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      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
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brady_d

Creating a Website

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I'm thinking about starting up a small business and want to have a HSOforum when I get it up and running. I have been researching for a little while on how to create a HSOforum. Just wondering if anyone out there has experience with creating websites and could give me any pointers? What are the best places to host the site through?

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I use 1and1 internet service. They have tools that make it easy to create a site. You can also get way into and use joomla if you have the time to figure it all out. It helps make a nicer site, but the standard package worked for me. I think I got three domains for $10 a month through them.

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The easiest way to learn is to purchase a web template from a company. Basically, you buy a pre-made HSOforum and just imput your information and photos. Very easy to do and a great way to learn about websites. It'll cost you $15 to $50 but well worth it IMO. Just google HSOforum template and browse for something you like.

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network solutions has a package for hosting for $5 bucks a month for a small static site 1 page and 1 email address.

They have tools to create your own site on line and then register it with search engines, incorporate Pay pal, and a bunch of other stuff. If you get stuck they have people that will assist or finish the job. Basically it isn't that tough with their design model for beginners.

Starter Site

5 pages

2 e-mailboxes

$9.95 month

with annual purchase

This includes the domain name purchased from them. It's a good deal.

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I have two sites, one for my main business, the second exclusively for ecommerce.

Lots of options out there and you can get over whelmed. Ask yourself what are you trying to accomplish then do some research on site design for that area. Check out other sites for ideas.

Many hosts have the built-it-yourself feature and that is a good way to go if you want to be involved through the whole process.

You can also have somebody do it for you (check C.L.), but it will cost you and you won't learn how to make changes, which is something you will want to do.

I just used Microsoft Publisher and created my sites in HTML then found a good host (Hawkhost) for the business site. The ecommerce site is currently done through Yahoo Merchant Solutions, though I will be switching to something else in two months.

Good luck. It's fun and fairly easy to do. Be prepared to spend a few long nights working on it smile

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Thanks for the replies guys. I have got a lot of work cut out for me it looks like!!!

Sandmannd, For the three domains you got, do you also get three different websites hosted for that one price? I think I will try to do all the work myself, using a template, to save money on the thing. (And I still have free time being laid off)

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Yea brady, I get to build three sites. Check out www.riverdansguideservice.com. He's a sponsor here so I can post it. It's one I did. Pretty simple site, but serves it's purpose. You also get around 100 email addy's to split between the domains and can build 10 pages per domain. You can also make subdomains as well. It's a really good service and using their "webiste" builder you can do quite a bit.

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