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Personal Site – Cripps Family

a. What is the site’s overall purpose or message?

                This is a site advises friends and family about the events taking place in the Cripps family’s lives.

 

b. Who is the site’s target audience?

                Anyone interested in seeing what the Cripps family has been up to.

 

c. How well do the site’s design elements (structure and navigational system, fonts, color scheme, and page layout) and content elements (text, images, and other content) support the site’s message, satisfy target audience expectations, and contribute to the overall look and feel of the site? Be specific by discussing the effectiveness of each design or content element.

                The structure, navigational system, and content elements of this site are extremely lacking. The fonts used in areas seem small and don’t match with other fonts. The color scheme is on the lighter side of the color spectrum and at times make the site painful to view. The page layout is centered and it seems to work well for this site with the amount of content it contains. This sites lack of text prevents it from offering much information. The site contains broken image links but it does offer a google map to a park mentioned within the limited test.

 

d. Are the design concepts of balance, proximity, alignment, and focus evident in the site’s design? If yes, where? If no, what changes would you suggest to incorporate these design concepts?

                The site appears to be well balanced. Most of the content is centered towards the middle of the page. The proximity needs some attention, most of the content elements are cluttered towards the middle of the page. Your focus it clearly drawn towards the middle, where all the content is located.  

 

e. Does the home page adequately provide answers to visitors’, who? What?, and Where? Questions? If yes, how? If no, what suggestions can you make for design or content that will adequately answer these basic home page questions?

                No, this site answers virtually none of those questions. Due to the lack of content, this site will visitors muddled when they enter. My suggestion would be to give up on website design altogether. There is no hope for the Cripps family website.

 

 

 

Educational Site – Code Academy

a. What is the site’s overall purpose or message?

                “Learn to code interactively, for free!” To educate people in the ways of programming.

 

b. Who is the site’s target audience?

                The site is targeting anyone who has an interest in programming, desire to learn programming, or looking to sharpen their programming skills.

 

c. How well do the site’s design elements (structure and navigational system, fonts, color scheme, and page layout) and content elements (text, images, and other content) support the site’s message, satisfy target audience expectations, and contribute to the overall look and feel of the site? Be specific by discussing the effectiveness of each design or content element.

                The design elements this site uses seems to work well. The structure, navigational system, font, and page layout all seem to work well and get the job done. The only suggestion I can make is that the color scheme seems to be a bit bland but this is programming we are talking about after all so it may be fitting.

 

d. Are the design concepts of balance, proximity, alignment, and focus evident in the site’s design? If yes, where? If no, what changes would you suggest to incorporate these design concepts?

                The site is divided into sections that are appealing to the eye. The proximity and alignment all work together and complement to overall focus of the site.

 

e. Does the home page adequately provide answers to visitors’, who? What?, and Where? Questions? If yes, how? If no, what suggestions can you make for design or content that will adequately answer these basic home page questions?

                The main page of the site clearly conveys their message and gets their point across to the user. One suggestion would be to allow a perspective member a taste of the content to see if it is something they would enjoy rather than forcing the visitor to create an account and register for the site.

 

 

Commerce Site - Amazon

a. What is the site’s overall purpose or message?

                To sell things. ” To be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover anything they want to buy online.”

 

b. Who is the site’s target audience?

                Anyone who is online shopping or looking for product reviews.

 

c. How well do the site’s design elements (structure and navigational system, fonts, color scheme, and page layout) and content elements (text, images, and other content) support the site’s message, satisfy target audience expectations, and contribute to the overall look and feel of the site? Be specific by discussing the effectiveness of each design or content element.

                I feel this site works well for the most part but does feel a little cluttered at times. They may be trying to pack in too much content per page.

 

d. Are the design concepts of balance, proximity, alignment, and focus evident in the site’s design? If yes, where? If no, what changes would you suggest to incorporate these design concepts?

                The balance, proximity, alignment, and focus all work in conjunction with each other to make an enjoyable online shopping experience.

 

e. Does the home page adequately provide answers to visitors’, who? What?, and Where? Questions? If yes, how? If no, what suggestions can you make for design or content that will adequately answer these basic home page questions?

                I feel there could be more colors incorporated. I understand that the orange/white scheme is their trademark but I feel it’s a little bit plain. A few times when shopping for items I noticed that several items had incorrect pictures representing the product. The item description did not match the image pictured.