New look Ableton website.

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Gizmets
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Re: New look Ableton website.

Post by Gizmets » Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:42 pm

Ableton 9 seems to be a big step forward but the new website is a huge step backwards, completely wrong. The old website was so simple and good, simplicity is the word, easy to use, comfortable to your eyes. (please Ableton ask Apple what simplicity means in design)

Ableton is not an internet company and they should not try to have a 'funky' website, They develop an amazing software and that's where their focus should be, Ableton you don't need to have a great designed website, your website is used as a support to your users, as a platform, complimentary to your amazing software. I loved the simplicity of old website, easy to find the information you were looking for, like Ableton (software), the website must reflect the software concept, easy to use, easy to achieve whatever you want to do. The new website does not do that, it actually put's me away.

Please Ableton go back to your simplicity in terms of website, make it simple and pleasant again. You need a functional website rather than trying to have a cutting edge design. You can still keep this 'modern' website for products if you like but for your users, please save us.

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Re: New look Ableton website.

Post by Rosko » Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:02 pm

eric_c wrote:The overall design sense of Ableton (new site, Live 9 and Push) is really strong, especially when compared to other music software and hardware makers. They have always had a look that seemed very carefully considered and executed with far less emphasis on decoration and superfluous elements. I'm really enjoying the new look, but I can understand the website could stylistically be a bit of an acquired taste. I certainly wouldn't say it looks rushed though, quite the opposite - it comes off as very well crafted and carefully built to me (especially considering the entire site is responsive - try resizing your browser window to phone-size). I think the work is great and commend whoever at Ableton is responsible for it!
Agree.

Its pretty modern looking imo it says ableton are looking to the future.

Not so keen on the forum though.

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Re: New look Ableton website.

Post by burningfeetman » Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:08 pm

Modern? You gotta be kidding me.

It looks like the website has been cut & pasted from Geocities. When I logged on to it over the weekend, I seriously thought Ableton had been hacked due to the recent Live 9 news. But nope, this is a fate far worse than being hacked... THE MARKETING DEPARTMENT HAS TAKING OVER ABLETON. They'll just bundle the shit out of all their existing assets whilst developing at a snails pace. I honestly thought Ableton was rock solid over the past 5 years, but now I feel totally spun out.

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Re: New look Ableton website.

Post by jonny72 » Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:27 pm

Think the new design and layout is pretty good and up to date. Main issue is some of the colours are out of kilter with the rest of the colour scheme (I'm looking at you turquoise). The top of the Packs page is the worst and looks like something from the 90's.

No excuse for the half hearted attempt to bring the forum in line with the new look. They really should have created a custom skin for it rather than changing a few of the colours here and there.

This along with the pricing cock up and the forum link going (amongst other issues), really does make you wonder what goes on in Ableton HQ. My best guess is that substantial amounts of alcohol and mind altering drugs are involved. Only other explanation is complete and utter incompetence in the first place, followed by a failure to test everything properly and finished with a failure to manage the issues properly when they became aware of them.

No excuse for any of it and you'd have thought they learnt their lesson after Live 8. But they obviously haven't.
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Re: New look Ableton website.

Post by burningfeetman » Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:29 am

They'll learn once Bitwig is released...

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Re: New look Ableton website.

Post by Angstrom » Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:35 am

jonny72 wrote:Think the new design and layout is pretty good and up to date. Main issue is some of the colours are out of kilter with the rest of the colour scheme (I'm looking at you turquoise). The top of the Packs page is the worst and looks like something from the 90's.
I think what happened is the designer saw an image of Session view, complete with nasty coloured clips and said "hey, I'll use the colours from the app and everyone will feel immediately at home". They probably thought they were integrating.

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Here's your turquoise and your lavender sir, why not try a little #00FF00 while you are at it.

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Re: New look Ableton website.

Post by simmerdown » Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:03 am

i'm used to the new look now, logo, (angstrm re-styled) forum

i use indirect vision on the main site, not really looking, like it was a meat packing plant or something
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Re: New look Ableton website.

Post by oblique strategies » Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:05 am

Beige? Blue? Glaring white? UGH! :x

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Re: New look Ableton website.

Post by simmerdown » Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:09 am

hideous, you gotta do the custom style

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Forum color...

Post by Earwax69 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:24 am

hu... anyway to get the white forum back? this weird colors are killing my eyes.

I though it was a temporary glitch..

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Re: New look Ableton website.

Post by pencilrocket » Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:38 am

burningfeetman wrote:They'll just bundle the shit out of all their existing assets whilst developing at a snails pace.
Well described :lol:
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Re: New look Ableton website.

Post by login » Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:36 am

The design is good, functional and minimalist, the color scheme is the one that is akward.

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Re: New look Ableton website.

Post by [art] » Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:14 am

i personally love the new site. easy to see why they hid the forum, it's pretty embarrassing to be honest

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Re: New look Ableton website.

Post by netchaiev » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:38 am

The new website is basically a OK tumbler page.
Hard to tell when do you stop scrolling down!
Futura font....hmm
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Re: New look Ableton website.

Post by Bizon » Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:42 pm

The entire team of web developers at Ableton should be fired!

My 70 year old computer illiterate blind mother could create a better website.

Bring back the old design!!!!!!
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