Monday, November 30, 2009

Color and White Space

ColorSchemer Gallery:

This is a really extensive list of web friendly color schemes that hopefully will provide inspiration as you think through the different areas of organizing/sectors on the site and appropriate color schemes.


This site makes an interesting display of the layout of different web pages by removing the words from each of the pages. It is an example in whitespace, and helps show how different pages are arranged.

Also, for a more explanatory take on white space in web design look here:

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Brian's Links

Useful links - Sectors of Organizing and Media

Sectors of organizing
Network Home Page -
Labor Justice
All for the Taking (Housing and Development)
Our City, Our Voices / Nuestra Ciudad, Nuestras Voces
Youth and Education
Philly Media Justice - No page yet
Media Mobilizing Project -


Labor Justice Radio -
On Blast (Youth Produced) -
Radio Tlacuache - No page yet


Major Partners organizations (Our Network)
Philly Student Union -
Unified Taxi Workers Alliances -

MMP Call out 1

Main MMP Links

MMP website

Important Design/Inspiration Links



MMP Links



Design Inspiration

New Elements

The following is a preview of the new aesthetic elements that will be incorporated in the new webpage design.

MMP Original Homepage Critique

MMP Original Homepage Critique

The homepage has no clear navigation.
There are small colored buttons (color-coordinated?) at the top of the page that link to other spaces in the webpage, but provides no information about the page the user is about to visit. (Suggestion -- tool tip?)

The homepage is very congested, and the information architecture is confusing and unclear.

The page scrolls down, with a right hand bar navigation that is the length of the page.

This right hand navigation is too much navigation for a single unit.

A restructuring of the navigation bar, including what kind of information to link to and where to place it throughout the site, is necessary.

The page has no footer. You have the option to scroll through previous posts. Posts are organized in a dated "blog-like" content. There could be better navigation of these "blog-content"/updates posts, organizing the posts by date, content, and what organization they belong to.

There is a small, easily overlooked button that asks for feedback at the bottom of the page. This feedback unit should have more focus placed on it. Feedback is key in this project.