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1996 328ti
05-13-2012, 10:08 AM
What do you think about
#removed link#
Not sure how long the demo will be live.
Demo is limited to 10 pages.

There are other software packages to evaluate.

See post 13

mdepena
05-13-2012, 12:20 PM
Important consideration is that Flash is not viewable on an iPad and I suspect that this demographic has a plethora of iPad users. I personally would prefer an non-Flash version.

1996 328ti
05-13-2012, 12:39 PM
Important consideration is that Flash is not viewable on an iPad and I suspect that this demographic has a plethora of iPad users. I personally would prefer an non-Flash version.Their website states

Desktops and laptops
- iPads
- iPhone and android devices
- Tablets and mobile devices
- Kindle, Nook, Sony and other e-Readers.

I understand the majority of tablets are iOS.
Last month stats.
1. iPhone 1,112
2. iPad 738
3. Android 550
4. BlackBerry 38
5. iPod 15
6. Windows Phone 7
7. Windows 1


Interesting. When I look at the stats for my 318ti.org site numbers are very different for the same period.

1. iPhone 2,911
2. Android 2,120
3. iPad 1,276
4. iPod 157
5. BlackBerry 146
6. Windows Phone 27
7. SymbianOS 16
8. Samsung 6
9. Nokia 3
10. Sony 2

1996 328ti
05-13-2012, 03:08 PM
Digital is fine with me, and I would opt out of the printed version. But there are plenty of people who might use a digital only version as a reason to depart the club.

VicWe've lost members because we don't offer an opt out to Roundel also.
My suggestion has been an e-membership.
Reduced membership fee for everything electronic.
Download membership card, digital version of Roundel only.
Must renew online.

mdepena
05-13-2012, 04:52 PM
We've lost members because we don't offer an opt out to Roundel also.
My suggestion has been an e-membership.
Reduced membership fee for everything electronic.
Download membership card, digital version of Roundel only.
Must renew online.

I like this idea, not necessarily because of the lower cost, but the convenience. The print copies just pile up and it seems like such a waste when I'm done.

1996 328ti
05-13-2012, 05:13 PM
I like this idea, not necessarily because of the lower cost, but the convenience. The print copies just pile up and it seems like such a waste when I'm done.
I wasn't really going on the lines of replacing the hard copy, just another method of viewing.
The problem with reducing the number of copies printed, I think your cost per issue goes up.
I'm just exploring alternative ways to distribute our magazine.

jhm5
05-13-2012, 07:11 PM
I'm sure there's value to having a digital copy in some format for many people. But I rarely use the digital roundel.
Would there be a mass email sending folks a link to the digital DB? Unless I'm just looking for headlines, I'd rather read a printed copy. If folks have to go looking, even through a link, I suspect fewer would actually see the DB.

pseto
05-13-2012, 07:29 PM
I'm sure there's value to having a digital copy in some format for many people. But I rarely use the digital roundel.
Would there be a mass email sending folks a link to the digital DB? Unless I'm just looking for headlines, I'd rather read a printed copy. If folks have to go looking, even through a link, I suspect fewer would actually see the DB.

Do you currently get our bi-monthly email blasts? There's a link on it for the latest dB

1996 328ti
05-13-2012, 08:02 PM
We do have all issues at http://db.nccbmwcca.org.

jhm5
05-14-2012, 06:37 AM
So it seems the question being presented here is, "should individuals be able to opt out of receiving the printed club magazine and/or chapter newsletters now that there are digital alternatives?"

1996 328ti
05-14-2012, 10:44 AM
So it seems the question being presented here is, "should individuals be able to opt out of receiving the printed club magazine and/or chapter newsletters now that there are digital alternatives?"
Currently there is no optout of Roundel and I don't see it happening.
It is yet to be published regarding chapter newsletters/magazines.

1996 328ti
05-14-2012, 05:36 PM
New link.

new link further down.

If people can test it on various devices, that would be appreciated.

1996 328ti
05-15-2012, 12:12 PM
I've also been told the image is a bit pixelated.

This might be a higher rez version.
http://trials.3dissue.com/samples/3dissue/16052012181929629/issue1/index.html

mdepena
05-15-2012, 10:39 PM
On a Macbook Air, OS X 10.7.4, Chrome 18.0.1025.168, looks good. The zoom function works well and the text is very legible. No issues.

1996 328ti
05-16-2012, 06:04 AM
On a Macbook Air, OS X 10.7.4, Chrome 18.0.1025.168, looks good. The zoom function works well and the text is very legible. No issues.Need to be sure it works on iPads. It would be so much easier if Apple allowed Flash on their iPads.
There is another version of the software that allows for hyperlinks.

mdepena
05-16-2012, 06:50 AM
Just tried the new link on my iPad 2 and it works great. Looks very nice. The pictures do look very slightly pixelated, but not terrible.

1996 328ti
05-16-2012, 10:30 AM
Just tried the new link on my iPad 2 and it works great. Looks very nice. The pictures do look very slightly pixelated, but not terrible.
Come to think of it, I ,may have uploaded a low rez version. I'll upload a higher rez version when I get a chance.

1996 328ti
07-24-2012, 08:23 PM
Another sample of an online version.

http://trials.3dissue.com/samples/3dissue/24072012210635993/issue1/index.html
or try
http://db.nccbmwcca.org/issue1/

I'm having problems viewing the html5 version on a tablet.