Week 4

Website 1: Google

This is Google's homepage.

Google is a multinational technology company that specializes in internet-related services and products, including online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software and hardware. To many, it is the outlet and resource of connecting to information that is desired.

When going to the main webpage of Google, the background is solid white, with the colorful Google logo placed top-center, with the search bar placed just below it, and linked tabs at the top of the page. The solid white background emphasizes the colors of the logo; blue, red, yellow, and green. It also allows little distraction, giving it a simplistic and organized aesthetic - alluding to the sense of this website being a source of organized information. This website is not responsive when resizing the window on a desktop. When reducing the size of the window, the linked tabs at the top of the webpage disappear completely and the webpage does not respond - it would seem to have a fixed width layout. When enlarging the window the webpage adjusts to the size, making it Fluid.

Website 2: YouTube

This is YouTube's homepage.

YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California. It is a website where you can enjoy watching videos, listen to music, or upload original content to share with friends, family, and the world.

The main webpage of YouTube utilizes a solid white background, this allows the viewer of the website to not be distracted from the video thumbnails. It also allows the creator to be creative with their thumbnails to grab attention of viewers. On the main webpage, YouTube displays a main video, along with categories of videos based on your account "Recommended," "Continue watching," "YouTube Mixes," "Live," and videos from channels you are subscribed to. There are icons, a hamburger menu, YouTube's logo, and your profile picture (if signed in) at the top of the webpage to allow easy direction and navigation. There are also title attributes for the icons. When you hover your mouse over the icons, the title attribute appears describing the purpose of the icon. This website is pretty responsive. When enlarging the window, the content of the webpage adjusts to the size of the window. Although, when reducing the size of the window, the content adjusts to a point and then it gets cut off on the left and right sides.

Website 2: Sam Angel Photography

This is Sam's homepage.

Sam Angel is a Nashville-based photographer.

When loading this webpage, an photograph taken by this photographer gradually fades into few from black. This creates a nice aesthetic that compliments the artist. This website has a clean, simplistic, modern aesthetic. With a limited color palette of black, white, and orange, this allows a visual clarity. The navigation menu is aligned to the left-side of the webpage, this makes it readily seen since we are taught to read left-to-right. When you click on one of the menu items, a sub-menu will appear below it. When you click one of the sub-topics within that sub-menu, the webpage changes color from a black background to a white background. This allows her work to be viewed without any distraction from background elements. With the background change, the text also changed color from white to black - adjusting to the change to be legible. When resizing the size of the window, there are some problems. When enlarging the window, all the content adjusts well, but issues arise when reducing the size of the window. When the window gets smaller, the content adjusts well to a point and then the images shrink to where they cannot be seen at all. To end on a good note, her photography is incredible!