What about developing a template that many of the sites could use out
there as part of their content? For starters:
A user tested list of beginners kites
A way to link to the kite store nearest to you
Some helpful hints on getting started
How to tie a larkshead (I'm serious!)
Links to local clubs / organizations
The one problem I've seen with many of the sites out there is that a
lot of them repeat the same information. Its hard to know what the
purpose is behind some of the content (other than to fill space).
What I'd love to see is a user supported URL. Nothing with extensions
on it [ kites.beginners.websitenow.com ]
We could also have cards designed that could be handed out when flying
to give to new users. It would have the link right on there to get
more info. In checking with Register.com, the only single name site
for sale is kites.ws. The guy wanted $1,000 fo it.
I have no problem with forking over the $35 to get the domain
registered. If we could come up with a catchy name, thats still
available then we're on our way. Am I off here? Should we just use
the offer thats out there for kitz.com?
Also, I've got a local copy of Fusion 5.0 and I can program the area
map. Its a very simple CGI script. People could click on where they
live and get a list of stores in the area.
So two alternatives:
Make a general page that can be cloned around the world to any kite
website that wanted it
Register a unique name, buy some space (as low as $9.95/month) and have
a dedicated, non-commercial, newbie site.
There are also TONS of free web hosting companies out there (websitenow
being one of them), but the way they get paid is by having a banner
tacked to the top of the site. Register.com will also host a FREE 3
page site for you, but you can't import your own templates for design --
its a pre-fab site design you need to pick from. Still its free and we
can import content as we like.
What about getting the AKA to give some space? Or what about Kitelife?
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