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Designer, JonMyers.com - HCMC, Vietnam Joined over 3 years ago
This is awesome. Thank you.
Great design as always.
Though, this got my spidey senses tingling. I’m wondering if this is a sideways jab at crypto, and I’m wondering if this is positioning for something else to come. Stripe did invest $3 million in Stellar. Maybe they’ll start putting that investment to work.
Well, as a designer, I’m not going to complain about having yet, another design tool as an option. So, bring it on.
Congratulations on building something - it’s certainly ambitious.
As with others, I meet your post and claims, hopeful, but with a high degree of skepticism. However, I’ll certainly give it a try. It looks promising.
I feel like if you’re going to go public with “Digital Design Reinvented” - you have to get a little more specific or you waste the opportunity when you have our attention.
When Invision Studio went public with announcements there were at least video snippets of the product in action. I could imagine myself using the product.
Kinda like - don’t tell us what you’re gonna do with marketing splash, just show us and let the product do the talking. The concept is familiar (adaptive, symbols, etc., etc.,) - yet, the product is cryptic and abstract. Seems like a Dribbble shot of a white Sketch UI. I have no connection.
Regardless, just trying to be helpful and give feedback, wishing you all well and I’m looking forward to trying out the product.
Hey Ryan, thanks for hopping in here and sharing the rationale.
I actually know the ecommerce space very well myself. I was the CEO of a Saas company that served Amazon Sellers, and we had 8,500 paying customers. I’m an investor in a marketplace that serves sellers.
As someone who is in the space and who knows the target demo well, I couldn’t figure out what your product is on a cursory glance and it’s unclear even when one explores the site.
Is it like Plasso or Gumroad where there is a hosted checkout solution? That was my first thought.
Of course, there is no opportunity to ponder that thought because the visitor is punched in the throat at the top of the page with that call to action where you would expect to get that answer.
Yet, then you scroll down the page and randomly thrown there with no explanation are logos for BigCommerce, Shopify, Magento and so on.
So, then I think - ok, so is this a plugin for those platforms?
And, then I see this “Zero Fraud” guarantee, but see absolutely no details on it other than - because we say so, just trust us. I was expecting something that was like Stripe Radar, which explains the rationale and approach - https://stripe.com/radar
And of course, all this ambiguity and vagary is sculpted around this ham-fisted call to action. Yet, it’s really unclear what the user is “Seeing Work” - other than a shopping cart demo, but what is it.
Products that have far more technical overhead and a heavy sales organization still let you see what the product actually is - before dumping you into a sales funnel. Segment comes to mind.
As far testing, meh, what’s the quote “A/B Testing is like teenage sex, everyone is talking about it, but nobody is doing it correctly, if at all...” Personally, I wouldn’t be bet a dime that this is a winning approach. Sounds like you have too many marketers whispering in your ear.
Congrats on a killer URL - and name. Wishing you well on the product whatever IT actually is :)
Front page call to action: "See How It Works" then
Modal: "See A Demo" and they're asking for a bunch of contact information so they can call you and hassle you with email. Fdat.
I buy, pay for and use loads of digital products. I can't stand any digital product where you have to go through some growth hacking rigmarole and talk to some salesperson. We went with Mixpanel over Heap for this very reason.
If your saas product is hiding behind a curtain and requires a salesperson to demonstrate, in 95% of cases you've lost. Marginally, this kind of crap may work with people selling into old school industries, real estate, etc.,
This is AWESOME. I'm happy to pay the $8 - it's a steal.
I have downloaded the trial and everything works, except the top toolbar is still the same color. I've dug around in the settings of the theme and there is a button for "de-saturating" icons, but nothing that impacts the toolbar itself like in the preview image on their landing page.
Looks very cool, and Framer is a product that’s solid, that I’m very enthusiastic about, which I never end up using.
They seem to be suffering from the same approach Sketch launched with -
this is all about mobile.
Of course, I’ve designed plenty of mobile apps. Yes, yes, “mobile first” - etc., etc.,
A large bulk of my work is targeting desktops and Saas, which I create using Sketch.
Dunno why, but when I see this kind of rollout, it makes me think mobile (the focus here) - and thus, Framer never becomes top of mind.
Like I said, looks cool, but - there are other screens out there.
I like the layout, type, and photography.
The electric blue seems excessive (feels very jacked up on Addreal) and doesn't stimulate my appetite.
Rich, warm and approachable.
The design, layout schemes that make good use of illustrations, copy and so on - definitely make them seem like a socially responsible company of integrity.
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