Monday, February 5, 2007

Good and Bad Layouts

Good Sites

Huh? Corp - A comical website (I hope) that is a parody of new-age marketing and consulting firms that create longwinded bios and information to try and make themselves seem different from any other marketing/consulting firm. Besides it's humorous content, it has a very basic, clean, and colorful design. They parody the style of site that one of these types of firms would use very well.

James Alliban - Another web portfolio I found, but I really like the layout and flash design. The container stretches or shrinks to fit the content needed for each section. The music is nice and gives an idea of the designer's personality. The color choices also compliment the laid back, smooth style.

Bad Sites
- This is not actually a site, but a site of examples of bad sites. They take excerpts from other government pages and show what some bad ideas are. Although you cannot move to the actual sites to see them in context, it does offer some good tips on what to avoid in design. - Again, just an example. Not only is it "The World's Worst Website", but it is also hosted on the world's worst web domain (Angelfire). This web page really brings me back, as there are plenty of annoying animated gifs that are totally unnecessary, a background the color of puke (also with animation), an annoying midi song on loop, and terrible color choices for text and boxes. It hurt to look at this page.

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