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www.cedarlodgefarms.com v2.0 launch, now DIALUP FRIENDLY!!!

Discussion in 'Agricultural Operations' started by fArMeRkNoWsBeSt, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. fArMeRkNoWsBeSt

    fArMeRkNoWsBeSt Well-Known Member

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    Hi there,

    It has been a busy winter for me. As some of you may recall I launched the website in the end of 2008. It was ok, but hard for dialup people to use and wasn't overly attractive. Well, that is no longer the case. I have come up with something that I think each and everyone of you will enjoy and hopefully visit a few times throughout the year.

    I have worked very very hard to make the site dialup friendly. From the tests I've ran on 47.7kbps internet, it loads well and from my sample market of dial up users say it from around the United States and Canada it loads better than many sites on the internet. I was quite pleased to hear about it. Even the photoblog, which have many photos, (clickable thumbnails) loads faster than the users can read the text and look at the photos the text describes. A page with over 100 photos loaded in under 7 minutes on 29.9kbps internet. I remind you, the photos are clickable thumbnails. They are small, all less than 15kb. Should you want to see the larger version, they blow up to 800*600 and never more than 100kb. There is nothing I can do about the youtube videos. Sorry dialup crowd. I'm really trying to include you.

    The page will fully load on any screen larger than 800*600 pixels without any side scrolling. This was another feature I was sure to include as I know there are several old computers still out there surfing the web.

    I am not a web designer, I don't really have any experience, but I am extremely happy with the way this turned out. I built it from the ground up and it came out looking almost exactly the way I saw it in my head when I dreamed up this idea.

    I hope you will like it. Please tell me what you think about it, or if you spot any problems with the site. All the link work. The About us and Contact us pages are not done and won't be for a while. I need to do some thinking for those. The photo blog is complete from January 1st of 2008 to present.

    On the homepage, there is an embedded youtube player. I promise you, it will NOT start playing, unless YOU click on it. So dialup people, do not fear. The player only loads after the entire home page has fully loaded. If you don't want to watch it, ignore it. Navigate to the photoblog using the toolbar at the top.




    http://www.cedarlodgefarms.com/

    Thanks for looking!

    Warren

    Thanks for looking!

    Warren
     
  2. npelzer

    npelzer Member

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    great pics on your site!!! few questions.... what are they laying them big spools of pipe for???

    Nice to see a gleaner out in the field to!!! haha
     
  3. fArMeRkNoWsBeSt

    fArMeRkNoWsBeSt Well-Known Member

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    That is sub-terrain drainage. The pipe is perforated to allow water to enter and flow through the pipe. The water travels through the network into a drainage ditch and off it goes. The idea is to get excess water out of the field. It works very well.

    Warren
     
  4. thejdman04

    thejdman04 Senior Member

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    nice site
     
  5. fArMeRkNoWsBeSt

    fArMeRkNoWsBeSt Well-Known Member

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    Thanks.

    Warren
     
  6. bear

    bear Senior Member

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    Hey Farmer, nice website and being able to see progress and what's happening day to day is nice especially on a big operation like yours. I have one question thats bothering me (no experience with them) mostly what get's ran around here are regular two wheel drive tractors with a three point and belly bar hookup. How in the world do you hook up to anything in those crazy double ended tractors with that bucket on? I've seen them online occasionally and I am kind of dumbfounded sorta. I like the concept and may have to put in a garden again one of these days and try one out.:D :rolleyes: (overkill? yes. absolutely. but the thing works at BOTH ends not like my in laws guess what comes out both ends of them. :cool2 :tong )
     
  7. fArMeRkNoWsBeSt

    fArMeRkNoWsBeSt Well-Known Member

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    Depending on how the tractor is ordered from the factory it can be truly bi-directional. If you want, you can have a pto, 3pt and hydraulics on both ends. Ours only has pto and 3pt on the cab end and just 2 remotes on the engine end. It isn't very often that something is hitched to the engine end, but it has been known to happen.

    http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e287/farmerknowsbest/2008/April/29th/IMG_5069.jpg

    Most often if something is hooked to that tractor it is on the cab end and the loader is removed.

    http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e287/farmerknowsbest/2007/November/3rd/e6e5b7c7.jpg

    http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e287/farmerknowsbest/2007/November/3rd/46f83a0e.jpg

    http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e287/farmerknowsbest/2007/July/IMG_2659.jpg