Re: virus: banner ad prototype

Marie Foster (mlfoster@WORLDNET.ATT.NET)
Wed, 31 Dec 1997 14:36:16 -0800

David McFadzean wrote:
> At 02:30 PM 12/31/97 -0500, Gifford, Nate F wrote:
> > What response are you trying to evoke?
> I really didn't have anything specific in mind while I was creating the
> graphics. I guess I'm one of those Gen-X types attracted to the neo-gothic
> motif :)
> > The rotating symbols and gaseous script were had a neo-gothic feel
> >for me. I think they would be attractive to Gen-X types. I thought they
> >were intriguing, but not inviting. The script for "We Know What You Want"
> >has a more fantastic feel to it, but still felt menacing within the context
> >of the ad ... like gilt on a razor.
> >
> > If you are trying to evoke feelings of menace, danger, and distrust
> >you've done a most excellent job.
> Those are the same buttons I was attempting to push with the Virus name,
> so that's good. The question is, will any viewers click-through to the site
> or will they be scared off?
> --
> David McFadzean
> Memetic Engineer
> Church of Virus

I like the animations. However, on my dial up notebook, with a 33 modem
they took a looooonnnngggg time to load. On the fractional T1 at work
it was not the same wait, but still took some time. IMHO, graphics and
the internet are not fully ready for prime time. Any way to speed up
the load?