CSS Zen Garden Goods and Bads

Good 1) http://www.csszengarden.com/143/

Good 2) http://www.csszengarden.com/213/

Bad 1) http://www.csszengarden.com/221/

Bad 2) http://www.csszengarden.com/202/

For the first good design at first it may seem very visually boring and not all that great, but once you take a closer look there are subtle details that really make it a great design. Firstly the overall way the information on the cite is displayed is very easy to follow and read. This is achieved by the overall hierarchy in the design succeeding. Secondly the actual design theme is overall fairly good as a whole theme but it is like I said a bit boring.

For the second good design this is a much more visually interesting and appealing theme. The theme is very cohesive but also the actual layout of information works very well. It’s centered making it easier to read on the web and it also has a nice overlay of images at the bottom which adds a sense of depth to the overall design.

For the first bad design the actual theme and visual style of it isn’t that bad I actually kind of like it. But the display of information doesn’t work very well in a web browser. Everything feels very spread out across the page and as you scroll down it becomes very easy to get lost and a bit confusing to follow.

For the second bad design, again the actual theme and visual style of it isn’t bad and overall it looks pretty great with the subtle moving overlay to make it look like vintage movie film. However when you start to actual scroll through the information the type layout is pretty horrendous. especially because the designer already limited the amount of space they were using in the initial grid of the design.


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