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    BBDO website, do you like?

    I REALLY have to share this website with you guys, lets just say, I am still picking up my jaw from my desk. This isn't my website but it certainly deserves a mention.

    http://www.networkbbdo.co.za/

    I would like to know what you guys think of this master piece?

    Oh yes, please do it with sound, for that added effectiveness...

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    Display problems in IE9, I think.
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    Well it doesn't run at all in Opera. In FF it worked find. It's certainly different, I didn't dislike it but I'm glad I'm running fast ADSL, I can imagine it would be painful on entry level packages. I like the way you can compose your own horror movie music if you're nifty with the old mouse
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    Tried loading it in FF on my 384 line, after about 20-30 seconds it froze on 14% and wouldn't refresh the page at all. Flash websites are generally cool to look at but rather impractical.
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    I have just tried at work on chrome, got to noughts and crosses played one game and the game restarted. Then just closed the tab. One word fail!
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    The main reason I mentioned this website is this. It is in many ways the best practical example of how a website SHOULD NOT be designed. Once you get into understanding the concept you realize that a lot of effort went into the design of it, but from all basic online design standards perspective this site fails. The reason I was shocked is that this is not a dingy toy company, why on earth would they sign off on such a site?

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    Loads to 43% on IE 8 and then freezes. Yep, I hope they did not have to pay for it !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chatmaster View Post
    ......you realize that a lot of effort went into the design of it, but from all basic online design standards perspective this site fails.
    The first thing I considered was the massive amount of work that would be involved and the complexity. I'm guessing the the cause of such a website is every advertising agencies need to be different.
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    Things I learned about setting up a website when I was a 'Warrior'
    1. Set it up to load really fast, like a few seconds.
    2. Put just enough facts with sufficient hooks to keep interest on your landing page, you have a maximum of 15 seconds or less to grab someones attention.

    I clicked out of this site after 20 seconds which proves my point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chatmaster View Post
    It is in many ways the best practical example of how a website SHOULD NOT be designed.
    Thank goodness for that! For a while there I thought you'd lost your marbles
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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