Our search for the BEST OF SynthaSite is now underway!

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Do you or someone you know have a SynthaSite website that has what it takes to be the Best of SynthaSite? Does the website have a focused purpose, visual appeal, and/or innovative use of widgets?

We'd LOVE to hear about it! To nominate a website, fill out and submit our nomination form at http://bestof.synthasite.com by November 30, 2008.

All nominations will be reviewed by a SynthaSite panel, who will select the finalists. The finalists will be posted online and the winner will be determined by public voting.

Come December, we'll post links to the finalist sites and have YOU will vote for the winner!

Besides fame and bragging rights, the winner will also get:

* $1000
* SEO lesson, performed by SynthaSite CEO and SEO Expert Vinny Lingham,
* Be featured in a SynthaSite press release, on the SynthaSite company site, in the SynthaSite newsletter and posted to Vinny's blog, and
* Be able to post a "Best SynthaSite" logo on your Web site(s)

For full competition details, please visit http://bestof.synthasite.com

Don't wait, enter today!
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  • excited!

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Ed-a-Torials @ Honey Bear Playhomes, Champion

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What a way cool idea...
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I can see I'm not gonna be getting much sleep the next month.
Happy website building guys. Good luck to all.

If it ain't broke... fix it until it does!
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yo Ed, I thought ho ho ho was yours???
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Boomer, Champion

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Yea..... How about merry website building,
or do you have copyright on that as well? LOL
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Ed-a-Torials @ Honey Bear Playhomes, Champion

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Says both of the men who outed me as Santa in the forums...

Hmmm... Merry website building??? Hmmm

Very interesting
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Hey now Ed... Santa sees all and impersonating me is gonna put you on the naughty list ;)
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Ed-a-Torials @ Honey Bear Playhomes, Champion

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See guys it's not me after all...
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What a great opportunity to participate in a Sythasite contest!
ARe there any limitations regarding domain names? Does synthasite have to be a part of the URL, or can it be a site built with synthasite and used with our own domain?
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You can use your own domain or a SynthaSite subdomain - there are no restrictions in this regard. As long as it is built with SynthaSite!
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this is awesome!! y'all know i'm there!!

are we going to have something like this every month? that would be interesting, and it would certainly make people work harder on their sites.

either way, good job synthasite

can't wait to see everyones sites.
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I can see the competition is gonna be stiff - LOL
Good luck bud..... maybe they should back date it to last month. Ha ha
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Ed-a-Torials @ Honey Bear Playhomes, Champion

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Hey chief I am not the type to nominate myself so it's all yours and everybody elses...

I just threw that rotating banner together and put it on my index page with a direct link to the contest...

Just wanted to share it with everyone...

Ed
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actually, you are supposed to nominate your own work into the contest. the actual voting doesn't start until after the synthasite panelists choose the competition. then the synthasite community, and/or others can nominate a winner. best of luck.
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Hey buddy, where's your competitive spirit?
Vinny can start writing that cheque out.
I'm dying to shake the man's hand.

I've already cut and pasted that "Best SynthaSite" logo on my website.
Check it out HERE

Just kidding... wonder how many people tried to click the link though. LOL
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This is a great idea! However, I have no idea where I might find a list of Synthasite sites (and URLs), so as to review as many as possible, and vote for my favourites?
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Hi ArcherKing,

All nominations will be reviewed by a SynthaSite panel, who will select the finalists and post the links to bestof.synthasite.com in December, so watch this space!
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Thank you for the reply, Charlene. And the feed* (*don't those little cupcakes look good enough to eat? Bet I'm nowhere near as tasty - except to 'mozzies' and other crawling things that lurk in the night.). And, yes, Glen Bramlitt hits the nail on the head. PS: speaking of bites and stings and other pesky things . . . my site http://infolive1.synthasite.com is linked to http://sisteronsite.synthasite.com . . . so if anyone needs free advice re: a troublesome malady or ailment, etc., they are welcome to discuss the problem with a registered Nursing Sister Live Online in Real Time, i.e., from 7PM-9PM* Mon-Fri (*SA Standard time).
'Bon Chance' re: the competition everyone!
To your success!
Archer King
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A really awesome idea, guys. Good luck to all participants in the running and happy website building.
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See Ed.... It's a common phrase
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@ArcherKing and @Charlene...I love this idea. Charlene, I think what ArcherKing was saying is that it would be good - even in general - if there was a listing of synthasite sites. The only sites I ever see are the ones mentioned in the overheard (twitter) section or the "Featured" sites. Is there a directory somewhere that one could see sites that were made using synthasite? i would imagine this wouldn't be that hard as most of the sites have .synthasite.com at the end of their url. Yes??
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Go have a look here Glen,
http://forsite.synthasite.com/
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I looked at that site last night. Do you update your list? Also, on the "Websites" page, there are two slots that say "Your Site Here" but when you click on it, it says that the form is no longer taking submissions.
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Hi Glen, there is a SynthaSite webring that has been created by a SynthaSite user
http://getsatisfaction.com/SynthaSite....
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Just had look at your site Glen. Really amazing art.
Cannot believe its hand drawn - Stunning work, I'm really impressed.
You might want to consider reducing the resolution on the pictures though,
they take a very long time to load.

As to the "Websites" page, I'm busy re-doing it at the moment.
I've had so many requests from people to list their sites, that I've used
up the quota that Wufoo allows me for the month. Thats why the form is no
longer taking submissions. This will be reset on the 1st though.

I've had to re-think my "websites" page as there are just to many sites to
list on one page. I need to take over a 100 screenshots of all the new sites
so this is taking a bit of time but I'm working flat out on it. Hope to be
finished in the next day or two. Would you like me to include yours?
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@Ruth...thanks...I saw that post last night. That might be a really good idea.

@Boomer...I would love it if you could include my site next time. That would be great. I think that is a great thing you are doing to take the time and post people's websites. Oh, and thanks for the tip on decreasing the resolution of the pictures. And thanks for the compliments!
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@Glen Bramlitt

We are planning on having a site directory early next year.

BTW: Love your art - you are very talented!
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Hey bokkie, nice!
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@Charlene...that would be excellent! In the meantime, I did a google search " *.synthasite.com " and there are quite a few listed. Thanks for the compliments btw
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PS: Charlene do you really 'drive' at some 250k's per hour? (And I thought it was a 'bat'! - which make lovely pets, incidentally). Perhaps it would be a better idea to try 'mind-travel', i.e., thinking at faster-than-light-drive? It's really exhilarating and much safer . . .
PPS: the day that nuclear scientists figure out how to power space craft, using 'nuclear energy', is the day that we'll all be able to buy our own Model-T flying-saucers and stop crawling along with all the other 'plebs' (travelling in the latest noxious-fume emitting 'mercs', at what was once (quaintly) known as 'rush-hour'? . . . probably talking about some other kind of speed . . . hello?
Kind regards,
Archer King
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I'm sitting here in awe whilst going over several sites. It's going to be so hard to vote for just the one person. Are we allowed to vote for more than one? (I have three sites I'd really like to nominate). I went over the T&C's though can't find anything that states you can only vote once.
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LiG....did you do a search? Or did you look at ones that people have posted? I wonder if synthasite could start a tab or post or something where people who have created a site could quick post their links so that others can look at the list, check out the sites, and then have a better idea of who they'd like to vote for. ?????
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Hi Glen.

I had a look over the one's people have posted already. But, also, you can view many by clicking on the poster's image as it will take you to their Dashboard. If the person has added their site, you can click their link that way.
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Wow! This is really cool! Goodluck to all of us. God bless everybody!

www.digitalretouching.co.nr (www.digitalretouching.synthasite.com)
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There are a number of threads in this forum where people have posted links to their sites. Here are a few of them for you to check out:
http://getsatisfaction.com/SynthaSite...
http://getsatisfaction.com/SynthaSite...
http://getsatisfaction.com/SynthaSite...
enjoy!
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Thanks for that, Ruth. Oh, also, I may be having a momentary lapse of blindness, though I can't see if anyone's answered my question in this thread in relation to how many times one is allowed to nominate. Is there a limit?
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@Grace I love your website - so creative. Which template did you use as you starting point?
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Guido
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My links page is for website resources and sites to help in the creation of a website. If you get me 3 of them with some of your logo work because I think that might go over well as well as reduce your main banner to include to the rotating banner.. Then go to my links page and you will find an online animated GIF maker just combine the three images into one GIF. As well, write a brief description in your words. (sorry surfer terminology will be edited) ;)

Boomer
Way cool man that when you Google Synthasite.com that your site and mine is on the first page. Granted yours has been up much longer than mine and it was only last week that I added my Santa came a calling section to my index page with the reference to Synthasite and my under 6 hour website. It is nice that we are in the first page out of 423,000 other references. Where did we go right??? lol

Good karma maybe ;)

Ho, Ho, Happy site building
Ed
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Thanks, bra.. I'll work on it today. I saw the google listings for you and boomerdude last night - very way cool!
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L.i.G. go check out http://atgtest.synthasite.com I've made a few changes to your logo & did a page card mock-up. If you like it I'll do the others the same way. Peace, bra-ette.
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Boomer -Apparently I'm not smarter than a 5th grader. Maha, I knew it looked odd when I wrote it. forsite. Say it with me, people. for. Site. Thanks for your message though; it was nice of you to say. I think the time you take to work on forsite is remarkable; you do an amazing job. Oh, the only thing I'm using on my site is the Evergreen template with countless two columns, sweeps and spacing. It seems to work better than anything else in relation to the theme I have going.
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Gigi -I just went and had a look. I love the reshaping of the logo; I think it looks a lot better. Clar-see. I also really like what you've done with the corresponding photo. I think it looks uber great...but in saying that, I might keep it as it is. I know it's very rudimentary of me; maybe even a little bit sad. But, I like basic, basic works for me. As I said the other day, my home consists of floorboards, one couch, a mountain bike, bookshelf, one tv/dvd and a cat. I may end up changing my mind later on, though I guess with what I'm trying to represent on my site, I think basic is better for me. Where as for you, because of what you're representing, the graphics work much better in your favour. Does that make sense? Right, public holiday here so I'm off to do some housework with the likings of some Kate Bush and New Order! Be back later. Thanks so much, Gigi!
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@L.I.G you can nominate as many sites as you want, as well your own. Just an important note that number of nominations will not increase the changes of being chosen as a finalist.
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Thanks for that, Charlene. Ick, I can't bring myself to vote for my own..but there are about three other's I'd really like to nominate...so I just wanted to make sure we weren't on a 'only vote for one person' basis.
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I just want to ask, is there an email confirmation from Synthasite that they have received the submitted application for the Best of Synthasite or confirming that my site is on the list for nomination, or it's been understood once you have completed the application form for this contest?

Thanks.

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Hi Grace,

We are not sending any email confirmation at he moment. I will turn this function on in the form.

Have you entered?
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Yap. I already submitted my application. And i am very inspired of working of the updates for my site.

Thanks:)
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@Ed...I did a Google search for Synthasite.com and I only saw Boomer's forsite site...I didn't see yours.
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I think Google has different servers for different countries and that's why your
page one will be different to my page one.
I just checked and I also pick up Ed on page one.
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I just Googled "forsite" and I'm finally on page one. (No: 4 in fact)
I'm in that golden triangle. Cool hey...?
Results 1 - 10 of about 56,800 for forsite. (0.84 seconds)
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Hmmm how odd Glen

The results you got showed 235,000 results and when I go to Google.com and search Synthasite.com I get 420,000

Interesting, could you be using your mailbox google search because sometimes that doesn't show all the results. In any case that is peculiar.

As you are in Florida as Guido I would think you would get the same results as us. I am in Washington State and Boomer is in S. Africa so I don't know if there is anything to the country thing but you never know...





It took two screenshots ;)

Ed
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How come the screenshots dissapeared ??
Anyway I'm not gonna do one. (even though I must have the fastest screenshot finger on GS by now) LOL

Here's what I get bud.
Results 1 - 10 of about 419,000 for synthasite.com. (0.24 seconds)
7th out ot 10
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I just tried again... you both are on page 1 if you google "synthasite.com" Boomerdude is #4 / Ed's #10.

without the ".com" you don't show at all here in the sunny south. ( I stopped at page 10 )
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I'm using a greasemonkey script for "Google Redesigned" so maybe that has something to do with it. At home I use Google Chrome and I just did another search for "synthasite.com" and I got 235,000 hits again in 0.25 seconds. I dunno. HOWEVER...forsite is now #3 on my list. Now I just need to get http://glenbramlittcreations.synthasi... on that first page!
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So you guys got me curious and here's what I found: forsite number 5 (first one after the results for synthasite.com itself) and honeybearplayhomes at number 7.

btw, I'm in South Africa too.
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Santa is gonna shed a tear. He got this message today in his chat and no return email...

So sad...

[11:43] abbiiepaige : Hello Their Santa errm my name is abbie would it be possible for u to send a letter home for my daughter for free with no charge get back to me ?

Is abbiiepaige on the forums perhaps?

Ed
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forsite comes up as #9 on my google search.