website help needed!

Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by SouthernYankee, Aug 12, 2005.

  1. SouthernYankee

    SouthernYankee LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 789

    I decided to go with yahoo geocities pro after my last post.

    The problem is that I made my website with Microsoft publisher and with all the photos and 4 pages, its well over 11 mb. On the geocities upload area, it sayes that uploads cant exceed 5mb. So can I bypass the geocities upload and do it through publisher or do I need to get another provider?
     
  2. diamondcare

    diamondcare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    i'm not an expert at websites, but i've made plenty myself, and i don't think you can get around the upload limit of 5mb, so i'm thinking either another provider or just using the yahoo geocities software they have "page builder" or something, i don't know, and just make something similar.
     
  3. nhlakes

    nhlakes LawnSite Member
    from nh
    Posts: 23

    It is possible your pictures are a much larger density than they need to be and taking up too much space. If you post a link to your web site we could check it out for you.
     
  4. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,393

    i agree 100% with nhlakes. if your photos take up 11mb, i'd really suggest you teach yourself how to edit and compress them with whatever image editing software you have. it's likely you are committing the same error that many do-it-yourselfers do.

    tony
     
  5. smullen

    smullen LawnSite Member
    Posts: 57

    Also, if you have to upload 11MB, each on of your cusomers/visitors will have to download 11mb... I took a few classes on Web Design and HTML and some of the stuff they were preaching was

    If a site takes longer than 30-45 seconds to load, you lost the customers interest...

    Most sites, unless they have a huge gallery or a bunch of big files to download, should fit on a Floppy disk.... I could never get mine sites I designed that small, but they ussaully were under 5 mb...

    What size are your images abd how many???
     
  6. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,393

    to extend smullen's point, even with the pervasiveness of broadband, you should target your main page (index.html, default.html, home.html whatever....) to be less than 100k, and 50-60k if you can swing it. basically, as quick and informative as possible without overloading a user with a load of pics. save the bigger pages for the sub-pages, etc. if you want to show users higher-resolution images, put them in a gallery of your past work (a great selling tool), but warn them of the sizes they might encounter.

    once you get your images optimized, you'll realize that you can have a similary quality photo at 25-50k that you previously had at 200+k. the trick is to work your image resolutions down to "screen resolution". you likely still have them in a 100+dpi, print-quality image, and the typical screen resolution is 72dpi (this is open to various interpretations and realities, so for you web guru's on here, i'm simplifying this point. :) ).

    yankee, if you have a link to your site, i'd be happy to use one of your pics to show you the difference that i'm talking about. since you can't post 'em all, just put up a page with a couple of pics.

    tony
     
  7. alwaysgreener

    alwaysgreener LawnSite Member
    Posts: 52

    Did you try an FTP program?
     
  8. alwaysgreener

    alwaysgreener LawnSite Member
    Posts: 52

    FTP Setup
    Use FTP programs such as SmartFTP or Fetch to upload files, or FTP-based editors such as Homesite and Dreamweaver to edit your site. Use the settings below:


    Settings
    Host: ftp.yourwebsite.com
    Alt. Host: ftp.p.webhosting.yahoo.com
    User: username@yourwebaddress.com
    Password: Yahoo! password
     
  9. smullen

    smullen LawnSite Member
    Posts: 57

    Also, there is cuteFTP, Command Line FTP, (my favorite) WS-FTP and you can even you Internet Explorer as an FTP client for most servers.. Just type FTP://ftp.domainname.com and hit enter, You'll either get, if it supports it, a use name and PW prompt or a error if it doesn't..
     
  10. Varsity L&G

    Varsity L&G LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 418

    To help reduce the size of your images try reducing them down a little or alot depending on size and change them to GIF file format.
     

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