ngsilver wrote:Surprised at the omission of Toon(). I understand the reason for taking it out, as newer sources don't really need it, but I still use it for older sources.
BasharOfTheAges wrote:Just looked at it yesterday for a short bit while ripping footage for something. Update your images for that - the program looks a bit different now.
Zarxrax wrote:BasharOfTheAges wrote:Just looked at it yesterday for a short bit while ripping footage for something. Update your images for that - the program looks a bit different now.
Uh, really? I've got version 8, and compared it to the images (version 6 in the images), and it looks exactly the same to me
For sure, they are just suggestions after all.Zarxrax wrote:Thank you for the suggestions, Phantasmagoriat.
I won't be implementing any of your suggestions right now (some stuff in the guide is just really bad and NEEDS to be updated right away), but I will be looking into some of your suggestions for the future.
My main reason for wanting the Theory guides as an Appendix is because I'm concerned about the front-end appeal of the guide. New members scream when they see Theory guides first thing. I'm not saying they are not important, but you can get through the majority of the guide without knowing every detail of video theory. For instance, knowing about Colorspace isn't even relevant for most people until later when they try to use avisynth filters that require yv12. I think my intentions can be summarized in the disclaimer I wrote. It doesn't even mean anything needs to be changed-- just the appearance of the front-end.Zarxrax wrote:Regarding the placement of the theory guides, I really feel like much of the content is stuff that people REALLY ought to know before they begin editing. That's why it comes at the beginning.
I at once point considered integrating all of the theory stuff directly into the rest of the guide. But this made some of the pages really long and daunting, and when you were just trying to look up how to do something real quick, it could be difficult to find the relevant info within a page. Putting links to the relevant sections of the theory guides within the main pages might be a good way of doing things. I will look into this further at some point.
I feel the same way, and by no means do I want to get rid of relevant information, just place more emphasis on what's really important. For instance, I still think people should have access to the mpeg-1 and xvid guides, as long as they know they are depreciatedZarxrax wrote:I think the audio theory guides are pretty useless, though perhaps slightly interesting. But they look like AbsoluteDestiny put a lot of work into them, so I keep them around >.>
I believe it. But I think that's always going to happen. If people are blind they are blindZarxrax wrote:The reason some stuff is said multiple times, like download the AmvApp, is so people wont miss it if they are skipping around and not reading linearly.
Can you believe I still see people asking where to download AmvApp? :p
The evolution of this guide should be put on display in the SmithsonianZarxrax wrote:The index page is something I've always been working on improving. I think you could definitely say that its way better than the old one :p
I seen what you mean, although I don't think it's really out of the way like it should be. It literally takes up half the page. I would rather have three simple lines that I can forget about, rather than have it stand out the whole time:Zarxrax wrote:One reason that I like having the audio stuff separated, is I don't really expect people to be USING that part of the guide very often. So if you aren't interested in it, its over out of the way, and can be ignored.
I have to stop you right there. You hit the nail right on the headBasharOfTheAges wrote:While that looks great for someone actually using the guides for the first time [...]
Well, I wanted to make the index simple, straight forward, and easy to read because that's what index's are for, but I see what you mean. I made some changes to hopefully address that issue. Basically, everything in the Overview is now one level higher.BasharOfTheAges wrote:[...] i'd venture a guess that the same people go in for a refresher multiple times. They would (most likely) be going to #2 part B as a refresher. Why make them click multiple links to get there? Isn't "good" web interface all about reducing click-through?
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