Paul Vu

Paul Vu

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Good/ Bad Website

Design features:
Text: text is easy to read. there isn't much at all, so text is very simple and straight forward. lots of free space where text can be placed

Navigation: only 3 other links to navigate on website. very easy use, but i feel it is not enough (besides clients).

Links: Link for direct email as well as agency to stock images. portfolio link does not work. about link feels like a stack of busy work that is overwhelming for someone who doesn't have a portfolio on their website.

Graphics: logo is horrific, small, and doesn't not correlate to anything on the website besides that its a logo of a camera not rasterized. images are not quite appealing, and there is lots of negative space that can be used to share her profession.

General Design: There is not much of this site that i would recommend to someone else. This site actually makes me upset about this persons profession and their priorities.

Notes: Purpose is to propose this individual as a photographer. a Professional site that will help you navigate you to their images and style, which seems to have failed.

Design features:
Text: Type is simple and readable. white font which stands out and will catch the eye

Navigation: appealing and forward. you have a pop-out menu to the left that will help you navigate to other link of what your are possibly looking for (portfolios, contacts, etc). when not out the image that is currently displays is shown nice and large. you can also click on the image to move on to the next image, but you also have arrows down below the image to help you navigate to the next image.

Links: links run vertical which make it easier to read and navigate considering they run down in the pop-out. when finding the link you want, the menu drops down to more specific links for more descriptive work if thats what you're looking for, or would pleasure of enticing yourself. there is an easy email link down below that will open a email browser which helps for contacts.

Graphics: there is a initial abbreviation logo at the top left that stands a little stiff but is only available when the pop-out is popped out. images are large and display a great identity of what the photographer likes to photograph.

General Design: the website is easy to navigate and appeals more that the first website. the pop out menu helps, as well as the drop down menu, and also saves space. the time it takes for something to load is also very nice considering some have a dial that shows you how long it takes and sometimes you just can't wait forever.

Notes: considering the first website, this website takes things to a whole different level. website is appealing, informative, and makes you want to spend some time navigating the site.

Design features:
Text: type is slim and appealing, easy on the eye, very spacious making the readers eye flow easier. there is not much text, but it is enough to sell the website, and not the text concern.

Navigation: appealing and forward. text adds to this attribute because of the words used (based on seasons) which can help viewers navigate and find what they are looking for. as your mouse scrolls over the images, arrows pop up to scroll from the next image or go back to the other images which is helpful.

Links: link run vertical which make it easier to read and navigate considering they run down, you don't have to scroll your mouse left to right which can take longer than running up and down. the link below that run left to right aren't as important but are helpful to have.

Graphics: no logos or graphics. site title has a shade of black which adds to the site, but doesn't stand out. there are other graphics that stand out that will link you to other sites such as twitter and facebook which are a nice attribute to have. if considered a graphic to the site, his images are nice and big, and for a photography website, that is what you want to see and expect.

General Design: this is very successful site that is simple and can be very light for viewers to handle. images are handled well and keep you intrigued and make you want to see more with the help of seasonal links for easier choice of preferred photos.

Notes: the purpose of the site is to describe the photographer and the field they are in. in this case a outdoor lifestyle photographer helps you navigate through outdoor activities by the depicted seasons they would be practiced in. this helps very much for clients who want to depict a certain image and are looking for a photographer to hire.

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