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Hi all. please check out my web site at:

My site does not have any advertising, is comprehensive, and I hope informative. All info is free for you use. hope its of some help.

Barry McCartney

-- Barry McCartney (, August 31, 2000


Your site looks good to me! I admit to being a novice with regards to darkroom equipment, so I'm afraid I can't offer much in the way of constructive criticism. Keep up the good work.

One thing I would like to see is perhaps some insite into your budget. I'd love to build a darkroom similar to yours (I have some garage space) but I'm not sure how much it would all cost. I can look up equipment prices on-line, but what should I expect to pay for ventilation / lighting / plumbing?


-- Brian Reeves (, September 14, 2000.

Get rid of all animation. Animation is always distracting, and people came here to solve a problem. Help them solve it, solve it fast, and they will come back.

Get rid of the counter. Nobody cares, it slows down loading your page, and there are plenty of invisible counters available.

Get rid of the links to MSIE and Netscape.

Make your page viewable in 640x480 and 800x600. If someone has their monitor set to a smaller resolution than 1024x768, there is a good reason for it. They aren't going to change the resolution just to look at your site. Get rid of the "Best Viewed" statement.

Your "Main" link is active on the main page. Deactivate it. Whatever page you are on, there should not be an active link which leads to that page. Leaving it in there as a marker is OK, but it shouldn't be active.

Your information pages have a bubble strip on the left. Get rid of it. If you don't absolutely, positively need frames, don't use them.

Try formatting your tables without borders. Use cell background colors to group information. Also, don't use a black background. A black background makes the text more difficult to read.

Overall, a pretty decent job.

-- Brian C. Miller (, October 05, 2000.

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