1) The Verge
This is a blog that features posts about random facts about technology. Their use of colors and symmetric square designs allow for an interesting visual display that catches the readers attention immdediately. Personally I love how the squares turn a darker shade when the mouse hovers over them. It’s just a simple thing but it makes the blog just so much more attractive to the eye. Another thing that I really like about this blog is that some of the captions and titles give the blog a kind of comic book theme, which is a turn on for the geeks, aka me, who are scrolling through the site.
This is a blog that provides the latest news and gossip in electronics. The gossip portion of their blog is exactly what it sounds like giving the reader background info on speculating news that may have its facts and may not. Overall this blog consists of many blogs and is run by many bloggers. I like the idea behind but it seems that they don’t deliver on “the goods.” I find that the jumps of each individual post become more and more boring to read. One post was even just a title and a one sentence quote that doesn’t promote the entire article to be interesting at all. In fact I know now that the article was an interesting piece on fingerprint scanning and bio-metric security, but the jump was as boring and skinny as a toothpick. Like I said, it was a good idea and I don’t want to give up on this blog, but so far I feel unsatisfied with its deliveries.
The first thing I noticed when entering this site was its two popular posts. This is the first thing that is staring you right in the face, as soon as you get on this blog. So far I like this website. I love how the blog is set up with its nav bar right under its two main posts. Then as you scroll up, the navigation bar scrolls along with it and once it reaches the top of the page and the two photos are gone, the nav bar stays at the top of the page no matter how far down you scroll. Then as you scroll back up the nav bar falls right into place directly under the two photos. I especially love how you can see the category of the post in the top left corner of the post. This tells you before you even click the jump to read the rest of the article what the article will give detail on. Finally its use of scrolling along with the way the site organizes the photos from one photo at a time to two or three gives the reader a sense of vulnerability that they like because they don’t know what to expect next.