Results 1 to 22 of 22
  1. #1
    Member

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Last Online
    14-10-2016 @ 02:58 PM
    Location
    Chiang Mai
    Posts
    513

    New PiratesCove website

    Hi

    Piratescove has a new website and any feedback would be helpful.

    If anyone wants a link to their website let me know.

    Home

    Thanks

    Mark

  2. #2
    Thailand Expat

    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    In a rather cold and dark place
    Posts
    12,823
    Do I have to leave a passport for bike rentals? Is it safe to leave my passport with you?

  3. #3
    Thailand Expat
    Marmite the Dog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Last Online
    08-09-2014 @ 10:43 AM
    Location
    Simian Islands
    Posts
    34,827
    A couple of things...

    I don't think "Home" is the best name for the site, maybe "The Pirate's Cove | Home" would be better.

    If you want a picture to be viewed at 397x292 then save a picture with those dimensions on your server rather than relying on the code to shrink it from 573x351 as it takes twice as long to load as necessary and looks crap.

    If you're going to use Thai, it should be specified in the code so the browser knows how to display it.

    Also, please stop people looking at the menu when they're starving (like I am), 'cos it's not fair.

    Otherwise, it looks fine.

  4. #4
    Thailand Expat
    Little Chuchok's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 08:24 AM
    Posts
    9,457
    I liked the old one better Mark.Also need more "party" pics.Show people that they are enjoying themselves.plus pics of more birds.

  5. #5
    Member

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Last Online
    14-10-2016 @ 02:58 PM
    Location
    Chiang Mai
    Posts
    513
    Quote Originally Posted by mrsquirrel View Post
    Do I have to leave a passport for bike rentals? Is it safe to leave my passport with you?
    Yes we require a passport or if you are going to do a border run then a photo copy and other ID.

    Yes it is safe. We keep your passport well fed and tuck it into it's bed every night

    Mark

  6. #6
    Thailand Expat
    dirtydog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Pattaya Jomtien
    Posts
    58,774
    I don't know what you have done to this picture, but at nearly 150kb it should be a bit sharper.


  7. #7
    Thailand Expat
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    60,017
    Also, please stop people looking at the menu when they're starving (like I am), 'cos it's not fair.
    When i was last there, they didnt have any steaks available anyway!

  8. #8
    Thailand Expat
    dirtydog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Pattaya Jomtien
    Posts
    58,774
    I thought my internet must have crashed, but nope this little tiny thumbnail here http://www.piratescovebar.com/assets...s/IMG_0369.JPG is 1.5mb


  9. #9
    Thailand Expat
    Marmite the Dog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Last Online
    08-09-2014 @ 10:43 AM
    Location
    Simian Islands
    Posts
    34,827
    Can you make that a bit bigger, DD. I can't quite make out what it's supposed to be.

  10. #10
    Displaced Member
    cali kid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Last Online
    20-03-2012 @ 10:24 AM
    Location
    Chiang mai
    Posts
    1,109
    I think I like the old one better, the color scheme fit the bar much better and it filled in the page.. the page really needs to fit to the screen. I dont know if it is my browser or what but it isnt filled in.

    Considering the name, "Pirates Cove" I would think it would have a darker feel to it like the old site.

    Whats up with the glass of wine? Is it saying "fine dining for fine occasions"?

    The food menu looks good, but the bike menu is non-existent.
    "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."
    Albert Einstein

  11. #11
    Thailand Expat
    MeMock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Baan Nok Ubon / outback Australia
    Posts
    11,121
    I think it is a pic of some kind of flower.

  12. #12
    Newbie
    Xzyte's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    /usr/bin/php
    Posts
    159
    Quote Originally Posted by cali kid
    I think I like the old one better, the color scheme fit the bar much better and it filled in the page.. the page really needs to fit to the screen. I dont know if it is my browser or what but it isnt filled in. Considering the name, "Pirates Cove" I would think it would have a darker feel to it like the old site.
    This is exactly what i think.

  13. #13
    Thailand Expat
    dirtydog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Pattaya Jomtien
    Posts
    58,774
    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    Can you make that a bit bigger, DD. I can't quite make out what it's supposed to be.
    You need to set your screen resolution to about 5,000 to view it properly

  14. #14
    Northern Hermit
    friscofrankie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Chiangmai, Thailand
    Posts
    7,526
    center the page try a wrapper dive set to the same width az the table and set ther left & right margins to auto

    Agree about the wine glass and overall feel of the page it doesn't match the venue
    you've got some screwy font problems inteh menu do not assume people have teh same font set as you either use a graphic for special fonts or set your chareset to utf8 in stead of iso-8859-1 and use a text ediitor that supports utf8 when coding

    I look at a page for a minute before I look at the source; You got problems relative links with ../ in front of them scare me strange thing is they are from the root so the .. is actually inaccurate. Go through all the pages and replace "../" with "/" tons of JS erros when mousing over the drop down menus. You really don;t need to use that 35K javascript file when the same affect can be had with the proper use of CSS and list items. it's a template site and they do limit your options also there is a javascript error in the rollover.js file it may not be important but after browsing the page the drop downs started dropping down from the page top instead off the menu choices. can't reproduce it nor am I inclined to spend the time trying to. I am viewing it in Firefox 2.xx.x BTW


    It's not a bad site it just very typical of what these page generators can do if you are not diligent in using them It's why I hand code everything I do.

    No page titles, not descriptions once you are indexed by google you're gonna lose what rank you have, the markup out numbers the content 4 or 5 to 1. Simple drop down menus with nothing but a bit of color and print canbe done with text instead of images

    Buildin a fixed-wdith page to display in 800x600 is commendable although 90+ of your viewers willbe on 1024x768 or better. But having it completely left aligned is a big mistake see the above to get it centered On my 1280 screen it looks like a half page

    All of the above comments are sound criticisms but the site aint bad for a first effort. The place is a funky, comfortable, hole-in-the-wall type joint, the site does nothing to reflect that.
    Bikes
    Links to a blank page a real no-no This site is not ready for production, but you're in it now. Hopefully you can get a few of the things fixed before too long. Good luck
    When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty -- T. Jefferson


  15. #15
    Thailand Expat
    Marmite the Dog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Last Online
    08-09-2014 @ 10:43 AM
    Location
    Simian Islands
    Posts
    34,827
    I bet he wished he'd never asked...

  16. #16
    Northern Hermit
    friscofrankie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Chiangmai, Thailand
    Posts
    7,526
    I always have people go over my sites like this. And (usually ) appreciate the feed back. Even when it's fuckin' picky. if all he wanted was a "Oooh, nice site" type comment I think he would just asked his mom. All of he comments have been helpful and to the point

    Hopefully he'll take them in that vein.

    One more comment from an experienced and successful restaurantuer, 'Never publish pictures of you restaurant empty."

  17. #17
    Thailand Expat
    sabang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Last Online
    04-09-2019 @ 05:06 AM
    Location
    BackinOz
    Posts
    30,807
    Chang Mai is a long way from the sea, so 'Pirates Cove' is surely a misnomer.

  18. #18
    Displaced Member
    cali kid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Last Online
    20-03-2012 @ 10:24 AM
    Location
    Chiang mai
    Posts
    1,109
    ^^ No, its just the name of a restaurant/pub in Chiang mai

  19. #19
    Thailand Expat
    Marmite the Dog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Last Online
    08-09-2014 @ 10:43 AM
    Location
    Simian Islands
    Posts
    34,827
    Quote Originally Posted by sabang
    Chang Mai is a long way from the sea, so 'Pirates Cove' is surely a misnomer.
    I think that's that American humour I heard about.

  20. #20
    Thailand Expat
    sabang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Last Online
    04-09-2019 @ 05:06 AM
    Location
    BackinOz
    Posts
    30,807
    Not sure your average sherman would cotton on to the inherent tautology Mtd.

  21. #21
    Member

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Last Online
    14-10-2016 @ 02:58 PM
    Location
    Chiang Mai
    Posts
    513

    Thanks

    Thanks for all the feedback.

    I'll try and work through the faults and add more info to the site as well.

    Mark

  22. #22
    Member

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Last Online
    14-10-2016 @ 02:58 PM
    Location
    Chiang Mai
    Posts
    513
    Ok

    Fixed
    • Bike page blank
    • Home page picture blocky

    Thx
    Mark

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •