Two Websites are selected for review and they are listed as follows:
- Penny Juice (https://www.pennyjuice.com/htmlversion/whoispj.htm)
- Tinkering Monkey (https://www.tinkeringmonkey.com/)
Penny Juice is considered as a bad website and tinkering Monkey is considered as an example of good website.
The two criteria that is the Navigation and the visual effect is considered for reviewing the website.
Identification of the Navigation for the well-designed website (Tinkering Monkey)
The website Tinkering Monkey is a website created on Word Press platform and it has a clean and easy to update design structure where a lots of navigations are used to convey the meaning of the website. The use of clickable content and images makes it usable and attract the user to spend more time in the website. Navigation assumes a noteworthy part in molding that encounters on the Web. It gives access to data in a way that improves understanding, reflects brand, and loans to general validity of a site. Furthermore, at last, web route and the capacity to discover data have a money related effect for partners.
The navigation configuration is an assignment that is not simply restricted to picking a line of catches. It's considerably more extensive, and, in the meantime, more inconspicuous than that. The navigation originator arranges client objectives with business objectives. This requires a comprehension of each, and a profound learning of data association, page format, and outline introduction. This part paints a wide setting for web route to help you better acknowledge not only its motivation, but rather its potential extent of significance.
Identification of Navigation for poorly designed Website (Penny Juice)
For the website navigation page are not used the home page is the only page of the website. Some tactics should have been used such as hierarchy of the webpage for effective navigation and hierarchy of the logical page should have been created. The navigation page makes the user to spend more time in the website. The website is not clickable that is there is no option to navigate to other website and find more information. The layout of the webpage is not consistent because the content are placed randomly which makes the appearance haphazard and messy. There are no grids used and no columns or boxes are used for holding the text used in the website. The addition of column and boxes in the website leads to better look and feel of the website. The effective design of the website consists of the use of balanced colours and navigation for displaying all the information of the website in order.
Identification of Visual Effect for Well-designed Website (Tinkering Monkey)
The configuration of the web site is significant and while navigating from one page to another it does not feel that the site is leaved. One of the most significant tools used in the website is providing priority to the look and feel of the website without affecting the response time. The website follows a decent plan for creating the framework and the client ought to be driven around the screen by the planner. This is called as the priority of the site and it is about the visual weight that are utilized as a part of various parts and substance of the site.
A straightforward case of priority is that in many locales, the principal thing you see is the logo. This is regularly in light of the fact that it's extensive and set at what has been appeared in studies to be the primary spot individuals look (the upper left). This is something worth being thankful for since the site presumably need a client to promptly realize what site they are survey.
In any case, priority ought to go considerably further. The website tinkering monkey is designed with attractive images and good colour contrasts are used for attracting the clients and grab the attention of the users. For instance, the site plays a video in background and the logo of the website in placed in the center of the top header of the webpage to make it interactive. A punchy line has been use below the navigation bar of the website to provide the website an identity. Besides the use of the punchy line pictures and gif images are also used for making it attractive and large text fonts are used for the creation of a user friendly interface. All of this criteria is fulfilled by the tinkering monkey website which makes it an example of good website design.
The criteria of the good website design is that the position of the images and the text should be kept aligned and large font size with proper headings should be used for making the website readable at a glance. Contrast colours are used for designing the website and the website is enriched with the use of appropriate images at the context and thus making it user interactive.
Identification of Visual Effect for poorly designed Website (Penny Juice)
The colours used in the website are awful and the font size of the text used is are also very small and unreadable. The background colour of the website makes the text unreadable. The font size of the text is not kept same throughout the webpage and the design of the webpage does not meet the expectation of the users. The home page of the website is filled with contents and less images are used which makes it non attractive. Complementary colours are not used for designing the website and the background are not contrasting with the text and makes it unreadable. A picture can be added to the website instead of using lots of text because a picture can demonstrate the usability and speak a lots of word. Moreover graphics and videos can change the look and feel of the website and makes it interactive and attract more number of users. No Css style sheet is used for designing the website and thus it makes it faster to load. For an ideal website designing the Arial or veranda of size 16pts should be used to make it readable. But in the website times new roman of different font size is used. The content of a web page should be kept short and to the point whereas the descriptions are used in the website which creates a bad website.
Screenshots of the Selected Websites
Poorly designed Website
Figure 1: Home page of pennyjuice.com
Figure 2: Home page of Tinkering Monkey
From the above comparison kit can be concluded that for a the development of a good interactive website an analysis is required to be performed on the design of the website and more time should be spend on creating the pages of the website. All the pages of the website should load under the same master page such that the user does not feel redirected. The design elements should be judged and analysed and short text should be used with proper line spacing and padding to make it readable.
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