So the magazine whose website I am working on for 87539 is called JUICE, and is probably known only in Singapore and Malaysia. Sadly I don’t have any copies with me as of yet, because I left them all at home. But I’ve asked my friends to mail some over so hopefully I’ll get them soon; will make constructing my site much easier.
That being said, JUICE does have its own, not-too-shabby website already. To be honest there’s nothing much wrong with the site – everything is neat, easily accessible and clearly labelled. I like the fact that they manage to squeeze so much text and articles in there without making it look cluttered.
I think the main “issues” I have with the site are its overall design and lack of interactivity. When I first visited the site (for this project), it wasn’t at all what I expected it to be because after reading JUICE for quite awhile, I expected the site to look more like the magazine – hip graphics, funky colours and all that jazz. As it turns out, the site is quietly stylish but, in my opinion, not quite wham-bam! enough for the image that the magazine exudes. Also, despite hosting interesting polls and nightlife events, I feel the site could do more for an audience who spends a great deal of social time online, and cares much about the views of others like them. A discussion board would be excellent, letting readers communicate with each other, get in touch, and find out who’s going for the latest events, people’s takes on the latest fashion and so on.
So, my task in a nutshell: add some snazzy design and interactivity. Not asking much, eh.