How good is our intro?

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  1. paulomunky

    paulomunky UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi everyone,

    We've finally completed our software intro and would love some critical feedback!

    1DayLater helps users track their day-to-day time, money and mileage. We hope our intro makes it seem straightforward. It comes complete with a silky smooth VO which I'm particularly proud of! When you first log in there is a black bar at the top of the screen you can click to check it out

    Anyways please send me your thoughts

    http://1daylater.com

    Thanks! :D
     
    Posted: Jan 29, 2010 By: paulomunky Member since: Dec 12, 2008
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  2. bluedreamer

    bluedreamer UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Nice animation, clear and nice to see captions.

    Animation points:

    1. At the end it just stops... then nothing. Suggest adding a call to action when the animation finishes.

    2. Accessibility - can't turn the lightbox off using Esc or other key, or mouse click away from the close link. Then again why launch in a lightbox? Just embed it in the page, then you can provide non-flash alternative replacment content as well.


    The other things that struck me when the home page opened - it wasn't immediately obvious what the site is about, and the Click to play intro link is buried in all those icons making it hard to spot.
     
    Posted: Jan 29, 2010 By: bluedreamer Member since: Nov 12, 2009
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  3. paul1664

    paul1664 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    No screenshots?

    I dont just mean in the video... no screenshots anywhere on the site? How am I supposed to see what it looks like without registering?

    Paul.
     
    Posted: Jan 30, 2010 By: paul1664 Member since: Aug 10, 2007
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  4. Sublime Decor

    Sublime Decor UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I like it, the animation is great!

    out of interest, where do you get something like that done? How much did it cost?
     
    Posted: Jan 30, 2010 By: Sublime Decor Member since: Jan 20, 2009
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  5. 3 MORE YEARS

    3 MORE YEARS UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    I like the simplicity of the animation. But like the other person said, screen shots etc will help.
     
    Posted: Jan 30, 2010 By: 3 MORE YEARS Member since: Dec 31, 2008
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  6. extremedistro

    extremedistro UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    comment about the site - I couldnt find how to contact you!
     
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    Posted: Jan 30, 2010 By: extremedistro Member since: May 10, 2008
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  7. paulomunky

    paulomunky UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hey guys thanks for all the feedback!
    In answer to your replies...

    bluedreamer - agree with the need for a call to action at the end of our animation. We've actually changed our revenue model from 30 day free trial to a freemium model so the voice over needed cutting down. But we're looking to change that asap.

    also what you said about not having enough explanation has been remarked on a few times, so totally agree with you. Finding it quite hard to write some decent blurb mind

    paul1664 - yes there are no screenshots at the minute, but we're planning on putting them in a seperate tab. I think people definately like to be able to 'window shop' before signing up like you say. cheers!

    Sublime Decor - thanks for compliments, actually we've done the animation in-house so not sure how much it would cost (but i know my brother charges his time out at least £60/hour when he does freelance stuff)

    Scootek - screenshots sound like theyre definately on the menu then! I've noticed a lot of other web-based software out there have screenshots so probably wise to follow suit!

    extremedistro - good point thanks, this may be an oversight or due for the next update I'll have to just check. I know they used to be on there but we've changed things around a wee bit since. cheers :)

    apreciate all the comments so far. please keep em coming!
     
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    Posted: Jan 31, 2010 By: paulomunky Member since: Dec 12, 2008
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  8. Guest

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    I like it. But - Show us how it would look, add screenshots.
     
    Posted: Jan 31, 2010 By: Member since: Jan 1, 1970
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  9. sirearl

    sirearl UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Did not tell me what the site was about in 2 seconds.:eek:

    Why should I strain my brain.?

    Earl
     
    Posted: Jan 31, 2010 By: sirearl Member since: Apr 23, 2007
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  10. gecmark

    gecmark UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    It's good .
     
    Posted: Feb 27, 2010 By: gecmark Member since: Feb 23, 2010
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