Personal Site: https://lburbzmd.wordpress.com/

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

a.      To inform the reader of what the author’s doing. It is a blog

2.      Who is the site’s target audience?

a.      Friends and family back home in Wisconsin

3.      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.

a.      The design elements are pleasing to the eye. The content elements are useful because they give context to what she is writing

                                                              i.      Navigation- there are no links to click

                                                            ii.      Fonts- Easy to read

                                                          iii.      Color- purple and grey; good choices

                                                          iv.      Page layout- two columns; hard to know where to begin

                                                            v.      Text- plenty of text, but it is balanced with whitespace

                                                          vi.      Images- provide pictures to the stories

4.      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?

a.      Yes the page has a two column layout that has a good alinement and focus

5.      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?

a.      Yes

                                                              i.      It states the reason for her writing the blog and gives the readers context

Educational Site:  https://www.khanacademy.org/about

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

a.      To inform user how to do some schoolwork like problems

2.      Who is the site’s target audience?

a.      Anyone that may have an academic question that they need solved or taught to them.

3.      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.

a.      The design elements are professional. The content elements are laid out in a way that makes it all flow

                                                              i.      Navigation- very easy; lots of links

                                                            ii.      Fonts- Easy to read

                                                          iii.      Color- changes depending on where you are in the site; good choices

                                                          iv.      Page layout- each page is devoted to a topic

                                                            v.      Text- plenty of text, but it is balanced with whitespace

                                                          vi.      Images- provide visual aides to what is being learned

4.      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?

a.      Yes the page has a layout that has a good alinement and focus

5.      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?

a.      Yes

                                                              i.      It states the reason for who and why this site was started

 

Site that sells directly to consumer: http://www.rageon.com/

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

a.      To sell funny shirts and accessories

2.      Who is the site’s target audience?

a.      ‘hip’ 17-23 or college aged people

3.      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.

a.      The design elements are pretty busy. The content elements are nice because they show the item

                                                              i.      Navigation-there are  tons of links to click

                                                            ii.      Fonts- Easy to read

                                                          iii.      Color- very minimal; the products do the coloring

                                                          iv.      Page layout- rows of items to buy; self-explanatory

                                                            v.      Text- plenty of text, but it is balanced with whitespace

                                                          vi.      Images- provide pictures to the items to buy

4.      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?

a.      Yes the page common store place layout that has a good alinement and focus

5.      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?

a.      Yes

6.      No, it could have a more obvious about us page