So at first I thought I wouldn’t find any sites due to the topic of Chip’s, my friend’s, website. Boy was I wrong. Although, I must say, there are some that seriously need some work done.
For example, I found this site Man in the Mirror and I know it has a lot going on, but I do like their little resource section on the right as well as the little blog area at the top in the middle. Chip wants to do similar but not that messy are tiny, so people can actually read it. Just make the homepage inviting, so the user will want to stay and search for whatever whether they need something or not. Other than those little details, there’s nothing really I like about the site. Just check out the navigation and you’ll see what I mean.
Another one I found was the National Coalition of Men’s Ministry. The only thing I liked was the breadcrumb. Everything else is a mess. Especially the footer. They have a white image background for white links. You can’t see them unless you highlight them.
Next one I found was interesting. All About God had a good layout, my only issue was the width of the main content, it could have been bigger. I did like the organization of the navigation area. The branding/header area did not need the extra links I suppose, especially since it has the same ones at the very bottom. Overall, a way better design as opposed to the previous examples.
Emale.org was a fairly descent site, just needed a bit more tweaking. It’s also more similar to the way Chip wants his site to be like, just target a more younger audience with the design. I love how they have their events page. Thought that was cool. With a bit of CSS, it could even be pretty.
Men’s Ministry was a pretty good site. If you centered it and not have the navigation background repeating over again, it would be even better. Even with it’s minor flaw I liked the navigation. Other than that, pretty good site. Not much going on.
The one thing these sites all have in common though, is their target audience. Its all towards men 30 and older. I’m pretty sure Chip wants his audience to be 30 and younger at least. I’ll be meeting with him again to discuss the site some more when he gets back into town.