Author Topic: TheAudioXchange - Intro  (Read 10147 times)

dragan

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TheAudioXchange - Intro
« on: November 25, 2008, 04:39:06 PM »
Dear Fellow Audiophiles,

I would like to invite you to come to TheAudioXchange (formerly HiFi Hock) and get
acquainted with a powerful new tool for your on-line sales. TheAudioXchange is
a full-featured, high-end audio classifieds and auctions website. It
allows, among many other things, complete management of listings, fast
and easy communication between sellers and buyers and an interactive
set of features to make certain pages unique to you and your business.
Please come and visit this good-natured, easy on your pocket (read: FREE) site and
see why it is different than any other site out there.

Advertising option available, all free of charge. Please don't hesitate to email if you have any questions/comments or post them here.

Thank you!
Dragan Z.
TheAudioXchange
http://www.theaudioxchange.com

P.S. Carl, thanks for the invite, appreciate it very much.

mgalusha

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Re: TheAudioXchange - Intro
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2008, 07:32:58 PM »
Looks very nice. I offer a suggestion though, you might consider using thumbnails on the home page featured items. It can be very slow to load since the images are full sized and only scaled by the browser. The page I just pulled had 1.2meg of images, 90% of which were only two files.

Thumbnail images would certainly speed page loads and of course save you bandwidth costs.

best of luck,

mike g

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dragan

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Re: TheAudioXchange - Intro
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2008, 08:22:10 PM »
Thank you Mike for the comment and the suggestion.... and for registering!

The pics are all thumbnails. Very small in size... I forget the pixel size I set to show but think it's about 40 x 40 or so... They are scaled by the script from whatever the size of the user upload to the thumbnail size appearing on the listing detail page. From there they are further scaled to the above pixel size for the featured table.

Please let me know if this issue persists. I'm not able to replicate it but would like to get to the bottom of it if I can.

Thanks again and enjoy the site.

Black Sand Cable

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Re: TheAudioXchange - Intro
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2008, 08:46:46 PM »
Hey Dragan,

Good to see you here!

dragan

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Re: TheAudioXchange - Intro
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2008, 09:15:31 PM »
Hi John, it's good to be here. Carl sent an invite yesterday or the day before... I'm very thankful for it. It seems like a decent bunch here. Everybody doing OK during these rough times?

Offline Carlman

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Re: TheAudioXchange - Intro
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2008, 08:24:28 AM »
Cool, welcome, Dragan!  Glad you made it here. 
I liked what I saw... Looks like something I wanted to do but just couldn't get the time.. I admire the work that went into your site.  I know it's a lot of work and I hope it pays off.  It's the first example I've seen that I really liked and thought might actually take off. 
I wish I had more to sell or needed something... But if history predicts future... I will... and I'll be using theaudioxchange.

Feel free to post about anything here... there are no rules preventing you from participating in any area here.  Our only rules so far: no religion or politics.

TTYL,
Carl
I really enjoy listening to music.

Offline richidoo

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Re: TheAudioXchange - Intro
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2008, 08:35:53 AM »
Our only rules so far: no religion or politics.

I would post an "Obama says to the Pope" joke here, but there aren't any.  :-P

This is as close as I could find:
http://nomorehornets.blogspot.com/2008/07/barack-obama-jokes-and-some-mccain.html

Black Sand Cable

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Re: TheAudioXchange - Intro
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2008, 10:54:08 AM »
"Obama condemns tobacco industry....."

 :D

http://barackobamajokes.com/

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Black Sand Cable

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Re: TheAudioXchange - Intro
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2008, 10:56:20 AM »
I have no words.......

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Offline richidoo

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Re: TheAudioXchange - Intro
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2008, 11:04:55 AM »
John we're gonna get banned.  :(   
Sorry Dragan!


Black Sand Cable

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Re: TheAudioXchange - Intro
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2008, 11:35:59 AM »
John we're gonna get banned.  :(   
Sorry Dragan!



Nah.....it's not political, it's just pictures of a guy who smokes and apparently likes to dance!

If a thread at AN doesn't go off topic, it would not be AN!  :rofl:

Dragan's a good shit, he won't mind!

Black Sand Cable

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Re: TheAudioXchange - Intro
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2008, 11:40:41 AM »
To get back on topic...

I can't get www.theaudioxchange.com to load. Is it working for everybody else?

miklorsmith

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Re: TheAudioXchange - Intro
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2008, 11:43:13 AM »
Yep, working for me!

Black Sand Cable

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Re: TheAudioXchange - Intro
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2008, 11:44:36 AM »
Hmmmmm?

Thanks Mike! I have tried two browsers and neither one of them is working. Must be on my end somewhere.

dragan

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Re: TheAudioXchange - Intro
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2008, 11:46:55 AM »
That's Ok kids, little bit of joking wouldn't hurt anyone.
Carl, thank you! It took about six months to get the site set up, tested etc. And that was the easy part. The work continues though as I constantly look for ways to improve it, not to mention promotion. The next feature I'm looking to implement is audio blue book.
I've been working with UsedPrice.com to set it up and I think it'll work just fine. I don't have a date set yet but once up and running, it'll be free to all members.

If you guys have any questions about site's functionality, I'll be happy to answer them here.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all!