Website Critique:


First impression

It only takes a few seconds for office furniture in Auckland to create an impression. The attention of a user can be captured by the colorful slideshow right under the navigation menu. The slider presents the images of the product in an appealing way so that the user will be encouraged to continue scrolling down the page. However, the issue with web design is the abundance of information presented that can easily confuse or overwhelm the user. A user who is in hurry to delve deeper on what the page offers can be discouraged with the difficulty of reading small texts.


Navigation is simple and consistent without the overwhelming the user with lots of choices. The sub-pages also follow the same navigation format and behave the same way to allow the user to find more information regarding office furniture. Because of consistency of navigation, the user always knows where he is. Language is user friendly, which the user can easily understand. The only way for a web design to break from the conventional navigation menu is the possibility for a better or more effective navigation menu that will encourage interaction from a user.


There is no question about the amount of information provided to the user. In fact, its abundance makes the user overwhelmed. Web design of the homepage should have focused on information that is more important to users. The rest of the information like the delivery and assembly options that are equally important to the user can be placed in the sub-pages that are easily accessible through the navigation menu. On the other hand, text does not contain any typographical and grammatical errors. However, users of the site are not there to critique text because it is not a thesis or school report.

The images are clear and colourful particularly those chosen for the slideshow. Meanwhile, since most users are impatient, the amount of information presented on the homepage may be able to satisfy their requirements. Even if they do not click on an item in the navigation bar, the information provided in the homepage of office furniture in Auckland is more than adequate enough for a confident purchasing decision.

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4 Useful Tips For A Safe Business Team Building


Team building is one of the events that employees are generally excited about.The activity is fun, relaxing and promotes healthier professional relationship within the organization. By having business team building, team members momentarily sets aside the pressures of work. Team building activities are generally done in conducive areas such as in hotels, beach resorts and even in office premises. No matter where you conduct the event, one important aspect that you should look into is the safety of the team. Here are some practical tips to make the event even more enjoyable and safe.

Have a medical team on stand-by

Accidents can happen or medical emergencies can take place especially when the participants are starting to get really competitive. To avoid untoward incidents and to be ready for any circumstances, it would be best to have a nurse or a medical team around. Another option is to have a first aid kit in your venue during the event.

Collect medical waivers

Ask for medical waivers from the participants to ensure that everyone is fit to engage in different activities such as games and exercises. The medical waiver will help determine if there are team members who are pregnant or requires special considerations such as those who recently undergone major medical procedure and the likes. By looking at the waivers, it would be easier for the facilitators to design abusiness team buildingthat suits everyone. In consideration to those who have special needs, the facilitators can just assign them to special tasks such as timekeepers ormartials.

Keep everyone hydrated

Another aspect that should be see to it is the comfort of the participants. Make sure that there is an available supply of water or refreshments to keep everyone hydrated during the event especially if you intend to have it outdoors.

Get sun protection

Advise the participants to apply sun protection during your business team building especially for outdoor settings. Aside from sunblock, advise the participants to make use of other forms of sun protection such as caps or hats,sunglasses, bandana, etc. advice the team to bring extra shirts and towels to the activity.

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Review of the Australian Government Job Outlook site


The Australia Government’s Job Outlook page is a site for Australians looking to find their career path. Maybe they want to be a plasterer in Sydney, or a sparky/electrician operating in the Western Australian region, which have been rather in demand recently. Regardless, is there to help them.

Looking at the home page of, no one will be faulted for thinking of the old Latin saying ‘per aspera ad astra’ or the more common ‘dream of the stars’. It harkens to the idea that one should be motivated to seek out their career, which the text and the links on the site reinforce. The site, in terms of aesthetic is bold. Vibrant, bright colours will greet any visitors, with a striking gold highlights marked with a starry blue background.  The first thing visible on the site is the BETA header, saying that the site is under constant improvement, with a link to a feedback e-mail address for those interested.

Following that is the main tab, which shows the Australian Government logo, followed by the home button, and four tabs: Career Quiz, Explore Careers, Explore Industries, and Explore A to Z. The leftmost corner of the main tab is the notifications icon and the search button. A useful function of the main tab is that its set to always be the top of the screen,  which you’ll notice by it gaining a darker background and the icon changing into the JobOutlook logo.  For comparison:

But the striking visuals don’t detract or distract from the site’s functionality, as all of the key functions are highlighted with the contrasting colour scheme, which helps a lot when you’re looking for something. Want to find a link? Look for the gold highlighted words, a task made all the more easier with the vivid azure background.

Anyone looking to take on a specific career will find to be a massive help.Let’s say someone’s curious on the details of being a plasterer in Sydney, the site provides a summary of the profession, the requirements, the tasks usually assigned to that profession, and other useful information. All of this comes in a quick, compressed form on the left side, the Fast Facts, which use the similar blue/gold contrast to stand out.

All in all, the Job Outlook site does its job pretty well, though it’s a bit heavy on the visuals, and could use a slightly more utilitarian look. Emphasis on slightly.


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