Skip to main content

Blog Week 4 Post 1

Jamilyn.com and roverp6cars.com are two websites that I felt could use a lot of improvements.

First off, the name Jamilyn for a website doesn't explain anything. She would never be searched for unless people knew of her to begin with. Second, this site has way too much going on. The fonts are not uniform and they range from tiny to large. This website looks horrible. There's no branding, no logo, the color of beige is plain, the video is weird and too long. If you click on her skin care advertisement, it takes you to another website. I liked that she had some drop down menus and a contact us at the top instead of the bottom. The impact it had on me as a potential customer is that this lady is wacko and unorganized. I would not buy anything from her.

As for Roverp6cars, I guess if you are an old car restorer you might know about this car, I didn't. Too much is going on in this website and it was too long to scroll down through. I didn't like all the red used in it. The logo is placed in the mid center of the site and it's not really clear if it's the company logo or the car. My guess is that its the car's logo. It had good color contrast though and the scrolling text was eye catching. This is a UK company website and the money is all in British pounds. It could have a US link at the top for US customers. I thought it was weird that when I clicked on parts, it has a story of the people who own the company. That story is also found on the About Us page. The parts page doesn't need that. I like that the page offers a newsletter if you give them your email.  The impact it had on me at first is that I felt like the page was ugly and useless, but after I started clicking around, I found it more informative. I think they should condense the page length as well as all their text and replace the bright red text with something easier on the eyes like white or black and take the text off of the cars and place it to the left of them.

The 2 that I liked are Apple and NPS.

They are clean, simple and easy to navigate.
The color contrasts are very easy to look at. Th pages are clear and uncluttered. The margins are good, the logos are there at the top. The branding impact shows me that these 2 websites are professional and worth my time. They don't scare me like the previous two.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Week1 My template

I chose this theme because I like cosmetics. I often watch videos on how younger women apply certain cosmetics so I can learn how to use them properly and look my best. Because they can be very expensive, I have to be careful not to go overboard on how much I spend. I thought it would be fun to start reviewing what I use so that maybe I can get some followers, sponsors and maybe some free products!

This theme explains a lot about me just by looking at it. The soft colors of the theme are nice, the brush, glittery nail polish and eye shadow stand out. I like the black background and uniformity because it looks like a web site not just a blog.

I've never written a blog, never even read a blog so I'm not really sure what I'm in for. All I know is that it sounds like fun and I hope it turns out great. I look forward to expanding my knowledge on this so I can use this technology over and over.

Week 2 Overview of Social Media

1. In my opinion I think Snapchat and Twitter are geared toward personal use. Snapchat has a variety of features where the user uploads their face and applies things like silly ears, mouths and voices with short videos and disappears quickly. Also, you can create stories with short 6 second snippet videos combined together but again are short lived as they go away in a day. Twitter blasts out a message sent by an individual. These would not be very effective for business advertising.

2. Facebook, Instagram and Youtube are effective means of advertising for businesses.
Facebook can get likes and followers so each ad that gets created can show up in a customer news feed repeatedly. Facebook can also have an attached website and you can place an order or contact the business in its built in messenger app to ask questions and get answers fairly quick.
Instagram is simple and more straight forward. You can share a picture with comments attached and get followers likes and comments. You ca…

Week 16 Planning Your Future Strategy

Learning the various social media platforms has been a real eye opener. I thought Facebook, Instagram, You Tube and Twitter were all good for our business and creating newsletters are an invaluable tool to create and increase sales, but learning to blog was also a very useful tool I am planning to expand on. In researching all of our competitors, I got to see what they are or aren't doing. There were a few companies that are very active in posting regularly and I learned from them and will grow from that. I liked some of their visuals on their websites and I will incorporate similar offerings. Offering seasonal ads as well as sales is a good idea especially in the gift giving season going on now.

Farming is such a day to day business and things change rapidly so I'm going to start blogging more in addition to Facebook and Instagram about what we do to try and convey honesty, hard work, quality and value in what we produce. 

I will plan on  spending  3-4 hours a day for 2 days a …