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Imperial Russia and Romanov Links => Romanov and Imperial Russia Links => Topic started by: Holly on November 22, 2010, 08:30:45 PM

Title: Otmaa.org
Post by: Holly on November 22, 2010, 08:30:45 PM
Hi, everyone.

With some help from Laura Mabee (Frozentears.org) I've been working on a new educational website on the children of Nicholas and Alexandra. It's going to be a sort of companion to Frozentears.org, but instead of the media presentation it would be a personal, in-depth look at their lives with biographies, letters, anecdotes, pictures, etc.

I'm still in the designing stages but I was wondering if I could get some input from you all. What would you like to see in a new website on the children? Any ideas are welcome.

Thanks!

http://www.otmaa.org
Title: Re: Otmaa.org
Post by: blessOTMA on November 22, 2010, 11:03:44 PM
Holly, I was wondering how your recent trip to Russia effected your out look..I would think it would do so and in unexpected ways .

but instead of the media presentation it would be a personal, in-depth look at their lives with biographies, letters, anecdotes, pictures, etc

This sounds marvelous...perhaps put in chronological order? Or perhaps by theme? Like have a Stardart page, a regimental page?   Just  two examples of many such topics ..with photos , letters , anecdotes, pertaining to the given topic....

Thank you for this endeavor! I'll be watching for it!
Title: Re: Otmaa.org
Post by: Holly on November 23, 2010, 09:52:09 PM
Thanks for the feedback, blessOTMA.
I'm definitely interested in your theme page idea. I'll keep it in mind!

And regarding my stay in Russia, it definitely affected me in many various ways! I planned on writing about it for you and anyone else interested to read. I may do that soon as I have a small break at the moment. I'll let you know!

Title: Re: Otmaa.org
Post by: blessOTMA on November 23, 2010, 10:42:20 PM
Thanks for the feedback, blessOTMA.
I'm definitely interested in your theme page idea. I'll keep it in mind!

And regarding my stay in Russia, it definitely affected me in many various ways! I planned on writing about it for you and anyone else interested to read. I may do that soon as I have a small break at the moment. I'll let you know!

Please do . There is dreaming about doing  something and then there is doing it...and an unexpected experiance/emotion often crops up.
Title: Re: Otmaa.org
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on February 16, 2011, 01:47:16 PM
Just wanted to tell you you have another fan here. Can't wait for the site!
Title: Re: Otmaa.org
Post by: MademoiselleAndrea on February 16, 2011, 03:31:41 PM
Wow, this sounds just GREAT!!! I can't wait for it to be up, Holly!  ;D
Title: Re: Otmaa.org
Post by: Jarian on February 22, 2011, 11:25:02 AM
As everyone else has said, I can't wait to see it when it's done, I'm sure it's going to be marvelous!
Title: Re: Otmaa.org
Post by: Lanie on May 05, 2011, 10:51:09 PM
You know where to find me if you need anything. I still have all those letters and pictures, oh jeez...
Title: Re: Otmaa.org
Post by: Sunny on May 06, 2011, 07:09:06 AM
Holly
i've simply ADORED your previous site about OTMAA, and just can't wait to see the new one: how is the work going?
I liked the previous so much, so i think you could use something of it  :)
Title: Re: Otmaa.org
Post by: Holly on May 07, 2011, 06:58:51 PM
Haha, thank you, Lanie!

Thank you very much, Sunny!! I've been busy lately but the only issue at the moment is trying to get a layout together. I have basically zero experience in creating a layout, although I'm good with Photoshop. Hopefully it'll get made soon!
Title: Re: Otmaa.org
Post by: nena on May 07, 2011, 08:10:43 PM
I have a feeling that it is going to be a great project. Ahm, if I can help you somehow with documents/anecdotes... on regarding the Tsarevich, just let me know!

Ahh, it is so nice to see Lanie posting here!!! Visit us anytime you can. :-)
Title: Re: Otmaa.org
Post by: Holly on May 07, 2011, 08:24:38 PM
Nena, thanks for the offer!! I will definitely be coming to you when I need Alexei information, I'm sure you have quite the collection.

Also, if anyone here has experience with creating layouts I'd be extremely grateful for any help, so PM me if you're interested! Perhaps we could work it into a collaborative effort...
Title: Re: Otmaa.org
Post by: historyfan on May 07, 2011, 09:19:57 PM
That's fantastic!  I, too, can't wait to see it.  I'd love to see letters and that kind of thing.
Title: Re: Otmaa.org
Post by: Laura Mabee on May 08, 2011, 07:58:50 PM
It's going to be awesome! I just know it! : D
Like Lanie, if you need a hand, don't hesitate to ask. If you make your layout design within Photoshop (just what you want it to look like) I can work on coding it.
Title: Re: Otmaa.org
Post by: Olga Bernice on May 31, 2011, 03:46:02 PM
Holly I think your wedsite sounds awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm really excited.

I have 2 suggestions that you might want to take into consideration:
1: PICS PICS PICS (and a bunch of quotes/letters)
and
2:I love to read about before the war and how much fun they had before the war started. I know you had mentioned anecdotes, so you could do a bunch of those, from before the war . . . I know that I'd definitely read those, even if I had no idea who OTMAA was and just stumbled across that accidently.

PS. I'm not familiar with your other website (I don't think, at least). Could you post or PM me the link? Thanks!!!

Title: Re: Otmaa.org
Post by: Olga Bernice on July 05, 2011, 03:30:34 PM
How's your website going, Holly? It sounds great, as I said in my earlier post, and I'm really excited. It's been over a month since you posted on this thread :/ so I'd like to have an update!!  ;)
Title: Re: Otmaa.org
Post by: blessOTMA on July 05, 2011, 09:49:07 PM
I 2nd that =)
Title: Re: Otmaa.org
Post by: Holly on July 08, 2011, 10:05:29 PM
Haha, sorry about lack of activity!

Thank you very much for your suggestions, Olga Bernice. They are definitely helpful! My last website was on freewebs and it was http://www.freewebs.com/anastasia_nicholaievna. It's basically deconstructed now.

As for an update:

Next week I'm meeting with Laura Mabee and we're going to work on getting it up! I'll let you know, of course.
Title: Re: Otmaa.org
Post by: Sunny on July 09, 2011, 12:43:55 AM
I think the pair Holly + Laura can make something really special!
Title: Re: Otmaa.org
Post by: blessOTMA on July 09, 2011, 12:46:44 AM
I think the pair Holly + Laura can make something really special!
That's what I was thinking...a whole lot of Romanov power will be in the room! lol! =)can't wait!
Title: Re: Otmaa.org
Post by: Olga Bernice on July 09, 2011, 07:39:17 AM
Haha, sorry about lack of activity!

Thank you very much for your suggestions, Olga Bernice. They are definitely helpful! My last website was on freewebs and it was http://www.freewebs.com/anastasia_nicholaievna. It's basically deconstructed now.

As for an update:

Next week I'm meeting with Laura Mabee and we're going to work on getting it up! I'll let you know, of course.

Sounds great! Oh, pity, I didn't know you had an earlier site - otherwise I would have been a constant visitor!


I think the pair Holly + Laura can make something really special!

Couldn't have said it better myself!  ;)
Title: Re: Otmaa.org
Post by: Holly on July 09, 2011, 10:02:52 AM
Thank you all! I wouldn't bother if it weren't for my fellow Romanov lovers. =)

Let me know if you come up with any more ideas.
Title: Re: Otmaa.org
Post by: Olga Bernice on August 18, 2011, 11:24:01 AM
Any more updates? Even if there isn't, I decided to bump the thread up. It's been over a month, after all. I think that Holly's site is going to be one of my favorites - right up there with Laura's and GD Ally's!

Keep up the good work, Holly!
Title: Re: Otmaa.org
Post by: Laura Mabee on August 20, 2011, 02:34:00 PM
It's in the works. I think it'll take a little bit of time, as I am going back to school now, and I know Holly has a lot on her plate. But with patience comes great things! :)
I'm sure once things are rolling there will be updates!
Title: Re: Otmaa.org
Post by: Olga Bernice on August 20, 2011, 07:18:53 PM
Thanks, Laura! I don't mean to rush you or Holly or anything, just wanted to make sure it wasn't up and running and somebody just forgot to post it . . . but seeing how that's not the case, I will have patience. :)