Visual Communications

JES JOHNSON PROCESS DIARY

Week 1 – Online Design Elements

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MARKS DAILY APPLE

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/

What sort of website is it?
It is a health and lifestyle website, focusing on the Primal and Paleo health movements. It is a combination of a blog and traditional website.
Advantages:
Functional
Strong navigation
Simple colour palette; the black and beige works well.
Clean and clear fonts
Disadvantages:
Don’t like the green
Some confusion getting back to the homepage once left.
Does it work well?
I think the Marks Daily Apple site does well at being authoritative and friendly and casual at the same time.

DR MERCOLA

http://www.mercola.com/

DR MERCOLA

What sort of website is it?
It is a natural health and wellbeing website. It features scientific and lifestyle articles and news.

Advantages:
Functional
Strong navigation
Simple colour palette
Clean and clear fonts
Disadvantages:
Too much white.
Bit too clinical and boring.
Does it work well?
I think the Dr Mercola site serves its purpose well of being a medical and health resource.

ART AS CATHARSIS RECORDS
http://www.artascatharsis.com/

ART AS CATHARSIS

What sort of website is it?
It is a small record label website.
Advantages:
Simple navigation system, with a small menu of links at the top.
Changing image box adds some vibrancy and movement.
Clear and clean
Disadvantages:
Menu bar a little dark
Some issues with navigating back to homepage
Does it work well?
The Art as Catharsis Records site works well as an introduction to their signed artists and what they do as a label.

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