December 16, 2008 11:46 pm
Lindens unravelled the new design for secondlife.com portal ft. Big SpaceShip. Behold! They are as kind to ask us if we like. Hmmmm. Let me think about that. NO! And it seems neither does the rest of the crowd. Why not? I can think of numerous reasons, but here’s my top 3 on why this page is FAIL:
- It’s f*cking _flat_. You’re trying to sell a 3D!!!! world. Right. Black background. Sweet, and so web 2.0…. *rolls eyes* If you add at least a gradient (to create a sense of depth) or reflections. Same for your ‘photographs’. I can from head advise 20 people who’d produce more appealing content with no post-processing.
- Where did the content go? When I visit your homepage, I want to know what’s the latest news, how many people are there online, how are we doing, … . I don’t mind if you game those numbers & stories, but at least show them. If I need click thrice to find those, just nvm. Like euhm… what if I’m not interested in Second Life for play, flirt, shop or dance?
- I hate scrolling. More and more people are using mobile devices or ’smaller’ portable laptops to browse the webs. Your client might not be suited for those devices, but you do want to leave a good impression, no? Give every ’screen’ it’s function or move it out. If it’s just for showing of graphics quality - yeah right - move it to the showcase will you. Will save me my scrolling trauma. And if I am forced to scroll after all, vertical direction, please!
Cuddo’s though on not selling land on your front page anymore! That’s one hoax less. :D Oh, if you want to see it ‘full screen’, just take off the ‘?w=300&h=193″ hspace=”10″‘ and you get this. Yikes! Big Spaceship