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8 Apr 2009 - 2:11pm
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Hey everyone!

I recently worked on a site with for a client, We spent some time going back and forth. I¹d
built a much larger site, but we ended up in this mini-site experience,
which will be reworked into a larger experience over the summer, featuring
all 400 celebrities. The Bible Experience is a product of Zondervan, a bible
manufacturer. It is 400 African American celebrities speaking the Bible over
76 CDs. The site is for their promo campaign.

I would love to hear your thoughts and comments.



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8 Apr 2009 - 2:47pm
James Wanless

Subject matter notwithstanding, the Mac OSX-esque artist scroll
loading on every single page (other than, it seems, the last two in
the nav) and then madly scrolling to land on LL Cool J seems like

If I was going to use an effect like that, I would only use something
that intense when searching those artists was the primary task for
that page or section of the site.

Is there logic as to why it defaults to that artist? Perhaps an
effect where, when presenting the search for artists, the page could
use Ajax or something to bring up options as users key in letters for
the name.

It's nice looking but way too much of that effect for my liking, as
it draws attention away from the content above it which is presumably
the point of the page.

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8 Apr 2009 - 9:42pm
Erin Lynn Young

The site is easy to navigate and understand, so the feedback below is
more nit-picky, clean-up stuff. I hope it's helpful to you.

One opportunity for better usability would be to add hover effects on
all things that can be clicked on. I see them on system links, but
not on some of the buttons and carousels profiles on the homepage.

Some links inside the site, including the logo at top left, seem to
be linking to Note the period inside
the slash. Is that correct?

I've been studying uses of icons like one next to the names of
actors and actresses on the "Cast" page, and I've typically found
that they are used to indicate new windows or overlays - but these
are just links. You might consider another icon.

I've found in usability testing that when a video is paused, users
like to see an overlay with a play button on top of the video and
potentially even the word "resume" so that they know a click will
restart the video.

In terms of hierarchy - under "Audio Samples", it seems there is
also a video tab. If I'm correct on that, this section might be
more appropriately named, "Media Samples". And why not put the one
that you default to first? For instance, if you want to feature
audio, that could be the first tab?

On the "Free Downloads" page, the PDF should include a PDF
indicator so users know what to expect.

Under "Reviews", you might be able to be more clear about what
ratings means. Perhaps a title like, "Was this helpful to you?"
would make the meaning more clear.

It was also not intuitive to me that when I clicked on a review's
title, the only new content I'd get is a form where I could right my
own review. Consider a tabbed structure here - the default could be
"Read Reviews" and the next option could be "Submit Your Own
Review". If you remove that functionality from the individual
review level, you may no longer need a freestanding page for each
review at all.

My last suggestion for this section is that you may reconsider the
way that "Email this Review" functions. I was caught off guard by
the fact that it opened my email client. "Permalink" might be a
more common implementation - giving a way for users to grab the link
to copy & paste into their own browser.

And, the footer links seem to be broken or not yet ready.

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