A Comparion of 2 Websites

As a task I have looked at websites and the way in which they present themselves so to draw their attention in. This linked mainly to another module I did alongside this one called Digital Media where I had to create a website based on my interest. This though made me think of how much information you have to put on the main page without using too much information or text. Instead making it easy on the eye but draw the viewer into what they see. From this I looked at this resource so to give me inspiration for my own and for suggestions of many types from the suggested best but for which stuck out to me. Here I was shown a range of websites but to me these two stuck out more…

This website is based on a timescale of the Iraq war and key events that happened in it.

While this website is based on the use of music and a corporate company bringing all the pieces together to support musicians.

These though base their main images on an experimental expression. In the first you are drawn in on the large amount of smoke although until you look further from the image you do not realise it is based on the war. While in the second image it is more of a triangle, like the corner of a cd case with a circular piece next to it representing a cd. Inside the triangle is a macro effect of leaves representing the season it is for. So in both of these you are drawn into the close up, sort of macro piece before being shown the full picture. However, I feel it works better in the Iraq war option as the colours are familiar to that of a map of timeline as what the website is about. On top of the area being based on a high amount of sand which also goes with the colour. Where as in the music website, you don’t at first know what the website is about until you look into it of check their site out more.
On top of this to emphasize on the areas the images are built through a construction of different pieces being built together this is made to be more smooth through the use of computers in the music site. Giving more of a clean cut effect. While in the Iraq War option it is more rough cut in showing it’s layers, giving an impression of rough depths the people are going through and a more personal hand made touch to the piece.



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