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Old 23-08-2009, 03:31
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Launch of VisionBlurred - Manics Links Directory: Help Wanted!

VISIONBLURRED is a project I've just started as a directory of Manic Street Preachers links (and a separate list for The Horrors, too!), including site types such as: official sites, info + fan sites, forums, groups, photo and fan art galleries, text articles and interviews, videos, 'definitive' lists on which the bands appear, and general discography/review links. The address: http://visionblurred.moonfruit.com/

Since there are already plenty of info- and pic-packed, audio-visual sites out there, that happen to all be scattered across the web, and some of the best are available only as archived versions, and I thought I could fill a gap by providing a directory to get to the goods.

You can submit sites by commenting on the main page of the site or posting here. I'm also looking for any photos taken by fans of the band to add to an extras gallery, and fan art to spruce up the site's design - you will be credited for your contributions!

You'll also notice that there is a chatroom, intended as a meeting-place for anyone who wants to use it (though, of course preferably fans of either or both bands!). Weekly chat time is Saturdays at 10 PM GMT.

Any feedback on this would be lovely! I hope you enjoy the site

Updates: Delicious Version for Loading-Time Issues, and you can now subscribe to site updates via RSS through Feedburner (so as to know what new links have been added, extras and so on)

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Old 23-08-2009, 03:45
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Hey, very cool! I'll be checking it out
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Old 23-08-2009, 07:53
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It's great! if you want, here's link to the Polish site www.manicstreetpreachers.prv.pl
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Old 23-08-2009, 08:08
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Interesting! Will be checking this out later!
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Old 23-08-2009, 08:24
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Ooh, nice idea for a resource - it took a long time to load for me though?
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Old 23-08-2009, 08:40
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Ooh, nice idea for a resource - it took a long time to load for me though?
Yeah, I think the Flash is quite heavy, my laptop overheated.
Nice layout, though (oh, except for the fanart at the bottom - it makes it look a bit amateurish while the rest is very elegant and well-done. No offence meant!)
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Old 23-08-2009, 09:12
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@vtn and @The Gutless Wonder: woot, yay!
@Deets: Thanks for that, I hadn't seen that site before (or some of the pics in the gallery)! I'm adding it right now.
@Takk: Yeah, Moonfruit sites are primarily flash-based, which has its positives (looking cool) and negatives (taking somewhat longer than other sites)...I thought that might be a tricky issue, so I have a my original draft with clickable links available as a Google Doc:
http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0Ae...N6cDhkcg&hl=en
This was my original draft, and won't be updated as frequently as the main site, but does load faster!
@oxygen: ahaha, yeah, I thought that myself I just felt the urge to stick something there. Hopefully I'll be able to wrangle some other art and photos out of people to put in a gallery widget or something! Oddly enough, almost the whole site design scheme is from a default template called 'Battery' on there, though I might change something with the color/patterns over time.
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Old 23-08-2009, 09:54
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Cool.

The loading time wasn't that bad...
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Old 23-08-2009, 19:46
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Cool. Nice idea. It loaded quickly for me (Mac + FireFox).
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Old 23-08-2009, 20:44
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This is really cool.

There is a Russian forum at www.leopardsluts.org you might want to add.

Also, just one point- is possible to make the links open in new tabs instead of new windows? I get confused easily
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Old 23-08-2009, 20:46
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Looks great but took about 45 seconds to load for me in FF. I'm on a netbook so that may have slowed things a bit.
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Old 23-08-2009, 21:47
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This is brilliant - thanks for this!! x
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Old 24-08-2009, 09:07
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Thanks everyone for checking it out! I've added 30+ more links just now...I think the loading time will really vary for everyone depending on the connection-type, it seems to just take a few seconds for me, but I'm using a cable modem and Firefox appears to take to it better than IE. @MrsCarbohydrate: Thanks for the link! I added it and you've been credited. I'll see about the links starting in new windows, it might be an IE thing, since they open in tabs instead in Firefox- I'll see what I can do.
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Old 24-08-2009, 14:38
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love the website design. thanks for making it
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Thanks it might just help to cheer me up... I need it...
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