New look Ableton website.

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Re: New look Ableton website.

Post by hacktheplanet » Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:10 pm

As a part time website designer, please stop using IE until Microsoft makes it render as well as other browsers. It's such a pain in the ass to make changes to layouts so that they don't get dicked up in IE.
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Re: New look Ableton website.

Post by Angstrom » Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:13 pm

Nah, it's fine since they brought in conditionals.

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<!--[if lt IE 7]>
	<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="ie6-and-down.css" />
<![endif]-->

Takes me about an hour at the end of a project to fix Exploder issues, not a problem.
I spend a lot longer making media queries and making retina graphics these days.

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Re: New look Ableton website.

Post by rikhyray » Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:17 pm

Angstrom wrote:So this looks fine to people then?

https://www.ableton.com/en/packs/

Amazing.
Oh my gods! THAT hurts! I am sure it is the way you said earlier "Oh, I can do it" (or web "designer" found on Ebay auction)
I believe even someone who spent 3 days with Lynda.com Dreamweaver videos or "Webdesign for dummies" WOULDN'T be able to make something so atrocious. In my web design school such pages were called "Familie Müller stellt sich vor". What is only missing are some animated gifs with spinning golden CDs.

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Re: New look Ableton website.

Post by simmerdown » Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:19 pm

Angstrom wrote:So this looks fine to people then?

https://www.ableton.com/en/packs/

Amazing.
no not fine...layout is good, but the colors are heineous

and i dont get any 'sand' i get a dildo-pink...must need to adjust hue

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Re: New look Ableton website.

Post by ze2be » Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:29 pm

simmerdown wrote:i dont get any 'sand' i get a dildo-pink...must need to adjust hue
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: New look Ableton website.

Post by david.barker » Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:32 pm

funken wrote:It's nice that Abes have changed the forum to match my new sig.


Ha,ha yeah I just twigged that too!! Funken :lol:

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Re: New look Ableton website.

Post by david.barker » Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:37 pm

Im using Mozilla Firefox :D


And got for the most,got a sort of butterscotch colour (reminds me of Angel Delight pudding,butterscotch flavour mmmmmm ha,ha)!

For those of you in the UK like me,(and a fan of Angel Delight,you know what I mean) :lol:

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Re: New look Ableton website.

Post by continuous » Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:13 pm

Like the big, beautiful images of Push and Live 9 but the rest of it is fail. I can't even navigate to the forum from the homepage!

Just because the kids like it doesn't make it good design!

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Re: New look Ableton website.

Post by 8O » Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:36 pm

Angstrom wrote:So this looks fine to people then?

https://www.ableton.com/en/packs/

Amazing.
Colours are ungood. Layout is daft. Still, it gets your attention.
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Re: New look Ableton website.

Post by ilya.soloviev » Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:37 pm

I like the new website. Modern layout, big text. Thumbs up!

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Re: New look Ableton website.

Post by Hidden Driveways » Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:42 pm

Angstrom wrote:So this looks fine to people then?

https://www.ableton.com/en/packs/

Amazing.
What's wrong with really, really wide drop down menus, Angstrom? :wink:

This page looks the worst on my machine:
https://www.ableton.com/en/live/feature-comparison/

If you scroll down, the table is invisible and unformatted, and there are no marke to notate what's in Intro, Standard or Suite.

Designers need to compensate for all active browsers. Otherwise you're losing business.

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Re: New look Ableton website.

Post by Eunjihan » Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:42 pm

The new website is terrible. All these straight lines and I couldn't find
1) Community
2) News of when Ableton 9 would be released - had to go elsewhere for that
3) Instead of getting a list of what's new in Live 9, I get a shit youtube
video with no info, just some dude messing around with his gear and big words
popping up at me like 'RECORD AUTOMATION INTO SESSION CLIPS'

CRAP

What I could find was a patronising video all about Live as if we didn't
know. It's as if the site is geared to complete newbies and forget about
those who already use Live. WTF? And what's with all the crappy colours?
The organisation of the website is a mess. Bring back the
tidy and user friendly design you had before. Get rid of this in your face
and garish, BUY THIS and BUY THAT crap and restore some dignity.

Looking forward to Live 9 though.

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Re: New look Ableton website.

Post by ilya.soloviev » Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:44 pm

The only thing i don't like is this LOL Image

What are theese black squares? :roll:

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Re: New look Ableton website.

Post by ttilberg » Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:48 pm

They seem to have taken a strong play out of Apple's product presentation playbook for a lot of it. While there are a few minor things that are obnoxious (words/menus that are hard to read because there's not a background div or something), overall, I kind of liked the product presentation. Lots of images and feature hype, and lots of videos and audio examples.

It sure beats looking at yesterday's version of the Ableton site! (if not just because it has Live 9 stuff plastered all over it!)
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Re: New look Ableton website.

Post by Tone Deft » Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:53 pm

and they didn't want the forum to embarrass them on the announcement day? it feels more like they're embarrassing us.

Ableton - walk onto the street, yell out "does anybody know how to make a web page!!?!?!?!" and pick the most socially awkward person that replies. better yet, pick the person that doesn't raise their hand, they probably know this stuff the best but are too nerdy and shy to answer.

They seem to have taken a strong play out of Apple's product presentation playbook for a lot of it.
disagree. Apple's web site is great design because it's not cluttered with crap. the Ableton site looks like... well, it just looks like they don't know what they hell they're doing.

stick with DAW design guys, farm the web site out to funken. I'm sure his rates are reasonable, throw a Push at him and he'll be happy and your site won't be puking all over the interweb.
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