For my peer review, I was assigned to review Jozef’s website. When you first enter the site, everything is neatly laid out for you. The theme is clean, and the main colours are red, black, grey, and blue, making the blog very easy on the eyes. I often find that bright colours distract from the content, so I was pleasantly surprised with his chosen colour combination. To the immediate right hand side, he has his widgets organized by what I am assuming is most important to least important. His recent posts pop up first, then his recent comments, followed by his authors remarks, and then a list of tags and his archive.
To the left hand side, he has a variety of different menu options. When you click on the “E-Store” tab for example, you are taken to an external Slovakian page with the option of purchasing what I can only assume are newspaper articles. From reading Jozef’s “About” section, I became increasingly more aware of his goals and what he is hoping to achieve from PUB 201.
If I could give him one piece of advice, it would be to create a page for English users with a description of what his website truly aims to do. I had to do a fair bit of searching in order to come up with my own conclusion and to figure out what his brand really is.
- Does his design direct visitors to do what he wants them to do? Yes!
- What is the purpose of this website, and is the design accomplishing it?
- The purpose of Jozef’s site is to be a resource guide for both former and new Slovakian immigrants.
- Usability: Is there a search button? Yes!
- Is customer information secure? I cannot read Slovakian therefore I am unsure.
- Is the style consistent throughout the website?Yes!
- Is the websites goals made known? Yes.