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Old 07-27-2013, 12:26 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Comments on the fuel usage Cost chart please.
I need to add a few more labels like MPG for the bottom.


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Old 07-27-2013, 05:00 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Personally I think that's a good graph. There's just one bit incorrect about the card if I'm seeing this right and that's the "These guys on the right" quote; The photos of cars are on the left.

And perhaps the graph should be on the opposite side of the card; It doesn't seem to make sense on the front to me, But I'm only one guy here. Why does it not make sense? The graph, I think, Should be in an introduction to hypermiling page (But should not be the first thing a person sees) and "Page 2" Can have images of vehicles before and after they were modded with "Before average MPG" and "After average MPG" Figures plus the EPA figures.

I think I'm starting to think of this to be bigger than a tear-off sheet. And again, We still need an emphasis on safety here.

An "Obey the speed limit" tip would help a lot as would suggesting going 55 MPH on highways.

I'm thinking of possibly volunteering my own fuel logs, But they're a bit old and I'm not the only one who drove the van and we've had the spark plugs replaced since then. Still, Over 24 MPG for the driving we do in rural Pennsylvania is higher than the EPA HWY figure.
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:34 PM   #13 (permalink)
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101Volts I see the mistake in left and right and will fix it along with writing some real copy.
This sign was intended to be something that you would hang up on a bulletin board.
I didn't mean for the graph to be just an example of hypermiling but to roughly show the cost of fuel over a range of efficiencies.
I really like the Idea of a before and after though and will put some thought into it.
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Comments on the fuel usage Cost chart please.
I need to add a few more labels like MPG for the bottom.

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Some notes...

-Green is a bit overwhelming- maybe have that be a thin header at the top and leave the rest for info.

-Center justify text is hard to read. Try left justify, maybe even in two columns.

-I think we should put the most professional looking builds on the left side, and only use one of each body style. Bondo's F150, 3-Wheeler's Insight, etc. The MX-3 looks to be a photoshop. The white Metro picture is good because it really shows off the mods, while the blue Metro's mods are hard to see/understand.

-Most people don't know what "modding" is. We should spell out "Modifying".

-The graph looks really good and I like how the bars are colored relative to fuel use. I think this can be basically carried over as-is to print.

-Good hierarchy and overall layout. Easy to read- title, graph, photos, copy, tear-offs.

-Tear-offs are short and simple. Good. Make sure the URL is big enough in print.

Is the copy going to cover just some anecdotal stories or will it be a little "Driver's Ed" type thing? Should we trust people to go on the website later, or cut right to the chase?

Looking good. Keep it up!
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Ooh! Maybe we could put the graph on the bottom, move the car pictures above it and have little callout lines pointing from the cars to their places on the graph. A stock pickup would point to 20, a stock family sedan and aero pickup to 35, a modded civic or metro to 45, etc.

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where is this sign intended to be displayed? sorry if I missed this.
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where is this sign intended to be displayed? sorry if I missed this.
Actually this was something I should have mentioned. This sign is supposed to be hung on bulletin boards or displayed on a counter in a shop or at a booth at a convention, whatever.
We started talking about it in a different thread and moved the idea to here.
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I copied the Cost per MPGs Graph, For anyone who wanted to just use it:

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Old 03-26-2015, 07:40 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Just replying to mention I found that topic which helped bring up the info card idea in the first place.

Here it is:

http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...html#post16605

It was referred to in this thread on page 1:

http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...ness-1579.html

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