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teejay
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Hi Anybody know anything about this bizarre site?
It looks interesting
http://www.lebanoncircle.co.uk/Home.htm
TJ
Jay Are
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I love these guys...


see my review here....

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......4&10
xxx
icentertainment
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Well their web site takes a while to load on dial up

and they should lose the fancy font

and they have 7 tricks to buy
what is there to love?
themartyr
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-who cares about your dial up
-Font is their choice and it fits with the atmosphere
-nothing wrong with not having hundreds of effects
Drs_Res
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On 2006-02-21 16:41, themartyr wrote:
-who cares about your dial up

Anyone with a website that sells product should care about things like how fast a site loads. There are a lot of people hat don't have access to, or can't afford a high speed connection.

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On 2006-02-21 16:41, themartyr wrote:
-Font is their choice and it fits with the atmosphere

If it was a personal website, I'd agree with you, but on a commercial website it is much more important that it is readable. The other problem with the site in question, is that you can't even change the font on your machine since it is all an image.

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On 2006-02-21 16:41, themartyr wrote:
-nothing wrong with not having hundreds of effects

I agree 100%.
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icentertainment
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Well The attitude of "who cares about me with dial up"
is the fast track to "Outa business"

and if you have to squint your eyes to view your sales pitch why not just type in Hocus Pocus- it's easy and they have more than 7 effects.

you show your ignorance by having a go at me
Jay Are
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I think that the quality of their products speaks volumes more then their website...
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icentertainment
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But you have to go through the web site to get to the products
Jay Are
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I dunno ice...i am kinda glad the site is bad. Maybe more guys will get turned off of their stuff....
I have no quams being the only kid on the block with some of these gems...
xxx
icentertainment
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Well there's a lesson to people

Packaging is important and in a way a web site is the initial packaging of a product

with so many products on the online shelf a slow loading hard to read texed small amount of products will not be looked at.

If I were you and I loved the product so much I would wish that they improved it.

With more money they will be able to invest in making even more props that you like.

so the thing is

they can have a bad web site that no one will take the time to look over -and you will have access to a small amount of products

or they can have an easy web site- generate more money and spend some of that money in product development which you love so much

seems to me that your glad that it is bad
teejay
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Hi All
Forget the infighting
The script is UNREADABLE
The people who wrote it didn't intend it to be so
Saying that this is good is like saying that the Emperor's New
Clothes are ideal for the warm weather LOL
TJ
Jay Are
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Good products coem from these guys -- if you guys don't think so because of their site -- your loss.
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bobser
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I have to say that I actually liked the one (from hell) where they take an out of this world routine. It's £20 and an old trick, but what the hell, I think it whas some really good thinking behind it. I also liked the way they credited DB & Randi with its workings.
I think I might be tempted with this. Also the ebook, although the soldering concerns me a little.

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bitterman
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The web site needs a lot of work, but the effects look fun. They may be giving away too much information in their sales pitch. The Cross effect is all but explained by the pictures about three or four pages deep. A handy person could re-create the effect for themselves... if they can read that script.
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teejay
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On 2006-02-23 10:58, icy_rabbit wrote:
Good products coem from these guys -- if you guys don't think so because of their site -- your loss.


I might agree if I could read what the heck the effect was LOL
TJ
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I hate it when people laugh at their own jokes.

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Phil C
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Wow, this website is quite interesting.
I am a web designer myself.
In terms of usability, I think there is room for improvement in terms of considering user web experience.
But I think it terms of design, or creative aspects, I have to say this site is actually better than many magic sites in the market.
Jay Are
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Thank you phil!
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Lee Darrow
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Unreadable.

Bottom line, if the browser can't read the site easily, it doesn't load quickly and it's graphics distract from the sales items, then sales will suffer, even from those who would buy from them. Effect: loss of business, loss of income, business failure probability increases, dramatically.

And it's a shame, too, because, visually, it's an impressive site. But if I can't read what they have, I'm not going to stay there - and as the former sales manager for a web design company, I believe that I have a bit more professional insight on this issue than some... then again ... all we did was create Mapquest, Rand McNally's base web site and a few other successful sites before they were sold.

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