New Tutorial Page Layout

Our tutorial page layout has been updated to display content more effectively and give you a better preview of the new and popular tutorials. More updates coming soon.

Rasmus Jürs
January 10th, 2008 @ 3:57 pm
Looking nice=)
January 10th, 2008 @ 3:58 pm
Sweet look man!! love your products!
Jim Andrews
January 10th, 2008 @ 4:01 pm
Very cool, looking good AK & Crew!
Jacob Behunin
January 10th, 2008 @ 4:01 pm
Lookin Good!
January 10th, 2008 @ 4:02 pm
Looking good, I like the design. Can't wait to see more tutorials....they always help out with whatever project I'm working on at the time....coincidently....

Anyway, thanks Andrew, keep up the great work!!!
Scott R
January 10th, 2008 @ 4:05 pm
Great Layout, I like it better.
James Price
January 10th, 2008 @ 4:10 pm
Hey nice layout!.....

Not sure if this topic has been dealt with already… would one import .mv2 files into AE? or do you recommend quicktime conversion within a non-linear edit package first? (I’m thinking about importing bluescreen footage directly from a firestore, without loss in quality)
January 10th, 2008 @ 4:28 pm likey :)
January 10th, 2008 @ 4:31 pm
Great stuff Andrew. It never ceases to amaze me how much professional effort you put into free content, in addition to running a business, a family and coming up with random humour ;P.

If there was an emmy for "Awesomeness" you would be a multi-award winning star.
Jacob Dyer
January 10th, 2008 @ 4:34 pm
Woah, this is completely stuffed in Safari! Firefox shows it fine, but in safari its like all the formatting was stripped.
January 10th, 2008 @ 4:45 pm
Wow,the new layout is beautiful! Much more appealing to the eye IMO. Great job again.
January 10th, 2008 @ 4:48 pm
Hmmm... I have the latest version of Firefox, and, like Jacob said, it looks like all the formatting has been lost somewhere. (IE: )

Hope that helps.
January 10th, 2008 @ 4:55 pm
Our style sheet has been updated, it should refresh with the page but we're checking into it.
Kim A. Strandli
January 10th, 2008 @ 5:03 pm
looks sweet :)
January 10th, 2008 @ 5:04 pm
Love the new layout!
Thanks so much for all the work you do I am extremely grateful for the wonderful tutorials!

Hey Andrew just a little fun fact not related to anything real important (except if your an Indiana Jones Fan) but did you know that they have just come out with the new Indiana Jones Legos!
Check 'em out
Dude I'm gettin' the one with truck :)
January 10th, 2008 @ 5:09 pm
Professional result! I like it!
January 10th, 2008 @ 5:20 pm
Looking good. Now send me my designer fx! :)
January 10th, 2008 @ 6:12 pm
yes yes very nice:P
Some Guy
January 10th, 2008 @ 6:14 pm
Looks cool. But I think the new design doesn't work with the old one (all the dark colors). I don't think, that the new layout displays the content more effectively. A better preview of new tutorials would be good at the main page (aka index.html) but not in the tutorials section, where the new tutorials were already displayed at the top of the page. And the "Popular Tutorials" are in fact just random tutorials, because they change randomly every time I reload the page.
As I said it looks cool, but I think the new layout doesn't turn out well (in the matter of web design, usability etc.). The only thing that is actually changed is the size of the thumbnails, which I think is not necessary. Now I have to scroll down to see what I want.
But this is just my opinion...
January 10th, 2008 @ 7:01 pm
Thanks for the comments.

The intention of this update is pretty simple... to captivate new visitors who may not know about the content in our older tutorials. We have a lot of cool stuff, but it gets buried in time. At a glance visitors can see several of the most popular tutorials in an instant.

The "popular tutorials" script, analyzes the top 20 most viewed tutorials and randomly displays the image. Giving a new visitor a vivid look at our popular content.

We are still working on the new homepage but the tutorial page is the most viewed page by far and so we want to get that out right away.
January 10th, 2008 @ 7:33 pm
cool!! but I think the most popular on the prominent local tutrial
Or marked with color
January 10th, 2008 @ 7:47 pm
This looks so good, it's awesome
January 10th, 2008 @ 7:59 pm
For any body
I made this little video.
Some Guy
January 10th, 2008 @ 8:03 pm
@ Andrew Kramer:
Well, if that was the intention of the update, then it was solved very good. :-)
I still don't like the dark vs. bright colors, though. The new part doesn't really fit into the website, because of the different color scheme. But if the whole new homepage will have this dark design... O, it will be soo cooool!
Anyways, it's the content that matters. I wish you and the Video Copilot team every success! Keep up the great work!
January 10th, 2008 @ 8:45 pm
looks great :)
Ed Medina
January 10th, 2008 @ 8:50 pm
The new page is great, continue with the good work.
January 10th, 2008 @ 9:04 pm
yeah ! new designs, new inspiration, more criativity !

sorry my english..
tnx from brazil! =)
January 10th, 2008 @ 10:42 pm
Very nice! Few comments:

1) Sitemap on google for tutorials links to A tutorial now, not the tutorial page. Some Pledge action ( might be needed on that map to keep it healthy & shiny.

2) View all tutorials link would also be nice for visitors. My first reaction before scrolling below the fold was that you got rid of the other tutorials. I thought maybe once you've shown people how to pull the skin up around their eye ( you know, it just makes the other tutorials look weak.

View all might be nice floated right from the label on each section?

3) A two-colum layout might increase sales. 1 column (2/3rds of the page) for tutorials, 1/3rd (1 column) shows products...they're pretty easy to overlook right now.

That said, it's still a great page as is.
January 10th, 2008 @ 11:09 pm
Yeah, a view all tutorials near the top might a be a good idea. Thanks.
January 10th, 2008 @ 11:09 pm
Nice one andrew !

Could you maybe change the whole site to the nice bluey-black, the white hurts my eyes....especially at 3 in the morning !!!

Damian Fisher
January 10th, 2008 @ 11:16 pm
Fantastic addition to the site. Andrew Kramer has enlightened me on the use of after effects and how it can be used in feature films and my movie projects. No one has helped an after effects user more. Real world tutorials and the best you can deliver.

Thank You
Andrea Lanza
January 11th, 2008 @ 12:20 am

I find this new layout very useful and easy to navigate.


January 11th, 2008 @ 12:29 am
much better.

Good Jhuuub
January 11th, 2008 @ 1:37 am

You .... oh, i don't know how to say this, but... you are the best, your tutorials are helped me so much that i cant express my self, there is nobody who is so talented and same time shares hes knowledge!

I really respect you, that you are so helpful and same time so relaxed and friendly.

Just for that i will buy all your products again to show you my support!

And i cant wait for your new product dvd-s

Thanks again : )

January 11th, 2008 @ 2:02 am
you can make it even more minimal, quit the dates, rounded curves etc
January 11th, 2008 @ 3:35 am
And where are the new buttons you promised us?
January 11th, 2008 @ 4:12 am
i like it !!
January 11th, 2008 @ 4:41 am
yea, looking cool! cant wait to see the new button!

What about adding a little bit mor of community to your site. for example a chat, or even a forum. that would be great!!! :D :D smileys gone??
Marc Biorklund
January 11th, 2008 @ 7:43 am
I must say that I love the new layout of the tutorial page ! It's looks really great :)
`ChaRleS x
January 11th, 2008 @ 9:47 am
digital fx
January 11th, 2008 @ 11:28 am
good job! i like the layout
ps: newest? "latest tutorials" would be appropriate
January 11th, 2008 @ 2:41 pm
very good . not more to say.
January 11th, 2008 @ 3:06 pm
Looks nice! Great work!
January 11th, 2008 @ 4:58 pm
thats beautifull, nice work, keep it up Andrew Kramer & the team, good job!
January 11th, 2008 @ 5:27 pm
Great, I like it very much!!!

January 12th, 2008 @ 4:32 am
Wonderful updated !!!
January 12th, 2008 @ 10:25 am
What would be cool Andrew, is when you hover over the thumbnail with your mouse, it shows a sneak preview to what the user will be creating.
January 13th, 2008 @ 12:16 pm
Beautiful layout, it makes it easy for frequent visitors to find new tutorials quickly and easily, but with them listed below, it's very accessible! Well done, very nice improvement to an already easily functional design.
January 18th, 2008 @ 12:50 pm
Hi Andrew.
What is the substance on your blue background? Is it smashed crystals? Can I ask where you got the image...? :O It's so nice!
January 20th, 2008 @ 2:47 am
I think it is not necessary to display the "popular tutorials!" because ther is no tutorial which is not popular^^
November 28th, 2010 @ 4:06 pm
I like the new tutorial gallery.
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