Hi all, been a crazy week at the new job. Loving every second but its ridiculously busy. Great buzz though.
Going to give a short little blog post on the new justgiving website.
They have been working on it for some 9 months I am told and finally have a new site, I guess the first thing that came
to mind was that it is very clean and white. I can understand why they have done that – I suppose this facility should be seemless and it does seem that from the outlook.
I have to say I am not too happy with the icon in the top right corner – with the money of that event. But for me, it looks very clipArt.
I have to say that this is only the big launch and that there will be some developments, but I do feel underwhelmed by it, but as I said before I do understand that this should be a quick and uncluttered site.
The search is good and very quick, from searching charities to people, so that is definitely useful.
The logo is nice, and clean and fits in with the rest of the site but it is a bit clipart-y? No? But I do like it better than the
old logo – I think it was just words with green and blue colour.
I have to say I think it is a great user experience and that obviously takes precedence over flash design. I could argue that it is too simple a look but with increasing products coming in I think that it will improve.
They tick all the boxes for social networks and simple ease of use. Accessibility wise again another tick, though I have
to say it probably needs testing further than I could. I like the use of vimeo video, would have been nice to have the blogs higher (maybe I didnt look hard enough). Also – on my computer the “help and resources” link was broken as was the Justgiving blog…but that does happen with any big site. Trust me I know. Nice use of Facebook login to see their blog too – means people can become a fan on FB very quickly.
All in all a good improvement. Clean, SUPER clean, easy to use and seemless so far. Well done, it isn’t easy to redo a huge website so hats off. I wonder the cost of the site all in all? I always use NHS choices as a benchmark – as it is such a fantastic resource and so expensive (£80Million) so that would be interesting to know.
One last touch I thought was nice was the preview emails sent around yesterday, simple and good email to those who may not have been aware. Nice to see a circle of communication.
Let me know what you think. Thanks! Til next time I am going to be playing with my new iPhone 3G S