COMM1107 Media Writing Blog Activities Week 10 Inquiry: Consider yourself as a visual consumer

(will Review this soon)

Figure 1: Series Cravings Source: Series Cravings 2015
Figure 1: Series Cravings
Source: Series Cravings 2015

I have to say, this was extremely hard for me to do. I spent hours searching online for websites, brochures, and magazines. Although not everything was accessible to me as I was not going to pay money to see some of the magazines that are subscription only.

I did find a website that I liked Series Cravings (2015) that have television shows set out easy for me to see what shows that is listed on the website for me to watch. When clicking on the links it opens into the page of the show which lists all the episodes and seasons available on the website, I then click on the episode I want to watch and it opens to a video of the full episode.

Figure 2: South Park page Source: Series Cravings (2015)
Figure 2: South Park page
Source: Series Cravings (2015)

According to Whitaker, Ramsey & Smith (2012) both the writing and layout should grab the reader’s attention. This particular type of website has appropriately set out the text and the other media to grab the audience’s attention.

Fonts according to Ames (2015) are the means by which written words are represented. There is a mixture of font used which is both formal and informal, this does not disrupt the reader and still suits the purpose of the website.

Ames (2015) state that colour can affect balance because dark and intense colours “weigh” more than lighter colours. It is evident on Series Cravings (2015) that they have used lighter colours to go with the feel of the the content included.

The sounds it includes are what is expected when visiting a site with shows listed which is basically the audio to the show. There is only a few pictures in this website, the logo and a picture for each show.

The balance of the website is different on each page; however, it does not feel overcrowded. It does not also feel too empty with white space either which according to Whitaker, Ramsey & Smith (2012) is also important.

To summarise this basic website has included all of the visually appealing elements. It is well balanced, its use of colour flow well, and lastly is is easily accessed.

References

Ames, K 2015, Module 10: Impact of design’, course notes, COMM11007: Media Writing, CQUniversity e-courses, http://moodle.cqu.edu.au

Series Cravings 2015, tv shows list, viewed 20 September 2015, http://series-cravings.me/tv-show-1

Whitaker, R, Ramsey, J & Smith, R 2012, Media writing: print broadcast and public relations, 4th edn, Routledge, New York.

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