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FXhome and the Paris Apple Expo 2006

Posted: Thu, 7th Sep 2006, 8:35am

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Next week Apple Expo 2006 arrives in Paris, showcasing all the latest and greatest technology and software available for the Mac.


FXhome will be making an appearance at the show to talk business with various important personages, so keep an eye out for schwar if you're going to be attending.


After the Expo we'll have some very important announcements to make, so make sure you watch the FXhome news closely over the next few weeks!

The New Look

By now you have no doubt noticed that FXhome.com has had something of a redesign - we hope you like it! We've taken a long, hard look at every aspect of the site and given it a fresh lick of paint.


We're particularly proud of the new Products section, which contains some great movie clips courtesy of Ashman, Sollthar, MMMProd and er-no. Big thanks to them and everyone else that has contributed and offered their feedback.


As always with a new design there may be a few quirks we haven't spotted, so if you spot anything please let us know either by replying to this thread or by emailing webmaster@fxhome.com.


Important note: If you notice any pages looking a bit strange, make sure you do a full refresh (Ctrl-F5) before reporting it as a problem.

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Posted: Thu, 7th Sep 2006, 8:48am

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Oh my god, you guys, I'm loving it! My only complaint is that "community" doesn't automatically direct to forums, but I'm sure you guys can change/fix that whenever you need to. Really nice, blog-esque layout.

This is what? The 5th revamp I've seen? From blue 2003 to purple-forum 2004 to simple tab design 2005 to even simpler design 2005 to AWESOME design 2006.

You guys never cease to amaze.

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A few more notes...

-The red, emboldened "Welcome back," text right after you log in doesn't look great in red. Black, perhaps?

-The search button is easy to find, yeah, I get it, but does it have to stray that far from the un-gradiented simplicity of all the other buttons? It sort of sticks out like a sore thumb.

-The edges on the navigation and some of the windows look too gaunt and accidentally divided, as if the page loaded things scattered. Perhaps add a one pixel stroke to the edges of some of the windows? Maybe also make your grey tone for the selected navbar item a bit darker, I can hardly see it on my notebook's LCD. This of course could just be a problem on my end, but I could see everything on the site I looked at 20 seconds ago just fine.

-The divides in posts aren't easy to find. This is a common problem in poorly-made forums (not to say at all that this is one) where you have to struggle to find where the new post starts. Curved edges on the top and bottom of every post, maybe? I know you want simple, rectangular stuff, but maybe you went a little overboard.

-The movie download box is too white for it's own good. On a movie's info page, the download box blares out at you too much. It was better when it was a smoother color. The harsh contrast makes the movie info pages seem a little convoluted.

-Add one of those Apple-esque reflections under the flags in the store sections. They're bland, and could use a little 'spice'.

That's about it. I'm loving the interace tweaks, such as the cleaner cut buttons and the gradient/line-patterned background. Exactly my style.

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Posted: Thu, 7th Sep 2006, 8:59am

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Wow - very nice eek I really like the video on the frontpage.

Great work!

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Posted: Thu, 7th Sep 2006, 9:03am

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Thanks Ben! We're really pleased with this new design and think it's by far the best we've done over the years.

Regarding the direct forum link, that's something we debated back and forth about for quite a while. In the end we decided not to have a direct link. This way, we can be sure that people will always see the latest news, and it also enables the top menu bar to be tidier, with everything under the community tab, rather than having a news and community tab.

Our thinking is that for major regulars like yourself, the simplest solution is to bookmark the forum or add it as a Firefox quicklink thingy at the top of your browser. We'll have to see how it goes, but I think it'll work out ok.

Shin - if you like the front page video, make sure you check out the new product pages, they've got lots of little video clips. smile
Posted: Thu, 7th Sep 2006, 9:15am

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Well I hope you guys have maybe learned that even making the search bar different colors still doesn't make newbs use it any more than they normally would. So grayscale it? Possibly?

Also, pertaining to the "store" section, the flags could maybe be either smaller or have more flair. Now, the store section, what you really want people to go to, is the most uninteresting part of your site because of those plain ol' flags. I recommend a change.


And please do address if you guys are going to tweak how the posts appear, or any forum stuff, because pretty extreme changes, like eliminating the stroke around the edge of alot of stuff and nixing the rounded edges, can be hard to get used to, especially in the forums. Compromise?

Oh, and I'm digging the gold bar for Gold Users. Clever.

Ten minutes ago when I refreshed the page, and this new CSS started popping up, I literally was all "oh sugar, they've done it again!". And I mean that in a good way.
Posted: Thu, 7th Sep 2006, 9:34am

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Tarn wrote:

Shin - if you like the front page video, make sure you check out the new product pages, they've got lots of little video clips.
It's pretty cool to see what the software can do... Have'nt really tested all the features of EffectsLab as my computer does'nt handle video very well.

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Posted: Thu, 7th Sep 2006, 10:08am

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Just wanted to let you know, I think the new design is awesome! Love it! biggrin
Posted: Thu, 7th Sep 2006, 10:09am

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new design looks great!! wasnt sure what was happening when it was all mucked up till i hit refresh a few times
Posted: Thu, 7th Sep 2006, 10:45am

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Holy crap that freaked me out there for a second
Posted: Thu, 7th Sep 2006, 10:49am

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WOW! Love it! Love the movie clip thing too!!!

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Posted: Thu, 7th Sep 2006, 10:58am

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Great Job. For a second, I thought i'd gone to the wrong site. I really love the video, it really shows just how great your products are. And it's nice to see some of those "stills" in action.

Nice One

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Posted: Thu, 7th Sep 2006, 11:04am

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Yeah, having the video on the front page and the little clips on the product pages is something we've wanted to have for ages. Selling video software without having any video clips was always a bit tricky. smile

Thankfully there's now an abundance of filmmaking talent here at FXhome.com, more than we've ever seen, and we were lucky to have so many FXhomers that were willing to contribute footage.

At some point in the future I'll be hoping to do some tutorials on how to achieve the effects shown in the various video clips, if anybody is interested.
Posted: Thu, 7th Sep 2006, 11:06am

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Site looking great guys. Amazing job as always smile
Schwar - have fun in Paris!
Posted: Thu, 7th Sep 2006, 11:12am

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Fantastic work! The dedication is as always 100%. Love the clips and love the new layout. Good work guys
Posted: Thu, 7th Sep 2006, 11:15am

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This is pretty.

I concur to all changes. cool
Posted: Thu, 7th Sep 2006, 11:36am

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sweeeeeeet......lovin the new design....this is just great

keep it up biggrin
Posted: Thu, 7th Sep 2006, 12:01pm

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Great new look though some prior warning would have caused me less concern that my pc at work had just gone haywire... wink

Good luck in Paris.

Following on from that I was wondering if you had ever promoted the programs to the Digital Video magazines in the UK and elsewhere?

The two mainstream magazines in the UK (Digital Video and Digital Video Techniques) have both had features on special effects recently but only concentrated on programs out of the price range of most amateur users. The FX Home range would have been ideal to show what can be achieved with more affordable software.
Posted: Thu, 7th Sep 2006, 12:57pm

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AHHHH!!!
*dies out of redesign-shock
Good luck in Paris!
Posted: Thu, 7th Sep 2006, 1:00pm

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Something else I forgot to mention is that there's two brand new tutorials now available in the Support section - neon light and muzzle flashes. Simply go to the Support section, then go to the 'Effects' tutorial listing.

More coming soon. smile
Posted: Thu, 7th Sep 2006, 1:23pm

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Wow, I love this!
And good luck in Paris!
I look forward to hear about it!
Posted: Thu, 7th Sep 2006, 2:19pm

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Just got home and decided to look if anything new was happening here at Fxhome, and then.......WAUW!!!

The website looks fantastic,I love the new design (and the video!).

Also, the quotes on the products pages, great idea. Though I did remember "somebody" PM me, asking if you could use my quote, and I couldn't find it. No big deal, the quotes you put on there, are great!
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And good luck in Paris, you'll need it!
Posted: Thu, 7th Sep 2006, 3:37pm

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Nice look guys biggrin! I think the home page layout is alot better it looks really good smile.

Good luck in Paris biggrin.
Posted: Thu, 7th Sep 2006, 4:20pm

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Rating: +1

After exploring the new site, I have decided that, as God put it after he saw Earth completed, "It is good."

I actually think it is better than good. I appreciate how it wasn't really a complete overhaul of the site, but rather a "sexy-afacation" of something I already loved.

The new videos rock. hard.
Posted: Thu, 7th Sep 2006, 4:43pm

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Awesome stuff guys
Posted: Thu, 7th Sep 2006, 5:48pm

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Great job! Refreshing facelift!
Posted: Thu, 7th Sep 2006, 7:07pm

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I did actually find one small problem. After posting in a seperate topic, it didn't show up under the forum. That probably has something to do with my browser though, because I'm using safari, (everything looks strange in safari) but, I just thought I would mention it. The site looks great though!razz Is the change going to be permanent, or just temperary while the expo goes on?


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Posted: Thu, 7th Sep 2006, 7:20pm

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I love the new design! Good luck to the team in Paris. smile
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Gonna take a bit of getting used to, but overall I like it.

The one major problem I have with it though is the Cinema section. It looks rather rudimentary and square with text/backing/background conflicts galore.

It just doesn't have the oompf that it had before. Also the top movie is no longer showcased on the front page, and for some one new, there isn't really a clear indication that leaps right out at you that there even IS a cinema...
Posted: Thu, 7th Sep 2006, 7:34pm

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I agree with ben, it's hard to tell apart different posts. His idea to round off the edges was excellent.

Overall, i find the buttons a little too Windows-y for my taste, other than that, it's pretty good. Room for imrpovement on the link bar on top, though, i liked it when it was more defined.

EDIT: Oh, yeah, the cinema sucks this time around sad. Sorry guys. I liked the old one.

EDIT 2: Here's two issues I spotted:

http://fxhome.com/chat/ajaxchat.html - Live Chat returns a 404 Error

And on the products page, in the 20% Off Offer, upon clicking "Discover" it attempts to bring you to fxhome.com/store/range.htm, which doesnt exist. It needs to be redirected to /products/range.htm.

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Posted: Thu, 7th Sep 2006, 7:49pm

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Thanks for posting those glitches guys, we'll get on them ASAP.

The live chat system is already fixed, sorry about that.

Good to see some new faces turning up to say 'hi'. Hopefully we'll see more FXhomers in the live chat in future!

As for the gaps between posts...it works really well for me. The white space seems to define it really clearly. Perhaps it's a matter of getting used to it? We'll certainly be keeping an eye on things to see how it goes, though, rest assured.
Posted: Thu, 7th Sep 2006, 8:53pm

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Thanks to everyone for the really positive feed back about the new site design and the additional suggestions. We'll be looking in to them and seeing what we can do.

The cinema is the part of the site which has changed the least. The current number 1 movie doesn't have a full banner image which makes it a bit less impressive but with the same images as before it basically looks the same. Maybe this is the next area we'll work on now that the rest is looking much better.

I find the gaps between the posts to be better now than ever before but we'll have a think and see if we can make them even better.

Thanks again everyone! biggrin
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Also, I liked the gray Apple logo in the sidebar, this white one is hard to see with the white background.

EDIT: Well, with these new product icons in the sidebar, they almost look clickable... which gave me the following idea:

I think the icons should be clickable. If someone's a preset maker, you can click on the Presets icon in their sidebar and it will take you to their presets, if they've got movies in the cinema, you can click on the cinema icon and it will take you to their movies, etc. And also, with the products, noobs can come and click on the product icons in the sidebar to take them to either the products page or the discover pages. This could benefit the community... I dont know how, but it could...

EDIT 2: MAKE THE FORCEBAR CLICKABLE! So when noobs come looking for "WUT FORC3?!!?!!??! OMG (this quote courtesy of The English-to-12-Year-Old-AOLer Translator)" they can click on the force bars and it will take them to the page that explains force. There's a page that describes the rating system, get a page that explains the force system. That way we have no more posts like "PAOPLE WIT MOR3 FORCA THINK THEIR BTER THAN 3VERYONE ELSE!!1!!1!1"

Thank you,
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Awesome news! Great to hear about FXHome expanding it's territory, and the video on the front page is nothing short of amazing. It will get people's attention for SURE. I am actually excited!

I think the black box in the cinema section blends into the background too much, and this is one a Mac Cinema Display, which is considered very bright. I also HATE the Apple logo. It makes me want to switch my OS to Windows only. wink I'd either make it grey or have a 2 pixel stroke or something because it looks like a blank space on the right side. I think the "Plus One" buttons should have a rollover like the preview and submit buttons, not having them red and green at all is weird.

I'm not a fan of the search button, it feels too... subsilver... The perfectly angled edges kind of look a little weird on the top left corners of all of the sections, but if you aren't going to change it I'll probably get used to that.

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Posted: Thu, 7th Sep 2006, 10:23pm

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Okay, update on what to fix. Ben-wise, at least.

White bar for post separation is working fine for me now. It's okay. Not the best, but I get what you're trying to do with the 'simplicity-is-key' theme.

I'd still recommend changing the flags, but I personally don't care, as I'll never be new to the site, so I'll always be USA.

The movie page should retain its original contrast. It looks just plain bad now. Like too much info, too much bland, too stark contrast. You can't easily identify what each different part of content is. (i.e. the video download links, video description, and forum snippets at the bottom all look the same and ultimately blend together, making it near impossible for the average user to easily determine what is what.

All the stuff til now has just been some moderate nit-picks, but here's the clencher.

Here's what my main beef is....

The 'Community' tab still needs to redirect to the forums. I understand you need a news section, but this is a pretty big hindrance for me, and, like many people, my bookmarks are so vast, that adding one more thing that I didn't used to have is a little annoying. If you could, and I really mean if you could, perhaps set "redirect to forums" as an option for the navbar under User Preferences. I have no idea how this would work, but I'm sure something similar is possible. This is a pretty big deal to me, and if memory serves, many users called for the forum redirect when it was changed in the last revamp of the site.
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Its been amazing to watch FXhome grow and become the company that it is today. The website looks truly fantastic, everything looks not only profesional, but high end profesional. That movie on the front is simply brilliant, and the ones in the products page are the same. The whole website is more intuitive, easier to navigate etc. I'm sure the new site design will bring in loads more customers.

Great job guys.

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I'm really digging the new site! biggrin I have a couple gripes, which pretty much reiterate what people have already said.

-I liked how each link on the topbar had it's own defined space, or tab. Is there any possibility that can come back in any way, shape, or form?

-Some of the buttons look like they're from Mac OS 9...

-I don't really like the harsh color transitions. For example, the topbar goes from white to the background without anything in between like a stroke or a fade or something. Also, the space in between the forum posts is kinda hard to get used to...

-I really liked the cinema the way it was...with the banner. Could you bring that back? smile

Things I really like:

-The new product pages are AWESOME! I felt like buying the products all over again!

-The program features checklist was really nice!

-The in-browser chat applet is sweet!

-The team page is awesome!

-The new tutorial section is cool!

-I like to use exclamation points!

SUGGESTED IMPROVEMENTS:

-If you can, change the educational discount page to use the selected currency, it could clear up some confusion.

-Ben's 'Flag Reflection Idea' and 'redirect to forum option' both sound cool

-Change the Tutorial Section so it doesn't automatically start playing the Timeline tutorial. Make it start with a graphic saying: 'Select a tutorial category above, or choose a tutorial to the left.' or something like that.

-Add a little guy (like on the 'Join the discussion' button on the news page) next to the 'Welcome back [username]'

-Send a PM to all new registered members welcoming them, and linking to things like the 'Support Center', 'UFAQ5', Forum Guide and Forums, and the User Preferences panel.

-Possibly color code the 'Submit','Preview','Rate Up', and 'Rate Down' buttons

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Sorry if I was a little harsh...I really like the site. It's frickin' amazing that you guys are going to the Apple Expo! Good luck with that!

(And who do I have to sleep with to get a quote on the product page? wink )
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Has anyone usinf firefox noticed any issues with the site? I have seen overlapping of text and images, and overall, the site seemed very unappealing. I checked out fxhome on Internet explorer, and was amazed. Is there anything I should do differently with firefox or is just a compatibility issue?
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Klausky wrote:

Has anyone usinf firefox noticed any issues with the site? I have seen overlapping of text and images, and overall, the site seemed very unappealing. I checked out fxhome on Internet explorer, and was amazed. Is there anything I should do differently with firefox or is just a compatibility issue?
You didn't clear your cache.
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gracias
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Dah! I just remembered that last night I dreamt about Apple redesigning their website--but it turns out that my other favorite computer company did! biggrin

I am officially a psychic!



(I probably I got the Apple vibe from the news about the Apple Expo that was posted--it clouded my thinking! twisted )
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It all looks great guys. I think it's awesome! In fact it got me so excited that instead of just buying EffectsLab Pro as I had intended, I bought CompositeLab Pro as well! (okay so the discount helped that descision a little, but so did the video and site redesign).

Now I've actually got a little force to my name. Whoohooo!

Oh, and I'll be posting the preview for my upcoming short film in the next week or so.

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Posted: Fri, 8th Sep 2006, 2:19am

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schwar wrote:

The current number 1 movie doesn't have a full banner image which makes it a bit less impressive but with the same images as before it basically looks the same.

Thanks again everyone! biggrin
The large banner is probably the thing I miss the most, it really filled out the space in a nice way... but really, the Cinema section must be seriously reworked, I preferred the old version a lot more.
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I just realized schwar is saying the large image will still be there, Flying Sock just doesn't have one.
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You know, after spending a little time in the Cinema, I noticed a few changes that I think should be made. They are that first the links to download/play the movie should come somewhere below. You should see the banner for the movie and it's little blurb first and foremost to decide if you want to watch it, then the options to download should follow.

Also, I think a more obvious and better linking system between movies that are part of the same project should be implemented. Say for example when Treasure of the Templars comes out, if someone by chance goes to the page for the trailer for it, there should be a very easy and obvious way to get to the actual film, without wasting time on the trailer, once the film has been released, if the visitor doesn't want to. I can see people watching trailers and wondering when the film will come out, only because they somehow got to the trailer page (like an antiquated link from a post on the forums) instead of the real deal. Along with this, it would be nice if the person's other films were listed right on the page, or in some way more accessible. For the longest time I had no idea that the people who created my favorite FXhom film had even done anything else.

Just a couple thoughts

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Posted: Fri, 8th Sep 2006, 8:09am

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Just a note to people saying "I liked the cinema better as it was before"... The Cinema layout hasn't changed at all. Its the same design as before just with very slightly different box graphics. I think the problem people are seeing is that the rest of the site moved forward but the cinema did not.

If you put back the old cinema graphics now it looks terrible compared to the rest of the site (lots of outlines and overly fussy). The new design means it fits in better but maybe it needs an overhaul like the rest of the site. I'll have a think after the Expo.

If anyone is having any odd graphical experiences on the new site sometimes CTRL-F5 is not enough. Try deleting your cache and it should all be sorted out. biggrin
Posted: Fri, 8th Sep 2006, 11:49am

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Overall, I think the site changes rock. It's a very clean, easy to follow layout and people coming for the first time are sure to be impressed with the professional, easy to use, yet still attractive design. I think that looping video clips are a *great* idea. The main page one is particularly impressive. From a marketing standpoint, you're hitting the right buttons. In the end, the web site needs to focus on promoting the products you are selling. And the key mover for your products is the ability to produce high end movie magic on a low budget. Demonstrating what the suite of tools can do in a visual medium as soon as a visitor arrives is a good idea.

Two points... I think that the forums are the life blood of the site. Not just for product support, but for a sense of community, feedback, sharing projects and accomplishments, etc. I have to say I'm not a fan of the decision to have the community button take you directly to the latest post from the site news. It's important stuff, true, but people who are less used to forums and online communities might take that as a "web page" by itself, finish reading and hit the back button, never even knowing there's a forum community here. Just my two cents, of course.

Then there's this:

schwar wrote:

Just a note to people saying "I liked the cinema better as it was before"... The Cinema layout hasn't changed at all.
Unless I've lost my mind (fully possible, of course) there used to be a nice big linked graphic at the bottom left which took you to the film archives. It seems to be gone. It actually took me a while last night (when trying to find an older movie to show my neice, who is visiting) to find that Archives "tab" in the upper navigation. I think the archive button should be restored.

All in all, though, great job! Keep up the good work.
Posted: Fri, 8th Sep 2006, 3:58pm

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I've noticed that when I click on "Forums" and I would click "View Posts Since Last Visit" it still has the posts from the first time you guys re-did the sight. It's up to 36 now, and I check this site at least 10 times a day...?

I'm using Safari, so I don't know if that's an issue?

Thanks
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schwar said: "Just a note to people saying "I liked the cinema better as it was before"...

Just to clairify, I realize it hasn't really changed. I just thought I'd make the above suggestions for future changes. As I said I think almost everything else is wonderfull (including the community link & the transition between posts), but just thought I'd put in my two cents for upcoming updates/redesigns.
Posted: Fri, 8th Sep 2006, 7:07pm

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Whoa it's apple.com!

Oh, nevermind.
Posted: Fri, 8th Sep 2006, 7:20pm

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schwar wrote:

Just a note to people saying "I liked the cinema better as it was before"... The Cinema layout hasn't changed at all.
Well, unless I'm insane, it has changed, and the biggest problem for me is simply the colors, which don't stand out against each other that all. The center is all shades of dark colors and looks weird. The original cinema section didn't match the rest of the site's look, so why does this one have to?

Don't get me wrong, I'm a big fan of mostly all of the changes to the site. I think it looks a lot more professional and classy, but I just think the cinema needs work, especially since you guys have been saying for a while now you want to make a great place where our work can be displayed. Seems to me you took 20 steps forward with the rest of the site, but left the cinema section in the dust... took a few steps back even.

The rest of the site is fine, don't change it (except for the "Community" tab not linking directly to the forums.. change that!) But rethink the cinema.
Posted: Fri, 8th Sep 2006, 10:23pm

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The old cinema did have the same box styles/graphics as everywhere else on the site, only a darker background image. This is the same as is it now, although the contrast levels between the box and background are different.

We'll look in to it some more you can be sure biggrin
Posted: Fri, 8th Sep 2006, 11:44pm

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For the life of me, I can't find anything about the cinema that isn't brilliant. It looks fantastic. I am thoroughly confused by the complaints.
Posted: Fri, 8th Sep 2006, 11:53pm

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New layout seems to be working well. I have not found any glaring problems with it.

Bonne chance à Paris schwar!
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WOW!! biggrin

Somehow I seem to have missed out the site remake untill now, but yeeeeah I love it! wink Great modern design, and I like the new navigation bar, it's very accessable and more tidy. I just went on here and I saw the navigationbar-buttons starting to appearing slightly different than I'm used to and then the videoclip appeared and I was like "Woaa they've changed it! This is awsome!"

Awsome stuff, guys! And good luck in Paris Schwar!

Oeyvind

PS: I love the golden bar thingy for the Gold Users! wink
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Everything looks great. The cinema too.
Posted: Sun, 10th Sep 2006, 12:01am

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I'm assuming Malone just forgot an <h1> tag here or something, but the CSS on the top of the cinema is screwy. It reads:

With over Over 1.25 million downloads! million downloads to date
Now I'm assuming this is supposed to be

Over 1.25 million downloads!
With over one million downloads to date, etc
Posted: Sun, 10th Sep 2006, 9:14am

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The design rocks, however, only in IE.

It doesnt work correctly in Firefox !!!

Don't know if it's just me...but maybe you should work on the coding a little...so that users, who use firefox, can also enjoy the beauty of fxhome.

but other than that, the changes look great...i like it alot !!!

cheers,
d.
Posted: Sun, 10th Sep 2006, 9:15am

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You need to empty your cache in FireFox DevilSkater. The whole FXhome team only really use FireFox so we are sure its fine in that browser.
Posted: Sun, 10th Sep 2006, 12:58pm

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Is the apple expo going to be on TV that way we can watch fxhome talking on it
Posted: Sun, 10th Sep 2006, 1:40pm

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thx, schwar... quite wicked...it worked =)

cheers,
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How come FXhome isnt on the Exhibitors list?

http://www.apple-expo.com/uk/exhibitors/
Posted: Sun, 10th Sep 2006, 10:58pm

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They are going stealth!
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FXhome is lying to all of us!!! The whole company is a sham!!!! They're really a front for a terrorist organization!!!!

(or maybe Apple Expo just haven't updated the list recently...)

EDIT: Dah! Er-no beat me to making the sarcastic reply! twisted

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Posted: Sun, 10th Sep 2006, 11:00pm

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We are not exhibiting as such... all will become clear in the followup report after the show. wink

I'll be very busy at the expo but if anyone is coming along (and spots me) do come and say hello. smile
Posted: Sun, 10th Sep 2006, 11:05pm

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Would you shoo away any annoying FXhomer, such as myself?
Posted: Tue, 12th Sep 2006, 5:14am

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Site looks great, guys.

One thing I've found, though... I use the infoboxes frame, and the section for movies doesn't work properly. If I click on one of the 10 movies in the list, I get sent to this:

Webpage not found
Sorry, the webpage you requested could not be found on our server.

Please check the link to see if it has any errors

If you got to this page from another website please inform them that their link is broken

If you got to this page from our website please email us by clicking here


Click here to return to our front page
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Well, today the expo starts, so good luck! smile
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Yeah, good luck!
Don't do something I would have done...
Posted: Wed, 13th Sep 2006, 11:53am

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Paris Apple Expo '06

I'm here guys, in the pressroom of the Expo. There are more computers in this place than I've ever seen in my life. Behind me are a couple of Mac Pro's which look very nice indeed (bet they run Windows pretty well as well).

Here are a couple of pics I took on the way in, will write some more soon.


The expo!


Lots of car stands around for some reason.


Mmmmmm, Mac Pro!


In the pressroom!
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Nice images! Looks quite cool. Why are those cars there? crazy razz
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Redhawksrymmer wrote:

Nice images! Looks quite cool. Why are those cars there? crazy razz
I'm guessing it might be because of this:



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Apple had a pretty big stand. The new 24" iMac was there and lots of Mac Pro (as you'll see below) but there wasn't really anything that amazing going on.


Over 60% of the show is iPod stuff (bit boring really). These are the best cases I've come across so far.


One of the amazing Mac Pro + Dual 30inch screen setups. FCP ran amazingly fast (suddenly it'll feel slow on my G5 I'm sure).


The microsoft stand was pretty large and they had lots of stuff to show including lots of Xbox360 bits and this iMac running vista (very well).


A few times I found myself at meetings full of important and scary people. I've been introduced to a few people who run Apple Store both online and the ones appearing all over Europe - very cool.


I was filmed for a video podcast for a Spanish website - they had some amazing equipement including this camera. Many of you will know what it is (a touch over the top for podcasts?) but a fantastic camera all the same. The guys at applecast.es were really friendly and professional and did their best to make me not feel like an idiot although we did have a pretty massive language problem. I expect it'll be a funny video as I'm always terrible on film biggrin


More amazing Mac Pro setups, if they were not strapped down I would probably try and take one home with me.


These are the guys from applecast.es filming the full sized photography studio below. It was fully functioning with top of the line digital cameras and 30inch screens all round showing off the images taken.




It was a pretty big show but I'm told its getting smaller and smaller.


For some this was the device of the show. A ViewSonic monitor with a built in iPod dock and microphone. I'm not sure myself but I'm sure it'll be popular for those who can't afford Apple's screens and PC users with iPods.

I'm on my way back tomorrow after a big party tonight. Catch ya later guys.
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Nice images.. can't seem to find that applecast.es website though.. smile
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Sweet, hope you're having a fun time.
Have fun at the party smile
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Heh, I wish I had that Panasonic to record podcasts with. I do have the Bogen-Manfrotto 501 tripod head it is attached to, though! Look forward to hearing the official report when you get back home.
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It's the HVX, right? No?
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yes, it is.
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i'm closer than i have ever been but i can't go to it sad


razz


Congrats Team FXhome!