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5 Site Research

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% Kelly Steben completed

Recurring themes that I like:

-SIMPLICITY and clean design
-Maybe an entrance page with a fun, interactive effect
(see taubaauerbach.com or ivytai.com)
-Neutral tones/grays for backgrounds
-Flat shapes, squares & circles (don’t care much for “3d” effects)
-Space (not throwing too much info/too many images at viewer)
-Would rather have larger images and text force viewer to scroll for a
little while than cram everything together
-Large text = friendly!
-Thumbnail hover options:
a) two images swap overlap (see jamesmuspratt.com)
b) label appears (see jakezien.com)
-Also interested in hovering over categories (ie. painting) causing
tagged thumbnails to be highlighted
-ICONS > WORDS  this generally seems to be true for me

Sites:

http://huntergatherer.net/

http://www.jakezien.com/
(click the bottom right link in his comment, everything on the site
falls to the bottom of the screen simulating gravity. grab things and
throw them around!)

http://www.bluerockdesignco.com/

http://renelee.net/

http://www.erikaskin.com/

http://taubaauerbach.com/

http://www.willcsmith.com/Animation.html

http://www.ivytai.com/

http://www.jakeanddinoschapman.com/

http://jamesmuspratt.com/

http://stephencoates.co.uk/
(I like the colors and space on the page)

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% Meaghan Elyse Lueck completed

Project for the Homeless Redesign

Existing site:

http://www.columbia.edu/cu/pfh/

Should be- clear & informational. Include a calendar sign-up. Also need: nice photos (tricky because of subject matter); inspirational-quotes; lots of pictures of the group- students involved & what our meetings look like.

Inspiration for new site:

http://www.bestieswithtesties.org

http://theprovidencehouse.com

Simple: http://woaroof.tumblr.com/HBR

Layout and navigation:

http://www.communityimpactatcu.org/aro/

http://www.yale.edu/yhhap/YHHAP.html

Include a blog:

http://cu4habitat.wordpress.com

http://mahomeless.tumblr.com

Include icons a links

http://thenounproject.com

Link to Pinterest Research