Web Design Critique: iHome Alarm Systems


First Impression

People that seek to provide security through iHome Alarm Systems for their homes or businesses alike may just have found the most informative website out there with www.ihomealarmsystems.com. I can say that the overall website, particularly the content and display of simple aesthetics match up with the title ADT Home Monitoring System is known for – #1 Home Security Company in America.


The type of navigation design in the website is pretty straightforward. Users can save a lot of time as it won’t lead them to click one tab after another in order to be directed to the information they are looking for. What makes it even easier to navigate is the brief description provided in sections that are very likely to be clicked on first by people interested to learn about the right security package to choose. Additionally, sections displayed are ideally arranged according to the importance of information in a potential customer’s perspective. Navigation throughout the entire website definitely won’t give anyone the headache that is experienced by some people as they come across websites that appear to be poorly designed.


Apart from a great navigation style used in the website, 5 stars can be given out also in the assessment of the entire website’s appearance. Sticking to the combination of an eye-friendly shade of blue, yellow, and white space gives the viewers an easy-to-read experience. A consistent layout is also displayed, giving the viewers the impression of a well-organized website.


Anyone who is interested in installing a home security package catering to the person’s need is surely to get all the important answers by just checking out the website. Clear and concise explanations are provided in every section that even the not-so-enthusiastic ones when it comes to technology can relate very easily. While the words that were used were not technical, everything that one should know such as the important features of one security gadget, how it works, and even differences between two systems are provided. Explanations were not limited to words as pictures that make the website more visually appealing to the audience present additional information such as statistical data about home security system installation.

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Website Critique: Draintv.co.uk

First impression

This isn’t another one of those dull websites considering that is providing an uninteresting and unexciting service of storm drain cleaning, sewer unblocking and manhole inspections and cleaning. This is relatively a very impressive site. What immediately catches your eye is the different images of water when the website is first viewed. The homepage gave a good introduction of the type of service provided letting me know the big picture immediately.



Content seems relevant, useful and meaningful to its target audience and definitely appropriate. Content is presented in three formats, text, images and video. The variety of formats seems to satisfy varied audience needs. The video showed exactly how a drain is cleaned using a jet of water. Quite understandable even when the instructions were in Dutch. There was lots of information available about the company, the services it provides and the technologies used to provide better services.


Web design is serious and professional which is of course intended for its target audience. The layout is clean and uncluttered and there is a consistent layout on all the pages through the use of fonts and color. The color theme is just right and the texts in perfect contrast with the white background so it is not a strain to read. The graphics add visual appeal to the site and maintain viewer interest because it does not distract attention.


The links in the navigation bar are logically grouped with equal importance. There is site navigation on each page which is quite convenient so that users would not be required a back button to return to the landing page. The menu is located in the same place in every page. It is clearly recognizable as a navigation bar with all the options for different types of information that can be found on the other pages. There are section headings as I scroll down the page which is very difficult to miss because they are clearly labeled. The links are simple to understand and use even for someone without superior tech skills.

Final verdict on the site: very impressive, informative and meaningful.

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