Family website

Submitted: Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 11:51
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Hi All,

Well after nearly a year of on again, off again work I've finally published our family website. Its only about 80% complete but...Please feel free to go and have a look and let me know if you have any trouble viewing it as I've only been able to test it in a couple of browsers.
http://www.users.bigpond.com/flatdog

:o) MelissaPetrol 4.5L GU Patrol &
Camprite TL8 offroad camper
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Reply By: Member - Sam (NSW) - Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 12:15

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 12:15
Site looks great Melissa!!

had a very quick read and am lookin forward to having a more thorough look at it. keep up the great work! makes me feel guilty about letting mine go for so long. its in desperate need of an overhaul.

Sam.
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Follow Up By: Member - Melissa - Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 13:12

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 13:12
Thanks Sam. What's your URL?

:o) MelissaPetrol 4.5L GU Patrol &
Camprite TL8 offroad camper
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Follow Up By: Member - Sam (NSW) - Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 13:46

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 13:46
Melissa

address is http://members.optushome.com.au/hallsathis may be relocated if and when i get around to rebuilding the site.

cheers,
Sam.
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Reply By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 12:26

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 12:26
Hi Melissa,

great site, no problems at all with anything, looking forward to reading the rest..

cheers

Lyn [Mrs Al]nemo me impune lacessit





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Reply By: Member - Glenn(VIC) - Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 12:50

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 12:50
Great site Melissa,

One question though is how did you do the maps and tracks? I am wanting to do that on my site, but don't have the knowledge, and possibly skills nor technology to do it.Just Do It!

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Follow Up By: Member - Melissa - Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 13:11

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 13:11
Hi Glenn,

I developed the website almost entirely using MS FrontPage. The maps/tracks I first created using a combination of MS Paint and Paintshop Pro (start with a graphic "borrowed" off the internet or scanned image, then modify). Then in FP it is simply a matter of inserting the pic and creating a picture hotspot and hyperlink. I know FP has its critics but for people like me (and you) who don't know a thing about code and programming language it is very easy. The only problem I had with FP was that Bigpond don't support FP extensions so some dynamic components don't work. In my case it only affected the hit counter so instead I used some CGI script that Bigpond provide.

Hope this helps. No doubt someone else on this forum will know of another way.

:o) MelissaPetrol 4.5L GU Patrol &
Camprite TL8 offroad camper
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Follow Up By: Member - Glenn(VIC) - Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 13:21

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 13:21
Hi Melissa,

I too use FrontPage and find it easy to use, having no coding experience. Do you mind if I "borrow" your map and have a play with MS Paint?Just Do It!

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Follow Up By: Member - Melissa - Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 13:24

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 13:24
Glenn,

Feel free. I've also got a couple of versions on the base map without the tracks on it which might save you having to delete my tracks before you put your own on there. Let me know if you would like me to email them to you.

:o) MelissaPetrol 4.5L GU Patrol &
Camprite TL8 offroad camper
http://www.users.bigpond.com/flatdog
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Follow Up By: Member - Glenn(VIC) - Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 13:29

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 13:29
Thanks Melissa, that would be great. Please send to glennamarshall@iprimus.com.au

CheersJust Do It!

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Reply By: Lyds - Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 16:47

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 16:47
Melissa,

What a great job, good info, well laid out, and I like the colours. Well done!

With info on trip reports, equipment reviews, check lists, travel tips, links, all you need now is a discussion forum and you could be on to something :-)

Cheers,
Stuart
- To err is human, to moo bovine -
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Follow Up By: Member - Melissa - Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 17:00

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 17:00
Aw shucks!!! It started out simple but kinda grew from there. You know the old saying "If somethings worth doing its worth doing right..." LOL.

:o) MelissaPetrol 4.5L GU Patrol &
Camprite TL8 offroad camper
http://www.users.bigpond.com/flatdog
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Reply By: ThePublican - Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 18:35

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 18:35
Only had a quick squiz ,visitor 208, we will look again later, Well Done !!!!
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Reply By: jonny knowalittlebit - Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 19:03

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 19:03
Nice site Melissa.

Not sure if its our computer or the site but when i tried to look at the treks by state (the link in the little story not on the side) it wouldnt load up but had no troubles on the side link.
Then when i got there tried to load up NSW and ACT and it said that theres was a browser problem.

Other than that had no hassles.
And i went to eirlie beach long island and hamiltin island 3 years back with a mate and loved it its beautiful up there.
Guy
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Follow Up By: Member - Melissa - Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 19:11

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 19:11
Thanks for the feedback Guy. Looks like I need to fix the link to Travels by State. I haven't yet published the pages on NSW, ACT, and some of SA yet because they aren't complete. That's why you got the error message. Hoping to have them up in the next couple of weeks.

Yeah, Airlie is a nice spot. I saw a lot of changes growing up there and not all for the better but it'll probably always be home in my heart no matter how long I live away from there.

:o) MelissaPetrol 4.5L GU Patrol &
Camprite TL8 offroad camper
http://www.users.bigpond.com/flatdog
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Reply By: Member - Jack - Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 19:31

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 19:31
Well done Melissa ... an terrific and entertaining site. I like the look of some of those recipes.
JackNo trees were harmed in the making or sending of this message.
However a great number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.
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Reply By: Brad - Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 19:55

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 19:55
Looks great Melissa.
Works fine with the 2 browsers (Safari and Mozilla) on my Apple......still we don't want to open that can of worms again.... :-))
Regards,
Brad.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bob - Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 20:35

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 20:35
Works well with Safari and OS 10.3. Congratulations on excellent site Melissa.Bob
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Follow Up By: Member - Melissa - Thursday, Nov 06, 2003 at 12:08

Thursday, Nov 06, 2003 at 12:08
Thanks guys!

:o) MelissaPetrol 4.5L GU Patrol &
Camprite TL8 offroad camper
http://www.users.bigpond.com/flatdog
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Reply By: Brian - Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 20:47

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 20:47
Melissa
What a great site!!!! I had a good look around at the stories and pics and am very impressed!
Check mine out at
http://home.iprimus.com.au/chapples
Leave a message on the guestbook
Once again... well done!
Cheers
Brian
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Follow Up By: Member - Melissa - Thursday, Nov 06, 2003 at 12:07

Thursday, Nov 06, 2003 at 12:07
Great site Brian! Singed your guestbook and will drop back again when I have some more time to finish reading your trip reports.

:o) MelissaPetrol 4.5L GU Patrol &
Camprite TL8 offroad camper
http://www.users.bigpond.com/flatdog
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Reply By: Moneypit - Thursday, Nov 06, 2003 at 00:55

Thursday, Nov 06, 2003 at 00:55
Good read Melissa. Problem is now you have to keep it up to date.

On the trip report for Karijini there is a bit of confusion in the area where you are either at Kumerina or Newman. It sounds initially like you got a room at Kumerina because of the wet but in the next paragraph it sounds like you went straight to Newman?

Maybe I misread it but ??

Very good setup though.
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Follow Up By: Member - Melissa - Thursday, Nov 06, 2003 at 11:49

Thursday, Nov 06, 2003 at 11:49
Thanks for the feedback. To clarify, we were forced to stay at Kumerina on a previous trips after we encountered a desert storm and flash flooding. On this trip (that is the one you were reading about) we stayed at Newman. I've just re-read the trip report through a visitors eyes though and can see why you might have been confused. I guess I need to do a bit of editing.

:o) MelissaPetrol 4.5L GU Patrol &
Camprite TL8 offroad camper
http://www.users.bigpond.com/flatdog
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Reply By: Member - W.Wallace - Thursday, Nov 06, 2003 at 03:15

Thursday, Nov 06, 2003 at 03:15
Melissa,
I think your site is fantastic, you have done a great job with it.
You should be very proud of yourself.

Well done.
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Reply By: Waynepd (NSW) - Thursday, Nov 06, 2003 at 22:43

Thursday, Nov 06, 2003 at 22:43
Hi Miff,
had a look last night, well done.

We've been waiting for this for a while now :)
All the best
wayneCheers
waynepd
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Follow Up By: Member - Melissa - Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 15:19

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 15:19
Hi Wayne,

Long time no chat! Yeah I know I promised I'd have the site up awhile ago now but better late than never. Hope all is well with you and yours.

:o) MelissaPetrol 4.5L GU Patrol &
Camprite TL8 offroad camper
http://www.users.bigpond.com/flatdog
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Reply By: Member - Eskimo - Friday, Nov 07, 2003 at 18:59

Friday, Nov 07, 2003 at 18:59
It is great Melissa,
have sent the recpie page to one of our team members who needs some assistance...maybe he will leave all his tinned junk at home hahaha Wow! am I cute
If yer ain't fishing, Yer ain't livin
Richard
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Follow Up By: Member - Melissa - Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 15:23

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 15:23
Thanks Eskimo! Your mate sounds like a guy we had on the Cape Yok trip. Just about every meal consisted of canned braised steak and onions (or similar), followed by desert of canned creamed rice. Didn't seem to faze him one bit that the rest of us were eating like royalty on roast dinners and such. Still, gave the rest of us plenty of laughs!

:o) MelissaPetrol 4.5L GU Patrol &
Camprite TL8 offroad camper
http://www.users.bigpond.com/flatdog
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Follow Up By: Member - Eskimo - Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 17:50

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 17:50
Roast's
Hell we gave that up ages ago.....we take cray fish and top up with Thai calamari
Hell its a hard lifeWow! am I cute
If yer ain't fishing, Yer ain't livin
Richard
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