My Take On The CDC.

The CDC Website From My Eyes. “Civilized. Simple. Straightforward.” These are the three words that I would use to summarize the CDC website. My adventure starts at the homepage of the CDC site where I was greeted with a large banner advertising “Zika Virus”. Immediately I began to question how much I knew about the virus and felt compelled to click on the banner since it advertised that it would provide me with the information I was seeking. This method of using large letters, combined with neutral but attention grabbing colors is an effective way to capture the attention of users going to the website. The second thing that caught my attention was the layout of the website. Most of the site is blue or green combined with white lettering. The site also integrates images which are usually followed by brief captions justifying the context of the image. Everything about the CDC website’s layout is very simplistic and repetitive. This simplistic styling can also been seen in educational and most professionally oriented websites. While this may be a good thing, as the use of basic colors and backgrounds helps prevent the user from becoming distracted, it also can make everything seemed cluttered. For example, in the picture below, the repetitive use of blue backgrounds and white lettering makes everything blend in. As a result, less sticks out at the viewer and everything becomes blurred together. However, this layout may be beneficial to more mature age groups, as that seems like the target audience of the CDC website. Personally, this layout made me feel fatigued as I encounter it consistently with other websites on...

CDC Digital Record: #5

This is the media part of the CDC. The color scheme changed from blue to green, however, the same font and format is used for everything else. To the left is a picture and a banner that usually represents the most covered issue. To the right are links to journal summaries and press kits with contact information below. At the bottom of the page lies three small and vaguely detailed categories with help on how to view the formats present on the...

CDC Digital Record: #4

I decided to explore the search feature of the CDC website. As seen in previous records, there is a search bar in the top left corner. I decided to search AIDS and see what it provided me with. Essentially the search bar uses Bing, as can seen below, and finds what you searched for. However, the results seemed to be filtered to all connect to the CDC...

CDC Digital Record: #3

This is the career/hiring part of the CDC website. In the middle of the page, you have the option to search for jobs at the CDC by keyword and location. This is convenient and hassle-free way to search for a job as it shows you whats available as well as the distance it is from you. The rest of the page focuses on describing the different categories of jobs available at the CDC, hiring information, applications and a series of videos about the people who currently work at the CDC....

CDC Digital Record: #2

I decided to explore the “Disease of the Week” part of the CDC website. Here you can see the featured disease of the week as well as the description of what it is. If you click the more button, it pulls up the full description of the disease as well a little quiz you can take to test your knowledge about the disease. Quiz you can take about the featured disease. Here we can see a simple drop down list of all the diseases to the left and a more detailed list in the middle. Once again, there is a way to share the content from the CDC on social media. However, unlike before, now there are more...
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