Forums General Talk Forum Print ad, time to vote Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 29 total) 1 2 → Author Posts December 15, 2005 at 3:25 pm #872 bcrider 4250 Posts Ok, I need to make a decision in the next 24 hours! Lets vote. 1. 2. 3. 4. ps. mmcpheet, please check yer PMs. December 15, 2005 at 3:49 pm #18023 Jon Dahl 386 Posts #4 is the cleanest one, and the most visually appealing w/o being too busy. December 15, 2005 at 4:01 pm #18024 SanFrantastico 1471 Posts 1 & 4 have the same clean look. I think the message of #1 better describes what’s going on at the site. December 15, 2005 at 5:12 pm #18025 lifelinksplit 282 Posts I think #4 is clean and the message will be enough to make people check out the site. I know it didn’t take much to get me to check it out when I heard about it in backcountry or wherever I saw it the first time. December 15, 2005 at 5:34 pm #18026 rms56 122 Posts 4 The text creates interest. December 15, 2005 at 7:19 pm #18027 jimw 1404 Posts I vote for #4. Who is the JONG in the photo though?? December 15, 2005 at 9:12 pm #18028 Killclimbz 1152 Posts ^^^^ I dunno some poseur I like #1 just for the fact that it’s simple. #4 would be my next choice. December 15, 2005 at 11:16 pm #18029 butryon 47 Posts #1 , backcountry community seems to fit. December 16, 2005 at 5:57 pm #18030 bgirloftheworld 16 Posts My vote’s for #3 b/o the message. December 16, 2005 at 6:37 pm #18031 ttriche 116 Posts Brevity is wit and elegance comes from simplicity, so… I voted for #4. Second choice would be #1. I could be persuaded to vote either way but I impulsively clicked on #4. Either is a good looking ad! Let’s see if we can’t work mmcpheet’s image into something more stylized to represent the site as it grows and matures. The cave drawing is better than many logos (refer to the original ad thread for details ;-)) but the dynamism of a pack-toting boarder hopping a cornice is where it’s at. It gets to the heart of the matter — a splitboard is a tool to get into the backcountry and, especially for snowboarders, spend less time learning and more time enjoying the experience. If you look at Biglines.com, they have an instantly-recognizable logo that sums up what they are all about. I think that this ad shows splitboard.com is moving in the right direction, and I’d love to see it spill over into the site design, so that it’s more immediately accessible to people who are “just curious”. (eg. so that they succumb to temptation and drink the kool-aid) When conditions are grim, there’s nothing more versatile than a split. People ought to know this. It’s our DUTY to spread the WORD!!!!1 And a simple right-between-the-eyes image says an awful lot. My suggestion — don’t dilute it with lots of flowery prose — if people don’t “get it” upon arrival, then it’s the site that needs fixing. But the ad is great! It sets the tone for more fun stuff to come. Now if all the pictures on the front page were as rad as your Doodad descent shot… and people could immediately grasp what all is available (from sb101, Bomber, the forums)… then I think we’d really be cooking with gas. Maybe a poll about what things are most important and useful to existing users of the site could guide its evolution. eg. Syndicating regional avy forecasts on the front page? Trip planner/mapper/attendee tracker? Popular forum topics? What should people who see this ad and come to the site see first, and what do returning users value the most? Just like with your product design, meeting a need in the market (even if it’s just the market for interested eyeballs) is a proven strategy for success. December 16, 2005 at 6:49 pm #18032 bcrider 4250 Posts ttriche, As my boy Tone Loc would say….. “Lets do it”… December 16, 2005 at 11:16 pm #18033 huFfer 51 Posts @ttriche wrote: When conditions are grim, there’s nothing more versatile than a split. People ought to know this. It’s our DUTY to spread the WORD!!!!1 And a simple right-between-the-eyes image says an awful lot. Just Curious about this statement: Why? Do you like a crowded tracked up BC? I hate it and really don’t want to see anyone at all. I go ther cause the snow and terrain rocks and to get as far away from the masses as possible. I sure don’t care whether the “sport” becomes more popular, on the contrary I hope it’s too much work for most… just my buck-o-five… incidently I voted for #4… I find the inclusion of the word “community” unnecessary. December 17, 2005 at 2:19 am #18034 SanFrantastico 1471 Posts misanthrope! December 19, 2005 at 10:19 pm #18035 butryon 47 Posts wow, ya misanthrope. when i visit the site i think there is a sense of community. in fact the splitfest’s are all about the bc community, i think? December 19, 2005 at 11:53 pm #18036 InTheMountains 213 Posts cause the snow and terrain rocks and to get as far away from the masses as possible. I sure don’t care whether the “sport” becomes more popular, on the contrary I hope it’s too much work for most I’ve been itching to get backcountry tracks for 25 years, and and for the past 2-3 years am finally in a position to get some. The recent “mainstreaming” of backcountry skiing/riding has me wondering if i don’t agree with HuFfer. He may be a misanthrope, but fresh tracks and no crowds definitely has its appeal. And i think that’s why most of us are out there. I don’t however feel that this is contrary to the community we’ve ( or BCRider) have created on the web. Misanthrope Gary Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 29 total) 1 2 → You must be logged in to reply to this topic.