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Freeware On Trial are launching a freeware software / services review site on May 1st. We are running a feature on how to equip the Windows OS with totally a free comprehensive applications and utilities package and Paint.Net is to be featured as the multimedia graphics tool.

We are seeking help from long and short time users to write their own review, focusing mainly on how you came to hear of Paint.Net, what you most like about it. How you use Paint.Net either with business or personal use and what other package you might have used before Paint.Net.

With your help we might be able to tempt new users to try Paint.Net and additionally raise revenue for the development team. Please take a look at our site for further details. You can contact us from there with your interest, or post here. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for reading.

http://www.freewareontrial.com

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I understand.

So, 4 days and no takers?

Before May 1st, we are posting early reviews with the hope of impressing publishers to use our service.

Now, before anyone thinks this is a spam insertion, let me assure you it isn't. Ok?

The idea behind the feature, is to show "would be users" that Paint.Net has a really active and friendly forum to come to as a source for support. It would be one thing for myself alone to write a review and just say it, but I thought it would be a good idea if we could show general readers that the users of PDN took this forum seriously enough, to be bothered to actually take time-out to support their passion by writing a little something about it and posting it on an external site. This would hopefully encourage readers to actually click the link, download the software and to register here. After all, in the long term, together we might actually be able to generate enough interest to get extra revenue for the developers.

Come on guys and gals, show some back bone! 1 article, 1 paragraph, thats all it takes.

I need no personal details, just your user-name for here.

Take a look at my main page at http://www.frewareontrial.com my website and see what I am trying to do for PDN. See the link "Kit your Windows PC for Free!

An Office Suite, Image editing and much more for Free. Why pay?"

You might even have some ideas on how I can improve my site. But remember, it is designed to be simplistic, more for reading than admiring.

Thanks in Advance.

Marc

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I'll review the S/W. I would also suggest inviting people to redesign your site or come up with a better logo. Your current layout looks a little sloppy and the banner with the inverse gradients across the top is kinda annoying.

I was thinking you could incorporate a gavel as the "T" in "www.freewareontrial.com".

Maybe you could use the abbrev. "FWOT" for your logo or "FWOT.com" as your URL...

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barkbark00

I really appreciate your offer to review PDN. I look forward to reading what you have to say about it. I have replaced Paint Shop Pro with PDN. It's as close to PSP as you can get, I think.

I like your idea of utilizing a gavel someplace in the logo. I'm not sure however that I agree on the site layout, but then I am a bit headstrong and do get on the defensive. But I always say I am willing to listen. Perhaps you can show me a couple of examples of what you have in mind?

I always wanted a site to be easy to navigate with uncluttered pages.

Maybe thats an over sight on my part.

Looking fwd to your reply.

Cheers

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Ooooh! Can you post a link to the Paint.NET Wikibook for the review? That also needs some publicity. There should be much more information by the end of the month.

BTW, about the website, get rid of or change the truth/justice balance. Ugh. The entire website needs a change. Speaking of free software, get Inkscape to help you make a good logo.

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Hi usedHonda,

Thanks for your input. Yes I'll see what I can do about the wikibook link for you.

Ref to your comments about the look of the site?

Thanks to barkbark00 comments, I have been working on an entirely new look all afternoon. It was the suggestion about the Gavel that prompted me.

It should be ready either tomorrow or the day after. Then I'll be seeking your perusal again. :D

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Good morning (uk time)

"The final authority in software"

ooo I like that honda!

Here's a screen shot of what I have so far. http://freewareontrial.freehostia.com

It's only the main page so none of the links will work. It's all I have uploaded thus far just for preview and perusal.

The tables aren't staying visible. Here's what I have planned for improvements..

A flash intro, court themed pages and slogans.

That's about as much as I am willing to say so far. But back to my initial reason for this post. If you guys know of anyone who might like to contribute to the PDN feature we are going to host, or indeed any other feature we are doing, please let them know about what we are doing. The more hands on deck the better. I can't promise we will use all articles, but the more we have, the more we can use to contribute to a fantastic feature. The idea is to show users how they can have a complete package of apps and utils for free. PDN makes part of this excellent package I have put together.

Later dudes and thanks for the ideas. Keep them coming.

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A valid question mate,

We are hosting a special feature on our site and then link to PDN site. An after thought however, since you asked is that maybe use excerpts from PDN users reviews within the article and link to this thread.

How's that sound?

BTW, I've been working some more on the main page this afternoon. I'll post what I have for later this evening at the test site. I think you might just be impressed. :)

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Obviously peeps, you haven't seen the new look I have uploaded.

Feedback thus far, from neighbors and colleagues who were asked to be honest is very positive.

http://freewareontrial.freehostia.com

Also FYI, I just got permission to use the gavel.

Attached is the gavel for your website. Thank you for asking for permission

to use the image.

Bryan Rohrer

Internet DesignWorks Chief Designer

http://www.internetdesignworks.com/

I am building a credits page for this reason.

Anyway peeps, the new site can go public now I have permission. Obviously there is still a long way to go, but I think you might be pleased what I've done on the home page. Just give me 20 minutes following this post to tidy up and upload what I have so far.

Laters

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