Monday, March 14, 2011

The Huffington Post

The Huffington Post claims to be a "catalyst for engagement." I agree.

Every story posted on their page I wanted to read and all of the photographs were engaging to me.

On the other hand it was making me think to myself, "My God what is the world coming to?" It looked like hell had been photographed and posted on their website. If that is what is going on all over the world today, I will gladly take my simple life.

I loved the design and the slide show of photographs. There isn't a ton of color on the page but every word and photo stands out.

The content of each story and headline beckons readers to continue into the story. The stories were very stressful to read and the visuals of the tsunami are extremely disturbing. You can tell that the reporters do care about what they are writing. The feeling of urgency in some of the work is abundant. I liked it but I think there could be some more balance.

I noticed a lot of very strategic ad placement; Photos brandishing names of AT&T, celebrities with logos in their backdrop, etc. It was interesting to look at. Don't forget the newest Sprint smart phone.

Overall, I liked this website. I will read it again.