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Old June 27th, 2003, 10:01 PM   #1
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Here's a cool idea: everyone post their website addresses! I'd like to see what everyone does!

Here are mine:

www.mpsdigital.com (my film company)

www.pbfilmsociety.org (my film society)

www.wptv.com (the TV station I work at)

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Old June 27th, 2003, 10:59 PM   #2
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A little helpful advice...

If there are going to be a lot of URLs posted here, make sure they're clickable links (Heath, I've already edited yours). To do that, when posting your message, surround the link with the following code:

[ url=http://www.domain.com]http://www.domain.com[/url ]

Or you can also make text links like so:

[ url=http://www.myjob.com]This is where I work![/url ]

Just remove the empty spaces where the Xs appear at "[Xurl..." and "[/urlX]" (Had to use them here so you could see the code)
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Old June 28th, 2003, 12:19 AM   #3
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Old June 28th, 2003, 12:49 AM   #4
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Heath, you did know that anyone with a web site has a little www button underneath all of their posts, yes?
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Old June 28th, 2003, 02:49 AM   #5
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My personal website:
http://www.keithloh.com/

My company's main product site (which I designed)
http://www.clipstream.com

The new version that I'm currently building now:
http://partners.dsny.com/products/video/ (only a few pages work)

Dylan's Pyroglyph Films.com website that I built a couple weeks ago:
http://www.pyroglyphfilms.com

Those are the main ones.
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Old June 30th, 2003, 02:54 PM   #6
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<<<-- Originally posted by Robert Knecht Schmidt : Heath, you did know that anyone with a web site has a little www button underneath all of their posts, yes? -->>>

Not too smart on my part...

heath ;-)
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Old June 30th, 2003, 05:55 PM   #7
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Mine are in the .sig below. You'll find links to sets I've designed during the past 10 years here
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Old June 30th, 2003, 06:55 PM   #8
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Lovely work.
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Old July 1st, 2003, 05:00 AM   #9
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My little web site:

http://www.videoproduction4u.tv

Let me know what you think.

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Old July 1st, 2003, 07:35 AM   #10
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Old July 1st, 2003, 10:38 AM   #11
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That Flash intro was a tad long. Not long in terms of other Flash intros out there but still too long. I think under 10 seconds is ideal. This one was I think 20 seconds to complete? Too long.
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Old July 1st, 2003, 04:49 PM   #12
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I liked it, but I think the flash movie should be even shorter. 5 seconds or so. I have a short attention span.
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Old July 11th, 2003, 12:50 PM   #13
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You can also do a plain [ url]www.site.com[url ] (without the
spaces) and it will display the link as the name as well.....
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Old July 11th, 2003, 01:39 PM   #14
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Thanks, Keith and Dylan.

Take your point on the Flash intro (you can always skip it!!!). I'm at the beginning of a new design.

Does anyone like the noval Navigation (film strip)? Should it stay in the next design?

Cheers again,

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Old July 11th, 2003, 02:35 PM   #15
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Another thing on the intro, you should have it so that if you click anywhere on the screen, they go into the site. This is to save someone wasting time trying to find the "Enter" link.

I definitely have problems with sites that require Flash for any navigation without alternatives. Basically, you are telling people to go away if they don't have the specialized software to even get basic information from your website. I don't think it would be a big deal if you simply added text links at the bottom of the screen for someone who can't be bothered to go get Flash. Either that or have a detection scheme that routs people to the Flash site or the non-Flash site.

That said, the film strip is okay. I don't like navigation where you have to wait for something to animate in order to reveal choices. you may want to make it animate faster so that it doesn't take more time than it would for someone to click a text link. It wouldn't dampen the effect of the animation and would be a more pleasing navigational experience.

I also question the dithering you have on your title graphic. The camera man silhouette behind it looks like a grey blob, unfortunately. If anything on your site, your branding should be of the highest quality. That is why on some sites that are built for low bandwidth navigation often the only large graphic is the branding. Branding is of prime importance for companies. As it is, you are asking low bandwidth users to load up the Flash navigation. So you might as well make your company name of high quality.

The QuickTime movie on the main page doesn't really add anything unless you are going to put a demo reel in its place later. Also, please take this tip from someone who has seen lots of title animations. Lens flares are very amateurish.

Aside from these comments. I like the layout of your website and the colour scheme.
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