I decided to look at the official AFL website for this weeks task. Since I visit this site quite often its going to be quite hard not to be bias since I know its exact structure. Each week I will be analyzing each webpage with some standard questions.
Accessibility (How easy it is to use): This website always formatted in the same way. This is something that is a must do if you have a lot of regular users. This makes its nice and easy for the viewers go straight to their preferred area of the website. The site has a search function like most sites do, but at least this one internally searchers. Some websites have search bars inside the site, but actually use an external search such as google, so this actually takes you off the site and onto something that could be completely irrelevant.
Layout: The site consists of a main story which usually has something to do with the biggest game or moment of the week. In this case, this weeks reads “DID YOU SEE THAT”. As you can see the main story is up the top with a big Picture. On the left you have a sub story with a picture which actually cycles through 5-6 story’s. through the middle you have list of (in order of most recent) news including the last two story’s enlarged. On the right you have the videos followed by a bit of advertising. So as we can see, there is an obvious trend running through the layout that wont ever be changed to rationally.
Flow: This site has nice flow. Its easy to get somewhere you want to go, and easy to get straight back to where you were. The home button is always visible and everything is nice and obvious, and by that i mean large. Everything is clear and easy too see.
Ratings out of 10: