Sketchbook Entry 11: Take a screen shot of a website that you designed. Place it in your sketchbook, and critique it using the concepts from today’s lecture such as the Trunk Test, consistent navigation, good clean copy, clean and appropriate code, correct use of HTML tags, etc.
This is my first website that I designed last year. I have learned a lot since then, and really struggled with building this website. The website surprisingly passes the trunk test. It is pretty clear on every page that this is my personal website with the navigation bar at the top of every page.On every page you are able to navigate back to the homepage via the navigation bar.
The copy I used is inconsistent and is often times distracting. The color palette I chose to use is very distracting and uses too many bright colors. If I was going to use such bright colors I should have used only 2-3 colors. Seemingly, in the future I would choose a much more neutral color palette.
The coding on my website is very poor. If you take a look at the source code it is very unorganized and I sometimes leave tags open. HTML tags and links are organized and used correctly. I would say the number 1 downfall of this website is the misuse and organization that is presented in the code. Also, the JPG’s that were placed in Divs are not cropped correctly and make the site look very unprofessional. An example of this can be seen on my homepage with the picture of myself. Overall, this website needs a complete overhaul.