical gaffes, and run-on sentences. ;D (Although, in my defense, I am much more careful with my non-casual compositions.) ;)

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Re: CompGator.com - new computer related website
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2012, 09:46 AM »
Just took a very quick look at your site.  I'll definitely return for a closer look, but I thought I'd offer one comment now.  I see that "Helps for the computer novice" is in large letters on your site's home page.  Like 40hz, I'm a bit bothered by "Helps."  Why not just change that to "Help"?  I like "Help for the computer novice"; I don't think you need 40hz's longer suggestion, but I agree with him about "helps."

Good luck with the site!

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Re: CompGator.com - new computer related website
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2012, 09:52 AM »
Just took a very quick look at your site.  I'll definitely return for a closer look, but I thought I'd offer one comment now.  I see that "Helps for the computer novice" is in large letters on your site's home page.  Like 40hz, I'm a bit bothered by "Helps."  Why not just change that to "Help"?  I like "Help for the computer novice"; I don't think you need 40hz's longer suggestion, but I agree with him about "helps."

Good luck with the site!

I agree with both of you and I thank you for the suggestion. I will make this change when I am able to get to the computer on which the image file resides. Unfortunately, that probably will not be for a few hours.

Mark