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Banner Feedback: Experiences Landing Page

 This is a sample of what we are pulling together for the banner for the new EXPERIENCES (stories) main landing page.  NOW... There is a key thing to note --- this is only seen by users who are not logged in.  So many of you who are going to review this... well, it's not really directed at you per se.

 

I need you to think back to first coming to EP.  You have landed on the main groups page... and there is a banner at the top of the page that is loosely giving you some direction / info about where you are at within the site.   As the EXPERIENCES (story) section is a key jumping off point where people start to understand the power of sharing and stories and words.  We wanted something that conveyed that... we went down this path before with a different treatment, but the "ghost whisperer" as I like to call him.... well, he didn't work for many of you.

With that in mind, we tried something new and incorporated a new image mage of words that at this resolution you cannot read, however, in the banner space you will be able to read the words that make up her face, her eyes, her hair, etc.

Thoughts?  Do you like the image with the text?  As always please share your comments.

EPjake EPjake 26-30, M 52 Responses May 21, 2009

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Very inviting...not intimidating at all....I like it!

i don't like it, doesn't seem to fit the community here well, i like reformed automaton's pic, he is the EP community, strong, yet not domineering, content but not overly happy and phony, and he looks like he has a wealth of knowledge and experience

nice smile...I think EP members will like her.

Looks like a billboard for a real-life highway & I'm not sure if that is a good thing, imho.

*thumbs up*

this works for me Jake! Thank you to all who are ever improving on our "home".

by the way-- the "we'll leave the light on" when you log out-- I LOVE LOVE LOVE that!

Maybe, as others said, a man and a woman holding hands. Hugging indicates more than everyone wants, maybe?

I really like this one. Great job!

I do like the banner however I like the idea of a man and a woman in it. The verbiage was great...think about a picture change... :)

I like both shoreguyCT's and Elfinsong's suggestions - not that there is anything wrong with either just one man or one woman, but I don't get much of a sense of community from this picture..



though I do like the strands...cool concept...:)



My suggestion:



*-Put either a man and a woman holding hands, many people holding hands, or just a man and a woman, and have the EP code switch randomly between either picture, or have it switch between just a man, just a woman, or a group of people - many different pictures...



Also, there is no notion of "stories" anywhere in the text.



Consider taking another shot at it?



Suggestion:



*-"When people connect and share their stories, our community is enriched by who they are, rather than who they know..."



Great work. Keep it up. :)

It's a bit girly and flirty, it is cool but does not include all of EP possibilities

pretty good. but something is missing still. i don't know. maybe because of the image, it still is dull. :(

Looks very user friendly.

I liked the other better but it creeped some out....



How about a man and woman smiling at each other with words swirling around them... just a thought

I am please with it

she makes one feel qite welcomed here

I like. The use of a woman is good as it is welcoming to both sexes.. Yay!

It's OK..a bit boring. Can't hardly read the words..which are nice.

I really like it. This is a place of words, so the concept makes sense. Also the picture looks inviting. And I am sure that is what you are going for.

Again, change it from a woman to either a group of people or hands of all sorts holding each other in support.

I like it

Ron

Wow, this is much better, feel more welcome than before and even friendier too. XD

I like it much better.

BASS

I love the idea of the word-image, but my very first impression was that it looks like the header for a dating service. If we are going to have a pretty young girl to represent all of us in all our diversity, I'd rather see her looking more serious. As it is, I think she conveys the impression that all the stories are happy and pleasant. Perhaps a more androgynous face would represent EP's glorious cross-section of personality types a little better? That's my opinion, anyway. But keep the words!

I like it very much - good work!

I like this one a bit better. It looks great and you all are doing a great job :-)

I like it

Yeah it is a little less confusing as the last one, but either is good

KIK, I don't know if it'd be good to change the colour, coz blue is typical for EP...

FAR OUT.

I think you have a hit here with this one. I have seen a few suggestions that you could put a man in there as well. Or maybe trade off between the two. Looking good.