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life before death..

Posted on Thursday 9th September 2010 by louise

I really want to enjoy the concept of this new interactive website that is here to change the way we think about death, BUT my life is busy and my attention span to websites is very limited when I have to wait for all this stuff to load . All the  beautiful flash animations and graphics  in the world  don’t win me over if I can’t access the information I’m looking for in the short few minuets I have to spare…

Its ashame – because the bit of information I did managed to acess from the About Us page  drew me in.  I like the tone, I like what they are saying, I like the concept…”  here’s an extract from their About Us page:

It’s no big secret that Death has a bad rep. It is after all the End-of-Life. Boo-hoo.

But now, Death is being re-branded with a new image and attitude.

All this to try and change your mind about this whole Death & Dying thing.

We’re not, of course, suggesting you hasten the process along in any way – let’s be clear about that.

Instead we’re talking about making every bit of your Life Before Death more meaningful to you and the people you hang around with.

Whatever way you choose to journey the years, months, weeks or days before the End, we’re here to open up a world of possibilities for you.

Carpe Diem. Grab the bull by the horns. Live Life. Get the picture?

So do me a favour – check this site out, let me know what you think… Let them know what you think



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There are 3 responses to “life before death..”

  1. Thursday 9th September 2010 at 8:48 pm
    Charles Cowling says:

    Sorry, Louise, life’s just too short. This site moves at the speed of sludge. I have sort of persisted with it while answering emails. Overloaded with style but light on substance is my sort-of verdict. It must have taken moolah to develop. I’m mystified why they have launched it. There are other sites that do this much better and far more comprehensively.


  2. Thursday 9th September 2010 at 9:21 pm
    Ian Harris says:

    I agree completely with what you say, it’s a nice looking site, but it just takes far too long to load. This is especially true on the homepage where it sat on a blank page before a message finally appear to let me know that the site was now indeed loading.

    Another issue is that there should be a clear HTML alternative for users who cannot view the Flash (or who just cannot be bothered to wait), but I can’t see this anywhere. From an accessibility point of view, this really should be sorted soon as it not good practice as it prevents users with any disabilities from being able to use the site correctly.

    Apart from that, it’s a good concept that, with the right development, could make it big.

  3. Sunday 12th September 2010 at 6:29 pm
    Phoenix Memorial Diamonds says:

    If it doesn’t work on the iPhone or slow dial-up it ain’t working

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