WowSlider Creates Beautiful Slideshows

Posted on September 3rd, 2012 by Around The River

I’m very impressed with the free slideshow software created by Wow Slider. I’d been looking for a slideshow program that would allow more than one slideshow on a client’s webpage, and Wow Slider seems to be the answer. I took it for a test drive by creating a slideshow of websites which I have designed or modified. A nice feature is that you can click on the slideshow and be directed to the website(s) which are displayed at the time.

  • Area Real PropertiesWebsite Design & Hosting
  • Around The River BlogsWebsite Design & Hosting
  • Around The RiverWebsite Design & Maintenance
  • Fairway Constructors, Inc.Website Consultant
  • The Kitchen PrescriptionWebsite Redesign
  • Laughlin Adventure ToursWebsite Redesign & Maintenance
  • MCI Homes, Inc.Website Maintenance
  • Ramsey Homes, Inc.Website Maintenance
  • Reinke Heating & A/CWebsite Design & Hosting
  • River Star RentalsDesign Landing Page
  • Team StaggsWebsite Design & Maintenance
  • Stockton Hill RealtyWebsite Redesign
  • Tri-State RealtyWebsite Maintenance
Area Real Properties1 Around The River Blogs2 Around The River3 Fairway Constructors, Inc.4 The Kitchen Prescription5 Laughlin Adventure Tours6 MCI Homes, Inc.7 Ramsey Homes, Inc.8 Reinke Heating & A/C9 River Star Rentals10 Team Staggs11 Stockton Hill Realty12 Tri-State Realty13
Scrolling Photo Gallery Javascript by v2.3m

Wow Slider allows you to export your file for WordPress. Be sure to download the free WowSlider plugin.

To add the slider to my non-Wordpress website, I published directly to my ftp server (input your ftp user name & password, keep default port 21, and specify folder). I also “published to folder” on my laptop, opened the html document which was created, and copied the code into my web html file to specify where I wanted the slider to appear. If using web design software, Sitegrinder, create a layer and use the -literal hint. It also helps to create a template the exact size of your slider dimensions to see where to place your html code, but remove the template from your sitegrinder file prior to generating your website files. To avoid frustration, delete your existing page layer-comp, and create a new one.

Wow Slider gives you five options for saving and using your slideshow files. I’m sure at least one option would be ideal for your needs.

Busy August for Around The River

Posted on August 23rd, 2011 by Around The River

Tom Gallant, owner of Around The River Publishing & Producing, Inc., once again teamed up with Pilot Herb Hess of Laughlin Aviation, LLC to record the 5th Annual Bullhead City River Regatta. At 8:30am while rafters were launching their crafts at Davis Camp, Tom and Herb were flying overhead. Two hours of raw footage was obtained, and many great highlights were captured.

Not only did Tom record the event, he also interviewed River Regatta participants. The majority of those interviewed had positive things to say about the event, while a few mentioned that more signs were needed to signal the exit point at Rotary Park.
Around The River was also pleased to work with Linda Fitzpatrick of the California Historic Route 66 Association in the creation of their 85th Route 66 Celebration – Needles website. They ask that you Join in the fun November 11-12, 2011 as Needles celebrates this prestigious anniversary with a Poker Run, BBQ, and Car Show. Vendor and Car Show applications are available online.

9853 Dike Road

June 2011 Cover

To round off the month, Around The River joined many of the area’s Realtors┬« at Team Fahey‘s gorgeous riverfront listing, 9853 Dike Road. This magnificent home graced the cover of the June 2011 Issue, and being on its sandy beach was like literally stepping into the pages of a magazine.
We are looking forward to a full September starting with the release of our September 2011 Issue of Around The River Real Estate magazine® in our local and Southern California racks as well as online.

Own Your Domain and Hosting Package

Posted on July 23rd, 2011 by Around The River

A few month’s ago, I was redesigning a website for a client. When it was complete and I was ready to upload the files to the client’s site, we discovered through his original designer that a) the client did not own his domain name; and b) the client did not own a hosting package.
The designer agreed to transfer the domain to our client through Go Daddy, and the following steps document this process:
Step 1 – Set up your own account at Go Daddy. There is no fee for this, and you do not have to buy anything. You will be given an account number.
Step 2 – The domain owner (in this case, the designer) initiates the transfer through their Go Daddy account. To transfer, they need to enter your account number and your email address.
Step 3 – You will receive an email from Go Daddy asking if you accept this transfer. You accept.
Step 4 – The domain will appear in your account.
Note: There are no costs involved with the transfer. When your domain is nearing expiration, you will be emailed several times by Go Daddy to alert you that you will need to renew your domain name. You can put a credit card on file and select automatic renewal so you never lose your domain name.

So you own your domain. Now what? You need a hosting package. We highly recommend HostGator. You will not find better customer service, and their hosting packages are very reasonable. If you have one domain, buy the Hatchling Plan. For unlimited domains, buy the Baby Plan. Business unlimited is also available, and comes with a few more bells & whistles.
Note: If you noticed more than one domain has been transferred to you (i.e. a dot com AND a dot net), buy the Baby Plan.

You’ve got your domain, and your hosting package. It’s almost time to go live. You’ll need to tell your domain where to find your host, otherwise known as changing your Domain Name Server (DNS) records. We at Around The River offer this service to our clients, but details are below if you would like to do this yourself.
Step 1 – Log into your Go Daddy account.
Step 2 – Select MyAccount (black button on the right).
GoDaddy Account Button

GoDaddy "My Account" Button

Step 3 – In the left column, under “My Products”, choose Domains/Domain Manager.
Domain Manager

Domain Manager

Step 4 – Choose one domain at a time. Select the Name Server button; a drop-down menu will appear. Select Set Name Servers.
Change DNS Records

Change DNS Records

Step 5 – Select “I have specific nameservers for my domains” which specifies your domain is hosted with another company, and allows you to enter your nameservers. Your ‘welcome email’ from HostGator will specify your name servers. Enter your name servers, and click ‘Ok’. Be sure to change the dns records of your dot com and your dot net if applicable.

You are now ready to design your website, or transfer your existing website files. You may qualify for free transfer through HostGator (see, I told you they offer the best customer service). Around The River can design and/or maintain your website.


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