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Music page... "All works by Justin Tokke are convered under ASCAP"

Convered?

Explosions of Joy page... "ERREUR OPENING FILEZZORZ!!" on your Mp3. Needy fixy. :(

The Internet doesn't have a Scribd score. Still working, I see? :happy: I figure that's a "I haven't gotten to that yet" as opposed to a page error. Oh, and speaking of page (layout) errors, that row of music above your buttons on the home page isn't aligned with the other pages. Click Home, then click Bio or another and see what I mean.

All in all... very nice. It's clear that you put a LOT of work into this site, and I hope it pays off for you. I checked out a small handful of your pieces... I'll keep an eye out for you on YC from now on, you have some good stuff to show.

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Very nice site so far, Justin!

Just skimming over it for now, but I caught another spelling error in addition to the one that's already been pointed out. On your Services page, at the very bottom, it says:

Please contact the composer for a more accurate estimate on your propposed project.

Also, it would look much more sleek if you could make the top NY skyline photo fade out downwards into the notes bar. I LOVE the Scribd content, I was contemplating implementation on my own site, and now that I've seen it in action I think I'll go for it.

More random stuff in no particular order: on your latest News posting, you have the following:

Home: Well, it's the hope page
I'm wondering if that "hope" is intentional.

One last thing, on your Contact page you've got your email address provided in full. I caution you against this, not because of any idiotic identity worries, but because there are a number of automatic online bots that trawl websites for email addresses and then add them to massive spam networks. It may happen, it may not, but to remove the risk you should take the most common approach and change it to justin[at]justintokke.com or something of the like. Alternatively, if you still want people to just be able to click and email you directly, you can set up an "email me" button from within your website creation tools which will keep that functionality and also the reduced chance of your email address being snatched up by spammers.

Otherwise that's about all I've got to say from a cursory viewing. I like what you've got going, and with some minor tweaks it's going to be a brilliant personal site. Congratulations! :)

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One technical thing, which always bugs me when people do: you have a tendency to embed very large images, and use the size and width attributes of the tag to get it down to the desired size. Look at the "Explosions of Joy" photo on the Music page, and your picture on Bio, for instance (or look at all pictures, really, but those were most jarring to me). This is bad for several reasons:

1. The visitor has to download much more data than is necessary. This is less of a problem now than it was ten years ago, but nonetheless, a half second load time looks a lot worse than an almost instantaneous one.

2. The quality of the displayed picture is entirely at the mercy of the visiting browser's own resize algorithms--and these are often pretty bad.

3. It looks unprofessional.

The solution? Use some decent tools (if you don't have or want something the size of Photoshop or The Gimp, there are numerous lighter tools for simple tasks like this) to resize the images to exactly the size you intend to use--and use those.

Edit: Oh, and your tags all contain

templateref="file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Hans%20Tokke/Desktop/Justin%20Tokke%20Website/justintokke/template.mzt"

Whatever this is, I'm not supposed to see it. This seems to be something that Kompozer puts in under certain circumstances, but I don't know that program.

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You're SEVENTEEN / EIGHTEEN and you have your own professionally designed website?

Wowza.

Who made it? I'll have to get him to make me one as well seeing as I'm the same age.

I could make it myself but meh. Too much stuff to do.

Tell me, have you written any contemporary style music? Just wondering because all the ones I listened to on your site seemed very tonal with little exception.

Nice music though. Who'd you study with?

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You're SEVENTEEN / EIGHTEEN and you have your own professionally designed website?

Wowza.

Who made it? I'll have to get him to make me one as well seeing as I'm the same age.

I could make it myself but meh. Too much stuff to do.

Tell me, have you written any contemporary style music? Just wondering because all the ones I listened to on your site seemed very tonal with little exception.

Nice music though. Who'd you study with?

Who made it? Well, I did. I took a template from Free CSS Templates and altered it to make it fit my needs. For those who are interested, this is what it looked like before I got down and dirty in code land.

Yes, my stuff is tonal simply because I don't like "comtemporary" (as you put it) music. (I'd call it more atonal or non-traditional harmonic music.) So I choose to write in the styles that I like. While I have tried to write atonal stuff, it usually gets discarded before it ever makes the completion cut. And even then some, the piece has to be worthy of public showing before it gets posted on the site. So what you're seeing on the music page is, IMO, my best work, understandably.

Study? I had a brief stint with Jonathan Faiman, but otherwise, I'm self taught. I'll be working with David Loeb by next week though, at Mannes.

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And yes, I didn't incorperate yours because either I haven't figured it out yet (the stray code) or haven't got the time (picture resizing).

That's fully understandable. I saw at least one spelling error ("propposed", off the top of my head) that had been mentioned here, though, hence my comment. Probably I was just unlucky.

This doesn't seem too out of place to me, assuming that Justin didn't just throw in a token "find bugs pls" as an excuse to advertise his site, and doesn't actually care about the suggestions... which I have no reason to believe is the case.

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Justin, I like your website - great job. One comment, you need to have a graphic or some indicator that your music has an accompanying audio file. I didn't realize you had audio files on some and not others without fishing around on a couple of the listed works. Also, you should credit the players or indicate if its a realization.

Great job!

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  • 7 months later...
Hey,

If you don't mind me asking, how much do you pay for the domain etc and do you store the files on the same server?

I'm going to be setting up my own site shortly but just wanted to get an idea of the cost!

Thanks,

Chris

I have a friend that has their own free virtual server, so I get it free. If you want, I'll ask for you.

The domain name was $15 which included all the random gTLD's like .com, .org, .biz, .us etc. That way, no one can use my site as an avenue for traffic.

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