Re: Cambridges' Royal Foundation page is given a sleek update
Posted by Nellie on October 9, 2020, 7:28 pm, in reply to "Cambridges' Royal Foundation page is given a sleek update"
I'm no expert in web design but.... the revamp raises lots of questions for me. |
The pictures are great of course, but I don't understand why they are full screen.
Lots of white space has been recommended for years now.
On a phone, only small bits of the pics appear. Go to News and William's head is cut off!
I thought phones were the most prevalent device these days and design would be for best-on-phone at all times.
All text over the full screen pics is in capital letters! An astonishing change.
Research has always shown that the conventional upper and lower case mix is the most readable. Perhaps I'm out of date there?
And there is the "shouting" etiquette to be considered.
White text is less readable than black, for same background (I believe).
The white letters disappear into the images in many places.
White text will mostly require darker backgrounds, giving an overall depressing impression on every page.
I don't think this is a smart development.
I suspect it was all done on a desktop and small devices were forgotten.
What do others think about the new look generally and about some of the details I've raised.