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10-24-2000, 01:02 AM
Hi All,

I'd like some feedback on this intro please. Keep it, work on it, trash it?



10-24-2000, 01:39 AM
I kinda liked it. Its missing something though. Not quite sure what?

I didn't care for the the comic book hit though- that's just me though.

10-24-2000, 06:21 AM
The flying text (SQL, HTML etc) could be smoother. I think it just needs tightening up.

It's nice to see Koolmoves (I presume) given a little exercise.


10-24-2000, 10:09 AM
Johnie - My thoughts as well, it is missing something. I don't know what. I think the comic book thing is lame too. I'll come up with something else.

Andrew C - Good call. I'll work on the flying text. Yep, it was made totally in Koolmoves. I have zero experience with Flash or Swish.


10-24-2000, 11:59 AM
Looking good! A few thoughts:

Try throwing a few moving backgrounds in there, maybe it'll make it a little less stark. Also, consider having some of the effects happen simultaneously, or at least with a little overlap. Watching each effect separately can make a movie drag after a while.

One final thing: you need to change "You're" to "Your" on the first few occurences...

10-24-2000, 01:48 PM
I liked it. Since the "you're" to "your" issue has been addressed, I can only say two things:

I would put a "skip intro" button.

I would keep the "punch". I like it.

Great Job. Nice job getting the music to come through that clearly, also!

10-25-2000, 12:15 AM
Thanks for the feedback!! It really is helping me out.

Flashopper - I've been trying to pin down some sort of moving background idea, but have had no success. Any ideas? I added some overlapping and movement to the text as well as a transition type effect to the music change in the middle. Good advise.

mbain - This is just a test. I will be adding a "skip" button in the preloader. (Ugh.. the preloader... that's whole other animal). I changed the sound for the punch, I'm starting to like it a little more now.

I made some changes... you can compare and give me more of your thoughts.

New version - http://www.doellefeld.com/test/dimintro3.html

Old version - http://www.doellefeld.com/test/dimintro2.html

Thanks guys!

10-25-2000, 12:32 AM
I wouldn't fade that killer looking gradient effect at the end on the the three big letters. looks cool.


New to koolmoves, but getting into it soon!!!!

10-25-2000, 07:38 AM
Nice, I like the music and sound effects.
one thing I noticed-

The flying text(jave, html, etc...) was slow in playing, especially when compared with the rest of the movie, keep with your fast paced design company theme.


10-25-2000, 09:44 AM
Brad - The text played slow?? It plays pretty fast on my machine. I'll look into it.

roguenroll - Nice idea. I'll try iy out.


10-25-2000, 10:20 AM
The text was slower than the rest of the movie.

That gradient effect- Nice!!!! Don't Fade it.

10-25-2000, 11:33 AM
Originally posted by WebExec
Flashopper - I've been trying to pin down some sort of moving background idea, but have had no success. Any ideas?

Try doing something simple like some basic geometric shapes of some sort with a semi-transparent fill color, at say 50% alpha. If you have two shapes in the background and have them cross over each other, then you'll get some interesting color changes where they intersect (provided they're two different colors, each with an alpha value that's not 100%)... :)

10-25-2000, 11:36 AM
Just looked at the new one. The overlap definitely works for me, much more engaging, doesn't take as long... Nice! :)

10-25-2000, 07:55 PM
webexec,...Very neat stuff. My only recommendation would be to rid yourself of the stark white background. A solid color is fine,..but maybe black or deep blue or gray. Just my little bit of advice as worthless as it always is.


10-27-2000, 09:57 AM
Can someone with a dial-up check this preloader out? I'm too fast... I can't tell if it's working right or not...



P.S. I haven't worked on the background yet, but will.

10-27-2000, 10:51 AM
It works.

The preloader is kinda cool looking.

I like the new sound BTW.

10-27-2000, 12:29 PM
Thanks Johnie.

Just so I am crystal clear... The "get url" command load the entire movie and page. Correct?

10-27-2000, 12:37 PM
I had no problems. I'll double check.

10-27-2000, 12:39 PM
It downloaded this page and displayed your movie:


10-27-2000, 06:43 PM
Great! Don't want to nitpick but.....such a beautiful intelligent presentation demands accuracy - and if I'm not mistaken, the word You're really means you are and should be plain old YOUR. Hate to see the message lose its impact because of a simple misspelling. Forgive critique if I'm wrong or it was intentional.

10-28-2000, 01:06 PM
Hey Chance,

Yeah, this was pointed out and changed. Check the next version.


11-01-2000, 10:26 AM
works fine on my dial-up account.... nice work!