We love and worship AttoPilot, Dean Geodde and the smart team around him, but we're just thankful that they're better at UAVs than they are at the Web. The original attopilot.com website was a bit of a Flash disaster with a pdf order form and then was never updated.
Now the site is down in the worst way: it's been showing a Godaddy landing page for the past couple weeks while Dean revamps the site (Dean, please! An "under construction" page is not that hard to put up!).
Fortunately, Chris McNair has taken on the web storefront role with a new site at http://www.emtechnologiesgroup.com/
. Unfortunately, it's a bit of a Flash disaster, too. There are no links on the front page that will actually take you to any products, and the closest thing, "Product Brochure", weirdly gives you this:
However, if you click around enough you'll eventually find a "Purchase Here" link at the bottom of the page and that will take you to the storefront shown at the top of this page.
It's all clearly a work in progress, and many of the images are missing or of the wrong thing (love the "Our Team" shot of clipart diversity!), so we can assume it will get better soon. Over at the Attopilot user group, Chris has asked
for feedback and constructive criticism, so for starters may I suggest:
1) Kill the Flash. It's 2010--we all learned our lesson about Flash-based sites last decade. Just say no!
2) Put the product link on the home page
3) Put a redirect on attopilot.com or at least a page informing people that the company is still in business and to stay tuned for a new website.
4) Add community of some sort. Even a forum or discussion group would be better than nothing.