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Re: message to Diana from France !!

Thanks for sending this along, Judy.

Hi Jean!

What a wonderful email to find this morning! Thank you so much for managing to find a way to get this to me, and for your comments. I assume you're receiving mail-- just not able to send(?). So I hope you get this.

I think I had my domain name for at least two years before I ever did anything about it. My problem was finding a website style I actually liked, and that I could easily arrange, navigate, and edit-- all on my own. Of course, the downside of VisualServer is that it's SO easy, that I find myself constantly editing. A couple of years ago, I discovered a great website designer, living in CA. He offered to do one up for me, but he was a little on the expensive side. He then offered to halve the price if I gave him a photograph, so I said, "Well, you know, why not take two?" But I never did anything about it, because-- in the end-- anytime I would have needed to make changes, I would have had to go through him to do so. So then my husband did up a really nice one for me last year, incorporating various elements/ideas from websites I'd seen that I really liked-- you know, basically, stolen ideas. (And he did it all for free.) But that presented the same problem-- it was so complicated, I couldn't edit or do anything on my own. I really didn't want to have to get a computer science degree just to be able to put up a website.

So, although I sound like I have stock in VisualServer (I really don't), I'm thrilled there's something like that out there. Putting it together, I had a couple of questions along the way, and the person who takes care of the site got back to me almost immediately and even called me once. I guess he could tell I needed special help. Anyway . . . check it out. You can go on there and do a free trial for 7 days, to see if you like it. And I gather that they're constantly updating, making changes, and creating more options, too.

Thanks again, Jean. I really appreciate your comments and certainly remember you as (at least one of) the most hard-working founding members of WWPD. ;)

I hope you get your email issues straightened out!


On Oct 25, 2008, at 12:34 AM, Judy Seigel wrote:

Hello to list... I remember Jean Daubas... maybe you do, too -- a longtime list (and Post-Factory) reader... For some reason his e- mails to list are being returned, he has no idea why... except the rueful speculation that (a) the listserv thinks his address is Spam, or (b) maybe Canada is waging war on France (or vice versa, say I) -- In any event he's asked me to forward a couple of messages for him... But my files are in such a mess (listen, I lost some REALLY urgent papers in the mess around here -- just wait, guys, til the paperwork rises to eyebrow level in YOUR house !). Anyway, here's one to Diana, and a couple of others will follow. If anyone has some ideas to help Jean, please share !!! J.

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----- Original Message -----
From: Jean Daubas
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 1:16 PM
Subject: Re: My morning brush with fame

Hi Diana,

Thanks for sharing your beautiful work on your new web-site ! Very elegantly designed, very coherent with your photographic style ! I was happy to add it to one of my "special" sub-folders in my bookmarks : I have a huge "Photography " folder divided in about40 or 50 sub-folders (themselves divided in...) and one of them is named " Top quality sites" and there are not so many bookmarks in it... And amongst these rare best, I must recognize that there are in fact several members of our list ! I think I'll rename it " sites for my pleasure"...

Thanks also for kicking my natural lack of energy for putting up my own site : 3 or 4 years since i reserved my domain name and that I have not constructed not even the beginning of a page... I so much foresee the site in my head and never stop mentally "improving" it (being a perfectionnist is such a burden in life!). Now, looking at your exemple, I feel that i must start working seriously on my site : it's possible to realise a nice site.. i surely will have a look at Visual Server since it seems to be the tool which allowed you to go beyond your natural resistance to technical designing of your site.

Thanks again ! As an old time pinholist,I really appreciate your cyano on PT-Pd prints... beautiful atmosphere. Cheers from France Jean ---------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------