Posted 02 April 2012 - 04:56 PM
I tried to use the search in the forums and the thing wants me to wait between searches...
Posted 02 April 2012 - 05:54 PM
The link is kinda subtle, eh? and I am being serious. It fooled me the first time as well, then I followed the time honored tradition of clicking on everything and it got me there
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:59 PM
I guess there isn't an easy way to say this... so much for subtlety... I hope not to ruffle feathers, but I'm going to stomp on those proverbial toes... underwear in bunches... crack whips... (don't hate me, not trying to flame anyone)
IMHO, "The website design needs work, guys!" Users should not have to click on stuff, finding 'easter eggs,' or having to post in forums, in order to find info that should be apparent everywhere. Goes back to late-90's era web design. C'mon.... The front page is a news page and the date is part of the announcement, right? Maybe some text that looks like a link to encourage a click through... C'mon...
As a professor of mine used to say, "Look. Look. You must know these in middle of night." (I know, his English wasn't that great, but you get the point)
Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:17 AM
Their site is great! Their catalog is huge. They have pictures of all their products. What more do you need?
Actually, once you attend ReaperCon you will notice that this is not some corporate giant that has numerous assets. This is a small business that has a family feel. Their staff work incredibly hard. Their website may not be up to "corporate" standards, but it is well maintained and updated. Considering that the website is being created by someone who is multi-tasking numerous other positions, I think it is a damn fine website.
I think you should have waited on your criticism of the website until after you met the people that work at Reaper, Then you would have a sense of understanding of what the staff accomplishes with the small number they have. These people move proverbial mountains compared to their [insert other miniature company name here] counterparts! I am not a Reaper employee, but even I can't help but being a little put off by your comments.
So, give these guys a break! Even the customers defend Reaper to the last!
As one of my professors once said, "Enough said. Move on."
Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:17 AM
Mudhead - I appreciate you trying to be constructive but I think you may have missed your mark with the number of "c'mon" lines. You seem to be coming from a place with some knowledge about web design (or at least know what you want from a website). Perhaps in the future, you can offer suggestions as to how the sight could be improved when the web designer has the opportunity to do so.
Luethar - I appreciate your loyalty to Reaper and share your love for this company. Regardless of how many people they have working for them, they are a class act and do a lot right. However, there are some parts of the web design that could be improved when they get a chance. I don't think Mudhead was coming from a bad place - just that he may have chosen some of his words poorly. Maybe pointing this out to him rather than being so encompassing with your defense would be more effective.
After all, as one of MY professors once said, "a dog is trained better with a buscuit than a whip".
Actually, I don't think my professor said anything like that but I just wanted to fit in with the rest of you ;)
Now, shake hands and let's get a beer at ReaperCon to toast everything good about Reaper minis!
Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:01 PM
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:30 PM
We are Rabble Rousers and Instigators one and all. As with all email and posts, no offense intended and none taken. If they label us Rabble Rousers then I feel duty bound to "Raise Rabble." I'm only doing my part.
My whole question is this, "How do you know to click the banner and countdown timer to find that there is more info available by clicking?" Reapercon has this huge banner but no link? That won't do.
When I see "Conventions" I am thinking PAX, Gencon, Dragoncon, and all the other cons around. Sure enough, there is Reapercon at the top. But, when I mouseover Reapercon in the Conventions dropdown I get nothing. It isn't a link. It doesn't work. You have to click on the mysterious "About" link. Huh? That simply won't do.
Only... Only. Only,... uhm... C'mon!
My other professor always say, "That'll be enough out a you, young man." (with scottish accent)
PS. Maybe this should be moved to "Off Topic Rampancy" area of forums. I didn't think this post would go here. Mods? Can we move?
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