I would like to improve on two things in my designs for the second interactive website, which are simplicity and visuality. And these two qualities are exactly what I think the St. Louis Browns Historical Society has presented.
This site creates a full-screen experience leading the user through the timeline of the baseball team’s tenure in St. Louis. The historical nature of the story lent itself to a textured, vintage-feeling design. The tone of its background color, and the font of texts have also brought out the feeling of history.
The whole idea behind the design of this website is very simple. On the landing page, the designer used a video of the baseball team as background. The color was toned to very light. There are two clickable buttons on the landing page, one is to enter the website called “play ball,” and another is the menu.
I like the design of the menu a lot. It’s convenient and also artistic. Social media links like Facebook, Twitter and Youtube Channel are included in the menu to avoid clutter on each page.
If you click on the “play ball” button, chapters of the team’s history will show up. You can scroll to choose different chapters. Each chapter is represented by a picture that corresponds to the history of its era. The page looks clean but conveys strong message through the visuals. I really want to make my own site as simple and powerful like this.