new sl splash page

finally saw the new sl site and it looks good! the sl blog gives more info here. as we said earlier, these types of moves are necessary for sl to stay out in front of the inevitable competition out there.  sometimes we get frustrated with Linden Labs (hard not too when it almost makes us go broke and we lose weeks of planning – both on the business front as well as time terraforming) BUT . . . in reading the book The Making of Second Life.  when you read it you realize that Linden Labs is making it up as they go along.  and that makes senses, who do they have to follow?  they are the leader in virtual worlds and moves like the website redesign are vital to stay fresh and drive new users

however, as flash people since 1999 or so, the page is not innovative (but still great).  it is reminiscent of the Barney’s sliding menu of like 2003.  everyone in the flash world went nuts for the sliding side to side action back in the day.  this is an oversimplification of what big spaceship has built so far, but for old timey flashers like us, it was not very “ooh and ahh”  :p

still well done though and should create a little bit of buzz (although we are fans of uber simplified interfaces – think Google)


2 Responses to “new sl splash page”

  1. 1 secondlifepets December 25, 2008 at 3:38 am

    Yeh, I think this is a great move for them too….. Linden Lab gotta always keep breaking new ground to stay ahead. It’s good to see.

    People forget, like you say, LL has no one to follow. So, as leader, they are bound to trip up a bit sometimes. I never heard of that book. gotta check it out sometime….

  2. 2 Allison the WiseAss December 31, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    ‘s pink.

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