This website stood out to me because of its unique characteristics. Viewers can see what music they are currently listening to and a list of their favorite things. One of their projects included sketches and a description from beginning to final piece. I am also a fan of the landing page having a quick statement about themselves.
I like this portfolio website because of the simplicity. The navigation was easy to use and I was able to find everything I was looking for (biography, work samples, contact info). I think this style was successful for this designer because the minimalism is reflected in their work.
I chose this site because of the unique scrolling effects. At some times they are a little over the top, but not so much that it distracts from the actual content. The complex website clearly shows their attention to detail and web design skills.
This website is an example of one I do not like. I am unable to find any samples of work, or navigate past the home page for that matter. Their website is very interesting but I would like to see some work samples if I were a potential client.
The website I evaluated for this exercise was when2meet.com. I chose this site because I hadn’t heard of it/used it before.
Screenshot of home page.
The first thing that caught my eye on this page is the red calendar object. From there, I read the header “New Event Name” and the “What times might work?” text. Without any other prompts or clear instructions, I was confused on the website functions. I selected a range of dates from the calendar, made an event name, and created the event. From there, I input my name and was taken to this screen:
This screen was overwhelming and confusing! Eventually after messing around on the graphs, I figured out how the toggles work and how to add my “availability” for this potential meeting. I can invite others to add their availability via email, facebook, or hyperlink. When others add data to the calendar, it appears on the right.
As a first time user, I would have benefitted from some initial instruction or overview. Under the “About When2meet” tab lists information and a video tutorial. The simplicity of the website is appreciated for the complicated information, but was hard to navigate. I can see how a function like this could be useful, but seems complicated for a group of people to understand efficiently.