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Old 07-06-2006, 04:55 PM   #1
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I finished a first draft of the Vermont cottages web site.

It seemed like a simple project to begin with, but as the pages accumulated, I began to get lost. (The pictures are still to come.)

If you have time to look, please approach it as a possible guest at the cottages. There is still time for changes in content (or other aspects of the site, actually).

Is the site easy to use? Does it give you the information you want with ease?

Thanks. Appreciate any feedback.

   
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Old 07-06-2006, 05:45 PM   #2
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I finished a first draft of the Vermont cottages web site..
Nice and clean as one would expect <s>

I always like to see a map as part of directions or even more prominently.

   
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Old 07-07-2006, 05:22 AM   #3
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I always like to see a map as part of directions or even more prominently.
I agree. And I guess I will have to draw it. On the list.

   
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I agree. And I guess I will have to draw it. On the list.
Draw a map!?

Not when Mapquest can help!

   
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Old 07-07-2006, 04:06 PM   #5
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Draw a map!?

Not when Mapquest can help!
How dim of me. I was going to use my map files to draw it, but you’re right. I will try to work that out.

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Default Map permissions, and fees?

Let us know what you learn about map permissions, and fees.
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Let us know what you learn about map permissions, and fees.
Access to maps and/or driving directions are free to use; you cannot copy the maps or appropriate them in any way — but the ability to show a map is free.

You need to add some HTML to your site. And you have to decide what you want. I think we would post a map of Lake Dunmore (and since it is static, I could draw a nice one). Then, for the cottages, we would set that address (you can elect to let users determine both ends if you want). Then people can enter their location and find out how to get there.

I looked at some of the code; some of it uses tables, so it would take some disentangling to get it on my page. But it is mostly HTML forms.

It is available to anyone for any site. I have never found MapQuest maps to be very fast, especially if you need to zoom in considerably. But the directions can be useful. You might want to check it out.


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kt: And I guess I will have to draw it. On the list.
Could you supply a direct link to maps.google.com for the address? I love google maps!

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Could you supply a direct link to maps.google.com for the address? I love google maps!
Hmmm. Not sure what the requirements are. I was thinking of drawing a simple map to her location, with the main highways indicated.

But a Google Map would be good. Can everyone use them now?

   
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Hmmm. Not sure what the requirements are. I was thinking of drawing a simple map to her location, with the main highways indicated.

But a Google Map would be good. Can everyone use them now?
You can always link to one; if you get a Google key, you can embed one, too. Check the Google site, there's ample documentation about how to do that.

   
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