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Review: Folk NorthWest 'Hiring Fair'...

Bernard 12 Jun 12 - 12:29 PM
Leadfingers 12 Jun 12 - 04:21 PM
maeve 12 Jun 12 - 04:27 PM
Bernard 13 Jun 12 - 05:56 AM
Leadfingers 13 Jun 12 - 08:32 AM
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Subject: Review: Folk NorthWest 'Hiring Fair'...
From: Bernard
Date: 12 Jun 12 - 12:29 PM

A few weeks ago I took over as the 'Webmaster' for Folk Northwest, the website of the North West Federation of Folk Clubs and Folk NorthWest magazine.

When Mark Dowding first initiated the website, one feature he included was a 'Hiring Fair' - pages where performers could tout for business.

Over the years, this has grown, becoming difficult to manage, and some entries are now out of date.

Add to that the problem that Mark used Microsoft Frontpage, and his successor had to use Microsoft Expression Web because Frontpage no longer existed and nothing else appeared to be 'compatible'. Nett result, a lot of redundant is code bloating the pages, making them very difficult to edit.

I've taken the (rash?!) decision to go through the pages in raw HTML to weed out the rubbish, make the behaviour and appearance of the pages more uniform, but most importantly, bring things as up to date as I can.

My question to you all... I've tried to contact everyone represented in the Hiring Fair, and had only a few replies so far. Some email addresses are no longer current (they bounced) and one mobile telephone number had never belonged to the person listed... clearly it's not practical to check through every single detail, especially telephone numbers, so this is where you come in.

If you can look at the pages and shed any light on what you find. based on you knowing the people concered, I would be very grateful.

If you are a performer wishing to be represented, please let me have some blurb and a photograph, but please don't expect me to trawl the internet for your stuff - it's up to you if you want the publicity to do the work yourself, and I, for my part, will produce a page for you. Fair's fair!

For now, until the website is completely updated, you can contact me by email on fnw_at_lymmfolkclub.org.uk - don't forget to substitute @ for _at_ - the 'wrong' email address is to deter spambots!


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Subject: RE: Review: Folk NorthWest 'Hiring Fair'...
From: Leadfingers
Date: 12 Jun 12 - 04:21 PM

Bernard - Slight Problem - How does one FIND 'Hiring Fair' on the Website ? Just spent twenty minutes bouncing around and not found it ! A Link would help !


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Subject: RE: Review: Folk NorthWest 'Hiring Fair'...
From: maeve
Date: 12 Jun 12 - 04:27 PM

I see a Hiring Fair link in the horizontal link across the top of the page, Terry; to the right of the yellow "Library" link.
http://www.folknorthwest.co.uk/hiring_fair.htm


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Subject: RE: Review: Folk NorthWest 'Hiring Fair'...
From: Bernard
Date: 13 Jun 12 - 05:56 AM

Aah... sorry about that, Terry... the message was really aimed at people already using the website, so they would already know.

However, it does give me food for thought... if you couldn't readily see the 'button', others may have the same problem.

Maybe I should look into making the the buttons bigger - I'm assuming you must have a high resolution monitor like mine at home - this one at work is 1024x768, so the buttons are reasonably big. Maybe I could change it so the buttons are a percentage of the screen width... but not just now!


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Subject: RE: Review: Folk NorthWest 'Hiring Fair'...
From: Leadfingers
Date: 13 Jun 12 - 08:32 AM

It takes YEARS of practice to be so incompetent . I put North West Folk in Google . NOT Folk North West . Thanks both .


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Subject: RE: Review: Folk NorthWest 'Hiring Fair'...
From: Leadfingers
Date: 13 Jun 12 - 08:37 AM

But for the Incompetent like me , IF you want people to look at a site , an addy link IS easiest .


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Subject: RE: Review: Folk NorthWest 'Hiring Fair'...
From: Bernard
Date: 15 Jun 12 - 02:03 PM

Just out of curiosity I put north west folk hiring fair into Google, and the Folk NorthWest Hiring Fair page was the top result...

Well, it's a little more interesting than 'refresh'... though not much!!

;o)


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Subject: RE: Review: Folk NorthWest 'Hiring Fair'...
From: GUEST,guest Iain
Date: 15 Jun 12 - 02:38 PM

You can remove Keepers Fold we split about 3 years ago
Jeff is playing solo and so am I but am also in the band Fyddlynmandoris

I will send info for inclusion


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Subject: RE: Review: Folk NorthWest 'Hiring Fair'...
From: Bernard
Date: 15 Jun 12 - 03:47 PM

Thanks, Iain.


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