> One thought that just occured to me is an opening statement on the
> home page between the "navigation" bar and the link to the Board of
> Directors. Simply a welcome and a short comment on the purpose of the
> group and/or web site.
Yeah I had been thinking about that too. Probably a bit on the ***side,
but I was trying to keep the logo and navigation consistant throughout the
site. I've read that it helps to keep people orientated while they surf the
site. Especially when they may be new to the net, like many in the MGGA
are. I just now put a little blurb flanking the logo.
As for the wallpaper (just some modified, free clipart), I am concerned with
it conflicting with text, so made it light. I know it shows up pretty strong
on my two monitors. Not sure how to adjust that for all that will be
viewing and tend to think that it will be better on the lighter side. What
browser are you using. I've not been able to download a Netscape on our new
> Second, this certainly will be an excellent place for postings on
> midwest viticulture if there is enough traffic, that is if you can get
> some of the more knowledgeable people involved. Iowa grape growers
> has a forum which occassionally has a post and rarely an answer.
Of course I have visions (or delusions) of grandure and can see the MGGA
bulletin board as being the midwest center for viticulture communications. ;
^ ) ~
There will be a dead tree letter going out to the members within the next
couple of weeks which will include a notice about the new site. I only had
a handful of edresses to use for notification, and some of those bounced!
Most of that data was as old as the old site. There are some notables here
that I know are online (like Jon Held). Maybe we can get them into the
habit of posting occasionally. Part of the idea of including feature
vineyards was to get regular, if only periodic, traffic.
If you check the board today, it's mainly talk about the website, (sigh) but
it looks like we might have a *real* webmaster take over for us.
Thanx again for the input.
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