just an , call me daft if you like but while I was spending some quality time with my grandson last christmas, we sat down to create some personal cards for the family and while Serif DrawPlus and PagePlus enabled us to do this, it was quite clear that a dedicated program for `all things christmas' would have been much more appropriate.
My grandson came up with the idea TurkeyPlus, (although he's prepared to waive any copyrights if this ever comes to fruition . We had a brainstorming session with his baby sister and cousins and came up with the following ideas for pre-designed templates; cards (obviously), wrapping paper? (not sure how that would work with big presents?), name tags, decorations, card holders, placenames, clip-arts, crakers (with jokes for inside), hymn sheets, carols.
I think that this would be very popular as it would cut the cost of christmas for many, and provide a practical, fun way of introducing a new generation of Serif users into desk top publishing and drawing software.
When we met up at easter he was upset that I had not raised his idea on the forum, so here it is.
Only problem, from a "cross-cultural" standpoint is that, in the U.S. anyway, TurkeyPlus would imply a Thanksgiving-related program since, even though feasting on turkey is often a part of Christmas festivities here as well, Thanksgiving (where we *really* decimate the turkey population) is actually referred to (unofficially) as "Turkey Day" .
Street-unwise though I am, I observe that people are quite good at disregarding adverse connotations when they want something - like turkey at Christmas.
Serif seems unlikely to label anything -Plus unless it is a self-sufficient or free-standing product.
I think a CD-ROM full of good seasonal templates and tasteful clip-art would sell well, almost regardless of name. Or, if offered free in the autumn adverts, would be an effective inducement to try PP and/or DP - so long as the option to return was after 60 days or by Jan 5th, which ever was later.
Years ago when I last had it, Broderbund's Print Shop excelled at these types of small projects. I have since moved on to PagePlus, so I don't know whether PrintShop is still easy to use or if they retained their projects and themes and sentiments.
Jim B. :> )
Point. Click. Done. And they call that Photography???
no Mike, otherwise that product would be called "Totally unusable, third rate, clunky interfaced, waste of time & space, and all round chunk of **** Plus" , but I think MS had problems fitting the product title on the box, so went with the much easier to remember 'MS Publisher' .....
well Dave, I tried to keep my feelings veiled, but it seems that I can be read like a book . On the upside, I have owned a PC at home for about a month now and am loving the flexibility of a lot of the MS products and the way IE handles upgrades & downloads etc. So, in a sea of merde that is M$ and associates, there really are occasional gems to be had.
Karlos "just back from Berlin" Kay <purely for Mike K's benefit so he can slap me for not being here, once more >