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

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

http://www.doellefeld.com/test/dimintro2.html

Thanks!

johnie
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.

AndrewC
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.

Andrew

WebExec
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.

Thanks!

flashopper
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...

mbain
10-24-2000, 01:48 PM
Hi,
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!
M

WebExec
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!

roguenroll
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.

Greg


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

BradBradleySL
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.

Brad

WebExec
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.

Thanks!

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

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

flashopper
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%)... :)

flashopper
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! :)

TPhilipDolce
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.

TD

WebExec
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...

http://www.doellefeld.com/test/loader.html

Thanks!

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

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

The preloader is kinda cool looking.

I like the new sound BTW.

WebExec
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?

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

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

http://www.doellefeld.com/test/dimintro4.html

chance
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.

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

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

http://www.doellefeld.com/test/dimintro4.html

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

-p