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    JamesMillar, post: 262734, member: 5318 wrote:
    This is what it renders like in chrome. Can you not knock something out in squarespace in 10 minutes that is vastly superior to this?

    Hi James

    Thanks, yes it is rubbish.
    New design on the way…

    I can’t use Squarespace or any of those other builders – for various reasons that I won’t go into here…

    Its enough to know from the feedback so far that that particular release was utter garbage.

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    I am Paul

    Sorry Paul! Where the hell did Peter come from? (Old and crusty and not reading properly, obviously)

    My apologies!

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    Paul – FS Concierge, post: 262700, member: 78928 wrote:
    And I haven’t yet come across one that is designed to have a lot of words. And Google (still) loves words.

    So a template that accommodates a 1000 word homepage seems such a natural niche to me but I have never seen on.

    Whats with that?

    I think what you’re referring to Peter is the “long form sales letter” type approach.

    Internet Marketers, selling “information products” springs to my mind.
    People like Frank Kern, Russell Brunson, Perry Belcher, Ed Dale, Mike Filsaime, and that other guy, er, Andy Jenkins – all the IM “gurus” used to use a single web page that you’d have to scroll down and down and down reading all this stuff about their newest “product”.. with calls to action littered all the way through (which led to the payment area) …

    It worked in the day because those guys are very wealthy now, but to my mind, it was all a bit cheezy… :) People loved them though, obviously :) – it was the copy that eventually got you in, and forbid, I admit I’ve bought my fair share of the “shiny new thing” :)

    So maybe its time to re-visit this – and before I forget, research The Gary Halbert NewsLetter – not sure whether they’re still around (I had a subscription way back when), but he was touted as being the greatest copy-writer ever. Ah! http://www.thegaryhalbertletter.com/

    And add John Carlton, John Reese, Mark Joyner.

    Google all those people for ideas!

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    Hi Matt

    Thanks for that!

    You must have seen it on a desktop re the layout. …. :)

    Revamping it as I type this – will give the new url as soon as I can.

    Exciting times – can’t wait to launch properly.

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    Thanks Peter!

    I really like your idea – I hadn’t thought of that process – I was tied to the initial Bootstrap theme I found, with the video of the lady drawing an app on paper…. that’s what I wanted people to see and compare it to Georgia’s app in the phone graphic.

    Maybe I need to let that go, and consider alternatives a la your suggestions.

    Thank you so much for your considered thoughts – I really appreciate it.

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    We use Meteor at work, and its been fantastic for us.

    re EC2 – well, I can afford it at the moment with FT job – last month’s bill was about $100 – 2 x EC2’s for realestateagentapps, 1 x EC2 for self-hosted MongoDB instance, 1 x EC2 for Georgia’s app.

    Quasar looks good – Meteor has Vue integration too – will have a further look into it – thanks for the tip!

    Yes, Firebase is on my radar as well – looking to use it to send push notifications to both iOS and Android and get away from Apple’s certs – that is a real pain.

    Thanks for the offer of help – will gladly do so! I really appreciate it.

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    Greg – yes, its a Meteor app so, yes, using JS to render the HTML templates. One of the biggest reasons I use Meteor is that it’s a complete end-to-end tool – all the way from front end to back end and being able to build for web, iOS and Android from a single code base – ie: just HTML, CSS and Javascript (and Cordova plugins for native mobile of course) And then the ecosystem provides deploy tools too – this app is currently running on 2 EC2 instances behind a load balancer (I’m thinking ahead of time!) and secured by an AWS certificate to give me https. (some of the content is loaded over http from third party websites I lose the green secured lock thing in the browser, but anyway … )

    Bert – yes hah! I see grammar issues as well, all the time! :) Yes, I agree, tech people are crap marketers! Note to self: must make more of an effort to put myself in user shoes…

    Thanks both of you – I really appreciate your comments.

    I’m off working on it now …

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    Thanks Greg, and thanks Bert.

    Needs work then? :)

    Bert – the More Info was my test for a 404 page – I hadn’t added that page yet but that proves the 404 page worked :) Obviously, even that text needs to change.

    Interesting that you both found that you couldn’t “go back” – not quite sure how you found that difficult – the normal back button on the browser does what one would expect? (oh unless you were viewing on mobile – I need to check that)

    re the app benefits and pricing popups – should all the content go into popups rather than separate pages if “going back” seems to be an issue?

    It *is* a dogs breakfast, so how can I make it better?

    Bert – good point re “just so I can have it in my pocket” – its not actually for the real estate person themselves. Its really a tool to give away (so to speak) to their prospects – buyers, vendors etc – rather than competing with realestate.com.au’s app, the real estate salesperson can (hopefully) build a network of prospects with their own app. The whole thing started from my step-daughter wanting an app of her own.

    Thanks for pointing out the bleeding obvious though with regard to “why” – I tend to get caught up in the dev side of things, and spoil the selling side of things.

    If someone can help me with the selling side of things, I’d really appreciate it – willing to pay to get this thing moving.

    Greg – it started as a Bootstrap template – the background video really caught my eye and it matched well with Georgia’s app – with the hamburger menu bar in the top left hand corner, being drawn by the lady in the video.

    I’ll add some extra text somewhere that says “try me!” because I agree, it isn’t immediately obvious that its not just an image.

    I’m not sure how I would go about changing it so that it shows the above the fold – on a wide desktop, the grid layout is 6,3,3 Bootstrap cols – and I chose that configuration to show the video playing and placing the “drawing” in the first 3 cols, and the second 3 cols to show the embedded app in the phone image. Not really sure how I’d change the layout of that to make it “make sense” on mobile. Maybe I need a completely separate layout for mobile… hmmm.

    Thanks very much to both of you – I really appreciate your comments.

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    I much prefer “the-contender”, Karl.
    Nicely done.

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    Zava Design, post: 259365, member: 34615 wrote:
    All my past/current clients are in a Mailchimp mailing list, which I send a randomly scheduled email every so often when there’s important news .

    Yes, I think that’s the key thing – important news, and I’d add, news that is “all about them” / “all for them” not about us.

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    Hi John

    Thanks for posting that.

    Everybody – this is serious – this is not a joke and this is not something you can ignore, simply because we’re in Australia. Sorry John, but I have to disagree that

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    If you do not have European customers then you probably have no concerns.

    But I wholeheartedly agree:

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    However it is a good prompt to check your own privacy policy and what you collect about your customers.

    Look at this: 20,000,000 million euro, or 4% of revenue at the top end fines that the “EU” (unelected rabble) can impose:

    https://www.gdpreu.org/compliance/fines-and-penalties/

    If you run WordPress for your site, please update now, and take advantage of its automated tool to add a Privacy Policy page to your site if you don’t already have one.

    Don’t be complacent – this is really important, and I’m certain will be implemented for Australia soon. (you can’t stop the UE / UN juggernaut) so better to do it now, and for the health of your business, keep it up to date.

    Happy 20th week of the year!

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    Greg_M, post: 258852, member: 38207 wrote:
    BTW is that R for “rude” or R for ‘repetitious”

    Er… rude!
    :)

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    Greg_M, post: 254123, member: 38207 wrote:
    This morning while reading an article on web design trends for 2018 I came across the following link…for the uninitiated “Bootsrap” is a clever toolbox of stuff designed to speed up web design and development…

    http://adventurega.me/bootstrap/

    A bit of fun but worth checking out before you hand over your money for a unique design.
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    Sorry Greg for the late comment – just saw that link while *cough* *cough* searching for some Bootstrap themes to kickstart… enough Bradley! *slap* *slap*

    Just wanted to mention that site probably needs an R rating…. :)

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    [USER=10757]@Stuart B[/USER] – hah! me too….

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    Thanks everyone for your comments.

    I feel better now :)

    Happy New 2017.

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