History Site Reviews

I feel that the Century America Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts site would be fine if two things were remedied. First while most all the information on the site was cited and easily understood, it was a little bland, and failed to capture my eye, but the simple black and white color scheme did work well in the end. Second there is a large blank area in the middle of the home page before getting to the actual site, I think it is a picture that is not loading; regardless it is irritating.

The Gilded Age Murder site used its space well, and I felt the color scheme matched the topic of early urban development, unfortunately said color scheme made it a little difficult to read what was written. On a more positive note I felt the map visitors to the site could play with gave a decent impression of the feeling of how people viewed the great size of these new urban areas.

I liked the idea behind the Virtual Paul’s Cross Project website, even if it seemed to run a little slow. Primarily I enjoyed the way that it made the history of the cathedral a more personal experience. Yet like the Century America site, this one lacked flare and much interactive material.

The idea behind the Emilie Davis Diaries site is well thought out, and the color scheme is interesting to look at, while it also does not make the content difficult to read. The only major problem with design is the small word font. What i like most about this site is the way the dates are organized at the top of the page.

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2 thoughts on “History Site Reviews”

  1. Good comments. I’m curious about your comments regarding the St. Paul’s Cross site — can you elaborate on how the site’s features make your visit “a more personal experience?” You don’t have to go back and edit this post, but in the future, make sure to support your statements/assertions with specific evidence/explanation.

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    1. I can certainly elaborate! It was the section that spoke about the priest and described his sermons that I felt helped the reader gain a better understanding of the way listeners felt, thus making it more personal.

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