SITE REVIEW: advanceflash.net

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http://www.advanceflash.net

This is a flash based ecommerce site to showcase and sell video loops and motion graphics. The site was chosen to be made in flash because our target audience was mainly flash designers with fast connections who like to see a bit of eye candy. The backend is done using php/xml and mysql.

Any comments or bug reports would be great, thanks, Jay. :)
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nice effects on your site. I really need to get into afterEffects. Your site
is easy to use, and simple navigation for a flash commerce site. You've
done well with that part ,which is most important next to the products.

good stuff. :thumbsup:
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good site. Very nice layout. I like how your shopping cart is just right there. Make it really simple. One thing though, what screen resolution do you work on? I run 1600x1200 on a 21" monitor and the text is really hard to see. I have to squint to read it. Wondering fi anyone else hve the same problem or is it just my eyes going bad. LoL.
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Hi
I visited your site, and think that you did a great job (flash design) but there are no sumary of what your site is about and no links to contact.....
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that site has a very nice layout. i wish all the other ecommerce sites could be like it, especially for the shopping cart (wise). and 4webmaster there are links for contact (lol), 4 for a matter of fact. by the way change you signature or else your post will remain locked.
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i visited your personal page. based on what i have seen i think that you deserve the name advance flash. though i am not a flash fan, you sites made me appreciate flash more.
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Hey,

I love the site!

It's seems a little slow or laggy to me, but overall it runs smooth. Have you started to market the site yet? Have the search engines picked it up? It's a great site, but being made it flash makes it hard to be found by potential customers using search engines.

You might want to consider putting content in the form of an HTML link or links below the flash coding itself. That would help the search engines pick up a bit more information from your site.

Keep up the good work!

-Jon Harrison
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The site is filled with lots of eye-candy!

- The flash is very nicely done. Subtle and subdued, it doesn't make me go cross-eyed like some sites :)
- Nice layout, easy to navigate

Suggestions,
Make the text larger or allow the user the resize the text. It is to small for comfort -- and make it a little darker, too.
I had a hard time getting the gist of your site. I understand that you are trying to sell flash motion effects, but I could not find any except the one on your welcome page. All the links I navigated to are simply stills.
I understand that I am probably missing something, but I also understand that I am probably not the only one.

Keep up the good work. The site is nicely designed and the flash accurately reflects and conveys someone who really knows their stuff. Tie up a few loose ends and you are set to sail!

~Tirian
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Hi Tirian, you are the 3rd person not to find a preview button, this is when i always take action, on the 3rd strike :D

Please, if you have time, take another look and see if the product sections are improved.
Thanks to everyone for there comments, i really apreciate it, cheers, Jay.
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A very nice improvement. Even I can't miss the preview button now! :wink:

Although the preview button is very nicely placed, it doesn't seem to do anything. Am I missing something else? I clicked on an image and then on the preview button but nothing happened.

Let me know what I missed and I would be happy to take another look.

~Tirian
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it opens a smaller popup window with a working preview of
the animation you selected. You must have javascript disabled.
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Hey

I like the site alot, fast loading, nice graphics, and nice template.

only one peice of advice, some of the text is a strain to read, the light colours and small fonts

other than that
good job!

please review my site and send a PM
thanks

aman
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wow, is all I have to say, I like the cart layout and easy to use interface.
I have never seen flash like that before...

// drools....
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Blackdeath wrote:
wow, is all I have to say, I like the cart layout and easy to use interface.
I have never seen flash like that before...

// drools....


Cheers mate, flash can be used in some cool ways these days :)
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hi, we have just added 50 new clips if any one is interested
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Wow! I haven't seen a flash site that I actually liked in a LONG time! Excellent job! Split second loading too! Almost as good as it gets!
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Amazing!!!
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Jay....

I've tried a couple times to access your site, but each time I keep getting "Page Cannot Be Displayed"... is the server down? Would definitely like to take a look at the site though, from reading other's reviews!

Art
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As far as i know the site has been up since launch.
Do you have the flash player 6? This might be the answer,

if not try using this url
http://core.flashlevel.net/advanceflash.com/
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Link not working for me..
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its one of two things. Either you haven't got the flash6 player or you are running 56k. The site is designed with broadband users in mind and the preloader alone is 90kb, pretty ridiculous, but the target market is garunteed to be broadband connected.
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HO MY GOD !!!!
It makes me think to http://www.2advanced.com or http://www.wa007.com or http://www.derbauer.de !!!! Amazing work !

How many time do you spent on this flash site ? (how do you make the first apparition (loading panel)?)
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[b0t] wrote:
HO MY GOD !!!!
It makes me think to http://www.2advanced.com or http://www.wa007.com or http://www.derbauer.de !!!! Amazing work !

How many time do you spent on this flash site ? (how do you make the first apparition (loading panel)?)


Thanks mate, i have been using flash for about 2 years. The preloader was designed in Photoshop, then imported into after effects to add the zoom, then imported into flash.
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Hey advance, LOL I know Im late in response to your post seeing that its been up for a while!! I was actually surfing your site last week!! I am trying to get Particle Illusion and the other products you mention that you use, because I would really like to creat my own clips for my sites. I think your site is just excellent, your work is fantastic! Keep up the good work :D
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Its sweet! It loads about at perfect times, not to much animations between, and its nice layout. Good JOB!
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wow...I'm completely amazed. Awesome work! I have 0 criticisms about it...
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thanks again for the comments :)
shark - good luck with the software, PI is an amazing program and well worth the money. It is coming out as an after effects plugin, so may be worth waiting for that.
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Looks great!

I did notice that image on the bottom left of your page is missing some text at the bottom though.

Other than that, i cant pick anything.

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