“Previously I had decided to make this an amateur Pic Post; and since these sites can generate a lot of traffic, I wanted to make sure that I used a clean, low-bandwidth design.”“Previously I had decided to make this an amateur Pic Post; and since these sites can generate a lot of traffic, I wanted to make sure that I used a clean, low-bandwidth design.”
In this installment of Project: Pic Post, we’ll add a few finishing touches… If you haven’t already done so, now is the time to think about your site’s “identity.” Previously I had decided to make this an amateur Pic Post; and since these sites can generate a lot of traffic, I wanted to make sure that I used a clean, low-bandwidth design. As a result of this, the “splash” or entry page would feature a simple, yet inviting graphic using a softcore “girl next door” pic, along with a few simple text links.
User Friendly Design
My “Enter” and “Exit” links are clearly identified. I know that many people don’t like to use “exit” links, but why not? A surfer clicking on it was not entering your site anyway, so why not direct them somewhere else? Forget Yahoo or Disney; I route my exit traffic to my sponsor’s site.
To assist responsible parents in blocking their children’s access to these adult materials, I registered my site with the Internet Content Rating Association / RSACi and the leading filtering software companies. I then provided links for parents to obtain their own copies of the software from Net Nanny, Cyber Patrol, Cyber Sitter, or Surf Watch. I recommend that you do this for all of your adult sites.
A Few More Details
Next, I turned my attention to the submission rules. For guidance, I visited several of the Pic Post sites listed in our resource area, and read their submission rules. I “borrowed” several common rules, modifying them to suit my own needs. As I decided that I would require a reciprocal link, I formatted an example so that submitting webmasters would only have to “copy and paste” a short code snippet. I also modified the “back end” admin sections to match the rest of the site. Although I’m the only one who would see these pages, I like to have a nice “office” to work in.
While this site is a “work in progress,” it is now an attractive, fully functional Pic Post. In our next installment, I will add Profit to the Project, by incorporating sponsor advertising.