Love’s Powerpoint Website

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I’m gutted. But impressed. And glad.

Love have made their new website in Powerpoint: http://www.lovecreative.com/

I’m gutted because I’ve been whanging on about doing a website in PowerPoint for the last couple of years. But impressed because I couldn’t figure out how to do it, or to be arsed with the task of actually getting it done. And I’m glad it’s the Love guys who did it, because i like them.

I’m especially loving their use of the standard PPT sound effects. Brilliant.

And thanks to Jono for posting a comment about the site, nice one.

EDIT: By the way I’m not saying that I think it’s a good way to build a site, or even that I like the site as it is, I think it’s an intereresting thing though making a site in Powerpoint – it gives it talkability even if you don’t like it…

10 thoughts on “Love’s Powerpoint Website”

  1. Jesus, I wonder what Jakob Nielsen would make of that! It’s kitsch, but f’ing unfunctional.

  2. I hate everything about that site, one funny afternoon idea and you are saddled with that one trick joke over and over again. Its not ironic, its just rubbish.

  3. I get the sense that LOVE would rather be getting on with ‘the work’ than faffing about with building a “grown-up” site. And that’s a pretty compelling message in itself.

    The original PowerPoint file can also be sent around as a creds document, so again, it reinforces a sense of immediacy, transparency and permanency about their offering. All clients know creds documents are continually ‘massaged’ to say just the right things.

    The PowerPoint aesthetic has picked up a new currency of late with people using SlideShare to distribute stories rather than presentations. I think this new expectation might cause people to spend more time with the ‘site’. And the work is bloody good, in any case. It has its own holding power.

    Also, the format gives respite to the ADD afflicted: those two thick curtains stop my eyes wandering all over the place and getting greedy grabby like they usually do. It’s a rare treat to be without a load of hypertext links to get itchy about.

    I like it. I like the idea of it.

  4. I think it’s rather good. My one comment is that the blog opens in another window, which is a bit strange, but the powerpointy element of it makes me happy.

  5. I get the sense that LOVE would rather be getting on with 'the work' than faffing about with building a “grown-up” site. And that's a pretty compelling message in itself.

    The original PowerPoint file can also be sent around as a creds document, so again, it reinforces a sense of immediacy, transparency and permanency about their offering. All clients know creds documents are continually 'massaged' to say just the right things.

    The PowerPoint aesthetic has picked up a new currency of late with people using SlideShare to distribute stories rather than presentations. I think this new expectation might cause people to spend more time with the 'site'. And the work is bloody good, in any case. It has its own holding power.

    Also, the format gives respite to the ADD afflicted: those two thick curtains stop my eyes wandering all over the place and getting greedy grabby like they usually do. It's a rare treat to be without a load of hypertext links to get itchy about.

    I like it. I like the idea of it.

  6. I never imagined that someone can actually make a site using Power Point. I really wanted to see it when I stumbled on your post. It's so simple but so effective. I guess it doesn't take much time to build it. It's quite a new idea and I'm sure many people will implement it soon.
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