Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Assignment #1

For our first assignment we had to look for 2 websites we thought looked good and two websites we thought didn't.

The Good

RVLT is a clothing company based out of Denmark. I really like the layout of the site, especially how it uses the grid but mixes things up a lot. I love the juxtaposition of the images and text, the use of flash, and how the lookbook images are the background of the site itself. The site was designed by hellomonday who make really amazing flash based websites.


Secret Indictments is the visual blog/image board of graphic designer Jermaine Davis. What i really like about this blog is the simplicity and the use of the grid. In fact, if you press the "g" key on your keyboard, the grid is actually revealed which I think is pretty neat.

The Ugly


FFFFOUND is an image bookmarking site. I like the site itself and the images in it but i just can't get past the bland and uninspired design. For a site that has a lot to do with design it doesn't really have much to offer aesthetically aside from its content. I think a re-design is in order à la dropular.


Craigslist is a great site and a very useful one but it is an eyesore and can look a lot better considering the amount of traffic it receives.

Monday, August 30, 2010

1st post

Hello and welcome to my student blog for professor Willcocks' web design class. Here I will be posting assignments and things generally related to this class.