Websites praising “Content is king, design is queen”

  1. In my search for a digital portfolio with worthy content and appealing design, I stumbled upon Logan de La Barre-Hays’s digital portfolio that instantly caught my attention. Logan does a great job demonstrating her work and experience in a well-organized and easy-to-navigate website. In her About Me page, she talks a little bit about her background and passion while in her Selected Works she displays examples of some projects, presentations, and papers. She also has her Resume, Service experience, Morocco photo gallery and Media work. The design is simple but appealing to the eye as each page shows a different photo of her experience that relates back to her main idea; her love for Morocco, Middle Eastern studies and desire to make a change. The font and its size are legible and she has picked black and white which are complimented by the photographs she has added to every page.   Meknes_Morocco_photo_tour_Kathy_Adams_Clark
  2. The Associated Press is a non-profit newsgathering company reaching out to readers worldwide. Their website includes a Company page displaying information about their history, awards, and leadership, a Media Center, and Products and Services scroll-down pages with a variety of options. The design is simple and easy to navigate while the colors are friendly to the reader’s eye.gty_ap_building_wmain
  3. Brandon Stanton showed that a passion along with a simple idea can show someone the road to success. In the summer of 2010 he launched Humans of New York, which grew fast into a well-known storyteller giving us a glimpse into New Yorkers’ lives. He takes pictures and portraits of strangers on the street and collects a quote that he posts under each source. On his website he displays all of his work in a chronological order while providing an archive, making it easy to look up older posts. The simple design and humble amount of pages help visitors navigate through his About, Iran, and Photographer pages. Although the title on the website is a a little hard to read due to the background of random photos, the text under each post is appealing to the eye.81KoTkfKTrL
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