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michael

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Re: The NEW LuLa Look
« Reply #100 on: October 11, 2013, 09:29:03 AM »

Billboards by the side of road saying "Call 1-800-XXX-XXXX to advertise" or empty "plates" in trains, trams and buses saying "This space available to rent", etc.

The only difference is that they're alone but each one is one of those squares albeit a different size and location.

Doesn't anyone have a sense of fun any more?

Except for those of us who shoot for a living, photography should be fun, and even then it should as well.

Reading about, studying and thinking about our art and our craft should all be fun as well.

That's the attitude that Kevin and I bring to LuLa. Little jokes, amusing ad space promos and so forth. Yes, this is a business, but it's also what we do because it gives us pleasure to do so.

Debbie Downer is not welcome here.

Michael
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Re: The NEW LuLa Look
« Reply #101 on: October 11, 2013, 10:42:08 AM »

Just sayin'.

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« Reply #102 on: October 11, 2013, 02:26:07 PM »

The only improvement I see is the gray background and corresponding text font colour. Everything else was better before. The text is too big, the headings are too big, the 'Read…' should be redundant, I have to scroll horizontally to see the whole page width, and the column width is too wide for readability.

It looks like a student first attempt at a website.

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Re: The NEW LuLa Look
« Reply #103 on: October 11, 2013, 02:35:42 PM »

Sorry, but I don't like ads at left and top. They completely mess up the display on a small screen. I'll soon get tired of scrolling around to find what I want. Then I'll stop using the site. Life's too short to fiddle around.
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« Reply #104 on: October 11, 2013, 03:22:10 PM »

I have been Lula supporter from the beginning and bought many/most of the videos.

The new Lula look gets a big thumbs up with me,  even without the viagra adds  ;)

Dave down in NZ
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Re: The NEW LuLa Look
« Reply #105 on: October 11, 2013, 05:17:32 PM »

Couldn't care a less about the adds - I've developed a super power over the last few years to just mentally tune out internet adds on websites. :D

Thumbs up for the new look. The soft grey background is far more pleasing on the eye than black.

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« Reply #106 on: October 11, 2013, 09:31:46 PM »

Doesn't anyone have a sense of fun any more?

Except for those of us who shoot for a living, photography should be fun, and even then it should as well.

Reading about, studying and thinking about our art and our craft should all be fun as well.

That's the attitude that Kevin and I bring to LuLa. Little jokes, amusing ad space promos and so forth. Yes, this is a business, but it's also what we do because it gives us pleasure to do so.

Well looking at it in a different light, the ad space looks like a tower a child might build with wooden blocks.
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Re: The NEW LuLa Look
« Reply #107 on: October 11, 2013, 09:42:37 PM »

I've developed a super power over the last few years to just mentally tune out internet adds on websites.
My super-power is a double tap on an iPad screen, or the trackpad, or touch surface of a "magic mouse", which zoom in on the column of the actual article while pushing side-bar adds off screen quite nicely.

P.S. LuLa team, thanks for the toned-down "read..." links!
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Re: The NEW LuLa Look
« Reply #108 on: October 13, 2013, 09:29:30 AM »

White on grey is much better. Still not as good as dark text on a pale background but at least it's better. Why not have a dark and light theme if you insist on believing that dark is better?

Sorry, that's the only positive thing I have to say about the change. Having the adverts on the left is a huge mistake. Throws the entire site out of balance, what on earth were you thinking?

Drop downs? Really? It's 2013 you know... okay if you must? But code that jiggles the text around as you move the hover? Poor attention to detail. As for menu options that can be clicked on but don't do anything. Laughable bad. Try clicking 'Latest Articles'.

Bright green background. Bright yellow text. Big obvious drop shadows. How 1999 of you.

White text. Grey text. Yellow text. Orange text. Small type face. Normal sized type face. Dark yellow text. Dropshadows. Italics. Bold. Normal weight.... All on the one page. My eyes hurt.

I'm not even going to mention how 'nice' it is to use on an iPhone as clearly it's not something you care about.

You've taken a site that looked like it was built in 1998 and updated it to make it look like it was built in 1999.

Quite possibly the worst refresh of a big name website I've ever seen. Ever. Ever. Ever.


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Re: The NEW LuLa Look
« Reply #109 on: October 13, 2013, 09:50:52 AM »

Thanks Guinevere for your comments. They will be added to one side of the balance scale.

Oh look – the scale appears to be just about evenly balanced by those that like the redesign and those that don't.

Humm. What to do?

I know what. We'll continue to do with we think best, take those criticisms that we agree with and adopt them, and otherwise enjoy our new layout.

I think it's time to move on.

Thanks all.

Michael
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