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VL Solutions => Welcome => Topic started by: Dweeberkitty on June 09, 2008, 11:16:02 am

Title: New Website!
Post by: Dweeberkitty on June 09, 2008, 11:16:02 am
Hello,

I have made a new website for Vector Linux Solutions. This is the new home of the Multimedia Bonus Disc and I am planning future products and will be looking for ideas and potential partners. I will also be posting polls and surveys in this new area of the forum so stay tuned if you want to get your opionions in. So anyway, check out the new website and let me know what you think. Enjoy!

www.vectorlinuxsolutions.com
Title: Re: New Website!
Post by: budulay on June 09, 2008, 11:30:24 am
Looks cool!
I like this website:D

The only not-so-good thing is that the http://www.vectorlinuxsolutions.com/linktonewpackage link does not work. but everything else is just fine:-)
Title: Re: New Website!
Post by: Megamieuwsel on June 09, 2008, 12:18:13 pm
Get rid of the picture of that grinning jackass: It stinks "Corporate ********" all over the place.
And why build false pretenses with that "Impressing" upshot of some skyscraper?

This may look impressing to "Joe Schmoe" , but to me it looks like "Cheap, dime-a-dozen" airhead websites.

You make a website about MultiMedia; Then at least make it look like that's where the heart is.

Also: the design is not consistent with VL's own homepage.
Not good...
Title: Re: New Website!
Post by: Dweeberkitty on June 09, 2008, 04:51:27 pm
And why build false pretenses with that "Impressing" upshot of some skyscraper?

Multimedia Bonus Disc "The sky's the limit" I just didn't want to use that phrase; it's been so used and over used. So I put a picture of the skyscraper reaching into the sky.

You make a website about MultiMedia; Then at least make it look like that's where the heart is.

I guess you didn't see the part that we will be offering other products and services: Server Solutions, Gaming disc, Windows to Linux migration.

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Get rid of the picture of that grinning jackass: It stinks "Corporate ********" all over the place.

Since this is going to be a real company built around VL, it is important that it look like a real company that knows how to be professional.  Especially for the server products this will be important because most companies will not want to have their servers run by something that looks like it was done by some 13yrd who has too much time on his hands. We will be providing professional support for the products and I wanted to make it obvious that this is a serious endeavor to provide good products and ideas to VL. Come on, everything's open source, you can download the MMBD for free....what more do ya want?

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Also: the design is not consistent with VL's own homepage.

It is not supposed to be consistent with VL's page. I do not want it to be the same as VL's page because I want it apparent that VL Solutions is separate from VL, and yet it is integrated with it, backing it, supporting it....make sense?

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This may look impressing to "Joe Schmoe" , but to me it looks like "Cheap, dime-a-dozen" airhead websites.

You can not like my website if you want; I can't stop you. ;) I hope you have a good day.

P.S. Please do not use any vulgar language, especially on this forum section. I want to keep the threads clean. Thanks!
Title: Re: New Website!
Post by: exeterdad on June 09, 2008, 05:26:39 pm
You honestly did ask a opinion.
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So anyway, check out the new website and let me know what you think.

And I'm sorry, though SuSE might shoot from the hip a little, I see what he is saying.
Title: Re: New Website!
Post by: Dweeberkitty on June 09, 2008, 05:33:06 pm
You honestly did ask a opinion.
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So anyway, check out the new website and let me know what you think.

And I'm sorry, though SuSE might shoot from the hip a little, I see what he is saying.


Of course I asked for opinions, and SuSE-Refugee pointed out some important things. Just trying to explain my reasoning behind why I did the website that way.
Title: Re: New Website!
Post by: M-ake on June 10, 2008, 06:35:45 am
U know Suse-refugee, on some art sites ppl get warned/banned for using your kind of "critique".

I think the website is nice and clean.
Title: Re: New Website!
Post by: kc1di on June 10, 2008, 06:54:39 am
I Personally like it also.  ;)
Title: Re: New Website!
Post by: tomh38 on June 10, 2008, 07:55:13 am
I like the website. 

Could you put in some spinning gif animations?  How about a black background, large bold fonts with colors alternating by paragraph between green , pink, orange, etc.  I'd also like to see some of those flashing banner ads, or maybe those ones where you punch the monkey.  You might want to ad some links to "friends" websites, maybe some about Bigfoot, Orgone energy, and the Lizard People.  Those are cool.

Seriously though, I like it.  It's very professional-looking to me, nice and clean, easy on the eyes while interesting at the same time.
Title: Re: New Website!
Post by: hata_ph on June 10, 2008, 07:58:55 am
Look professional to me lol...haha
Title: Re: New Website!
Post by: Megamieuwsel on June 10, 2008, 09:32:53 am
U know Suse-refugee, on some art sites ppl get warned/banned for using your kind of "critique".

I think the website is nice and clean.

I'm quite aware of that.
As well as you might be aware of the little-known fact, I was the guy wielding the Banhammer in this very place for a little more than two years. And writing "U"instead of "You" more than once made me a tad itchy.
No need to tell me how a messageboard is moderated.
Title: Re: New Website!
Post by: tomh38 on June 10, 2008, 09:47:50 am
 ... the Banhammer!

Oh man that sounds cool.  Do you have a picture of it?  I really gotta get me one of those.
Title: Re: New Website!
Post by: Megamieuwsel on June 10, 2008, 11:14:24 am
... the Banhammer!

Oh man that sounds cool.  Do you have a picture of it?  I really gotta get me one of those.
I thought you were around during the "Galen-Incident"?..
Title: Re: New Website!
Post by: tomh38 on June 10, 2008, 12:27:50 pm
SuSE-Refugee:  The "Galen-Incident"?  No, that must have been before my time (or maybe I just really wasn't paying attention).

Tom
Title: Re: New Website!
Post by: Dweeberkitty on June 10, 2008, 05:04:22 pm
I like the website. 

Could you put in some spinning gif animations?  How about a black background, large bold fonts with colors alternating by paragraph between green , pink, orange, etc.  I'd also like to see some of those flashing banner ads, or maybe those ones where you punch the monkey.  You might want to ad some links to "friends" websites, maybe some about Bigfoot, Orgone energy, and the Lizard People.  Those are cool.

LOL, yeah, the monkey.... About flash and animation stuff, I am working on learning Flash Professional and will probably animate the big banner on the first page...fade between products or something. Not something annoying like the flashing banners....ick.

Maybe some ideas on what would look the best for a flash animated graphic on the front page? Something clean and professional and non-intrusive.
Title: Re: New Website!
Post by: Masta on June 10, 2008, 05:38:22 pm
I want the "Punch The Monkey" banner!! Or at least if the monkey is unavailable, you can use one of those nice "punch the 'politician' " banners, those are always fun :D

Looks good, keep it up .
Title: Re: New Website!
Post by: Dweeberkitty on June 10, 2008, 06:57:13 pm
Or at least if the monkey is unavailable, you can use one of those nice "punch the 'politician' " banners, those are always fun :D

LOL, thanks for the laugh Masta.  ;D
Title: Re: New Website!
Post by: Dweeberkitty on June 10, 2008, 08:00:37 pm
I was going to mention guys that the website and hosting services incurred some expenses (hosting, email accounts, etc...). In order to keep producing free products for VL, I'll need a little support.

I don't want any donations or anything, just asking that maybe some of you could purchase an MMBD. You'd get a cool multimedia software disc with a manual, and you'd support VL Solutions so it will be easy to work on the new projects. http://www.vectorlinuxsolutions.com/Products/MMBD/multimedia.html

Also, Vector Linux needs some funds to start rolling in so they can advertise in various places. Please consider purchasing a Deluxe CD from the CD store. (You get the MMBD on the second disc and a coupon for 35% off to buy the manual that goes with it if you get the SOHO version.) http://vectorlinux.com/website2/index.php?module=pagemaster&PAGE_user_op=view_page&PAGE_id=2&MMN_position=12:12

I hope it doesn't sound like I'm in it for the money, 'cause I'm not. It's just that I invested quite a bit of time and money printing, binding, manuals, making cds, working on a new website only to have a few orders. I have quite a few of these MMBDs in stock here, and the little extra I charge that it costs me to make them will help me to just barely break even. I'm willing to invest the time to produce free things for VL, just not the money right now. Thanks for your consideration, I hope you don't take this post wrongly!
Title: Re: New Website!
Post by: Dweeberkitty on June 13, 2008, 08:59:18 pm
I have done even more work on the new Vector Linux Solutions website. Hopefully it looks cleaner and is easier on the eyes. Check it out everyone! http://www.vectorlinuxsolutions.com
Title: Re: New Website!
Post by: LLL on June 13, 2008, 09:53:07 pm
I like it! But, to feed your need to tweak, I would suggest improving the "Download Now" button in the skyscraper-image. Too small and colours leave it lost in the mix. Also, the drop down menu for "Products" seems out of place with the smoothness (in terms of appearance and function) with the rest of the page.

$.02...but really does seem to be an improvement over the last version.

Well done!

LLL
Title: Re: New Website!
Post by: Dweeberkitty on June 15, 2008, 08:33:02 am
I like it! But, to feed your need to tweak, I would suggest improving the "Download Now" button in the skyscraper-image. Too small and colours leave it lost in the mix. Also, the drop down menu for "Products" seems out of place with the smoothness (in terms of appearance and function) with the rest of the page.

Okay, I changed the big banner and the button. Hopefully it looks better. I'm not sure what I can do about the drop down menu because I am using an external program for that. But anyway, check out the changes: www.vectorlinuxsolutions.com

Any suggestions are welcome.
Title: Re: New Website!
Post by: LLL on June 15, 2008, 09:15:08 am
Okay, I changed the big banner and the button. Hopefully it looks better. I'm not sure what I can do about the drop down menu because I am using an external program for that. But anyway, check out the changes: www.vectorlinuxsolutions.com

Any suggestions are welcome.

"Learn More" button is much better...can actually see it :)

Drop-down: I would suggest just not having one as it's not consistent with the rest of the buttons. Let the "Products" button link to a page with an overview page with links to each product. Until you're offering 100's of products where things will easily get buried, it's not necessary to add complexity in navigation...$.06.

Cheers,

LLL
Title: Re: New Website!
Post by: Masta on June 15, 2008, 03:37:56 pm
Indeed , that button looks very very nice and more professional in appearance . (Learn More) . Job well done there.
Title: Re: New Website!
Post by: exeterdad on June 15, 2008, 04:16:24 pm
I agree, it looks better.  Haven't seen image mapping in a long time "Old Schooler" :D
Title: Re: New Website!
Post by: kc1di on June 15, 2008, 07:19:14 pm
Looking great  :)
Title: Re: New Website!
Post by: GrannyGeek on June 17, 2008, 06:16:01 pm
It's looking good.

I find the script font at Latest News to look out of place and inconsistent with the rest of the page.
--GrannyGeek
Title: Re: New Website!
Post by: Dweeberkitty on June 17, 2008, 08:38:28 pm
It's looking good.

I find the script font at Latest News to look out of place and inconsistent with the rest of the page.
--GrannyGeek

Thanks for the suggestion GrannyGeek. I was planning on using the script elseware but it never happened. I will change it to something that fits a little better. Suggestions are welcome!

http://www.vectorlinuxsolutions.com