[Squeakland] Please visit the new Etoys website!
timothy at immuexa.com
Tue Sep 16 06:54:57 PDT 2008
On Sep 15, 2008, at 9:23 PM, Bill Kerr wrote:
> Teens are edgy, wannabe adults. Many of them are not looking for
> soft pastel.
This is often true for teenage boys in some areas (US, etc) , but not
others (Caribbean, Africa, Japan, etc). Might seem like a bigger
demographic because GameMaker appeals to teenage boys :) It's also
hard to do edgy without requiring more frequent design updates to keep
trendy (otherwise run the risk of looking out-of-date.) The current
site will likely stay fresh in style for 5+ years.
> They address this issue by simply displaying a variety of current
> games / projects on their home page
There's always a tradeoff here ... you can also make the case that
just as many first-time visitors are *lost* because of those busy home
pages. Imagine technically timid teachers and girls saying "not for
me" on the GameMaker site. (I certainly can.)
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