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Suggestions/comments for our new website

Postby balzaccom » Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:42 am

We're creating a new website about our adventures as we backpackthesierra...and would love any suggestions, comments, etc.

Here's a link to the new site: http://www.backpackthesierra.com/home/


Please tell us what you think, and how we could make it better!
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Re: Suggestions/comments for our new website

Postby mokelumnekid » Sun Nov 15, 2009 2:40 pm

Good on ya. General rule: the less text the better in things like gear reviews. Concise as possible.
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Re: Suggestions/comments for our new website

Postby The Other Tom » Sun Nov 15, 2009 6:36 pm

Good start.
A few suggestions:
1. Add a section in trail dangers about altitude sickness and/or the importance of acclimation.
2. You go to great lengths to describe yourselves ad "M" and "P", but then give you names on your gear list. That's ok if you really meant to do that.
3. Add a few links to websites like highsiera topix, etc. (Maybe you did but I didn't read all the way through your site).
4. Add a "contact us" link. Maybe that's already there but I didn't see it.
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Re: Suggestions/comments for our new website

Postby balzaccom » Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:57 pm

Great comments, Tom. Thanks. And good catch on the names!
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Re: Suggestions/comments for our new website

Postby balzaccom » Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:35 pm

OK! I think the site is up and running...and all your suggestions have been incorporated.

And there are quite a few amusing anecdotes sprinkled in among the trail reports and pretty photos.

CHeck it out, and keep the cards and letters coming in!

http://backpackthesierra.com/

And yes, I've put these forums as one of my top links!
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Re: Suggestions/comments for our new website

Postby John Dittli » Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:11 pm

Looks good. I would like to see some minimum impact/leave no trace info or links

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Re: Suggestions/comments for our new website

Postby balzaccom » Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:04 pm

I think you'll find some of that in the section titled: about us.

there is a whole section on trail etiquette and LNT philosophy!

Check it out and let me know if you think that's enough
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Re: Suggestions/comments for our new website

Postby rlown » Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:18 pm

Looks good so far. Is there a target audience you're looking for or just sharing experiences?

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Re: Suggestions/comments for our new website

Postby ERIC » Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:29 pm

balzaccom wrote:OK! I think the site is up and running...and all your suggestions have been incorporated.

And there are quite a few amusing anecdotes sprinkled in among the trail reports and pretty photos.

CHeck it out, and keep the cards and letters coming in!

http://backpackthesierra.com/

And yes, I've put these forums as one of my top links!


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