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Posts tagged "copywriting"

Virb welcome page

Confirm the action, and explain how to restore it. Well done, Virb. Enough said Apparently I posted this with the wrong image. The image says: “Are you sure you want to hide your welcome page? You can always show this page again by going to your login settings.”

Also, I’ll be posting more frequently. I switched browsers (from Firefox to Safari) about a month ago. I forgot to add the Tumblr bookmarklet to my Safari toolbar, thereby totally forgetting about this blog. Whoopsie-daisy!

Virb welcome page
Confirm the action, and explain how to restore it. Well done, Virb. Enough said Apparently I posted this with the wrong image. The image says: “Are you sure you want to hide your welcome page? You can always show this page again by going to your login settings.”
Also, I’ll be posting more frequently. I switched browsers (from Firefox to Safari) about a month ago. I forgot to add the Tumblr bookmarklet to my Safari toolbar, thereby totally forgetting about this blog. Whoopsie-daisy!

Get Satisfaction disclaimer

Jason Fried of 37signals brought up an interesting point about Get Satisfaction. I won’t go into 37signals’ argument here. But the gist of it is that Get Satisfaction made an unreasonable suggestion that a company wasn’t committed to supporting their customers if they hadn’t endorsed the use of Get Satisfaction, yet.

It looks like Get Satisfaction is making strides in the right direction.

The note at the top of the page clearly disclaims that New Street Software monitors but isn’t active in the Get Satisfaction community. It wasn’t always this clear. Nice.

Get Satisfaction disclaimer
Jason Fried of 37signals brought up an interesting point about Get Satisfaction. I won’t go into 37signals’ argument here. But the gist of it is that Get Satisfaction made an unreasonable suggestion that a company wasn’t committed to supporting their customers if they hadn’t endorsed the use of Get Satisfaction, yet.
It looks like Get Satisfaction is making strides in the right direction.
The note at the top of the page clearly disclaims that New Street Software monitors but isn’t active in the Get Satisfaction community. It wasn’t always this clear. Nice.

PBwiki simple progress meter

I really like this progress meter on PBwiki. Consice and clear copywriting. It’s graphic, just the way I like it! The flag-looking-thing sticking off the side of the page is sure to catch your attention. (The bright blue is hard to miss, too.) I enjoy that the bookmark hanging off the side adds depth to the page. A nice touch to a minimal page.

Even the icon next to the current step contributes value. It’s a pie chart looking dealy—nearly full on this step.

Hat’s off to PB n’ J’s too, seriously, who’s with me? I could eat one for lunch every day… oh wait, I do!

PBwiki simple progress meter
I really like this progress meter on PBwiki. Consice and clear copywriting. It’s graphic, just the way I like it! The flag-looking-thing sticking off the side of the page is sure to catch your attention. (The bright blue is hard to miss, too.) I enjoy that the bookmark hanging off the side adds depth to the page. A nice touch to a minimal page.
Even the icon next to the current step contributes value. It’s a pie chart looking dealy—nearly full on this step.
Hat’s off to PB n’ J’s too, seriously, who’s with me? I could eat one for lunch every day… oh wait, I do!

Samsonite sells journeys, not bags

I wanted to shop for a laptop bag on Samsonite. Upon arrival, I was met with a fork in the road. Talk about a bad landing page. Two options: white web site, or black web site. What did I choose? The back button of course.

They don’t explain why these sites are different. Apart from the confusingly verbose paragraphs beneath “Samsonite” and “Samsonite Black Label” there is no indication that either one is more likely to have a laptop bag.

I wasn’t looking for a journey, Samsonite. I was looking for a laptop bag, and you blew it. Thanks for wasting my time.

Don’t do this, kids.

On a related note, if you type in “http://samsonite.com" you get this nifty error page: An error has happened!!! I do believe “Fail” applies here.

Samsonite sells journeys, not bags
I wanted to shop for a laptop bag on Samsonite. Upon arrival, I was met with a fork in the road. Talk about a bad landing page. Two options: white web site, or black web site. What did I choose? The back button of course.
They don’t explain why these sites are different. Apart from the confusingly verbose paragraphs beneath “Samsonite” and “Samsonite Black Label” there is no indication that either one is more likely to have a laptop bag.
I wasn’t looking for a journey, Samsonite. I was looking for a laptop bag, and you blew it. Thanks for wasting my time.
Don’t do this, kids.
On a related note, if you type in “http://samsonite.com" you get this nifty error page: An error has happened!!! I do believe “Fail” applies here.

Get Satisfaction: inticing copywriting in navigation

Get Satisfaction drops a hint to get their members involved with their site. They ask “Who do you work for?” in their navigation. The power of suggestion is a force to be reckoned with.

Although the primary perk of this scrap is rooted in a great user experience, the implementation in the navigation is a unique interface design.

This thoughtful note planted a seed in my mind. If I ever need a web-based customer service app, I’ll be sure to try Get Satisfaction.

Get Satisfaction: inticing copywriting in navigation
Get Satisfaction drops a hint to get their members involved with their site. They ask “Who do you work for?” in their navigation. The power of suggestion is a force to be reckoned with.
Although the primary perk of this scrap is rooted in a great user experience, the implementation in the navigation is a unique interface design.
This thoughtful note planted a seed in my mind. If I ever need a web-based customer service app, I’ll be sure to try Get Satisfaction.