Web Mania

18 Nov

My first website belongs to ESPN.com. What I really like about the website is how much is going on, yet still how simple and organized the site is. Just from looking at the homepage, a fan can walk away with a days worth of knowledge, yet the design has created a look that doesn’t intimidate viewers. Along with the massive amounts of information, the designers even managed to fit an ad in…very impressive. Overall, just the simply organization of this site is what impresses me.

My second website is the homepage for Netflix.com. The site had a lot of possibilites, but I love how interactive it is. The designers managed to create a virtual movie store, that is incredibly convient. Whether it is the movies you can flip through or the recently watched options, the site makes you want to click on things. Also, much like ESPN there is a organization that allows them to fit a lot of information on one page. This is a very impressive design.

Pandora.com is another website design that I really like. Obviously, the designers had the challenge of employing the concept of Pandoras Box while still creating a useful website. I think they did a great job. The website is unpredictable, yet still consistent. By looking at the main layout, you are not sure exactly what you’re going to get, but the designers still give you a general idea. I think the design matches the concept of Pandoras Box and what Pandora is pretty well.

I can pretty confidently say that my absolute favorite webpage design is Google.com. The design is absolutely genious. The designers utilized white space along with numerous gestalt principles to create a visually stimulating search engine. The concept of a search engine would normally suggest a very dry layout, yet the designers created something incredible. I love the typaces they chose along with the colors which seem to represent the entire color wheel. But the number one thing I like about the site is how well they utilized the white space.

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One Response to “Web Mania”

  1. A Graphic World II November 26, 2010 at 9:00 am #

    Nice work, but I wish you would have added a bit of technical discussion to each using the terms we have learned in class.

    -Bridget Streeter

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