Project 1 Responsive Site Design: Prep & Plan
Elia Athenian Grill is a rather new restaurant right in the middle of downtown Columbus. With a build-your-own style of Greek-based food, the website matches the look and feel of the restaurant space.
Ansel Adams is said to be a conservative person, and with his website I find that it matches his persona in its simplicity, and small pops of color to highlight his bold photographs
As a newer restaurant in Columbus, Brassica is making its name with bright and bold flavors in their build-your-own set up of Mediterranean food. The fluidity between their web and mobile sites is wonderful and it is easy to move between both interfaces.
A website curating bold content for even bolder art shows, The Creators Project website doesn't hesitate to be provocative to its viewers right away.
Gateway's site is pretty user friendly. As a place in Columbus that attracts thousands of visitors year-round, their site needs to be well-designed, but also simple enough for all ages to navigate through. Both the mobile and web versions cater to these needs. Some improvements could be made to the sideways click through at the top, but other than that, I think this site is serving its audience well.
Print Club London does a wonderful job of simplifying their content into a gallery-style site. From web to mobile, all links are easily accessible, although there could be some small improvements to what seems to be a horizontal scroll & off center set of links on their mobile site. But overall, solid and simplistic design to the artwork on their site come through.
Warhol and Wall Street has a very interactive website. Upon logging in, there are videos playing immediately that then slide horizontally (not user initiated) and then once you scroll vertically there are other videos and slideshows playing. It is kind of a lot to see right away, and could maybe be improved upon, however from web to mobile, the interactions are similar and read well from one to the other.
Aerie is a popular brand among young adults that stemmed from American Eagle Outfitters, targeting women 15-25, that promotes body positivity. Their site does well with responsiveness from web to mobile, and while it is a retail site, imaging, colors, and text read well across both formats.
Sunny life is an Australian brand that wants to enliven summer and bring that idea across the world. They feature tons of summery products, the most popular is their pool floats shaped like donuts, pineapples, and other fun, beachy items. For having such vibrant products, they have elegantly toned down their site, and it is just a fairly simplistic retail site. It moves well between mobile and web and easily navigated.
Chloe Bennett is an incredible designer whose simple designs combine everyday objects into obscure new objects that create an entirely different meaning. Her designs are simple, as is her website, but it uses the boldness of her work to its advantage. The use of color in her work is very flat and graphic, which she extends across her websites with large planes of color that help focus the audience to her designs.
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