Adblock Plus screencast online · 2009-03-13 16:02 by Wladimir Palant
Ian Ozsvald and Richard Mitchelson from ProCasts offered me to create a screencast for Adblock Plus. They then went on analyzing what potential users need to know and the result is quite remarkable:
I like it a lot how this video manages to show all the important steps for a new user and to indicate where additional information can be found — all in slightly more than 1 minute. I added this video to the front page of adblockplus.org and I hope that far fewer people will be confused now about what Adblock Plus is and how you “make it work”.
One thing that I would like to improve is the format of the video. In a few months Firefox 3.5 will be out which means that most of adblockplus.org visitors will be able to view Ogg Theora videos with a consistent user interface and without needing codecs/plugins. I already asked Ian Ozsvald for an Ogg Theora version of the video. Ideally I want to present the (lower quality) YouTube/Flash version only to people using old browsers. Only question is where the Ogg version of the video will be hosted — but if the amount of traffic isn’t much higher than what I expect it should be possible to just host it on adblockplus.org.
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