Week 3

Website 1: Hobby Lobby

This is Hobby Lobby's homepage.

Hobby Lobby is a chain of American arts and craft stores that sell art supplies along with home decor, furniture, and holiday knick knacks.

Hobby Lobby's website utilizes a masonry layout. This allows website visitors to see more of their products. They also have images rotating, this movement is eye-catching. They also utilize a color palette within their advertising products that corresponds with the upcoming/current holiday. There is also a 40% off coupon conveniently placed just above the fold of the page. Besides the visual aesthetics of this page, this website is functional and easy to navigate. Their menu is placed along the top of the webpage, which offer an extended menu of their Shop Departments, a Weekly Ad, and DIY Projects & Videos. This website is pretty responsive. As the window gets smaller, the content of the website adjusts and stacks when reduced to the size of a window used for smartphones. As the window enlarges, the content of the website stays fixed and to the center of the window - being classified as fluid.

Website 2: Dropbox

This is Dropbox's homepage.

Dropbox is a file-hosting service that offers an online storage service for files including images and video. This service is considered to be a modern workspace that is designed to reduce busywork - so you can focus on the things that matter.

Dropbox utilizes a minimalistic style for their website. This displays an aesthetic emphasizing a sense of organization. Everything is clean, precise, and clearly displayed for viewers. They also use a consistent color palette of different blues, which compliment their blue-box logo. This website does have a full screen image of hands working at a laptop, as if to be working and utilizing their website. This image expands and bleeds off the page no matter how large the window is. However, when the size of the window is reduced, the image gradually shrinks to the point to where it disappears. This tells me that this website is responsive and fluid. Because of this website's organization, it is easy to navigate and to understand what their company's purpose and goals are with the given information readily displayed.

Website 3: Shelby Rodeffer

This is Shelby's homepage.

Shelby Rodeffer is a Chicago-based painter and commercial artist. With influence of folk art and representational art, Rodeffer embraces signs made by hand. Her most recent work deals with femininity. She is also fond of traditional sign making as a means of communication and as a practical form of artistic expression.

Rodeffer's website begins with a minimalistic homepage. There is a menu running along the top of the page and her logo sitting at the left-side of the menu. There is also a rotation of images displaying some of her artwork. This is a simple solution, that is clear and concise. Although, with the type of this page being black, it does at times get lost within some of the images. The menu itself is straightforward, making navigation a breeze. Each topic in the menu is linked to another webpage. When one is clicked, the menu remains at the top of the page. This allows a viewer to not get lost within the web of her webpages. Aesthetically speaking, this website is clean and simple, allowing Rodeffer's artwork to be displayed with no distractions. This artist also uses fullscreen images, so no matter how large the window is, the images expand and resize. When the window size is reduced, the images are stacked and the menu alters into a hamburger menu.

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