Lifelike's new web page

Does anyone think Lifelike's new page was worth the wait; I don't see much
improvement.
Reply to
Ron Herfurth
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From the N-scale perspective, it's it least as sucky as before. Val
Reply to
VManes
But I see they're still listing the 2-8-4, this time for an October release. This date changes more tims than I change my socks!
Steve
PS - I do change my socks!!!!!
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Steve Magee
I dunno- for some of us who are hoping to put together a fleet of these, the delay is a bit of a relief financially. If these turn out to be as good as the 2-8-8-2s, I'll be able to use half a dozen of them...
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Reply to
Fritz Milhaupt
Even on the DSL line here at work it loads slow.
CBix
Reply to
Charles Bix
It downloaded fairly quickly over cable but, no I didn't see much improvement regarding content.
Microscale unleashed their new web page ... first page looks nice BUT, I can't ge the "Product Catalog" button to produce anything. Yeah, I know the disclaimer says some pages aren't working yet BUT, the catalog seems like a pretty important early candidate for the "working" state.
Paul
Reply to
Paul Newhouse
Still no pictures or artwork on any new products. So, it is useless.
Reply to
MrRathburne
People seem to forget that it's good practice to develop your *new and improved* web site in a working directory and to not copy it to the main server directory until it's ready.
The rule of thumb for web site development is "if your page doesn't load in 15 seconds, people won't hang around." The same rule applied for incomplete sites...
--Dan
Reply to
Dan O'Connor
Well, it's working now. Of course, it's still the old catalog and not the new one, but at least there is something there. And the new catalog may be "pretty important", but it's also the most complicated part of the website. Once you see it, you'll understand all the work that John "Sheriff" Sheridan has put into it...
Paul A. Cutler III ************* Weather Or No Go New Haven *************
Reply to
Pac Man
Really? Perhaps you might want to contact him and tell him what a great job he's doing: snipped-for-privacy@microscale.com Oh, BTW, I've seen John working on the website on his laptop computer for the last several months. I have the feeling that he knows what he's doing...
Hmm... Took 40 seconds for Microscale's website to load on my machine at a connection speed of 33.2 Kbps (too much noise on my line). Most of it was for the P&LE photo. Also, all the links at the new website are now complete except for the links page.
Paul A. Cutler III ************* Weather Or No Go New Haven *************
Reply to
Pac Man
I have a small non-commercial website and it's a pain in the ... neck to screw around with. So I understand that setting them up is a major effort. OTOH, the only thing I really didn't like about the old Micro- scale web site was the catalog. I need a search engine to search the index. Don't get me wrong, I like Microscale, it's just that using their web catalog is painful. When I've called to figure out what they have, that I want, they've been darn pleasant to deal with.
Paul
Reply to
Paul Newhouse
That's the point: the new catalog *will* be searchable. To do so, it required a whole new database that John had to create, which took him some serious time (how many decals does Microscale have? Thousands?). Since he also has to squeeze in his family and his real job, it's caused some real delay to the new website. Add in the new ability to order online, and the complexity goes up accordingly. From what I've seen, it will be worth the wait...
Changes are a' coming. Just have a little more patience, and I think you'll like the results.
Paul A. Cutler III ************* Weather Or No Go New Haven *************
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Pac Man

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