Joined: 07 Jun 2006 Posts: 24952 Location: Australia
Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 4:08 pm Post subject:
You mean the landing page for the Shop? Home looks just the same as always to me.
Apparently I don't exist as a creator. I typed my name into the Creator search box and it said no matches found. I tried a few others and they all came up. Just not me. I do like how it starts coming up with results as you type though - good for devs with long or hard to spell names.
The regular search seems to work though.
I would reeeeeeally like to have sorting options (newest, price, hottest, best rating).
Also the price filter, the options are way to big. Most things in the catalogue are under 1000 credits, so 0-1000 is a bit useless. It should at least have 0-500, 500-1000.
And can we pretty please have a search for Dress Up too? It's impossible to find anything without it.
I just remembered we're supposed to be talking about the landing page haha. I agree with LW - feature accessories, eyes and skin too.
I think the featured spots are too big. I guess on a phone it would be fine for a browser (which I am using) it looks too big. Some of the edges look a tat pixely because of it. It does look very much made for mobile. Also I'm a bit unsure about the tinting/lighting. I know it's very trendy right now but it sorta clouds the products a bit. Personal choice here, but I prefer products to be shown clearly.
Speaking of showing products clearly - icons!!!!! Have I mentioned how much I hate them? They just show products terribly and half the time you can't even see what the product is. I know you can see the creator's icon when you click on the dotdotdot, but it's tiny and cropped. _________________
Joined: 02 Jan 2006 Posts: 19996 Location: USA - AZ
Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 4:09 pm Post subject:
I will pay to be featured.
I will pay more if you do away with the Tier Program.
I will pay EVEN more if you figure out the crappy icons.
And....I will pay EVEN MORE if you feature furniture and rooms.
As for how it looks....
At first glance it looks like you only have 4 Creators in the IMVUniverse.
Then when you scroll down it looks like you may have 8.
I see this as being very unfair. So - if you were having PAID for advertising - it would be a disaster. What you pay for would be worth nothing.
Get back to "What's New" and make the catalog fair for everyone's odds of making a sale.
Joined: 15 Oct 2009 Posts: 11206 Location: USA - LA
Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 5:14 pm Post subject: Re: New Next Landing Page - FEEDBACK WANTED
Along with Searching, we are featuring creators on the landing page!
One really cool feature is it is gender centric meaning that if you are a male you will be shown male products and, of course, females will see female products.
Again, we haven't figured out the details about how to handle the page and also, as this is a work in progress, we'd love to hear your ideas for how you would like to be featured.
So go out and take a look and give us your thoughts.
Just a passing thought for featuring more... Is there a way to capture the person's last shopping experience Recommended Products? Show them someplace or on the Featured Page off to the side.
Posting a few new / similar recommended items. Also, visually give (icons) for easy access to anything they left in the shopping cart.
Also, give easy access to more than just your credits balance similar to on the regular shop page. Why Not? Maybe I am shopping for a different gender than default. Maybe I am on a budget and need to limit prices shown, etc.
Add this on the lower left side under the featured banner. Same as on regular shopping pages. The Creators search would be not be needed...
Planning new things for the Child Scaled Avatars?
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Joined: 13 May 2007 Posts: 3223 Location: Vatican City State (Holy See)
Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 5:28 pm Post subject:
it's ok, it doesn't really send me. As it turned out, when i tried to shop, from what I can see.... it didnt actually offer me the featured dev, which is fine. The graphics at the top are nice, the idea of limiting offerings sorta sucks, and yeah, like polly, I don't appear to be a dev..........moving on
don't get me wrong, i'm totally behind the no client needed concept, but it just isn't working yet......at least not for shopping which is pretty much the raison d'etre for so many here. _________________ Behold The Splendor-Click to Buy
Joined: 10 Jan 2007 Posts: 2450 Location: USA - KY
Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:57 am Post subject:
1.) ,...speaking of landing pages I would rather land on a page that was about me like in client not the photostream ,...or even the shopping page would be a great landing page anything but photostream...
2.) ...the shopping page featured products looks ok i like the scrolling and color,..
2a.) ..shopping icons definitely need changed the gray is ok just not something you expect in a shopping catalog,.. * ( maybe could have a contest and let the creators design a new icon for the catalog ? ..just a thought ?)
3.) ...the avatar mannequin need be a light skin color to show the outfit better , the white just to much and when u make a white outfit you cant tell what it is,..
3a.).....you cant see any detail in the clothing its just a blah look , creators spend hours putting those little details there to make them sale better ..
3b.) ....need add creators name under the product with price...
3c.)...I like that you can click on the icon and see more by the creator but how will those not use to shopping know to do this ?
4.) ...years ago when i attended a creator con in vegas we came up with idea that hovering mouse over the icon would enlarge the pic and show different views of the outfit i loved it then and still do
5.)...i like that you can shop by creator but most dont know all creators ( including me , and I've been here almost 10 years ) ,..so how is that going to get a creator name out there ???...
5a.)...need a shop by category also ,.. most people know what they want when they go shopping , vampire dress, blue jeans, native american, club outfit,..etc... but wont know what creator makes them, ..so definitely need a search category for that ...
6.) ...shopping bag and checkout is cool and seems easy enough for most to understand ,..but not sure i like that it puts everything you try on in the shopping bag ,..maybe need to put ( add to shopping bag ).. under items that you try on and decide to keep ,...i spend hours trying on clothes cant imagine having to go through and check what i wanted to keep after im finished looking and ready to purchase..
.... Just a few ideas I thought of might improve the next catalog , none might not work just thinking here .... _________________
Joined: 18 Feb 2011 Posts: 1569 Location: South Africa
Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:29 pm Post subject:
First off, thank you for putting me in Featured. That's really cool and I've not had that before (I even logged in to my alt to double-check it wasn't just showing me to me lol).
With regard to the page, I haven't looked in to too much of the functionality but I agree with a lot of what's already been said but as a UX designer I have to point out the absolute bane of our lives ... hero images.
Putting the majority of your relevant and important information below the fold and sacrificing that very valuable real estate to images is not good UX design. And I know that "everyone's doing it" but it a) still doesn't make it right and b) also damages your Google ranking when you have your content below the fold (as an fyi).
The content on the page should be reprioritised as well to ensure relevant content is shown in the right place and at the right time e.g. the huge white space on the left only shows available credit balance. This area can be used in a much more efficient manner - particularly since banner blindness is a very real thing and the featured creators are sitting in the exact area that most people ignore.
Btw - I've checked this on the app (Android) as well and this page doesn't appear there. This really is one of those things that should be platform agnostic.
I like a lot of the design around Next but at the same time, a lot of the feedback many, many users have given about so many things from inception until now never seems to be taken in to account. Maybe that'll change now?
One of the biggest issues since day 1 is the icons. And on this page in particular, they really detract and do nothing for the products themselves or the creators.
I posted this in another thread but here it is again ... and I really can not fathom how anyone at IMVU thought this was a good option:
These two product icons are showing the same thing i.e. makeup
By "Landing Page", I assume you are referring to "Shop"?
"Home" takes me to stream, which is beyond annoying!!!
I was in the test group for Next and NOTHING any of us in that group said about those hideous white mannequins seemed to penetrate IMVU's hard-headed plan to implement them. NOTHING. It (that group) was a colossal waste of my time.
The CURRENT Shop is still hideous. The lighting is horrible!! I tried on one of my "Cocoa Hair colors" and it was almost solid black. In reality, it's a rich, dark brown with lots of highlights & depth. I also tried on my most recent outfit, which includes a fur shawl with pink shading. It looks like a bunch of plastic blocks and random blobs of coloring.
There is absolutely NOTHING about NEXT that impresses me, never has been, and I have my doubts that it ever will. If I were new to IMVU, I would definitely think twice about laying out my money to purchase anything, even from the best of the best creators. Everything that I've tried on just looks HORRIBLE in Next!!
I have a one & a half year old computer, an NVIDIA gaming graphics card & two brand new 27 inch monitors, so I'm pretty comfortable with saying that NEXT is the culprit for such crappy renderings. Thankfully, we still have the regular client!! While I DO realize that IMVU needed to make this move to keep up, I also know that it was not ready to go when IMVU rolled it out, and it's still in need of serious work. I truly hope you will listen to your users THIS time and make the changes that are required to bring Next up to par. _________________
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