SITE REVIEW: Visa payWave Microsite

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We just did an edu-tainment (education + entertainment) based microsite for Visa payWave. It aims to educate about the benefits and usage of the Visa payWave card. Not the typical kind of site you would expect from Visa.

Here's the SG site:
http://www.visapaywave.sg

And here's the HK & TW site in mandarin:
http://www.visapaywave.hk
http://www.visapaywave.tw

P.S. It's rather video heavy so might just take that little bit more of time for it to load.

Give me some comments? Thanks in advance.
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very interesting flash edu-tainment. and you're absolutely right about it being a (too?) heavy video, in fact I think it was well over 100 MB - right. Ok, the raw packet size did not bother me much, but the intial waiting of ~2-3 minutes. And I think THAT is the contributing factor to why nobody had given a review before. Similarly a portion of target audience would find rather something else to do than wait to see if it is interesting.

Also technically I think it was also unnesessary to scare testers away and load over ~60 megabytes before anything starts to happen. You know, you could start the show, lets say, after loading ~max 5-10 megabytes and let the loading continue at the background. And even under that small initial loading you could show a nice graphic buffer state indicator using a percentage counter (0-100%).

Yes, it was entertaining and Flash worked nicely with Ubuntu, Flash 10.1 Chrome. Unfortunately the video did not start loading at all with Ubuntu+ Firefox+ Flash (64-bit pre-release for linux). Good luck with the project.
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yeah... that was a consideration that we did factor in while building the site. We actually load the 1st 20% of video (around 20mb) before allowing the video to play to keep the flow of the video smooth.

I was rather uncomfortable with the loading time but if we were to compare heavy build sites for example like most of doritos' site, the loading time is roughly comparable (then again not necessary mean it's good or acceptable).

Anyway thanks for the review man. :)

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