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New bitshares.org Feedback
« on: June 09, 2015, 10:10:42 PM »

https://bitshares.org/ has been replaced with the new BitShares 2.0 website hosted using GitHub pages at this repository: https://github.com/bitshares/bitshares.github.io

The old website will be kept temporarily online here: http://v1.bitshares.org/

All constructive feedback on the new site is appreciated.

Special thanks to cass, xeroc, robrigo, CryptoPrometheus, Chronos, and bytemaster for working so hard to build the new website.
« Last Edit: June 10, 2015, 06:16:55 PM by vikram »

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Re: New BitShares (2.0) Website Feedback
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2015, 10:12:22 PM »
What's the reason you guys chose to move the website to github hosting?

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Re: New BitShares (2.0) Website Feedback
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2015, 10:15:27 PM »
What's the reason you guys chose to move the website to github hosting?

General simplicity of development, maintenance, and operations; and also anyone in the community can relatively easily contribute changes by submitting a pull request on GitHub.

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Re: New BitShares (2.0) Website Feedback
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2015, 10:17:15 PM »

Will an asset price ticker or some kind of price information be on the home page to help reinforce that this is an actual exchange?

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Re: New BitShares (2.0) Website Feedback
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2015, 10:28:17 PM »

Will an asset price ticker or some kind of price information be on the home page to help reinforce that this is an actual exchange?

We hadn't planned on it, as the site is focusing on BitShares as a smart contract platform with many features, not just the exchange feature.

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Re: New BitShares (2.0) Website Feedback
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2015, 10:54:27 PM »
Yes, I really like it. The right amount of (technical/crypto) detail to attract an 'early adopter'.

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Re: New BitShares (2.0) Website Feedback
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2015, 11:03:20 PM »
Design looks good, though I wonder the font appears a bit small; and the blog could do with a bit of spice colour or images.


Who is the customer and what will this do for them? That question could be more obvious.

Big Money audience: "industrial-grade financial smart contract platform" is a great hook.
Top line of links/puffs though I would have thought should be "Decentralized Asset Exchange"; "High Performance and Scalability"; "Collateralized Bond Market". I don't know but whatever will ensure that the key audience is hooked.. they may not scroll down that webpage that looks like every other webpage unless there are enough hooks on first glance.

Individuals:
Does the detail appear too technical for noobs with some cash to invest? How is BitShares obviously appealing to mom+pop who are aware of Bitcoin+ but unsure and unaware of why they might want an "industrial-grade financial smart contract platform".


The "Who" is behind it could be made more obvious.. evidence the strength of the dev team.. skill set if not now named individuals.


Perhaps consider making something of what is now BitShares heritage .. 2.0 is built on the back of experience that others do not have.

Also, I wonder if there are opportunities to make statements from partners and players in FinTech - ones that lend credibility.. "BitShares 2.0 made me say 'Wow' - Janet Yellen." etc.

Perhaps more important than our opinion, is getting the reaction of those new investors you want to engage.. test the water with a few big players who might be intrigued - Barclay's blockchain accelerator and others who are up to speed - and see if that website answers all their questions and perhaps get quotes on the back of their feedback.

I'd replace "Email me when it's ready" to subscribe for alerts and progress updates.. and then keep those interested engaged over time.

and later perhaps integrate the wallet or a demo video. Different people like different methods of communication. The walls of text perhaps need "quotations" in bold that shout out the tldr; .. but there is a lot of content which is great for those with the time to read it.
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Re: New BitShares (2.0) Website Feedback
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2015, 11:25:21 PM »
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Also, I wonder if there are opportunities to make statements from partners and players in FinTech - ones that lend credibility.. "BitShares 2.0 made me say 'Wow' - Janet Yellen." etc.

Perhaps more important than our opinion, is getting the reaction of those new investors you want to engage.. test the water with a few big players who might be intrigued - Barclay's blockchain accelerator and others who are up to speed - and see if that website answers all their questions and perhaps get quotes on the back of their feedback.

I'd replace "Email me when it's ready" to subscribe for alerts and progress updates.. and then keep those interested engaged over time.

and later perhaps integrate the wallet or a demo video. Different people like different methods of communication. The walls of text perhaps need "quotations" in bold that shout out the tldr; .. but there is a lot of content which is great for those with the time to read it.
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A section on the homepage that describes 2 or 3 use cases that customers should be interested in.
If you're a business and would like cheaper online banking services you'll like bitUSD and our recurring payments feature.
If you're a savvy saver and you'd like to keep your wealth safely in your own hands, you'll like cold storage savings accounts that pay out a weekly budget securely.
If you're a crypto exchange and don't want the hassle of getting licensed to run a fiat orderbook integrate with BitShares and use bitUSD instead. You might also want to issue a UIA to collect fees from BitShares users and target new customers with business models not before possible.

On first landing on the page, the headline "BitShares 2.0 is an industrial-grade financial smart contract platform." with no other context leads me to believe that Bitshares is some kind of corporate banking software to run their back-end servers or something. Why should I care?

A descriptive picture is needed that can contextualize everything and tell the customer how they should be imagining themselves using the product.
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Re: New BitShares (2.0) Website Feedback
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2015, 07:55:16 AM »
Thanks for you feedback!

Good ideas, we will discuss them later on!
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Re: New BitShares (2.0) Website Feedback
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2015, 08:15:45 AM »
We hadn't planned on it, as the site is focusing on BitShares as a smart contract platform with many features, not just the exchange feature.

Smart contracts are not even on the website, are they?
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Re: New BitShares (2.0) Website Feedback
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2015, 08:40:30 AM »
I am very happy at technical level, it is simple to understand every feature and its reasoning. It can now demonstrate and sell all the achievements of BitShares.

I do agree it needs use cases to demonstrate different ways to benefit. Maybe a fictitious business (es) or user and their setup.
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Re: New BitShares (2.0) Website Feedback
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2015, 09:37:15 AM »
Github link now redirects to the old bitshares.org page? I really love the new design and information structuring, bring it back!

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Re: New BitShares (2.0) Website Feedback
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2015, 09:37:55 AM »
Perhaps do a press release, if that's not been done already.. and then a run of articles can be linked to help context; get the journalists to do the work of bridging to potential new users.
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Re: New BitShares (2.0) Website Feedback
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2015, 09:43:24 AM »
The website looks very good.

I think this is good as a base and then have individual websites for specific target markets most probably run by others.

In terms of a few quotes, Erik Vorhees might be able to give a quote about BitShares as it relates to ShapeShift and he's very well known. For the Chinese market potentially Ron Cao of Lightspeed China Partners that invested in DACx. Obviously anyone more mainstream would be great too.

I would link to a page that tries to visually put the entire expanding BitShares universe together which will also promote the individual companies and help customers who might find their way to BitShares.org find the BitShares Business that best meets their needs. (Listing exchanges, DACx, Beyond Bitcoin, CryptoSmith, Moonstone, perhaps bunker mining etc.)

Perhaps something like the NXT technology tree but for BitShares supporting businesses. http://www.nxttechnologytree.com/

The growing BitShares network is incredibly impressive and to see it all together would really make people realise how awesome it is.

« Last Edit: June 10, 2015, 09:50:34 AM by Empirical1.2 »
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