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livinginitaly



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 7:15 am    Post subject: Oops Reply with quote

My apologies Alan ........ it's www.jhplace.net ....... jAC is the name of his calendar project.

John is a member of the forum and has kindly done the work necessary to incorporate his calendar into the normandybeachrental.com website.
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Alan Knighting



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tony,

Thank you!

Alan
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tony,

I have taken a look and realise that it is a calendar I have seen in use, on whose site I don't remember.

Alan
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I appear to have a problem here with my computer in as much it is over 5 years old so consequently we are having problems with software.

Mike has just bought a new camera - but we can't load the soft ware - I can't get enough memory to download more software and now internet is playing me up...so it means a new computer - so my old IT guy from London is going to hot foot over with a new G5 and sort me out ...in meantime I am rather stuck to try and do this floor plan idea...I could perhaps do the map idea by describing if that helps. I'm hoping Andreas will be here around 17th July.

So please let me know what you want me to do in the mean time.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tansy,

Do you have a fax machine? If so you could fax me a floorplan and I could scan it in...
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tansy



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brooke..NO...BUT after a nights sleep I may have a cunning plan Wink

It's pouring with rain today - so it could be an ideal time to sit and try to work something out...I can't charge up and down the garden with washing today! Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tansy,

Fax isn't as popular as it used to be but it still has many uses. If your PC has a modem installed you can use it to send and receive faxes. Windows XP comes with fax software built in. Outgoing faxing is simply another print option. To receive faxes your modem can be set to answer calls but you can do it manually.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 8:33 am    Post subject: Calendar Reply with quote

Hi Alan,

Not sure how far you got with the calendar I mentioned ... but i've done a little 'homework' just to make sure I wasn't leading you the wrong way.

Here's a link that I believe meets the requirement you mentioned .....

http://www.normandybeachrental.com/alan_cal.htm

Obviously, it's a basic example. But it's easy to amend the colours / text format to match your site.

I'm not sure where you have your calendar data stored now (rentors.org, vacationrentals.com, etc) but this calendar seems to be able to pull the data from just about anywhere, which means you only have to 'update' in one place.

Hope this helps
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tony,

Thanks for that example. It is exactly what I had in mind.

I should say I am asking hypothetical questions. I don't have a personal web site. My availabilities come up on those rental sites I use and which have one.

I was thinking out loud about further possible uses for Brooke's "virtual tour" routine.

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Alan
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ahh ....... i remember now that you havn't been 'bitten' by the web design bug yet Wink

Nevermind, it helped me learn a little more about the system. All now stored away for future reference.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alan....I know you are right re fax on the modem...I'm on imac - there is a way of doing it but I can't remember!

But - I have just been messing around with all my software packages - I'd forgotten that I have Clarisworks ...so I'm busy doing a floor plan in the drawing application...won't be to scale - but will show the layout of the houses!

So bear with me guys...I'm working on it...my only problem will be sending it for you to open it Brooke ...but will cross that bridge later!
Could you pm me your email address for later on?

Tony - would you confirm that you have indeed got the new pix we did of St Germain...many thanks

Many thanks everyone for all the input.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You've been PMed!

So Tansy brings up an interesting question... how important is it that the floor plan be to scale?

I mean, certainly it doesn't have to be perfect, but it seems important to work out the plan so that a bedroom doesn't appear too big or a kitchen too small, etc.

What error tolerance do you think is acceptable?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tony,

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ahh ....... i remember now that you havn't been 'bitten' by the web design bug yet

The silly thing is that in the past I was a system manager. Part of that was being fluent in various languages including HTML, and part of that was designing and coding Intranets for my business. The absence of a personal web site is purely down to a lack of conviction as to its value not down to my ability to produce one.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alan Knighting wrote:
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The absence of a personal web site is purely down to a lack of conviction as to its value

Well Alan, I have no doubts that you have properly thought through your viewpoint and it's certainly not my place (or want) to attempt to convince you otherwise.

Hopefully though, when Tansy's site is finally completed, we'll hear from her whether the website has been a usefull addition to her traditional marketing.

Coming from such seemingly opposing views, I sincerly doubt that either of us will be proved 100% right. Maybe we'll both learn something though, that is after all the point of the project.
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