This week I’m commenting on the power of appearances. Above is a print screen shot of Anisa’s blog page which I just visited. I was particularly impressed with the catchiness and overall attractiveness of the page. The background photo to the left gives a really visually appealing depth to her blog. I like that the photo takes up almost half the screen, because it makes the blog more of a visual presentation. At the same time, however, I can’t seem to take my eyes off of it enough to focus on the text. The text is hard to get into with my eyes constantly wandering to the left side of the page.
The headings she uses work well, though and grab your attention. The word choice for each section headings helps with the flow of information.
In many ways today’s webpage needs to contain quality art form elements in order to come across as novel or interesting. The colors, shapes, depth, fonts and themes all can determine how effective the webpage is in reaching the attention of its intended audience. In Anisa’s blog, I loved her choice of font because its big and simple enough for easy reading yet it has a unique personality in order to be visually interesting.