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« on: March 06, 2006, 02:17:08 PM »
A note for those who use my website - I've just given it a major overhaul (and added new information) - the main aim being to provide a comprehensive Index that will enable visitors to browse and find information easily.

As the research articles have been added over time, I began to see that it was becoming hard to locate specific information unless one knew which article to go to.

I have now added a two layer Index. There's a broader category level, with live links to the articles - plus a more detailed layer where you can see which articles will give you information on specific glass makers etc. There is also a detailed pattern listing.

If you can't find what you are looking for, email me (link on the site).

Glen

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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2006, 02:45:22 PM »
It's great Glen, well done and a BIG thumbs up.  :D  :D

I am expecting another lidded dish tomorrow or Wednesday, as yet I have not been able to find the pattern. So......I will probably be calling on you, again for help.  :oops:
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2006, 02:52:49 PM »
First class Glen.
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2006, 05:04:38 PM »
Many thanks Della and Frank. I am really grateful to you for your opinions.

Della - I'm always ready to help - I just hope I know the answer.  :shock:

Thanks again

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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2006, 06:03:20 PM »
Superb :!: What a delight  :D

Clean, tidy, uncluttered, easy to navigate.

Just one observation ... I imagine the links in the Full Index by Manufacturer and Pattern will be included a later date.

Oh, and I do miss one thing ... the cheery, smiling image of the author. :P
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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2006, 06:04:48 PM »
Hi Glen
it looks great! :P

I have your site indexed under recommended references and resources on our Auctionbytes forum.

http://www.auctionbytes.com/forum/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=10913

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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2006, 07:14:57 PM »
Kev and Cheri - many thanks for your comments (and Cheri thank you for putting it on auctionbytes).

Kev - I think you mean this page (and the similar ones for Glass and Classic Carnival).
http://www.geocities.com/carni_glass_uk_2000/INDEXeurope2.html

I thought long and hard about doing that (i.e. making all the article references into live links) but I thought that it would make the listing look too "busy" and complex. So I opted for an easy-to-read list. How I intend it to work is that the user should, say, look up the pattern > find the article/s they want to read > push the Back button > locate the live link for the article.

I think maybe I should ask as many people as possible for their opinions on whether this is easy or not. Or if they would prefer live links on the Maker & Pattern Index pages. My only fear is that it would make those pages hard to read.

Many thanks, Kev, for raising this issue.

I'm grateful for all and any views.
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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2006, 07:24:29 PM »
Yes Glen, that's the page.

I agree with your concerns about it perhaps making the page hard to read if you include the direct links - even if you display the links as regular text, without underlines, the user's view, after clicking will (most likely) show it differently.

But how about ... precede each reference with a small clickable element (like a radio button) and have the link attached to the button. That would keep it simple and clean.
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« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2006, 07:47:39 PM »
Kevin's right Glen, I went to that page saw no links and decided it was just a list of designs so hit the back button. However you do it, it should be linked as that is what people expect on the Internet. Remembering things from one page to the next is not my Forte :oops:
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« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2006, 07:57:16 PM »
Kev - great suggestion.

Frank - right on.

Loads of work ahead of me now  :lol:  :lol:

Many, many thanks.

Glen

ps I'll report back soon!
Just released—Carnival from Finland & Norway e-book!
Also, Riihimäki e-book and Carnival from Sweden e-book.
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