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Hi

Had a look at the website and it shows promise but has two major issues:-

1) The pictures are in need of serious jpeg compression. Even with broadband they take serious time to download and visitors are not going to wait the 5 minutes that you claim!

2) It is a complete turn off to take folk directly to a sponsor page and then after a few seconds a subsequent redirect. It simply puts visitors off completely as it hints of more spam to come. A banner on your home page is all that is needed and an invitation to visit the sponsor who supports the site.

It is an interesting home layout that you are developing and its a shame to spoil your enthusiasm for your layout with basic web design blunders.

Sorry be be blunt but I do feel it is only fair to advise MRF members of what to expect before they click on your link.

Happy modelling
Gary
 

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The other thing is that it might be a condition of the free hosting service that you are obliged to take the sponsorship in this form so it may be out of your control. There are hosts out there who offer free hosting services with less intrusive sponsorship and it might be an idea to move your site to one of these.

Good idea to register though.

Happy modelling
Gary
 

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Fair comment. Thats the trouble with free hosting services. There is no such thing as a free lunch. If you can switch then switch as the form of advertising with this host does seem a bit intrusive. Does not your Internet Service Provider allow you some space?

It might be an idea to put something on your homepage to say that you have no association with the sponsors and banners that pop up and that the free hosting service insist that you take this advertising. Its always frustrating when having put time in to create a website something happens thats outside your control.

Has anybody any recommedations for free hosting services?

Happy modelling
Gary
 
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