Estes website improvement

Estes website improvement

Post by Ji » Thu, 31 Jan 2002 13:16:57



I see Estes made an improvement to their website. Now, you are given a
choice depending on the speed of you Internet connection. I tried out
the low speed connection tonight, but hard for me to tell how much
improvement there is, because I'm on a T1 line here at work.
I still find the rest of their site to be one of the more confusing
ones I've encountered, navigation wise. I managed to get to "rockets"
and with some semi-random clicking found the pdf catalog. Bookmarked
it so I don't have to suffer the front end anymore.
Jim McKim
 
 
 

Estes website improvement

Post by Fred Shecte » Thu, 31 Jan 2002 22:53:16


Ahhh, now I see the catalog link. It's under "Products" on the level 3. Just click on the "Products" heading itself, rather than a specific product and you go to a product search screen. There you will find the catalog download link.

I imagine that the library will be similarly tweaked and improved as time goes by.

Continuous improvement.

Dig it.

(Yell when and if they fix the thrust curves for the B6, C6, C11, D11, D12, E9 and lift off weights for the E9 in the pdf catalog.....or if the NAR ever posts the C11 and E9 curves. Until then we'll have to go here:  http://photos.groups.yahoo.com/group/ABMR/lst )

-Fred Shecter NAR 20117
"I feel like a lactose intolerant diabetic in the land of milk and honey"

Quote:

> I see Estes made an improvement to their website. Now, you are given a
> choice depending on the speed of you Internet connection. I tried out
> the low speed connection tonight, but hard for me to tell how much
> improvement there is, because I'm on a T1 line here at work.
> I still find the rest of their site to be one of the more confusing
> ones I've encountered, navigation wise. I managed to get to "rockets"
> and with some semi-random clicking found the pdf catalog. Bookmarked
> it so I don't have to suffer the front end anymore.
> Jim McKim


 
 
 

Estes website improvement

Post by Jerry Irvi » Fri, 01 Feb 2002 10:02:02



Quote:

> I see Estes made an improvement to their website. Now, you are given a
> choice depending on the speed of you Internet connection. I tried out
> the low speed connection tonight, but hard for me to tell how much
> improvement there is, because I'm on a T1 line here at work.
> I still find the rest of their site to be one of the more confusing
> ones I've encountered, navigation wise. I managed to get to "rockets"
> and with some semi-random clicking found the pdf catalog. Bookmarked
> it so I don't have to suffer the front end anymore.
> Jim McKim

Isn't that result the opposite of behavior websites are created to encourage?

BROWSING

Just Jerry

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Jerry Irvine, Box 1242, Claremont, California USA

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Estes website improvement

Post by Dan Winin » Sat, 02 Feb 2002 09:24:33


If this is an improvement, they would be better off with the old
design. I call this web site a classic example of poor web design.
extremley slow to load, AND hard to navigate. Random clicking
shouldn't be the way to navigate, there links should clear and
precise. If it takes more then 5 seconds to load, it should be
dropped. I have always argues that more flash does not neccecarily
make for a better web site and I can' find a better example of what
not to do anywhere else.

Dan


Quote:
>I see Estes made an improvement to their website. Now, you are given a
>choice depending on the speed of you Internet connection. I tried out
>the low speed connection tonight, but hard for me to tell how much
>improvement there is, because I'm on a T1 line here at work.
>I still find the rest of their site to be one of the more confusing
>ones I've encountered, navigation wise. I managed to get to "rockets"
>and with some semi-random clicking found the pdf catalog. Bookmarked
>it so I don't have to suffer the front end anymore.
>Jim McKim