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Re: [Killietalk] list problems
Regarding the AKA web site:
The most important links are present in a nav bar at the top of every
page on the site. The Beginners Guide is included. Furthermore, there is
a Search link that will allow a user to search the site. If you enter
Nothobranchius you find find Brian's article and a bunch of other
On top of that, there is a Site Map link that will allow you to see in a
tabular form all the major links on the site.
The AKA site contains a lot of information. It is simply impossible to
have links to every page or item up front on the home page. Every large
web site uses some form of primary links and sublinks. The menu system
on the AKA site was recently redesigned to make navigation easier.
However, I, at least, am not able to design it in such a way that every
particular piece of information that any individual wants to find is
right there at the top of the menu. I don't think it is unreasonable for
a user to be expected to spend a few minutes looking around the site to
find the information. Sometimes the "wrong" links that you look at are
as interesting as the "right" ones.
As for more pictures in the online Beginners Guide, etc., that guide is
based on the previous edition of the printed Beginners Guide and closely
resembles it, including the pics that were shown. Those that join the
AKA will get the new printed version, which is a very nice production,
thanks to the efforts of Edd Kray. Similarly, there are lots of sites
around the world with information on killies. We provide links to those
that we know of. All of those sites complement one another and it would
be wasted effort to try to duplicate all of it on the AKA site.
Finally, I try to balance the information available to everyone with
some that is only available to members. "Old timers" in the AKA will
remember the passionate debates that went on in the early days of the
web site about "giving away the store". Even now, I feel that some
information is a privilege of membership. Other information is available
to anyone who registers on the site. Having said that, the setting of
the Library to be visible only to members was an error on my part. I
have fixed it.
Barry J. Cooper
Sweet Home, OR 97386
Brian Watters wrote:
> Lee Harper wrote:
>> ............ I could not find incubation times for Nothobranchius
>> species anywhere.
> Try my article on Nothobranchius in the Library section of the AKA website.
> At the end of that article there is a list of recommended incubation times
> for most Nothos. That article has been up on the website almost as long as
> the website has been in existence.
> I would direct Becky to the same article if she is trying to find guidance
> with regard to keeping and breeding Nothos.
> Brian Watters
> 6141 Parkwood Drive
> Nanaimo, BC, V9T 6A2
> Ph: (250) 760-0564
> E-mail: bwatters at shaw_ca
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