Katy Perry related websites
|(The old website which has now changed to the one below)|
Firstly one of the most distracting things about the page is the sunflowers down either side. They are too bright and distracting, and just unnecessary. Then the colour scheme changes to a pink and purple, which to me clashes. The type in the menu bar looks blurry and the font itself is too handwritten looking. It also looks as if its disappearing, but this could be down to a choice in colours.
There is also a lot of information present on just this homepage alone. Theres a video, a tracklist with audio information, a menu bar, social media links, a title (which is almost lost in the image), 4 seperate images, 3 of which are the same, a album title and download button.
This is too much for one page it needs to be simplified.
However less successfully is the content , which is there when you scroll down ( there is no indication to scroll) the triangles format doesn't work, there is too much white space, and the images do not fit into the triangles very well. There is also too much space in between the subtitle and its copy. Its quite off putting.
This is a map on one of the pages of the site, I just like the concept, its still clearly the world. I also like how the type fits nicely in the diamond on the page. I do think its a bit dark though, there is a lot of black.
This is a separate fan website that I found, it's too black and white, its un engaging and I think that the target audience would just switch off. The format is boring and its nothing different.
The two sites above are very girly, the layout is a heavy block of copy and then a small square gallery. The block of text is off putting. Both the titles are in a scrip-tic font, I think this is to enhance a sense of girly, except I think that its too formal and quite old looking. The colours are stereotypical too. And again there is an overload of un relevant images.
Websites related to a similar target audience...
On google I had searched Katy Perry and to get a feel for her target audience or similar audiences I looked at what other people of the same audience had being searching. And so I Iooked at these websites and analysed them, for their function/ form and the audience.
Now coming back to this post, I found that the Lady Gaga site had changed as well.
I quite like the simplicity of this website. However does the simplicity take away from the accessibility ? I think that there is a fine line between the two. And its a case of if you want to know you will find out. But if you are trying to attract new fans/ customers you need to be aware they might have just stumbled on this site on a whim and may just move on due to a lack of basic information. The image is very striking though and it does fit quite well with the title. I do think that they could of been a bit more experimental and placed it of centre for example.
I like the menu bar I think that it is really simple and modern, the white really stands out, however the image underneath is really kind of tacky, and it does not work well with the menu bar, I also do not like how the images at the bottom of the screen are just creeping onto the page, it draws your eyes straight down as it isn't really supposed to be there. Again the in the image there is too much text and it just diverts the eyes all across the screen it is almost like information overload.