• Navigating Saxpics.com (or, What the Heck Happened Here?)

    by  • June 6, 2010 • Uncategorized

    About three years ago, I finalized the sale of saxpics.com to USAhorn. Without going into overwhelming detail why I sold the website, I really wanted to get some extra cash to help paying a few bills and I really didn’t have the time to devote to keeping up the ‘site. I had a few offers, but I went with USAHorn because they said that they’d maintain the ‘site as an information resource, not just as a sales ‘site.

    After USAHorn bought the ‘site, they did an overhaul of the database system I used to store the pictures, Coppermine Photo Gallery. They also used a new system to lay out each page (I had used straight HTML). The problem with this was that it broke a lot of links and a lot of pictures became semi-inaccessible. It’s still a lot like that, today.

    Fortunately, considering I designed the the original website, I do know how to navigate it. To an extent :).

    Please note that I haven’t checked all the links and some of the directories do have redirects to a 404 page. Additionally, things may be slightly misfiled or kinda just thrown around, especially for makes/models I hadn’t done any research on before I sold the website: see those “Main Instrument Pages” for the makes/models I did research. If I remember correctly, the last section I did for saxpics.com before its sale was Pierret.

    A final comment I have is that some of the pages used Java-based navigation. It was cutting-edge for the late 1990’s, but it’s outdated, now.

    For what it’s worth, I like the overall LOOK of the redesigned saxpics.com website. I also think that the picture layout looks rather spiffy. So, you might want to check out the new version before using the links below. Or not. Hey, I just provide the info.

    Main Instrument Information Pages:

  • http://www.saxpics.com/buescher
  • http://www.saxpics.com/buffet
  • http://www.saxpics.com/conn
  • http://www.saxpics.com/Couesnon
  • http://www.saxpics.com/dolnet
  • http://www.saxpics.com/Keilwerth
  • http://www.saxpics.com/Keilwerth-old/Old/pponzol.htm (Peter Ponzoll Interview regarding the Keilwerth horn that bears his name)
  • http://www.saxpics.com/king
  • http://www.saxpics.com/Kohlert
  • http://www.saxpics.com/martin
  • http://www.saxpics.com/pierret
  • http://www.saxpics.com/sax
  • http://www.saxpics.com/selmer
  • http://www.saxpics.com/sml
  • Picture Galleries:

  • http://www.saxpics.com/the_gallery/beaugnier
  • http://www.saxpics.com/the_gallery/buescher
  • http://www.saxpics.com/the_gallery/buffet
  • http://www.saxpics.com/the_gallery/conn
  • http://www.saxpics.com/the_gallery/Couesnon
  • http://www.saxpics.com/the_gallery/dolnet
  • http://www.saxpics.com/the_gallery/Eppelsheim
  • http://www.saxpics.com/the_gallery/grafton
  • http://www.saxpics.com/the_gallery/holton
  • http://www.saxpics.com/the_gallery/Keilwerth
  • http://www.saxpics.com/Keilwerth/misc_pics/adler
  • http://www.saxpics.com/Keilwerth/misc_pics/amati
  • http://www.saxpics.com/Keilwerth/misc_pics/hohner
  • http://www.saxpics.com/Keilwerth/misc_pics/huller
  • http://www.saxpics.com/Keilwerth/misc_pics/weltklang
  • http://www.saxpics.com/the_gallery/King
  • http://www.saxpics.com/the_gallery/Kohlert
  • http://www.saxpics.com/the_gallery/Leblanc
  • http://www.saxpics.com/the_gallery/malerne
  • http://www.saxpics.com/the_gallery/Martin
  • http://www.saxpics.com/the_gallery/misc
  • http://www.saxpics.com/the_gallery/misc_rare
  • http://www.saxpics.com/the_gallery/Olds
  • http://www.saxpics.com/the_gallery/orsi
  • http://www.saxpics.com/the_gallery/pierret
  • http://www.saxpics.com/the_gallery/Sax
  • http://www.saxpics.com/the_gallery/selmer
  • http://www.saxpics.com/the_gallery/slideandodd
  • http://www.saxpics.com/the_gallery/sml
  • http://www.saxpics.com/the_gallery/yamaha
  • http://www.saxpics.com/the_gallery/yani
  • Alternate Picture Galleries:

  • http://www.saxpics.com/cpg143/albums/beaugnier
  • http://www.saxpics.com/cpg143/albums/buescher
  • http://www.saxpics.com/cpg143/albums/tone_series
  • http://www.saxpics.com/cpg143/albums/true_tone_series
  • http://www.saxpics.com/cpg143/albums/buffet
  • http://www.saxpics.com/cpg143/albums/conn
  • http://www.saxpics.com/cpg143/albums/Couesnon
  • http://www.saxpics.com/cpg143/albums/dolnet
  • http://www.saxpics.com/cpg143/albums/Eppelsheim
  • http://www.saxpics.com/cpg143/albums/grafton
  • http://www.saxpics.com/cpg143/albums/holton
  • http://www.saxpics.com/cpg143/albums/Keilwerth
  • http://www.saxpics.com/cpg143/albums/King
  • http://www.saxpics.com/cpg143/albums/Kohlert
  • http://www.saxpics.com/cpg143/albums/Leblanc
  • http://www.saxpics.com/cpg143/albums/malerne
  • http://www.saxpics.com/cpg143/albums/Martin
  • http://www.saxpics.com/cpg143/albums/misc
  • http://www.saxpics.com/cpg143/albums/misc_rare
  • http://www.saxpics.com/cpg143/albums/Olds
  • http://www.saxpics.com/cpg143/albums/orsi
  • http://www.saxpics.com/cpg143/albums/pierret
  • http://www.saxpics.com/cpg143/albums/Sax
  • http://www.saxpics.com/cpg143/albums/selmer
  • “http://www.saxpics.com/cpg143/albums/slideandodd
  • http://www.saxpics.com/cpg143/albums/sml
  • http://www.saxpics.com/cpg143/albums/yamaha
  • http://www.saxpics.com/cpg143/albums/yani