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dougal



Joined: 15 Jan 2005
Posts: 7184
Location: South Kent
PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 07 2:44 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Penny wrote:
It is very cheap to get your own domain ...


Make that VERY cheap.
Did you know you could be countrycrafts.org.uk for 1.99 a year?
With mail service included...
http://uk2.net/domains/

Re the graphic. Large areas of solid colour mean lots of ink and can be messy (esp with a rubber stamp - though texturing the rubber can help).

Can you get your board in green and then put just white print on it?

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 44278
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 07 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Dave, you need a corporate logo, one that you'll put on any invoices etc, the website and the banner here.

Do you want the horse as your logo?

(I'll hang back on the banner till you've decided what you want as your corporate logo.

Blacksmith



Joined: 25 Jan 2005
Posts: 5025
Location: Berkshire
PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 07 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I throw myself at the mercy of the court, and the wit and wisdom of the good people of this forum.
In other words......... dunno, what do you think ?

Blacksmith



Joined: 25 Jan 2005
Posts: 5025
Location: Berkshire
PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 07 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dougal wrote:
Penny wrote:
It is very cheap to get your own domain ...


Make that VERY cheap.
Did you know you could be countrycrafts.org.uk for 1.99 a year?
With mail service included...
http://uk2.net/domains/

Re the graphic. Large areas of solid colour mean lots of ink and can be messy (esp with a rubber stamp - though texturing the rubber can help).

Can you get your board in green and then put just white print on it?

I work in the printing/packaging industry,
Will look into websites, thanks for your advice.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 44278
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 07 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Has anyone got the time to knock up a few logo ideas for young Dave?

If not I'll have a go but bit busy right now.

JB



Joined: 08 Jun 2005
Posts: 7748
Location: 91 N
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 07 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dougal wrote:
Penny wrote:
It is very cheap to get your own domain ...


Make that VERY cheap.
Did you know you could be countrycrafts.org.uk for 1.99 a year?
With mail service included...
http://uk2.net/domains/


.org.uk is reserved for non profit organisations though. So it would be misleading to use that (or .org) .co.uk or .com would be the right TLD to use.

Green Man



Joined: 23 Jul 2006
Posts: 5272
Location: Rural Scotland.
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 07 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The same goes for your web page Blacksmith, It would benifit from a better address. Perhaps that would be all you needed to put on your logo would be a better link to your web page. Love the logo though.

goldy1



Joined: 17 Sep 2006
Posts: 729

PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 07 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I could be wrong but I remember reading something about you had to put a proper contact address on web sites now. I remember a tread on one of my forums I will have to go and have a root around.

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 34027
Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 07 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yep, if you're a business you must display full contact details for the business on the website. They should be clear and useful.

Link.

dougal



Joined: 15 Jan 2005
Posts: 7184
Location: South Kent
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 07 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

JB wrote:
dougal wrote:
Penny wrote:
It is very cheap to get your own domain ...


Make that VERY cheap.
Did you know you could be countrycrafts.org.uk for 1.99 a year?
With mail service included...
http://uk2.net/domains/


.org.uk is reserved for non profit organisations though. So it would be misleading to use that (or .org) .co.uk or .com would be the right TLD to use.


I don't believe its *reserved* for *non-profit* organisations.
Appropriate for, most certainly. But not I believe *reserved* for.
IMHO the catch-all of .org(.uk) ain't misleading...
For example http://www.navitron.org.uk/

Now countrycrafts.CO.UK and .COM are taken.
However .ORG.UK & .LTD.UK & .ME.UK are available *all* at 1.99 each per year via the link above.
Strictly IMHO, .ltd.uk is wrong if he isn't a limited company, and .me.uk is a bit pink and fluffy... which is why I suggested the .org.uk

And CKR will note that the 1.99 includes forwarding web requests to wherever he has his webspace...

Last edited by dougal on Mon Mar 12, 07 12:55 pm; edited 1 time in total

goldy1



Joined: 17 Sep 2006
Posts: 729

PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 07 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I found this on a nother forum.

"By law, all mail shots, paper information etc needs to have a contact name and address on it.

A business card should include:
Name of business (& nature of business or tag line)
Business adress
Telephone number (could also include a mobile number)
email address
web site address"

Green Man



Joined: 23 Jul 2006
Posts: 5272
Location: Rural Scotland.
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 07 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sounds good then. In a past business I could only get a .uk.com and it worked well.

Blacksmith



Joined: 25 Jan 2005
Posts: 5025
Location: Berkshire
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 07 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks for all the info........... an eBay shop is looking more and more favorable

Penny Outskirts



Joined: 18 Sep 2005
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 07 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Have you looked at Ebay Express Dave? It's a new thing where you just buy, so it's not an auction. Worth a look for your type of thing I would think?

Penny Outskirts



Joined: 18 Sep 2005
Posts: 23385
Location: Planet, not on the....
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 07 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dougal wrote:
Strictly IMHO, .ltd.uk is wrong if he isn't a limited company, and .me.uk is a bit pink and fluffy... which is why I suggested the .org.uk


You have to have a Ltd company number and name that matches the web name you want to register, it checks...

...and how did we find this out... well when it first came out, we noticed that tesco.ltd wasn't taken. It'd be rude not to try and buy it now wouldn't it Sadly, you can't unless you have the company name registered

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