A great web site!Posted: February 2, 2012
The web site I want to talk about is Interview Magazine’s homepage, which can be found here: http://www.interviewmagazine.com/#/
I like the way this homepage looks because it reflects the style of the magazine, which is very image-heavy, but I think some people may find the amount of content on one page overwhelming. I think it works because there is still a side bar of links to navigate sections of the page (i.e. FASHION MUSIC GALLARIES FILM CULTURE ect), and they link to anchors in body of the web page, meaning it is one full menu page. This is a nice feature because if you know exactly what section you’d like to read about, you can click a link and it takes you to that part of the page, but if you just want to browse, all you have to do is scroll. Viewers might leave the page right off the bat if they just saw a page of links, but didn’t know where to go. The pictures, which are beautifully shot, draw the eye right to the features. I also like the direct links to profile articles, and the pictures do a great job of getting me to want to click further.
One of the best features of this site, in my opinion, is the news twitter scroller. These are the magazine’s tweets, but in case you don’t follow @interviewmagazine, web site trollers can see up to date news and links. There seems like there’s so much more I could talk about with this layout. As you continue to scroll, big black boxes with section headers switch from the left to right side of the screen. I think this is genius because your eye has to cross over the images down the center of the page. This is a very interactive web site and it is absolutely filled with cool things to see. I love the large video player because you don’t have to enlarge it to full screen. It’s ready to go, embedded directly into the page. The blocked images and text stick to a basic theme, and the black and white colors are not distracting. The magazine itself is filled with often shocking and personal images of people, and the web page uses portraits in the same way, but has the advantage of one interactive layout… and no word count!