Site updated - comments please

rickryan.com

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Dec 9, 2009
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My RyansChapel.com site is on wix and I just tried out their video maker. I don't care for their transitions or editing control, but overall it seems to make the front page "pop!" a lot more. Would you guys mind taking a look and throw out an opinion? Thanks in advance.
 

Albatross

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Sep 7, 2016
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A couple quick notes:

1) My page load took a decent amount of time. Probably in the 5-6 second range. I checked my internet speed just to see if the delay might have been on my end, but I think it's the video. So you may want to consider whether sacrificing load time is worth it for the video.
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2) One of your slides in the video has a "ryanschapel.com" text. You don't really need to advertise your web address if they're already on the page. Probably a wasted slide.

3) About 25% of your video is dropping below the fold for me. It's cutting off some of the text as well as the photos themselves. If you can tighten up the window it shows in that would be better. I'm not on a huge monitor (13 inch MacBook) but I'd bet anyone on a smaller device sees it similarly.
 

steve149

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Sep 26, 2011
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I didn't see a video other than the 3 small ones with captions .. Did something not load?
 

Handinon

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1) Slow down the slide show
2) The small videos scale good full screen on a 1600 x 900 17" laptop - also the only ones I saw
3) The India/Pakistan couple were of the hook

IMHO, to date the best looking website you've done.
 

rickryan.com

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Dec 9, 2009
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Hendersonville, TN
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1) Slow down the slide show
2) The small videos scale good full screen on a 1600 x 900 17" laptop - also the only ones I saw
3) The India/Pakistan couple were of the hook

IMHO, to date the best looking website you've done.
I don't see anyway to slow the pacing down. I like the presentation and it was very quick to do but you're giving up a lot of control with their video editor. The load time/size is also a big turn off. I gotta keep working with this some more.

What are you talking about, "India/Pakistan couple"? You mean the 2nd slide? That's an interracial couple we worked with recently.
 

steve149

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Sep 26, 2011
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Why does the bottom of the packages page say ...

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steve149

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Sep 26, 2011
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This last visit to the site had the "movie" start working .. it didn't previously ???

Also, I would get rid of the term "photog" .. photographer (or even photo) is much better sounding and looks better (IMO). For the packages, I would thin out the top line descriptions for Gold and Platinum to Gold = Photographer + everything in Silver and Platinum = Food (or catering) + everything in Gold ..

I do notice there is no option for someone to rent the venue, get food, but use there own photographer. One thought, if food and photo are similar in price, is to have Gold include one of them and Platinum to include both.

I might also remove uplighting from Silver (you do have string and dance lights) and move them to the better packages.

I ideally you want people to think .. Yea, I could live with that" for the base package, but really WANT some of the things in the better ones.
 

rickryan.com

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Dec 9, 2009
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Okay, another revision is up. Slowed the video down to half-speed, pushed it up top, cut down on the text, oh and I ditched the cool shot of the integrated couple. I LOVE that shot but the guy is in some kind of legal profession and wifey will peel me if I put that one out publicly. I'm gonna keep tweaking on the positioning/scaling. Thanks for the comments. Wix has some work to do on the video maker but overall it looks like a good (and fast) tool.
 

rickryan.com

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Dec 9, 2009
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No, I mean the middle (or second) video.
Oh, sorry. I was just talking about the slideshow/vid at the top of the landing (home) page. Yea, I liked that indian wedding but that girl wore me out. Only wanted 45 seconds of any one song, all night long. When it was over however, she was a happy camper.
 

rickryan.com

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Dec 9, 2009
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Hendersonville, TN
www.RickRyan.com

rickryan.com

DJ Extraordinaire
Dec 9, 2009
13,060
55
Hendersonville, TN
www.RickRyan.com
This last visit to the site had the "movie" start working .. it didn't previously ???

Also, I would get rid of the term "photog" .. photographer (or even photo) is much better sounding and looks better (IMO). For the packages, I would thin out the top line descriptions for Gold and Platinum to Gold = Photographer + everything in Silver and Platinum = Food (or catering) + everything in Gold ..

I do notice there is no option for someone to rent the venue, get food, but use there own photographer. One thought, if food and photo are similar in price, is to have Gold include one of them and Platinum to include both.

I might also remove uplighting from Silver (you do have string and dance lights) and move them to the better packages.

I ideally you want people to think .. Yea, I could live with that" for the base package, but really WANT some of the things in the better ones.
I'd actually already change to "Photo" before I saw your reply. I also went and re-worked the slideshow/vid at the top and slowed it down to 1/2 speed. I'm liking this a LOT better. I also had wix generate a quickie logo and put it, top-left. Still wish the video maker had more control with it. Not a lot of options to tweak. You just about have to generate one, then go back and see if it's what you want. Overall though, I think the movement adds some excitement to the page. Still not sure about the load time though.
 

DJ Ricky B

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Is this a free wix site with this kind of video? If so, I may have to cancel my web service, and get a wix site and save the money.
 

djcrazychris

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Jun 12, 2018
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You may want to put up a disclaimer that none of the venues featured in photos or videos on the page are actually Ryans Chapel... i see that opening page...scroll down to uplighting and say....oh wow...that place is gorgeous. Then i drive 45 minutes for the tour of the real place...and im ready to punch someone.

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