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Thursday, 13 December 2007
new domain name/ connecting problems to angelfire page
Mood:  irritated
Topic: HTML Questions

I've recently re-newed my domain name (www.garygaetti.com) to which I've had my free Angelfire page (nd/garygaetti) "connected to". The angelfire page still loads properly but my domain name page loads the background and text but not the pictures or sound. Under "my account", the domain shows that it points to my angelfire page. It been close to 2 weeks since I've re-newed the domain name......things should be working properly but they're not. Angelfire/Lycos support is incredibly poor.....looking for outside help on this one!!!!



Posted by nd/garygaetti at 7:05 PM EST | Post Comment | View Comments (10) | Permalink | Share This Post

Friday, 14 December 2007 - 12:12 PM EST

Name: "cw"

       Rob- I'm stumped how you got to display your images on your AF page in the first place. Most of your image file paths point to subdirectories, not files as they're supposed to. Here are some examples...

<img src="/nd/garygaetti/streak">
<img src="/nd/garygaetti/gz3">
<img src="/nd/garygaetti/stone">

First you need to name the images properly including the file format extension. Only jpg, gif and png are acceptable web image formats.

streak.jpg, gz3.gif, stone.png

The file paths you wrote are also written incorrectly so will never work from your domain name. If the images are uploaded to your main directory, then the relative path to them will follow this format....

<img src="streak.jpg">   

Sorry to say but looks like almost all your image  file paths will need to be rewritten.   

Friday, 14 December 2007 - 12:22 PM EST

Name: "cw"

To rewrite your file paths globally, download each page file to your desktop. Open them in any text editor (like Notepad) with a find and replace feature. Then look for all instances of img src="nd/garygaetti/ and replace them all with img src=" In the text editor I use you can replace all instances on a page at the same time with one click. Then reupload the corrected page.

Hope that helps 

Friday, 14 December 2007 - 4:01 PM EST

Name: "cw"

Forgot to say- Don't forget to remove the ad code if you try the global replace feature or you will get double ads when you reupload the corrected page.

I found 324 instances of bad image file paths in your index page html. Just as an aside because all those images had me wondering about your page weight.... Your home page contains almost 7MB of images which is about 6.9MB too many :). Modem users will be looking at a 30 minute load time or longer and even those with very fast T1 connections will have an almost 2 minute wait. Few visitors will stick around more than 10-15 seconds for a page to appear. You should optimize whatever images you can and try not to piut more than a few on each page. There are enough images on your home page now to spread over 50- 70  pages with decent loadtimes. 

Friday, 14 December 2007 - 5:34 PM EST

Name: "Rob"
Home Page: http://www.garygaetti.com

Hi CW,

I uploaded the image files as "jpgs" etc., but then renamed them as a single word to make it less confusing when adding multiple pictures with different jpg, gif, png endings. I've had my domian linked to my Angelfire page before with no problems and no adjustments were needed in re-naming files etc. Just wondering why, all of a sudden, after I renewed my domain name, the pictures and sound won't appear......nothing should have changed right??? Any help is appreciated!!!

Friday, 14 December 2007 - 5:59 PM EST

Name: "cw"
Home Page: http://crashtestdummy23.tripod.com/gary.html

gary- can't tell you why it no longer works. It may have something to do with the way thet changed webaddresses to simplify them... but I doubt it. Your files will never be found from your domain name the way they are written because of the subdirectoriies listed in your image relative file paths. (nd/garygaetti/) That would work fine from AF because those subdirectories are part of your AF URL but when your domain is used then browsers are looking for those images in subdirectories i.e. yourdomainname.com/nd/garyetc/

I redid your index page and replaced all those image file paths. I uploaded it to my tripod account and wrote a base href tag so the images load from your account. The link is above and all the images seem to work ( I'm on modem so I didn't wait the required half hour to load the entire page lol, but enough display that I know I'm on the right track.

Now about those images named without format extensions- there used to be language in the AF terms and conditions that made that an offense you could lose your account over. It may still be in there. I highly suggest you name those images properly if only because there may be some browser that will not be able to display those images because of the way they are named. Uploading files without appropriate format extensions is pretty much unheard of anywhere on the net.

I also uploaded the .txt version of your html that should open in Notepad for you. The ad code has already been stripped from it and it doesn't contain the base href tag I used to remote load your images to my/your tripod page. If you want to try it, download the link below. Then rename it to something.html before re-uploading it to your account



Friday, 14 December 2007 - 6:02 PM EST

Name: "cw"

PS- forgot to mention that your page is missing all it's major closing tags </body></html> That can screw up display in some browsers as well.

Saturday, 15 December 2007 - 12:04 PM EST

Name: "cw"
Home Page: http://crashtestdummy23.tripod.com/ghoust.jpg

rob- I redid your worst sized pic (ghoust about 800KB). It is uploaded as .bmp- not a web image format. Redone as a high quality jpg it is only 40KB. Use this one instead of yours and you'll knock almost a MB of loadtime from your page. There are a few others pics that could be better optimized though most of your images seem well sized. I'll do a few more as time permits and post them here for you as long as you don't mind. 

Saturday, 15 December 2007 - 2:09 PM EST

Name: "cw"
Home Page: http://crashtestdummy23.tripod.com/slapshot1977.jpg

a ~300KB bmp redone as a ~30KB jpg

Thursday, 27 December 2007 - 2:17 AM EST

Name: "The Cult"

Hi CW..thanks for the help! Angelfire reps actually helped me address my issues.....things are good again. Thanks for your help though!!!


Tuesday, 15 July 2008 - 9:28 PM EDT

Name: stetsoncreekranch
Home Page: http://stetsoncreekranch.angelfire.com

I bought my domain name and was able to set up my photo album and blog.  I just can't manage to figure out how to do the web page.  I downloaded the template onto MS Word and added my own text at the prompts, and added my own photos at the prompts, then uploaded to the web shell.  I couldn't find a preview or next or enter prompt that would allow me to make the website stick, or even allow me to see it.  What am I doing wrong?

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