Current draft here - http://popcorn.webmadecontent.org/15fo Need Chris A. to re-export the Gifs at 854x480 and make a cover thumbnail at 500x500 Could use a new voiceover take from Michelle, but she might not be able to swing it before Saturday. Paula recommended finding someone else with voice talent to do a good take if anybody has suggestions let me know!
Hey Jacob, Here are the large GIFs up on dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qlsommq3dey94kt/Zt4VTi4zVa and here's the cover image: https://www.dropbox.com/s/x4r9jdzoguqc3dm/coverimage.gif (also a gif!) Thanks for putting all this together! -Chris
I like the idea of an animated gif for the cover, but I think this GIF is a bit too flashy and spastic and will be **** the eyes as a large tile on the homepage. It's also really fast and hard to read and doesn't indicate that there's a video to watch. What about this one - https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qlsommq3dey94kt/Zt4VTi4zVa#f:rampfall.gif - with some branded wording like "Join us for the Maker Party!"
I think since its the first time most people will be hearing of Maker Party it's good to go with a strong lead that conveys some excitement about the brand. When we originally started talking about making the video, this was the GIF that had sparked that. Happy to hear what others think too, but think it would be cool if we went with the energetic direction. What do y'all think?
I think the video looks good, but can we add a "play" button to the thumbnail so people know it's a video? Otherwise great work guys
Also, can we upload this to the /party page?
Created attachment 764482 [details] video cover thumbnail Hey guys, Here's what I'd suggest for the cover image. I edited the original so that the chaos/energy is contained by two clear pauses that present the brand front and centre. I think this is a nice balance of both approaches and is much better than the original. I've kept the 'play' button off of it as it seemed to obscure the image itself, and actually introduced UI for functionality that doesn't exist (i.e. don't want to set the expectation that it will play automatically, when it's actually going to be loading another page. Other popcorn videos will follow a similar user flow, and we'd probably be best to match that for a good user experience) Let me know what you guys think! -Chris
Hey Jacob, I noticed the new thumbnail was up yesterday on webmaker.org, but looks like it has now reverted back to the old one. Do you know if this is related to dev updates, or where its pulling that one from? -Chris
I would also like to have a "play" button somewhere in the thumbnail -- even if it's faint or transparent. Would help for people to know it's a video. Thank you guys!
Update all: At behest of several folk internally, I'm in process of changing thumb for this - and it will be in the first slot of the Webmaker Feature Lineup for next week so it's in the public's eyes again :)
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Component: Projects → General
Product: Webmaker → Webmaker
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