Archive for the ‘Bad Link 2’ Category

Bad 2_ Rosario

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

http://www.lookatbook.com-there is too much going on on this page-because there is no harmony  in this page it is slow aT loading because more things are presented to you than what you need-the menu is also not simple or easy to use so the technology is not good for the user 

Caitlin: Bad Link

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

http://www.miauk.com/First of all, your eye has no idea what to look at. The background is blinking with crazy patterns and neon colors. There are so many different designs going on that the links get totally lost. Furthermore, the font they picked is hard to read when being mixed with everything else.

Jen – Bad Link

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

this is a bad example of harmony between technology and audience need because the design is overly complicated.  There are a great deal of links that make it difficult for the user to decide how to use the website.  Also, there is not much in regards to design that make it more appealing to he audience

Matt Rust Badlink2

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

http://www.muasg.com/

*I hate using this site

*very difficult to find certain things

*you can start or register a student org, but its hard to find the page to edit your existing student org page

Hannah Miller_Bad Link

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

I chose http://thetoke.com as my bad link for its lack of harmony between technology and audience need.  The website itself is pretty cool, and his layouts are interesting.  But it takes some time to figure out what things are, how to get to them, how to get back, etc.  There are almost too many viewing choices, without any of them offering a clean, simple, interface that an internet newbie would be able to handle.  He took full advantage of the technology at hand, however he may have left some members of his audience behind.

anthony reindel bad link 2

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

http://www.msy.com.au/everything is centered and thrown in the middle ..everything is a link ..different size and color … i dont even know what this site is forneed i say more… 

BadLink2_Michelle

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

 http://zara.com/Even if the design of the website is very well done and matches well with whatever clothes you are browsing through; (if you click on casual clothing, the background already looks grungier compared to the regular women’s collection) I picked this website as a bad link because it is very confusing.-To look at collection you need to step by step look trough ALL of the clothes, there are no categories such as: tops, bottoms, dresses etc that way you can’t directly access what you are looking for.-It lacks information.-Confusing tabs, for example there is one that just says “inspiration”, which then leads to “color”, “volume” and “texture”…but what does that mean? And clicking on the link doesn’t clarify anything, I just get more confused.I never got to find out if I could purchase an outfit online or not; there seems to be no link or any kind of information if one can shop online at this site or just browse.I thought that one of the main reasons, why a clothing store has a website is so that their customers could shop online, but this does not seem to be the case here.

Bad Link 2 — Mike

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

For my bad link I chose www.factmonster.com. I chose this website because it seems like it is based more towards children and the overall design is very cluttered and focused on the center of the page. Also there is that annoying space up at the top that is solely for video advertisements which are always annoying. Some of the navigation doesn’t really make sense overall, the categories seem very random and not organized. Let alone the buttons or square that is used for the navigation seems very sloppy. How is cool stuff going to help you find anything? It is just random and broad. The functionality doesn’t seem like its all there. I mean after you click on a category and it goes to another page the navigation gets a little bit better and focused on the right. But then when you click on a category it takes you too a pretty long list of sub categories that for most viewers will just give up because they don’t want to sift through all the crap.

Zach’s Bad Link

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

http://www.incredibox.fr/

This is my bad link even though this is a pretty neat website, it just doesn’t get straight to the point. It lists the certain things you can do but not the exact percussion, etc. If you play along with it you will understand what I’m saying, but once you get it all going it ends up being pretty funny. But for the topics sake this is a bad website for the audience’s needs.

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Flying Concrete is an American who has lived and worked in Mexico for half of his career. A potter who has branched into architecture, his work is perhaps not in line with Calatrava, but I think it’s awesome! He uses a readily available material to create inexpensive yet thoroughly unique, customizable architectural elements and buildings. In addition to being inexpensive, they’re fairly efficient and, word has it, sustainable. One would imagine that his clientele would be avant garde, with intermediate knowledge of design and, surmisably, some solid experience with technology. Maybe those are pretty quick, broad generalizations but I don’t think they’re far off the mark. Anyway, this artist/architect’s website is NOT a reflection of anything avant garde, design concious or technologically advanced… the javascript menu is clumsy, not to mention a little difficult to see and the menu font is significantly smaller than the text of the main body text, diminishing the importance of navigating … (which sort of makes the menu pointless…) This is an example of a website that is NOT harmonious with technology and the needs/desires of its target audience.

Bad link-technology

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

http://www.trainweb.com/This site is completely overloaded for what it advertises itself to be; “Information portal for train travel, model railroading, railfans and railroad industry.”  What it looks like is a giant page of detailed flashy ads with a few links that are indistinguishable from the general mess.