When thinking about the layout for the Hull Central redesign I needed to take into consideration the look of the chosen platform on mobile devices.
More and more frequently people are accessing information on the go on mobile phones and tablets so it is important that this be taken into consideration.
The current theme works okay however, if i’m honest is not the most inspiring website I have ever seen and would not choose to stay on there.
The theme I have chosen works well on mobile platforms:
A ticket tape revolves across the top of the page for the headlines.
Featured stories are highlighted front and centre.
A hamburger to the side next to the social media icon allowing access to the contact and our team pages.
The scroll bar on the side takes the reader to other content or they are able to search for things of interest using the bar at the top.
After hours of searching I have finally chosen a new theme for the Hull Central news site.
This was really hard to imagine so I made a brave choice to re-brand my own site as a kind of living dummy version.
This would allow me to physically see what the page would look like and how it would respond in a mobile format.
The theme chosen is called News Unlimited and it does as it says on the tin
To content on the dummy Hull Central website is my own, however it does give a clear indication of how it will look.
When deciding on the colours I took into consideration where we are based on opted for the orange theme as it connects with the HSAD colour, it is also really warm and inviting.
The layout is simple, yet clearly laid out making it easy for people to navigate.
Links will be included to social media feeds and other relevant locations.
The Our Team page will allow us as students to promote who we are and what we as individuals do.
In addition it allows the readers to put a face behind the words. This makes the whole site feel more personal and helps the readers connect with us.