Web Design Review – Brony.com

First Impression

The site of My Little Pony pajamas www.brony.com is an aesthetically beautiful and mobile friendly site. I can see that the site has been optimized for a mobile device with the responsive layout and the little touches of Brony memes looking exactly the same on my laptop and Android phone. As soon as I saw the colorful layout, I knew immediately that I will like this site. My first impression is a site wherein the web designer has certainly exerted a lot of creative effort.

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Header

The first thing that will greet you is the offer for discount which is very interesting for potential consumers – meaning mothers who are looking for apparel for their little kids. Offer of discounts is one of the best strategies of an online store to gain the attention of customers since everyone certainly wants a good deal. This is certainly what is called as a call to action technique. The point here is the call to action was placed strategically, right in the middle of the page where it will not be missed.

Content

Content is one of the critical factors in a website and it must be easy to read. Unfortunately, the text would be a challenge for one who has slight visual impairment. The titles are in bold white letters on a violet background but the article is on a white background and lacks contrast that makes it more difficult to read. However, content is informative and provides something for the visitors to stay longer on the site and check what it offers. Content has been broken with images to help visitors quickly discover what they need.

Navigation

Navigation is actually a very slick piece of design work. Having a clear and clutter free navigation is one of the better points of this web design. The number of menus is limited which makes the site uncomplicated. Navigation can easily be configured and facilitates browsing. Potential customers can easily spot their options because navigation is located right on top regardless of the device that is used.

As far as I am concerned, the site is top-notch and a ready source of information. I looked around trying to find something to complain about but frankly speaking aside from the difficulty in reading the posts, everything looked perfect enough.

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How To Prepare For Windows Server Training Course

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There are several training courses for operating systems these days. However, one of the most relevant courses that you can possibly is the Windows Server training. With this course, trainees will be understand how different operating systems work including an in depth understanding on the latest versions such as the Microsoft 8.1. Getting certified in this training means that you obtained lessons not just on a particular OS but of the different operating systems by Microsoft making you a valuable addition to an organization. If you plan to enrol to this course, take a look at these ideas.

Research about the course

Before you enrol to the course, familiarize yourself with the different operating systems of Microsoft. This is just to give you a background on what you will predominantly discuss during the sessions. You can get background on operating systems through the internet. There are even some free preparatory courses for Windows Server training and they are generally short ones.  This will also give you an idea if the course is suitable to your IT needs. If you are interested to enrol, look for a training institution whether online or offline and ask for a course guide. Find out if the course guide can be downloaded for free.  Make sure that the course would have any use to your development and career to avoid wasting your money.

Compare fees

Before you enlist to the training course, visit different training providers and compare enrolment fees. Find out which of the online training schools offer more inclusions to the training program. Get some background information of the instructors including their credentials.

Sign up

Finally, if you think you have all the information you need, you should proceed and sign up for Windows Server training program. Check the schedule and see if it is suitable to your work or personal schedule. There are training course providers that offer flexible schedules. Sign up to an online training school that is trusted by more enrolees whether it is an online training school or an offline provider.

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Web Design Critique: Inbound Mantra

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Inbound Mantra is a company that specializes in inbound marketing for businesses. The firm is based in India with a website located at www.inboundmantra.com. The homepage shows an animated background image of the world map. The site uses a single accent color for the entire homepage which is orange. It blends well with the simple design and black and white fonts. The homepage highlights testimonials from businesses they have worked with or are still working wit. There is a detailed statistic with the number of campaigns they have created, inbound leads, clients impacted as well as hubspot accounts. A video testimonial is also embedded on the homepage.

Loading time. Loading time is fast for a homepage that contains an animated image background and a video. There is only a few seconds waiting time in between entering the website and waiting for the entire page to load.

Contents. The website contents are strategically placed to make the website look uncluttered and easy to read. Information is highlighted and given proper space. Selected items are displayed on the homepage thus users do not have to scroll down that far in order to scan the entire page.

Font and Size. The font used is simple and the sizing is ideal without having to look closer at the screen to read the text. The orange accent of the website design makes it easier to read the texts and tones down the dark animated image used as background.

Navigation. Users will not have a hard time navigating the page because there are designated buttons they can clock on to get to the right page. The menu option is represented by four horizontal lines which might be missed by some visitors.

Links. Social media icons are hidden unless the user clicks on the arrow down located at the bottom of the Register Now banner. There is another set of icons located at the bottom part of the page.

Overall, the website is easy to navigate. The fonts and sizes used are ideal without straining the users’ eyes. There are important items highlighted on the homepage which is what the users are looking for.

If you are looking for an expert in inbound marketing, contact crewdo for your business need.

 

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Web Design Critique: Stay First Rank

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Stay First Rank is a firm that offers SEO service in Bangkok, Thailand. Their head office is based in Omaha in the United States but they have a local branch in Bangkok. As soon as you land on the homepage of the website, an animation is presented to you for the header wherein you have to option to click “Let’s Get Started”.

Loading and Content. Loading time is reasonable despite the large animation header on the homepage. There are many images, thumbnail images and icons used on the page with texts and designated links for each feature of the site. If you are to go directly to the Bangkok SEO services page then you should use this link http://stayfirstrank.com/seo-services-in-bangkok-thailand/. You have to scroll down a long way in order to reach the bottom of the homepage because of the many features and images on the same page.

Navigation. When it comes to navigating the website, it is user friendly. There is a menu option represented by three horizontal lines at the top right of the page. As soon as you click on it, a sidebar on the left will appear along with page choices – home, work with me, testimonials, area served, blog, about us and contact page.

Logo and Website Design. The logo used by the firm is very simple with blue and green colors used. The only problem is that it was placed too small on the top left of the page that you have to squint and look closer in order to read what is written on it. When it comes to the design of the website, everything is made simple. The homepage might contain a lot of things but it is well designed and does not create a clutter effect.

Font and Size. The font used is very professional while the sizes are only right for reading. The font colors are very neutral which makes reading easier. Links are highlighted with a bright green color which will surely catch the attention of the visitor.

While the site may cater to SEO services all over the world and Bangkok, the site might be improved with slight adjustments. Aside from the homepage, the remaining pages contain too many texts without the impact that the homepage has.

 

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Web Design Critique: Lovell Johns

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Loveljohns.com is a company website that specializes in maps. The company prides itself from being the leading map company in the United Kingdom with map makers and solutions provided for cartographic and digital needs.

Loading Time. For a business website, the loading time is quite fast though there are a lot of elements contained on the homepage. The text appeared first followed by the images and the large banner on top of the page.

Navigation. There are tabs located at the upper part of the homepage but in a very small font including Home, Services, Industries, Blog and Contact. For an online user with a 20/20 vision, the font and the text is ideal but for some it might be quite a challenge to read. There is a search box just below the tabs which can be used to easily find what you are looking for in the website.

Logo and brand name. Surprisingly, there is no logo that goes along the company name at the upper left portion of the webpage. The brand name itself is displayed in a very simple text and might represent as the company logo.

Header. A large banner header is located at the top part of the page which showcases five features of the company and the website. There is animation as one hovers from one block to another.

Content. The homepage itself contains a lot of text that many users might not be willing to read all at once. Though they are placed in such a way that it does not cram the page, it still contains a lot for a business homepage.

Font and Text: The font sizes used are small and are perfect for users with ideal vision. Otherwise, the page has to be zoomed to read everything. The font style is simple which makes it easy to read but the highlight used is in the shade of orange which can be quite bright considering the background color is light gray.

Overall, the website might be a good provider of illustrated maps but the website needs a little tweaking in order to cater to all types of visitors. The homepage should be simplified while the font size and highlight needs adjustment.

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Web Design Critique: Perth Web Design

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Today, we look at the sleek and modern web site of web design in Perth .

On the first glance, we can right away feel the time and effort the designers have put into creating this great site.

The home page is very visual with an animated image of a skyline in the center. I love how the dynamic texts change on top of this image. A View Our Portfolio link is also available below which takes us to the web sites they have done. It is a great way to showcase a company’s performance and work. Scanning through their portfolio allows us to see the heart of the people who work in the company. Their portfolio is awesome!

Under the top navigation bar, we can readily check the services they offer. From Website Design to WordPress Web Design to E-Commerce Web Design, SEO Services and Google AdWords, Advertising and Remarketing. If a potential client is looking into the web site, there wouldn’t be an issue navigating to a specific service to get the information needed.

I also love how the contact number can easily be found on the home page. There is no need to scroll down or look for it in the Contact Us page. It is both convenient and intelligent.

Another thing I love about the web site is when you click on the About Us link in the top navigation bar and redirected to the page, there is a section about the team. For me, this is such a personal touch to a company web site. This means that a company values its employees this much to take the time to showcase them, their roles and what they do. It is very nice to see little details added per team member to get a glimpse of what they are passionate about aside from working in the office.

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Website Critique: Papermart.com

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First Impression:

Upon entering the website, the first thing that I had noticed was how organized the site is. You can definitely tell that careful time had been given just to build the website. What had caught my attention first was a large image placed prominently at the centre of the website. Upon closer inspection, you would find that this large image is actually a part of a carousel or slideshow. You can say that carousels were a popular trend in countless of websites then but now, it is considered as an outdated trend. However, with the exception of this one, the carousel found in the website has definitely proven effective providing useful information regarding the services offered by the company and the products that they are selling.

When it comes to the colours used in the website, I believe that they could’ve done much better but it’s only a minor problem which would go unnoticeable at most times.

Navigation:

The navigation system in the website is simple and very convenient. The navigation panel features thirteen navigation buttons primarily centred on the category of products being sold by the website. Each button expands into a different and more diverse navigation panel. Aside from the navigation panel, you would also find a search panel on the topmost area of the website next to the company logo which people can use to find something more specific in the website.

Design, Content & Layout:

The design borders on simple and specific. The homepage is really all about what the website, and the company in general, can offer the visitors. At the topmost area you will find a company logo placed next to a search panel which in turn is placed beside a cart detailing how much you have placed on the shopping cart and how money you are planning to buy.

Below them is the carousel mentioned above and below the carousel are image links/call-to-actions that would link you to specific pages that aim to showcase different offerings of the website. Below these call-to-actions is another slideshow aimed at showcasing the newest and most popular items on sale.

On the second to the last area of the website you’d find customization options and lastly, the bottommost area is where you can find all the things you may need to know more about the company, another call-to-action and a social media panel.

Conclusion:

The homepage of Paper Mart has been effectively built that the professionalism just oozes out of the screen. While there could be some improvements with the colours, all in all, the homepage didn’t fail to deliver.

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