View Full Version : new Pirates of Emerson website

Karl Fields
04-22-2008, 02:50 PM
As some of you know, we did sort of a co-op haunt in Fremont last year. We selected 4 other haunters to share our space and took most of our haunt to Santa Cruz. Boy, if you thought running a haunt is challenging, try two – 60 miles apart :)

Anyway, we have made a decision to go back to All Pirates - All the Time. We will only be running the Fremont location for 2008. To kick this off we have a new web site. Please check it out – but the REAL reason I am posting is so those with different browsers can tell me, off list, of any issues.

Most everything is up except Video, Pictures and a Store.



EDIT: And thanks to Rob and crew at Village of Darkness for the quick turn around!

04-22-2008, 03:24 PM
Nice, the pirate got me when he poped up.lol.

04-22-2008, 03:27 PM
Looks great Karl, very nice layout!

I highly recommend Rob at the Village of Darkness for a great website!

04-22-2008, 03:35 PM
Everything seems to load very quickly for me on Explorer 7. The first time you see the home page it looks like the ship is coming towards you, but the second time it does look like you are aooming in on the ship. The Photos link works for me so they must have just got that done. The Ticket Sales works, as do the links to sponsors. The photos on the Charter-A-Ship page don't enlarge. Might I suggest making them thumbnails so they van be made bigger? Hope this helps.

04-22-2008, 03:42 PM



Karl Fields
04-22-2008, 03:45 PM
Actually The Village of Darkness didn't do the photo or charter-a-ship. That be me :(
I am going to have the enlargement onmouseover on the charter pics, just can't find the method I want to use (no javascript - please)

Jolly Pumpkin
04-22-2008, 10:10 PM
I love the website, but I would definately get rid of the into. The ship looks great at first, but eventually becomes distorted and pixelated. It doesn't flow well with the rest of the site and is way too slow. Or you could just have a button to skip the intro. You can skip the intro by clicking home, but some people may not figure that out right away. But either get rid of the intro or get a completely new intro.

04-23-2008, 10:20 AM
Hey Karl,

Looking great! But the whole site loads very slow, and I have pretty fast 10mb download internet. It gets kinda frustrating after a short time.


thanks for the video btw, arrived a couple days ago.

04-23-2008, 03:42 PM
Will it be listed in the store? I'd love to buy one, especially if it includes any parade footage. That must be a sight!

04-23-2008, 04:39 PM
Sorry shawnc, I was part of Haunting Fields last year, video was from that.


04-23-2008, 05:07 PM
I saw the TV shows and the videos on youtube. A longer video of the whole thing would really be something.

Ken Spriggs
04-24-2008, 08:01 AM
Sir Fields........looks great!

it works for me just fine

Be out that way this weekend.......to see the kids
If i have time I will stop by

damon carson
04-28-2008, 06:31 PM
Karl nice site! I like how the objects are interactive. You need a gallery and a video though!. Your haunt is too awesome not to show off Matey!!!

Karl Fields
04-28-2008, 07:17 PM
I didn't know you were coming until it was too late to change plans. Needed to spend the weekend in Seattle.

Next time!

Mephisto the Great
04-28-2008, 10:20 PM

Great update! I do agree that you should nix the intro; it's cool but bogs down my hi-speed internet (on a Mac using Safari and Firefox). The fade-in menu and scroll is far more effective on the outset...and you'll encourage repeat viewings by not forcing guests to endure the same slow-moving animation.

If you're totally in love with the intro, then have a "skip intro" option at the bottom. Your haunt is one of a select few I've always wanted to attend (I'm up here in Seattle) and your site makes me want to visit even more!

Mephisto the Great


Karl Fields
05-07-2008, 11:41 PM
Will it be listed in the store? I'd love to buy one, especially if it includes any parade footage. That must be a sight!

Doubt if we'll get around to selling videos again - just to much work for the little money.

But I do have some uneditted footage of our parade last weekend. Great way to keep the crew involved until the season starts and we ended up with about 35 participants. We were in that good old pirate parade Cinco de Mayo in San Jose.


05-08-2008, 11:25 AM
That was great! I bet everyone really looks forward to your appearance in a parade.