Sites Related to My Design

***I decided to do a different project instead of the one from 501dc******

After a long day of work and a very stressful week, I decided to get my nails done at my favorite nail salons in Brooklyn. As the owner of the nail salon, Jessie, finished applying the UV gel to my nails, I realized how relaxed I was. Then, it occurred to me. Wouldn’t it be nice to create a website dedicated to nails? I know what you are thinking, there are blogs that showcase nail art all the time and blog about the latest trends. Well, that is not exactly what I had in mind. It would be nice to have a website that showcased the best nail salons in certain cities, New York City for example. It would nice to have a website to share nail stories such as the worst or best nail salons. It would be extremely helpful to nail technicians who are looking for a job to showcase their work as well as budding entrepreneurs who love to create nail art. The site would also display well written articles about nails from tips to opinion/controversial articles. The website will include the latest trends in nails. In other words, the website would not be just about nail art and the hottest colors. It is more like a a matchmaker of nails and how nails affect the daily lives of women and or men.

I call it:

My Nail Fix! Play on the word Fix meaning your daily dose of. There are many blogs out there that discuss the latest trends in nails, the hottest colors, etc. such as AllLacqueredUp.com or 52flavors.com, but not so much a website.

My soror, Veronica Woods is CEO and founder of MySalonScoop.com, which is a resourceful website in finding the latest trends in African American hair, the best salons to go to, talk and share salon stories. I chose this website because it is similar in concept in where I would like to go for My Nail Fix. Design wise, I believe the colors work well together and balance each other out. However, there isn’t much depth to the site. There isn’t much organization and my eyes seem to go everywhere on the site not knowing which page is the best place to visit first. Yet, I chose this website because of the concept and the how the home page has sub categories that a viewer can click to read more of the story.

I love the layout of NailPro.com. The colors work extremely well together and it is a very clean design. The large picture of the women adds depth to the site. I love the circle buttons that are meant to look like nail polish colors. The only thing that I would change is the typography. It isn’t the best use of text. Although the large picture adds dimension, it isn’t the best use of a home page. What I am taking from this website is the home buttons. I also like the navigation bar. Even though I would make some changes, I think the layout is well balanced.

I love the layout of these site as well. The use of warm colors works well and on this site less is more. The text is very simple yet it draws the users eyes. There is a balance with the use of three equally sized images that immediately draws my attention.

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