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New antkeeping website (Antkeepers)!


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#1 Offline kalkoman - Posted March 22 2016 - 2:03 PM

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Hey guys!

 

Just wanted to let you know of a new ant website I created, called Antkeepers :)

 

I'm trying to build an easy to overlook site with lots of interesting articles about ants and antkeeping. Hopefully it will turn some visitors into antkeepers or hobby myrmecologists! Check it out at Antkeepers.com!

 

I've spent months looking through books such as The Ants, putting together the articles while also creating illustrations by the side. I hope you like it!

 

Linus


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#2 Offline Ants4fun - Posted March 22 2016 - 3:16 PM

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Nice! Btw when I tried creating an account it said domain not allowed...

#3 Offline iXvXi - Posted March 22 2016 - 5:14 PM

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I read through everything in about 10 minutes; just curious as to why it took so long to make.

Few spelling mistakes and commas and periods switched up. (Friendly criticism)

Good layout and artwork nether less. Keep it up and I wish you luck.

#4 Online drtrmiller - Posted March 23 2016 - 1:14 AM

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Hey guys!
 
Just wanted to let you know of a new ant website I created, called Antkeepers :)
 
Linus


Very happy to see you here! 5 stars on the site :)


Few spelling mistakes and commas and periods switched up.


Thanks, antdude :P
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#5 Offline kalkoman - Posted March 23 2016 - 2:45 AM

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Nice! Btw when I tried creating an account it said domain not allowed...

 

Hmmm...!? Sorry, I'll dig into it! Contact me at linus@antkeepers.com with details on your country and e-mail provider if you want to try again. Or try switching computer or browser :)

 

 

I read through everything in about 10 minutes; just curious as to why it took so long to make.

Few spelling mistakes and commas and periods switched up. (Friendly criticism)

Good layout and artwork nether less. Keep it up and I wish you luck.

 

Thank you! Well, digging through books and then putting it all together for everyone to understand and then making it available in both English and Swedish takes time. On top of that, even more work creating the website with the community, member profiles etc. And then finding the right style for the illustrations before drawing them all. Well you know..that takes time when you have to work everyday too :)

 

But thanks for the notes, I will read through the texts and try to find all the little mistakes!

 

 

 

Hey guys!
 
Just wanted to let you know of a new ant website I created, called Antkeepers :)
 
Linus


Very happy to see you here! 5 stars on the site :)


Few spelling mistakes and commas and periods switched up.


Thanks, antdude :P

 

 

Thank you so much :) I really value your opinion! And yes, I usually just browse this forum but I hope to be a bit more active here too from now on!



#6 Offline dspdrew - Posted March 23 2016 - 6:19 AM

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Your site looks pretty good. Looks clean and has a real domain--a pretty good one too. (y)



#7 Offline iXvXi - Posted March 23 2016 - 11:16 AM

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Hey guys!

Just wanted to let you know of a new ant website I created, called Antkeepers :)

Linus

Very happy to see you here! 5 stars on the site :)


Few spelling mistakes and commas and periods switched up.

Thanks, antdude :P

Hahah I'm not that bad! Just small stuff that I had to second back on. I'm a really fast reader so little things I pick up on that slows down the "flow". Such as the different font size on one of the pages 😂

Great website though, I'm not taking anything away from it; just observations you can look into if you're bored or looking for something.

Few things you should look into.

Configure X-Xss-Protection header.
Configure Content-Security-Policy header.
Define a Sitemap.
Link the page to Google Plus.
Upload robot.txt Google site crawler
Add form label to each form input.
Hide Server Specs.
Add a H1 Title (for Google keywords)
Configure ipv6 compatibility (low priority)
Put scripts in an external .js file. (Security risk)
Replace inline CSS by CSS classes and put CSS in an external .css file.
Indicate the Charset.
Configure DNSSEC.
Use main keywords of the Page Title (Google keywords)
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#8 Offline kalkoman - Posted March 23 2016 - 12:12 PM

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Hahah I'm not that bad! Just small stuff that I had to second back on. I'm a really fast reader so little things I pick up on that slows down the "flow". Such as the different font size on one of the pages

Great website though, I'm not taking anything away from it; just observations you can look into if you're bored or looking for something.

Few things you should look into.

Configure X-Xss-Protection header.
Configure Content-Security-Policy header.
Define a Sitemap.
Link the page to Google Plus.
Upload robot.txt Google site crawler
Add form label to each form input.
Hide Server Specs.
Add a H1 Title (for Google keywords)
Configure ipv6 compatibility (low priority)
Put scripts in an external .js file. (Security risk)
Replace inline CSS by CSS classes and put CSS in an external .css file.
Indicate the Charset.
Configure DNSSEC.
Use main keywords of the Page Title (Google keywords)

 

 

Thank you so much! This is great :) Will just figure out how to work through them. 

 

Do you remember which page had a different font size? :) Can't find it!



#9 Offline iXvXi - Posted March 23 2016 - 2:42 PM

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Hahah I'm not that bad! Just small stuff that I had to second back on. I'm a really fast reader so little things I pick up on that slows down the "flow". Such as the different font size on one of the pages

Great website though, I'm not taking anything away from it; just observations you can look into if you're bored or looking for something.

Few things you should look into.

Configure X-Xss-Protection header.
Configure Content-Security-Policy header.
Define a Sitemap.
Link the page to Google Plus.
Upload robot.txt Google site crawler
Add form label to each form input.
Hide Server Specs.
Add a H1 Title (for Google keywords)
Configure ipv6 compatibility (low priority)
Put scripts in an external .js file. (Security risk)
Replace inline CSS by CSS classes and put CSS in an external .css file.
Indicate the Charset.
Configure DNSSEC.
Use main keywords of the Page Title (Google keywords)


Thank you so much! This is great :) Will just figure out how to work through them.

Do you remember which page had a different font size? :) Can't find it!

I'll take a look on my break! It may have just been css that changed the font on my phone. Are you using a fluid layout? If so that would explain why and you wouldn't have to mess with anything.

What I listed will greatly raise your sites "Google" score. Which in return raises it in searches ect.

Without the Sitemap and robot.txt for Google Web crawler, you'll be very hard to find in searches if at all. That and header 1 keywords are vital for searches that will point to your site. I'd recommend using as many keywords as you can that relates to your content in something like header 3 or something.

Any questions and I'll gladly help you out. I've done a decent amount of Web Development and website and business promotion in the past. I also do website pentesting and vulnerability assessments to prevent defacing ect.
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#10 Offline PTAntFan - Posted March 23 2016 - 4:47 PM

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I love your site!  Great introduction for young folk and parents getting started in the hobby with their kids.  Great job.  Thank you.


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#11 Offline Michaelofvancouver - Posted March 26 2016 - 12:14 AM

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Wow, that's a really nice looking website!

 

:)

 

And I like that you actually took the time to code it, unlike me XD.


Here's my leopard gecko/ant youtube: https://goo.gl/cRAFbK

 

My ant website.

It contains a lot of information about ants, guides, videos, links, and more!

If you have any feedback, please post here or PM me, don't be shy!

 

I currently keep:

Camponotus modoc

Formica podzolica


#12 Offline Trailandstreet - Posted March 26 2016 - 10:12 AM

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You're using pictures from Alex Wild. I hope he is ok with it.


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:hi: Franz

if you find any mistakes, it's my autocorrection. it doesn't speak english.


#13 Offline dspdrew - Posted March 26 2016 - 10:42 AM

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You're using pictures from Alex Wild. I hope he is ok with it.

 
Oh yeah, he's pretty aggressive about that stuff.
 
@kalkoma if the website is non-profit, he would probably let you use some of his pictures if you email him and ask. We are actually using a couple of his pictures in the header of this forum. He had no problem with it.


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#14 Offline AndersT - Posted March 26 2016 - 11:23 AM

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The site looks great! Good job man :)


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#15 Offline kalkoman - Posted March 27 2016 - 12:30 AM

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Thank you all very much! So happy you like it :)

 

And yes, I am using some of Alex Wild's photos. I've spoken to him and he is okay with it! Thank you for your comments though – I can imagine it's not unusual for people to use his images without permission. They're fantastic!


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#16 Offline Roachant - Posted April 6 2016 - 2:55 AM

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I really like the look of the site, it's clean yet informative, good job!

#17 Offline kalkoman - Posted April 6 2016 - 5:13 AM

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I really like the look of the site, it's clean yet informative, good job!

 

Thank you Roachant! I appreciate it :)






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