So it’s occurred to me that I haven’t exactly made my site user-friendly. I know that sounds weird, considering the fact that anyone can leave a comment. However, I mean that blog could be tailored to what the people want.
Ok, let me stop beating around the bush: I’m stuck right now. As the title would suggest, I have no idea what game to review next for my site. What does this mean to you, you ask?
It’s pretty simple: you get to vote! That’s right, you get to vote for my next game to review. And you’ll see the result on my site:
Here is the poll (paste on a new tab):
I’ll review the results, and review the winning game by next week (if I’m not sidetracked).
That said, happy polling!
My Writing For Electronic Media professor asked the class to do a website analysis on the information pages and writing style of a site based of chapter 3 and 5 of our text book. As stated before I analysed the NBA official website. The information pages are crafted effectively as well with a main topic […]
My Writing For Electronic Media professor asked the class to do a website analysis on the information pages and writing style of a site based of chapter 3 and 5 of our text book. As stated before I analysed the NBA official website.
The information pages are crafted effectively as well with a main topic of the page and mini topics throughout. There aren’t huge paragraph only about two sentences (4 at most including questions) per section. The color theme of the website is red, white, and blue, because those are the colors represented on the NBA logo. This works well just as stated in chapter 3, it also reminds the visitor of your brand, company, and logo. This color pattern also works because the overall background of the site is blue and the area where the text is located is white. The front is appropriate not too small or too big and the color of the text is standard black. Also as stated in chapter 3 the color pattern of “light on top of dark” makes the text easy on the eyes. The headings have been effectively utilized as well as charts making it easier for the reader to pinpoint certain facts and details.
The writing style of the site reflects who I understand the audience to be very effectively. Being that the audience are sports fan the information here isn’t very drawn out, its quick upbeat and to the point. If this website had been created for someone looking at the science or business side of basketball this would have more drawn out text, details, etc. However, when I think of sports fans coming to the website I don’t think of them spending hours on the page. As it says in chapter 5, people don’t want to have to read while “hunting”. As viewers we want to be able to quickly find or be lead to the information we were looking for. I honestly think that majority of the time they visit the page to prove a point. Typical argument of a basketball fan LeBron James, is he great or just a hype? In this situation any fan can just visit the NBA website and look at his stats, whether it’d be alone or alongside another player.
My Writing For Electronic Media professor asked the class to do a website analysis on the layout of a site based of chapter 6 of our text book. The website I chose for the website analysis was nba.com. My reason for picking this website is because I am into sports and I am more familiar […]
My Writing For Electronic Media professor asked the class to do a website analysis on the layout of a site based of chapter 6 of our text book.
The website I chose for the website analysis was nba.com. My reason for picking this website is because I am into sports and I am more familiar with basketball and its website. Its purpose is to mainly give highlights of the games and players of the national basketball league (N.B.A.). I believe that the intended audience for this website is basketball fans, mainly people who already have a good amount of knowledge of the sport and its players. I say this because this site isn’t informational in the sense of giving you a lot of background knowledge; it gives information on current basketball stats.
I think the layout of the website works well here being that there is a lot of information on the home page, the use of headings and subheadings makes the page more organized, which is also helpful for viewers looking for specific information. I find the writing to be very effective while it keeps in mind their attended audience. A lot of the vocabulary used on this site is basketball, or sports in general, related. Using words such as standing, and power ranking, shows that there was an attended audience in mind when crafting this site. Only people with a suitable amount of knowledge of sports would know exactly what words stats, rebounds, and highlights mean.
I think the homepage is very effective in serving as a portal to the rest of the site. Although for some website clouding the homepage with a lot of information just makes it look “junky”, it works here because there are headings and subheadings that break up the information. There are also links to full stories and well as video clips that aren’t available for viewing on the homepage. Chapter 6 talks about deciding how much information to put on one page based off of how you want the page to be viewed. Although there seems to be a lot of information that pops up on a home computer, when you view the NBA website on a mobile device it converts to what is called a “mobile site”. This just helps to condense some of the information making it easier on the eyes.