New Homepage - Scheduled Next Friday (Feb. 3, 2017)

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Re: New Homepage - Scheduled Next Friday (Feb. 3, 2017)

05 Feb 2017, 17:30

This one is pretty good, not entirely up-to-date with the website screenshots/address but gives a good first impression (imho)
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Re: New Homepage - Scheduled Next Friday (Feb. 3, 2017)

05 Feb 2017, 17:39

joedf wrote:I feel like nobody ever really took a look at blackholyman's design at all... It's been the same video since the beginning... And would start talking about the details of it ..now?
Anyhow... :P If you have a preferred option, please post suggestions.
If you preferred another option from the beginning, you wouldn't have gone through and commented on every detail of another option. Now it's put in place, so there's reason to look at it more carefully. I personally would have left the original homepage or used yours. I like the simpler look like the Google homepage.

Let me also say that nothing I say is meant as a negative towards Blackholyman. He is great for the community and has a great design sense, as evidenced by his website among other things. I just had some specific thoughts about parts of that page.
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Re: New Homepage - Scheduled Next Friday (Feb. 3, 2017)

05 Feb 2017, 17:41

@Boiler, lighten up dude, my comment was meant in the most light-hearted way possible. It wasn't a personal attack. I have nothing but love for this great big AutoHotKey Family, truly.

There is nothing wrong with complaining, complaining is constructive!

@joedf, I think we all have nothing better to do today than hang out on the AHK forums. Haha.

Cheers
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Re: New Homepage - Scheduled Next Friday (Feb. 3, 2017)

05 Feb 2017, 17:44

ahk7 wrote:This one is pretty good, not entirely up-to-date with the website screenshots/address but gives a good first impression (imho)
Great suggestion. Very positive about AHK, and gives a nice intro and overview of the language.
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Re: New Homepage - Scheduled Next Friday (Feb. 3, 2017)

05 Feb 2017, 17:44

metacognition wrote:@Boiler, lighten up dude, my comment was meant in the most light-hearted way possible. It wasn't a personal attack. I have nothing but love for this great big AutoHotKey Family, truly.

There is nothing wrong with complaining, complaining is constructive!

@joedf, I think we all have nothing better to do today than hang out on the AHK forums. Haha.

Cheers
OK. All good. Sorry for taking it the wrong way.
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Re: New Homepage - Scheduled Next Friday (Feb. 3, 2017)

05 Feb 2017, 18:17

metacognition wrote:Complainers, the video is not ideal, so why don't you make a better video and send it to joedf!

Make your own testimonial video... I've thought about it myself.

Its not complaining. :facepalm:

Ever heard of constructive criticism.
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Re: New Homepage - Scheduled Next Friday (Feb. 3, 2017)

05 Feb 2017, 18:33

Jesus, okay I take it back, not "complainers". That was the wrong word, it was tongue-in-cheek to address multiple people above. I should have said "constructive criticizers", or "fellow ahk coders", it was just a suggestion that we make our own kick ass video for AHK.The enthusiasm has now been sucked out of me. Thanks.
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Re: New Homepage - Scheduled Next Friday (Feb. 3, 2017)

05 Feb 2017, 18:38

metacognition wrote:Jesus, okay I take it back, not "complainers". That was the wrong word, it was tongue-in-cheek to address multiple people above. I should have said "constructive criticizers", or "fellow ahk coders", it was just a suggestion that we make our own kick ass video for AHK.The enthusiasm has now been sucked out of me. Thanks.
It's all good, I too think we should make a promotional/introductory video. However I have no skills in this regard.
Please excuse my spelling I am dyslexic.
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Re: New Homepage - Scheduled Next Friday (Feb. 3, 2017)

05 Feb 2017, 18:47

+1 to that new Tutorial video

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Re: New Homepage - Scheduled Next Friday (Feb. 3, 2017)

05 Feb 2017, 19:38

1. lol
2. The vote for this design was unanimous. I like my design, but it's out of my hands. :/
3. That video is a good idea I think. I don't know, I like the other one too... hmmm, I want to hear some more pros and cons from others :0
4. Alright, I don't want no "civil war" haha At, the end of the day, we're all trying to aim for the best here.
5. What if We got hire someone to make a pro video? or volunteer or something... just brain storming here :/
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Re: New Homepage - Scheduled Next Friday (Feb. 3, 2017)

05 Feb 2017, 21:36

I have already asked jackie aka blackholyman if its something he could or would be willing to do.
If he is interested in doing a video or has one already he will post here.

PSA Be thankful for the talented people we have around here. :clap:
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Re: New Homepage - Scheduled Next Friday (Feb. 3, 2017)

05 Feb 2017, 23:36

joedf's design was cleaner imo but i dont mind the blackholyman design. at some point you just gotta go with what you have

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Re: New Homepage - Scheduled Next Friday (Feb. 3, 2017)

06 Feb 2017, 06:11

joedf wrote:The vote for this design was unanimous.
The vote shows the winner got 43%, and your design did get votes (as did leave it as is). How is that unanimous? It's not even a majority.
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Re: New Homepage - Scheduled Next Friday (Feb. 3, 2017)

06 Feb 2017, 07:58

Xtra wrote:I have already asked jackie aka blackholyman if its something he could or would be willing to do.
If he is interested in doing a video or has one already he will post here.

PSA Be thankful for the talented people we have around here. :clap:
Great!
guest3456 wrote:joedf's design was cleaner in my opinion but i dont mind the blackholyman design. at some point you just gotta go with what you have
thanks yep haha
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joedf wrote:The vote for this design was unanimous.
The vote shows the winner got 43%, and your design did get votes (as did leave it as is). How is that unanimous? It's not even a majority.
ok... Yes... What was the point of saying that? :'( just feels you're attacking because you want to. Anyhow... first, the poll is still open... Second, if you normalise "I like pie" out... It's 23/41 instead of 23/53. So yes it is a majority... A 56% majority. :/
I didn't mean unanimous so literally. :p i dont see why we should even be arguing about this... :?:
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Re: New Homepage - Scheduled Next Friday (Feb. 3, 2017)

06 Feb 2017, 08:23

joedf wrote:What was the point of saying that? :'( just feels you're attacking because you want to. Anyhow... first, the poll is still open... Second, if you normalise "I like pie" out... It's 23/41 instead of 23/53. So yes it is a majority... A 56% majority. :/
I didn't mean unanimous so literally. :p i dont see why we should even be arguing about this... :?:
I'm not arguing about it, and I'm not attacking. You said it was unanimous so we shouldn't be critiquing this design since everyone chose it instead of yours.

Don't worry, no more "attacks" from me. No more suggestions. Do whatever you want. Sorry for caring. I don't anymore.
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Re: New Homepage - Scheduled Next Friday (Feb. 3, 2017)

06 Feb 2017, 08:50

Whatt.... :0
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Re: New Homepage - Scheduled Next Friday (Feb. 3, 2017)

06 Feb 2017, 11:32

If you don't like the new homepage then use this,

http://ahkscript.org/joedf/new_page/index2.html
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Re: New Homepage - Scheduled Next Friday (Feb. 3, 2017)

06 Feb 2017, 14:37

Finding a decent video that pleases everyone won't be easy - so why not get rid of it and replace them with three or four short rotating examples to illustrate how easy it is to get started with AHK - many other programming language homepages have this, examples below:

Example 1

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; hotstrings - expand 'btw' to 'By they way' as you type
::btw::By the way

; hotkeys - press winkey-z to go to Google
#z::
Run http://google.com
Return
Example 2

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; copy text to the clipboard, modify it, paste it back
^+k:: ; ctrl-shift-k
ClipSave:=ClipboardAll ; store current clipboard
Send ^c ; copy selected text
clipboard:="<i>" clipboard "</i>" ; wrap the selected text in html-tags
Send ^v ; paste
Clipboard:=ClipSave ; restore old clipboard content
ClipSave:="" ; clear variable
Return
Example 3

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; Easy to make GUIs
Gui, Add, Text, , Enter your name
Gui, Add, Edit, vName w150
Gui, Add, Button, , OK
Gui, Show
Return

ButtonOK:
Gui, Submit, Destroy
MsgBox Hello %name%
Return

Esc::
GuiClose:
ExitApp
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Re: New Homepage - Scheduled Next Friday (Feb. 3, 2017)

06 Feb 2017, 15:47

SnowFlake wrote:If you don't like the new homepage then use this,

http://ahkscript.org/joedf/new_page/index2.html
oooh that's pretty. :D
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Re: New Homepage - Scheduled Next Friday (Feb. 3, 2017)

06 Feb 2017, 19:19

@ahk7 Good alternative. :+1:
@metacognition thanks :3

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