New look Ableton website.

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Delie
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Re: New look Ableton website.

Post by Delie » Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:47 pm

db2 wrote:Responsive web design should not dictate that the site has to have the same plain vertical information flow on every browser, just that the design changes to adapt ideally at different screen boundaries. GOOD responsive design should look optimal in each use case, desktop, phone, and tablet. It does not have to look bad-but-identical in each case. Honestly it defeats the point. The responsive part means the site shifts around to look IDEAL in each use case, not AVERAGE in all cases.
You make a good point :)
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Vivo
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Re: New look Ableton website.

Post by Vivo » Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:52 pm

stringtapper wrote:I think they want us to leave.

I think I'm actually ok with that.
You think?

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Re: New look Ableton website.

Post by merges » Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:56 pm

One thing I'm sure they've learned from this slightly mangled launch: QA, QA, QA!

Vivo
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Re: New look Ableton website.

Post by Vivo » Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:57 pm

nathannn wrote:i will admit though, who ever made the theme for live 9 knows great design. and the guy that originally created the live interface is a graphic design genius .
also the design of the new device and the max for live devices are fantastic.

everything out side of live though is a disaster.
+1

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Re: New look Ableton website.

Post by OzWozEre » Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:01 pm

Angstrom wrote:Helloooo 1987
Heh, that what I thought too viewtopic.php?p=1445231#p1445231 :)

I guess the designer is too young to know about all the legacies of the domain she's designing in :roll:
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regretfullySaid
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Re: New look Ableton website.

Post by regretfullySaid » Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:03 pm

Let em experiment, there's plenty of other things to obsess over, particularly ones that are more enjoyable and significant.

Funny jokes though :P
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Vivo
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Re: New look Ableton website.

Post by Vivo » Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:31 pm

While I've been reading this thread, it is so bright that my eyes are tearing up.

:x

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Re: New look Ableton website.

Post by burningfeetman » Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:47 am

Really disappointed with what I'm seeing here. Ableton have taken a turn for the worst. Let's hope they can revert back to the website design & logo that I know and love... Fingers crossed the software isn't pursuing such a pathetic change.

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Re: New look Ableton website.

Post by ShelLuser » Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:10 am

Another thing which I consider quite odd is that there seems to be no direct link what so ever from the website to the forum. Under the 'Help' section there is a reference on getting help from the community but that points back to Answers. Something I sporadically but hardly use. In 9 out of 10 cases you need to ask someone a few questions in order to help them out, such answers systems are terrible at that.

From what I can tell Ableton has setup some kind of comment option, which brings a whole new problem with it; people who discovered the comment option and the people who didn't.
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Re: New look Ableton website.

Post by rbro » Sat Oct 27, 2012 4:57 pm

New website look and feel, color scheme, fonts and usability are a complete disaster. As was their upgrade discount/pricing launch. At least they still make good software!

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Re: New look Ableton website.

Post by sp0bjogu » Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:13 pm

I vote to make this thread a sticky as an example to all web designers how things should (and should not) be done. The way to success is really, really simple - just read and learn the following by heart:

condra's post:
viewtopic.php?p=1445511#p1445511

googoo's post:
viewtopic.php?p=1445580#p1445580

And follow it!

/sp0

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Re: New look Ableton website.

Post by rbro » Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:07 pm

Don't like the font either.......

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Re: New look Ableton website.

Post by condra » Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:58 pm

12 pages of people giving out about the look of the site and forum, and 4 pages of people trying to override the CSS... and counting.
This is clearly something people care about.

I hope they fix it. It's only a couple of lines of CSS. I'd do it myself if they let me.

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Re: New look Ableton website.

Post by burningfeetman » Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:28 pm

It's one thing to discuss these problems in what is now a hidden forum, but do what I did. Take the complaints to their Facebook page and unlike them. They'll hopefully get the message then.

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Re: New look Ableton website.

Post by Angstrom » Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:03 pm

It's probably worth pointing out that it's one of those sites that is full of markup errors, yet claims to be HTML5 . This is likely why a lot of people are seeing browser crashes, and/or differing layouts as their browser tries to make sense of what the developer has done.

ableton.com/en/push/

Validation Output: 40 Errors

Result: 40 Errors, 5 warning(s)

http://validator.w3.org/check?verbose=1 ... %2F#result



ableton.com/en/shop/
Validation Output: 35 Errors
http://validator.w3.org/check?verbose=1 ... %2Fshop%2F


etc.

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