I like the layout of his site in regards to font size, individual page organization, and colors. It is an esthetically pleasing site, which makes it very enjoyable to navigate. I also believe his use of photos and quotes do a good job of telling a clear story without too much text. I enjoyed this feature because it encourages the reader to continue reading and to learn more about him as a professional. The one area that I feel that the site could improve on is the organization of the main menu. With ten main menu options, it looks crowded and a bit overwhelming when you first arrive at the site. My concern is that with so many options to choose from on the main menu, readers will certainly skip sections, which potentially contain useful information. I believe the site would benefit from consolidating some of the main menu tabs into more comprehensive pages.
Arthur chose to represent himself in a professional manner. He makes it clear that he is religiously devout and that his passion in life is to impact young people and serve the community. Although his PWP is professional, he does include photos and antidotes that give insights into his personal life. I believe this is very effective because it draws the reader in and helps create a connection with Arthur in the process.
In creating my own personal web presence, I will certainly utilize descriptive photos and quotes to help tell a story. I really liked that prior to reading a particular page’s main text, I was already clear as to what Arthur wanted to get across. This not only stimulated my desire to learn more but also allowed me to easily navigate the site. I will also follow Arthur’s layout concept of putting the text on a white background. Compared to other sites, it was very pleasing to the eye and easy to read. Due to my personality, one feature I would not copy is the use of such neutral colors. My personality is bright and I will want my site to reflect that in it’s color scheme. I will also refrain from over crowding my main menu bar in order to help facilitate initial navigation of the site.
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