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  • SickleYieldSickleYield Posts: 6,003
    edited December 1969

    MJ007 said:
    bad4u said:
    At least Daz finds time to play around with eye candy instead fixing all that annoying bugs and missing features first..

    My thoughts exactly.

    -MJ

    Yes, but it's a visual medium. I know I'm relatively new here, but isn't this why DAZ accepts products for testing based on their promos? People will complain about bugs but spend money at a site that looks great where they'll take functionality for granted and spend nothing at a site that looks meh (same as they will with products).

  • larsmidnattlarsmidnatt Posts: 3,277
    edited November 2012

    DAZ_Kevin said:

    Since you asked... I think the ladies outfits look a bit- breezy. I prefer less NSFW art to advertise a store.

    I don't really care about theoretical SFW content really, since I never understand that argument with this hobby anyway. BUT in this case I actually agree due to the content being sold. Stonemason should not need the ladies to sell the environments and I was actually going to make that statement earlier today. Not a Sci-fi person but I got some stone mason foresty stuff that I really dig. Do actually have one of the older urban sets too. I purchased based on the quality of the environments and the reputation of Stonemason. Also the forums talk nothing but good of this vendor.

    But then I thought for a minute. Showing off a nice rear or two does sell more to people in general. A lot of people don't come to the store SOLD on stonemason. Even those who are may be more likely to spend $$ if the advertising gets them in a spending mood. If they did an A/B test, Group A who is shown no ladies would spend less than the B group who was shown the ladies. That is how things works. So can't fault them for it really.

    Even though for me it wouldn't work in this scenario. I may like a nice booty, but i don't buy cars based on what I see in the lowrider magazines.

    Post edited by larsmidnatt on
  • JaderailJaderail Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    MJ007 said:
    bad4u said:
    At least Daz finds time to play around with eye candy instead fixing all that annoying bugs and missing features first..

    My thoughts exactly.

    -MJ

    You both understand that coding a web page is handled by different people than the ones who are Coding for the store and all the bells whistles and such. Much different work with much different code.

  • ShaneWSmithShaneWSmith Posts: 537
    edited November 2012

    I don't mind it - but it does break from the aesthetic of the rest of the store. Are there plans to do this with all store pages, all PAs, just some, or just Stonemason?

    Post edited by ShaneWSmith on
  • MJ007MJ007 Posts: 988
    edited December 1969

    Jaderail said:
    MJ007 said:
    bad4u said:
    At least Daz finds time to play around with eye candy instead fixing all that annoying bugs and missing features first..

    My thoughts exactly.

    -MJ

    You both understand that coding a web page is handled by different people than the ones who are Coding for the store and all the bells whistles and such. Much different work with much different code.

    Even if true, this means what? To me it means... Making the store look pretty takes precedence over making the store fully functional.

    -MJ

  • larsmidnattlarsmidnatt Posts: 3,277
    edited December 1969

    MJ007 said:
    Jaderail said:
    MJ007 said:
    bad4u said:
    At least Daz finds time to play around with eye candy instead fixing all that annoying bugs and missing features first..

    My thoughts exactly.

    -MJ

    You both understand that coding a web page is handled by different people than the ones who are Coding for the store and all the bells whistles and such. Much different work with much different code.

    Even if true, this means what? To me it means... Making the store look pretty takes precedence over making the store fully functional.

    -MJ

    Not necessarily. They are different skill sets. The folks that make things pretty aren't usually skilled in engineering. You always need a few art types working to keep banners and emails coming out. They also tend to handle landing pages like the one we are discussing here.

  • ColdrakeColdrake Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Personally I think it looks great.


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  • Serene NightSerene Night Posts: 5,549
    edited November 2012

    DAZ_Kevin said:

    Since you asked... I think the ladies outfits look a bit- breezy. I prefer less NSFW art to advertise a store.

    I don't really care about theoretical SFW content really, since I never understand that argument with this hobby anyway. BUT in this case I actually agree due to the content being sold. Stonemason should not need the ladies to sell the environments and I was actually going to make that statement earlier today. Not a Sci-fi person but I got some stone mason foresty stuff that I really dig. Do actually have one of the older urban sets too. I purchased based on the quality of the environments and the reputation of Stonemason. Also the forums talk nothing but good of this vendor.

    But then I thought for a minute. Showing off a nice rear or two does sell more to people in general. A lot of people don't come to the store SOLD on stonemason. Even those who are may be more likely to spend $$ if the advertising gets them in a spending mood. If they did an A/B test, Group A who is shown no ladies would spend less than the B group who was shown the ladies. That is how things works. So can't fault them for it really.

    Even though for me it wouldn't work in this scenario. I may like a nice booty, but i don't buy cars based on what I see in the lowrider magazines.

    Very well articulated.

    For me, the only reason I go to stonemason's store to buy his fantastic buildings....He is truly gifted at making them

    Post edited by Serene Night on
  • larsmidnattlarsmidnatt Posts: 3,277
    edited December 1969


    For me, the only reason I go to stonemason's store to buy his fantastic buildings....He is truly gifted at making them

    Agreed.

    But i'm cheap at the moment so I didn't even look. I saw all his stuff during the PA sale ;) Don't even think I've used my forest in a real render yet LOL

  • TotteTotte Posts: 6,994
    edited December 1969

    Doesn't seem to render correctly in WebKit (Crome/Safari), otherwise, great idea.

  • SzarkSzark Posts: 8,781
    edited November 2012

    Well Kevin since DAZ3D is all about Art I would say it is prefect (for me) I find it a nice balance and apart from the halved sized images dotted through IE9 has no problem displaying the page/s. Yeah I like it. Hope to see more in the future.

    Post edited by Szark on
  • TotteTotte Posts: 6,994
    edited December 1969

    The div containing the "4" images has a width locked to 960px, if you make it 1000px will show all four images on the same row.
    I think IE ignores the width and makes it wider to fit elements (which is not how the standard is written).

  • StonemasonStonemason Posts: 473
    edited December 1969

    Hard refresh helped, but on several items the pictures show much smaller than they should...

    hi guys,I'm working on fixing the smaller images.they came about when the new store called on the main image instead of the original thumbnails,and the main image in several of my sets was in landscape format ,which didn't translate well.


    also working on a new bio as that one is around 6 years old and not up to date.

    thanks
    Stefan
    PS:not too keen on the skimpy dressed ladies either,I tend to cloth my figures in head to toe outfits :)..but i do love the black

  • GeddGedd Posts: 2,473
    edited November 2012

    Totte said:
    ....I think IE ...is not how the standard is written).

    MS not follow agreed upon standards? :ohh:

    "We don' need no steenk'n standardz!"

    Post edited by Gedd on
  • DWGDWG Posts: 772
    edited December 1969

    All working in Opera now.

    Only issues I see are a couple of squished promos, which Stefan says he's working on, and only two items at 30% off when I read the email as applying to Stonemason's entire store.

  • Serene NightSerene Night Posts: 5,549
    edited December 1969


    For me, the only reason I go to stonemason's store to buy his fantastic buildings....He is truly gifted at making them

    Agreed.

    But i'm cheap at the moment so I didn't even look. I saw all his stuff during the PA sale ;) Don't even think I've used my forest in a real render yet LOL

    Sadly, me too. I didn't bite during the PA sale and wish I had. I really love the realism of his work, but if things aren't on sale, I have a tough time paying full price.

  • DAZ_KevinDAZ_Kevin Posts: 1,579
    edited December 1969

    The 30% you are referencing is a coupon code given to Previous Stonemason customers. You must put Lava Planet into your cart with other Stonemason sets and use the code to get the 30% off those other sets.

    DWG said:
    All working in Opera now.

    Only issues I see are a couple of squished promos, which Stefan says he's working on, and only two items at 30% off when I read the email as applying to Stonemason's entire store.

  • SzarkSzark Posts: 8,781
    edited November 2012

    Kevin does that above statement mean I cannot use to 30% coupon on its own if I don't buy the Planet Lava?

    Post edited by Szark on
  • ironcheeseironcheese Posts: 49
    edited December 1969

    I have seen this new product by Stonemason and I have a question for You guys:
    there's a very nice robot/mecha shown in the last picture of the promo "strip" of images...
    is some kind of "preview" or an existing product?

    Thanks

    PS
    Yes, of course the LavaPlanet is now in top ten of my wishlist items!!

  • Miss BMiss B Posts: 3,069
    edited December 1969

    MSC_72 said:
    I have seen this new product by Stonemason and I have a question for You guys:
    there's a very nice robot/mecha shown in the last picture of the promo "strip" of images...
    is some kind of "preview" or an existing product?

    I suspect, as Stefan has done this in the past, that nice robot/mech is something he created for his own use, and not a "preview" of something to come in the near future.

    As far as the store page goes, I saw it yesterday and I like it a lot. I had no problem getting it to display as intended in my Firefox 9 (yeah I know I have to update) on Win 7 Pro. Selecting 60 per page works as intended, as does 30 per page. The Buy Now button works, though it took a few seconds to switch to the product page.

    My only concern is, as was mentioned earlier, that the Artist Bio text does not have enough contrast. It should be a very dark grey or black, and his vendor name and the "close" link in the upper right corner should be dark as well. The white just isn't showing up all that well. This is the online tool I use to check color contrasts when I'm working on a new site design  --> http://webaim.org/resources/contrastchecker/

  • SzarkSzark Posts: 8,781
    edited December 1969

    Yes Miss B it is a model for future release...when, only Stoney can say.

  • DAZ_KevinDAZ_Kevin Posts: 1,579
    edited December 1969

    If I am not mistaken, that is how it was explained in the special mailing to Stonemason customers.

    Szark said:
    Kevin does that above statement mean I cannot use to 30% coupon on its own if I don't buy the Planet Lava?

  • SzarkSzark Posts: 8,781
    edited December 1969

    Sorry my bad my head is shed due to computer related woes, you are indeed correct

    Save 30% on Stonemason's entire store when you purchase his latest release, Planet Lava.

  • TaozenTaozen Posts: 2,206
    edited November 2012

    Jaderail said:
    Confirmed, looks awesome in IE. I dropped IE because of Avatar issues and security issues. IE will be up dated to plug holes when will the Forums Avatar issue get resolved?

    Actually IE8, and expecially IE9, are considered just as safe and in some respects even safer than the other browsers, today.

    Post edited by Taozen on
  • kyoto kidkyoto kid Posts: 16,065
    edited December 1969

    ...opens up fine in FF on my old 32 bit notebook.

    Has a lot of the feel of his personal website. I like it, but my bank card doesn't.

  • EbajoyEbajoy Posts: 181
    edited November 2012

    DAZ_Kevin said:

    I think the page is amazing. Beautiful, loads fast in Safari and the animation pops. I was able to increase the products view to 60 with no problems. The "view store" button is a bit of a waste of space, given you are at the store page already and clicking just pops you down the page a bit, but overall...bravo!

    :coolsmile:

    Post edited by Ebajoy on
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