Okay, I'm just going to break this down with pros and cons reagarding the journals that Dr. Griffiths listed on her blog:
:) -- Very Clean. Interesting entrance into the site. Interesting cover image. Extremely organized.
: ( -- Although it was pretty cool, it wasn't incredible. I didn't feel like it was one of the best out there. Could be a little more original.
:) -- Original. Interesting. Organized.
: ( -- Not as clean as I would have liked. I'm partial to a little more visual contrast.
:) -- Very Cool entrance. Loved the Art. Clean.
: ( -- Would have liked the "About Us" or something of that sort to be the opening page. I kinda felt like if I had stumbled upon this I wouldn't know what I was looking at. Could've used more contrast.
Black Warrior Review:
:) -- Very Cool cover image. Very Interesting. I liked the title definition on the front page. The Photography was great and fit the site perfectly.
: ( -- As I really liked the theme, it didn't exactly fit the title of the journal, and that threw me off a little.
:D -- Enough Said.
My Ideas for Trillium:
*-I like the Entrance page. It's interesting and adds that "what's behind this cool looking door?" element.
*-I like color contrast. It's easier on the eyes.
*-I like cool art work, photography, or graphic designs. But not all three at once. One Theme and stick with it.
*-I like when the layout matches the title, if possible, and if necessary.
i.e. Here's the definition of Trillium according to Webster's dictionary:
1. Any of a genus (Trillium) of herbs of the lily family with an erect stem bearing a whorl of three leaves and a solitary typically spring-blooming flower.
So what if we stuck with a lily/flower/roots/tree/natural kind of theme?
Trillium. The Roots of Piedmont College.
With the "Three" Theme. And whatever we do... do it all in threes.
Just some ideas........................ ; )
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