School is back in session and for one of my assignments was to look into several different types of websites. Above the image is part of Maxwell’s band website.
I looked at several different band websites and most designs matched the type of music the person or band sung. I went with Maxwell’s because of several reasons aside liking his music. One, was the design and it’s smooth interface. Even though the site was made using flash the design and thought into it was well done. I love how the title of the current song playing scrolls through the main page and I love the simplicity of the navigation just to name a few.
Kung Fu Panda 2 was the choice I went for with the movie website. I chose this because of the vast amount of interaction. When you first visit the site, you see clips from the movie. Once you watch a few, you end up scrolling around and checking out all the other cool features around the site such as games and other things people (mainly kids) can do.
Atom.com is great! I came across this website with short films that fit the category of “Short Entertainment.” The website was put together by Comedy Central and consists of several original short comedy videos that attract all types of people. The best part it is a bunch of short comedies put together that you can watch during a small 15 min break at work.
Cross-Media Promotion basically consists of a website that has several features that promotes a business or something in that fashion. I came across this website a while back actually when I was looking for things to do on my trip to Thessaloniki Greece. The individual who made this site started with simply taking panoramic photographs of the city and posting it onto Thessaloniki 360. From there using maps and his talents he crossed over and start becoming hired by hotels, bars, and businesses to take a photo of their business and be advertised from this great website.
Massively Multi-Player Online Game
I chose to go with Evnoy. I actually started playing this online about a month ago and must say it is fairly addicting once you get the hang of it. The best part of the game though is that you can build something and walk away from it for a while and check on it later in the day instead of sitting in front of the screen. This falls under the category because you can play, chat, and battle with thousands of players online.
An advergame is basically games created to promote a brand. Dole created a kids area that have games to promote their juices and help kids and parents get their kids to have healthy habits. Big companies tend to do this more than smaller ones but is always a cool way to promote something and have it stick into some ones head.
The Tom Green Channel is a good example of a webisodic website. Webisodics basically consists of episodes on the web, kinda like watching a episode from your desk top instead of your TV. When successful, these types of website can create a good amount of revenue.
We finally had the choice of either a blog or a vlog and decided to go with Mr. Panos’s vlog on Youtube. Youtube is a massive space where people have and can become famous. I though that Mr. Panos was fairly funny on how he makes fun of the Greeks and their ways. Being Greek I could relate. Basically blogs of vlogs are made by a user and when done right can drive a lot of traffic.
My wildcard choice was nothing fancy with things that spin or have any style at at really but the site can be very useful. One thing that this site has that none of the other I saw did have is colorblindness. This site basically checks your color scheme and passes the information back to you to see what your site may look like to a color blind person. I think this could be very useful as some of the color schemes are very intense out there and using this can show some one who is not colorblind that some color choices may hide content from some.
A link to the links in an organized and “cool” fashion: