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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by glassguy, Jun 10, 2005.

  1. glassguy
    Joined: Feb 12, 2003
    Posts: 2,261


    my friend luke from kustoms ill. just started this for me and got it runnin yesterday.. theres not much to it yet, so im lookin for some input on what would make it a cool site. dont get to technical with me though i wont understand ..ya gotta break it down for me like im 3. thanks dave.. :D
  2. glassguy
    Joined: Feb 12, 2003
    Posts: 2,261


    what an idiot!!!!! im not sure how to make this lite up..
  3. whizzerick
    Joined: Nov 13, 2002
    Posts: 1,109


  4. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 7,084

    from DFW USA

    You should just stick to metalwork. :D hahahaa

    Site looks good, you might include some details on the cars. ;)

  5. NoSurf
    Joined: Jul 26, 2002
    Posts: 4,356


    Is that how you spell Massachusetts?

    And how about:
    Some of the Hot Rods and Customs built and repaired at Paras Rod & Custom

    Looks good.
  6. glassguy
    Joined: Feb 12, 2003
    Posts: 2,261


    good eye surf! ill have that spelling fixed.. keep in mind its only a day or so old so theres gonna be ALOT of tweaking.. keep it coming ill forward all of this to luke when hes back from gettysburg.
  7. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
    Posts: 12,013


    Very nice start, I like it !
  8. NoSurf
    Joined: Jul 26, 2002
    Posts: 4,356


    Where do I send my money for a t-shirt (XXL) and stickers?
  9. glassguy
    Joined: Feb 12, 2003
    Posts: 2,261


    see this is working!! i dont have any of that stuff, maybe i should..

  10. Not a bad start....

    I would clean up your opening page merc....have a cleanly drawn object. maybe hire an illustrator to do a quick one...just a thought...

    also a merchandising section with your items (after you get them ordered) with a paypal link or other online credit system.

    Also, a BIO would rock...people want credibility ya know...

    good luck homey..

  11. glassguy
    Joined: Feb 12, 2003
    Posts: 2,261


    good advice tok thanks... i just looked at your fotki site with mercs, and grabbed a couple really old primer shots of my merc that i lost years ago..whoda thunk?
  12. Action Girl
    Joined: Oct 22, 2003
    Posts: 902

    Action Girl

    Go to and upload your logo and they do the rest. It won't cost you anything to have that image put on a myriad of things, and you can also mare the items up for a profit. That's how we do everything for my art site and scooter club.

  13. polisher
    Joined: Jul 28, 2002
    Posts: 651

    Alliance Vendor

    You need to get away from greens and reds on black backgrounds.
    Colorblind folks can't read it.
    There's more of them than you think.
    I made that mistake with my first site.
    Link to as many hotrod and custom sites as you can and get reciprocal links.
    You could do worse than linking to mine.
    (I get around 1500 visits a day and have massive page content.)
    hope it brings you good business.
    Y'ought to be using/selling my products too.
    That'd put you in my outlets/services directory we're building.
    Try to fit text on every page possible mentioning "Hotrod" 5 to 7 times.
    It'll get you well up in the rankings.
    Best of luck with it.
  14. 00 MACK
    Joined: May 10, 2004
    Posts: 3,680

    00 MACK

    Its always good to see al the stuff you do together.Killer
  15. flamedabone
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,182


    On another note...I'm glad to see your drivers door is looking better...

    ouch.... -Abone.
  16. Wicked Pissah! Love the snaps. You got a bitchin start to a ginchy site 'specially with all those great gow jobs. I'm totally stoked that Luke can do nice work like that when he's not workin' on his 'zine. Guess the rod godz were smilin' on you and now I know why my site isn't done yet! I'll have to gingle him on the lavender pearl Princess when he gets back from eyeballing all those angry bags of snakes down in Gettysgurg and see what kind of jive he feeds me:rolleyes:

  17. TheFrenZ
    Joined: Dec 3, 2004
    Posts: 1,906

    from Germany

    Cool site,congratulations ! Look forward to things to come.You definitely should have some of "that stuff".Just think of how much money the So-Cal Speed Shop makes with just their clothes alone...
  18. Great beginnings! Site looks cool and has alot of potential.

    Think seriously about merchandising, there's a few pesos in that. I would definately purchase a T-shirt and other stuff with that cool logo ya got there.


  19. glassguy
    Joined: Feb 12, 2003
    Posts: 2,261


    thanks everyone.
  20. Dat Dirty Rat
    Joined: Jan 15, 2003
    Posts: 3,505

    Dat Dirty Rat

    Congrats holmes,,,,your off to a good start....You def. need a merchandise sections cause i desperately need some new

  21. glassguy
    Joined: Feb 12, 2003
    Posts: 2,261


    when i do shirts ill have a hamb discount, thanks for all the imput...dave
  22. Tha Driver
    Joined: May 11, 2005
    Posts: 903

    Tha Driver
    from S.E. USA

    At the risk of telling you something that you already know, I'd say you have a long way to go. A couple quick tips:
    Find ANYTHING other than Front Page to build your site with!!!! :eek: It adds a LOT of extranious code, & ONLY builds for Microshit browsers (Internet Explorer). Your site will most likely look like shit in Netscape, Mozilla, Opera, & others. Best to hand code the site & not use a WYSIWYG.
    Try to optimize that intro graphic. Took a little too long to load at 46k.
    Put links to every page on every page (in a menu).
    Don't have all the words in a sentence italic.
    I would use a light grey text on the black background.
    Loose the counter. You should be able to get stats from your server.
    Some pages you'll need: an intro explaining the work you do (should be page one); bio; product list (if you sell merchandise of any kind); a contact page with phone #, address & contact form (it can email you their input); a price list (I know it will be very generalistic - you'll need to mention that too & also how you price your work); a copyright page; the photo gallery you have now.
    Keep in mind in the "title" of the page you want text other than "Homepage" or "New page 1" & crap like that; any page saved to favorites will have that text as the title of the favorite.
    That's just what I can think of offhand...
    ~ Paul
    aka "Tha Driver"
  23. chitbox dodge
    Joined: Apr 25, 2005
    Posts: 598

    chitbox dodge
    from dunlap tn

    thanks for remembering us, polisher
    color blindness rate: 200 men for every 1 woman
  24. mikey1610
    Joined: Mar 12, 2005
    Posts: 295

    from San Diego

    Nice start! That 53 is the dogs bollocks!! If you need shirts done up Pm me, I know I'm kinda far but you never know.
  25. snortonnorton
    Joined: Sep 18, 2004
    Posts: 889

    from Florida

    holy shit. those are some of the coolest cars i've ever seen.

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