The first technical video is up!
In an effort to explain the technical features of the tnw suite, I've created a set of PowerPoint slides with detailed animations. With a lot of tinkering and tweaking, I think these animations look pretty cool too, showing off the company logo and colors as well.
I'll split these animations into short animated GIFs as well, so I can add descriptive texts on the website for the really, really interested people.
New 3D printing filaments came in
My 3D-printing partner Jonas expressed an interest in new printing materials, from FormFutura. Although most are not applicable to this project, these new materials are actually quite revolutionary: there are multiple kinds of wood, gel-like materials and even sandstone!
Further integration with social media
At some point I will have to start addressing my people network. I'm a regular user of MailChimp, so I set up a profile there for this company. Getting my existing contact details in, proved to be a bit tricky. For example Facebook does not provide a direct export facility. Following a tutorial on Youtube, I managed to get it working, but only with a lot of manual work in Excel and such. LinkedIn was much easier - they do have a direct export to CSV, which MailChimp can read.
Now a new challenge pops up: with FB and LI combined, I'm approaching the maximum list size allowed in my unpaid MailChimp account. I need to weed out duplicates before I start spamming my friends - and I will!
Apparently it is possible to add a signup form to the MailChimp list on the Weebly site (in addition of course to Facebook and LinkedIn pages. I'll be looking into that later.
Everybody enjoy the Easter Weekend, I'm trying to avoid my computer for a little while - stretch my legs, get some fresh air.