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    Default Buckobecks ( a dinosaur evolving)

    Hello Steve, I'm not sure if my website meets the criteria you put forth so it may need to be moderated. The main page

    http://buckobecks.com

    and other pages were mostly created with an earlier versions of Xara such as (Xara Xtreme 3.2/Menu Maker 1.1/Xara 3D 6) , all of the graphics, gifs, and mouse overs; even those used in other apps on the page, were created in these earlier versions and painstakingly pieced together in the aforementioned apps, but I did all of the html, java, css etc. myself. These were made years ago when I had neither the knowledge or capability to produce a snappy webpage all in one program such as Xara Pro X as I do now. More recently I have been creating the newer pages and updated pages completely in Xara Pro X, some of these specific pages are

    http://buckobecks.com/phantasmagoria.html
    http://buckobecks.com/xaraxtreme.html
    http://buckobecks.com/xarathreedmain.html
    http://buckobecks.com/wildlifegallery.htm

    Even though the main page and other were not created entirely in a program such as Xara Pro X I believe it exemplifies what a I and program such as Xara could do even in their infancy. It also shows how we have continued to evolve into a leaner, meaner machine. Even my dinosaur of a home page was proudly created with XARA.
    Mark Beckemeyer AKA (buckobeck)
    Amateur artist and hobbyist macro photographer. I like bugs.
    buckobecks.com

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    Default Re: Buckobecks ( a dinosaur evolving)

    Hello Mark, Welcome Back to TG

    A lot has changed around here. Steve is no longer a moderator, but I am . I've approved your thread, your site is indeed a good example of what can be done with older versions of the software.
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    Default Re: Buckobecks ( a dinosaur evolving)

    Mark,

    Really nice site ... Some great seamless textures too.

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    There is a spelling mistake ... You don't need the "h" on "as"
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    Default Re: Buckobecks ( a dinosaur evolving)

    Fun and very interactive.

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    Default Re: Buckobecks ( a dinosaur evolving)

    Has anyone noticed how fast they load? Much faster than the latest versions.

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    Default Re: Buckobecks ( a dinosaur evolving)

    Hi Frances. A lot has changed around here and I will miss the old familiar faces, but the new crowd seems like a great bunch and I can't wait to make new friends that are as fanatical about Xara as I am. I have thought about updating my entry page but just have not had the heart to do it, and as you said it is a good example of the older versions of Xara and what can be done with them. I think I will save Pro for updating the other older pages and creating new ones. Thanks for the warm welcome.

    Keith, I am glad you liked the website and it's nice to meet someone who also enjoys seamless textures. Thanks for pointing out the spelling mistake, I am always looking for ways to improve and I always appreciate folks who are willing to help out. Can't believe I have overlooked it all this time. It is now fixed.

    Gary, always nice to hear from you. Fun and interactive is what I always try to achieve. I like to try and keep things interesting as well as enjoyable. I love your eyeball!

    James, thanks for dropping by. I agree with your observation on the load time, it's pretty darn good considering how graphics happy I tend to be. LOL
    Mark Beckemeyer AKA (buckobeck)
    Amateur artist and hobbyist macro photographer. I like bugs.
    buckobecks.com

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    Default Re: Buckobecks ( a dinosaur evolving)

    Mark, I just visited your site and I love it. Lots of neat stuff there. I was impresses with grandpas girls, did you write that? It was awesome.
    Larry a.k.a wizard509

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    Default Re: Buckobecks ( a dinosaur evolving)

    Hi Larry. Yes, I wrote all of the quasi rhymes and short stories on my site. Glad you like it, I wrote Grandpas Girls shortly after my wife and I were granted guardianship of two of our young granddaughters. I have more stories and such in the vault on the home page and on the blog if your so inclined and did not discover them.
    Mark Beckemeyer AKA (buckobeck)
    Amateur artist and hobbyist macro photographer. I like bugs.
    buckobecks.com

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    Default Re: Buckobecks ( a dinosaur evolving)

    Hello fellow Xara users. I added a couple of pages to my website. They were completed in Xara Pro 11 but started in Xara Pro 8 (X). They seem to work OK, but I am not entirely happy with
    the way they turned out and may do them over at some point; if I don't' get sided tracked. They are sufficient for now, and my website is mainly a hobby/distraction for me. I mess with it
    when I can find the time. I did learn a lot of new things about Xara while making them and it was a good learning experience. Now that I have have completed this project I see a lot of things I would have done differently. Maybe I will save them for the next addition to my site.

    If you would like to check them out you can link to them from my main website here:

    Buckobecks

    Or link directly to them here:

    Buckobecks 45 Free Skulls

    Buckobecks 40 Free Suns
    Mark Beckemeyer AKA (buckobeck)
    Amateur artist and hobbyist macro photographer. I like bugs.
    buckobecks.com

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    Default Re: Buckobecks ( a dinosaur evolving)

    If anybody tried these two new pages please let me know how they worked for you.
    Mark Beckemeyer AKA (buckobeck)
    Amateur artist and hobbyist macro photographer. I like bugs.
    buckobecks.com

 

 

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