What do you think of my super minimalistic landing page?

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Hi all,

I have a project (startup) that is still 'work-in-progress'. To mask the development secrets, I have created a super simple landing page. This opt-in page also has a form where visitors can leave their email if they are interested in the project's future developments (launch date, exclusive access etc...).

The address of the page is: http://www.chilledlime.com

What do you think? Do you like the name, the logo, the page's design? Also..would you sign up? If yes, why would you? If no, why wouldn't you?

Any tips, comments, ideas are more than welcome

Thanks!
Akos
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by AkosBlog View Post

    What do you think of my super minimalistic landing page?
    I don't think it is "super-minimalistic", Akos. I think it's unnecessarily cluttered by those social network/linking things. I never understand why people want those on squeeze pages. I suspect I'm not the only person put off by them.

    Apart from that, I think it looks good.

    I like the domain-name, too.

    Not sure about the logo ... I'm wondering whether a little picture of a cut lime, rather than just the green disc shape, would be a lot "more mouth-watering"? But maybe this doesn't matter too much?

    It looks interesting, anyway - I wish you good luck with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author gabysanchez225
    I wouldn't sign up because I'm not too fond of debating on the internet, but what is the goal? A platform where people can debate with like minded people? Most people use forums for that. Give us a little more info Akos, and we could steer you in the right direction.
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  • Profile picture of the author obin94
    Of this isn't an actual tweet I don't think that "@chilledlime" should be put there. And if it is you should put quotes around it.

    Since you already have the logo (name of the site) on the page you could make that a little bigger and then just say something along the lines of "the rediculously easy way to debate online, with friends, family, or everyone." You need comas not a period after "to debate online"
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    • Profile picture of the author AkosBlog
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      I don't think it is "super-minimalistic", Akos. I think it's unnecessarily cluttered by those social network/linking things. I never understand why people want those on squeeze pages. I suspect I'm not the only person put off by them.

      Apart from that, I think it looks good.

      I like the domain-name, too.

      Not sure about the logo ... I'm wondering whether a little picture of a cut lime, rather than just the green disc shape, would be a lot "more mouth-watering"? But maybe this doesn't matter too much?

      It looks interesting, anyway - I wish you good luck with it.
      Thanks for the kind words, Alexa!

      Well, I don't know... I thought social links and showing my web presence on the landing page will grow my business. But I totally understand you. Will think that over.

      I thought a lot about changing the logo before the grand opening of the site...I think I'll do it next week or the week after.

      Thanks again.

      Originally Posted by gabysanchez225 View Post

      I wouldn't sign up because I'm not too fond of debating on the internet, but what is the goal? A platform where people can debate with like minded people? Most people use forums for that. Give us a little more info Akos, and we could steer you in the right direction.
      Thanks for the feedback!
      Well, yes the goal is to create a platform where everyone can debate about his/her interests with like minded and smart people.
      Forums are full of other stuff as well. Including spam!!

      ChilledLime will be a bit different..just wait..and see!

      Originally Posted by obin94 View Post

      Of this isn't an actual tweet I don't think that "@chilledlime" should be put there. And if it is you should put quotes around it.

      Since you already have the logo (name of the site) on the page you could make that a little bigger and then just say something along the lines of "the rediculously easy way to debate online, with friends, family, or everyone." You need comas not a period after "to debate online"
      Thanks for the suggestions. I will consider them!
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  • I cannot figure out what ChilledLime is about from your squeeze page. If I dont know what Im signing up into, chances are that I wont sign up at all.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ellie M
    I think the design is good, I agree with Alexa Smith that an image of an actual lime slice might be appealing. Just asking for the email address is good. I wouldn't sign up simply because internet debating is not my thing but obviously you've determined there is a market for it. Good luck ...
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  • Profile picture of the author KenThompson
    @ChilledLime makes it ridiculously easy to debate online. Privately with family/friends or with everyone.

    The @ implies something about Twitter or some kind of involvement. Overall, your copy really is not clear to me as to what this is or how it works.

    Actually, it's already very easy to debate online x 1000 or more. The second sentence is a fragment which is all right, but it's awkward and a brow wrinkler for most, probably.

    There are so many ways to chat online, in private, and those who are connected can chat (debate) privately any time they want. So unless you have something very different to offer, and can clearly express what it is, I'd rethink this.

    Agree w/ previous comment about the elements included. It is or was minimalistic until all that stuff was added. Also agree about the lime image. It's shaped like a football, US football - not soccer. The first thing that came to mind when I saw it was, a lime football. And I thought the same thing as Alexa, an image of a lime would be better.

    But, that's really the least of the issues.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sarevok
    You're off to a great start.

    I've been at this for a while; a few tips.

    1) Split test a different colored button. Go for green, blue, orange, purple; something to really make it stand out.

    2) Get rid of everything below your opt in form.

    3) Split test

    Remember, you want people to opt in, and that's it.

    If 5% of people get distracted by the footer, or 10% get distracted by other stuff, you're losing.
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    • Profile picture of the author AkosBlog
      Originally Posted by Sarevok View Post

      You're off to a great start.

      I've been at this for a while; a few tips.

      1) Split test a different colored button. Go for green, blue, orange, purple; something to really make it stand out.

      2) Get rid of everything below your opt in form.

      3) Split test

      Remember, you want people to opt in, and that's it.

      If 5% of people get distracted by the footer, or 10% get distracted by other stuff, you're losing.
      Wow..didn't think of these things yet.Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author shipwrecked
    Mate, I wish you luck and let me assure you of my good intention...

    But my impression was that:
    1.it's not "juicy" enough... maybe a few images would help improve the impression
    2.you might want to use a video
    3.a bit more descriptions of your service on the landing page?

    Perhaps you give plenty of info prior to entering the landing page, but I'd drop a few lines, 1-2 pics there. I'm not sure if being minimalistic will help!
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  • Profile picture of the author tjaysen70
    cool site idea, headline sucks though. Why do I want to leave my email? You need to entice people more into giving up their email these days. What's in it for them?
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    • Profile picture of the author AkosBlog
      Originally Posted by shipwrecked View Post

      Mate, I wish you luck and let me assure you of my good intention...

      But my impression was that:
      1.it's not "juicy" enough... maybe a few images would help improve the impression
      2.you might want to use a video
      3.a bit more descriptions of your service on the landing page?

      Perhaps you give plenty of info prior to entering the landing page, but I'd drop a few lines, 1-2 pics there. I'm not sure if being minimalistic will help!
      Thanks for the tips!
      The problem is that this project of mine has a very very limited budget. I have about few hundred dollars in spare for this.
      From this money I have to pay for the servers, the domain, legal stuff etc...

      I don't really have any money for some fancy graphics or a hyper awesome video. *note: I am not an artistic talent

      Maybe I will try to do something! Thanks again!

      Originally Posted by tjaysen70 View Post

      cool site idea, headline sucks though. Why do I want to leave my email? You need to entice people more into giving up their email these days. What's in it for them?
      Thanks!
      Will think the headline over! also planning to give a little more info of the service..and get a little bit away from being stealthy
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