sorry Phil, Ryan.
I was taking some of the formatting for new pages from the example of Todd Holman (Holdman?).
I was also under the impression that the "About" section was to be added to all band pages,a s some of the pages included that section.
I'll go back and fix any profiles where I added that tag in.
Also, do band descriptions go at the top of the page, or under the "Members" section, in the "highlight" section?
I've got some more to add later this week, mostly for GF - other sections, some of which do tie into the fringe edges of Fargo bands. It might help give a more complete picture...maybe not, who knows? I've got some free time coming up Friday, so hopefully then.
Oh also, Remote Video, pics
I'm trying to find another stable server to host the remote video files off of.
Archive.org is definitely stable, but is kind of a hassle to add, file, and take offline if needed.
One last thing...image files, JPG or GIF...are you okay with users uploading for profiles? Also, what filename format would you like to use?
I've been using JPG, and naming the files as capital first letter; first name, capital first letter last name (AdamZavalney.jpg for example)? Is this okay, or would you prefer some other way?
Reply - Phil
Ha ha...funny we must have both been editing this at the same time because i posted a reply to your first entry and when i came back my reply was gone but your second point about video was there. and I had written all this nice stuff about you. Really though Ryan is dead-on, we need more people like you. Keep it up. You may earn yourself an "Admin" spot....wooo!
I decided to drop 'About' and post that info at the top of the page. This is for bands, people, etc...the very first thing on a page should be a short (or long) description/story/overview of the band, person, etc...
Highlights should be interesting, weird, historical things that the band or person is known for or that people might want to know. It might repeat some of what is written in the description. it might not.
The Members section should just list band members *[[First Name, Last Name]] (instrument)
Video I haven't really thought of, I liked that you went ahead and took the initiative to go ahead and add it though. Totally the type of activity we want here. I'm open to anything with video, my preference is quicktime as I'm a mac whore but i'm open to any formats. My only concern is that it's reliable.
Photos, again I'm not too concerned. I'd like to just say PNG's but really JPGs and GIFs are fine. My normal naming convention that I use is to separate by underscores but prior to that I'd do camel casing. Again I hadn't really thought of it but I guess it would be nice to standardize on one way to do it.
From the Desk of Ryan Anderson
Mike, you're doing fine. No need to appologize. If everyone did as nice of a job as you've been doing, the FBFT would REALLY be rocking.
Thanks for your work!
hey thanks guys.
i'm just trying to help out where I can, and tie up some loose ends.
The video is something I'm working on currently. I've got video of about 20+ bands on my computer, and have been in the process of converting them to .WMV format. Only reason I'm using .WMV is because it uses interlaced compression, so file sizes can be way way smaller without sacrificing alot of quality.
As my "standard", live videos, or videos altogether: 3sec black background/white letter intro naming the band first line, location and aproximate date second and third line, arial 24 font, then 20.
The hosting thing is, like I said, an issue I'm looking into. I'm anal about this stuff, so don't worry.
I've sent some emails to relevant members of old school ND bands...hopefully they get spread around and listed correctly.
PS, the bassist of Straphanger is in awe of his listing. Funnay, as it is. Kudos guys, great website. Should promote it more.