With the onset of web design, content-based websites have been transformed from print formatting to visual experiences. Here are some of the best website of June 2017:
How do we read our news in the 21st century? Look no further than the psychedelic colours on TheOutline.Com, and you’ve got your answer. By layering news images against headers with contrasting colours, the digital news company brings to life issues of culture, power and the future that lies ahead of us. The page itself consistently engages its visitors as cursor movements, and hovering create slight changes in colour, size, and positioning of the graphics. With just the right level of dynamism, there is never a dull pixel on the screen.
For a local flavor of journalism, RiceMedia.Com pitches itself as the alternative voice of Asia. The minimalist site is built for the millennial reader in both its design and content. Branded as an ‘unfiltered’ mouthpiece of Asian news, the content on the site covers traditionally taboo topics such as gay rights and sex workers. True to Asian culture, however, the day-to-day rumbling of daily life is not to be missed. Cutting across a range of Asian countries, you will find your fair share of commentary on hawker food, the cultural and arts scene and yes, even street plants.
In the vein of more light-hearted and unorthodox content, we have Vice.Com. With a blend of front-page news and humourous, personal articles, the site reads easily from politics and the travel ban to retro gaming and TV, never truly segregating the two spectrums in its display. The site also boasts its own bite-size video segment known as ‘Vice Shorties,’ providing the audience with a multi-media platform approach of consuming media. In collaboration with similar content sites, Vice offers direct links that will contain you in a pool of information that will keep you scrolling for hours.
By shifting its lens to the art of storytelling, Nowness.com shines its spotlight on the people in its stories. Working with filmmakers and creatives to produce video content, the story of a community and society is told through the voice of individuals. By detracting from using selling points of a story, the unrevealing titles works to frame the stories as highly personal and authentic. Get ready to be engulfed in a truly visual and sensual experience as you move through beautifully crafted documentaries.
Women’s rights are at the forefront of today’s social issues – and an entire site dedicated to the woman’s perspective is a true symbol of that growth. Refinery29.Com explores heavy women-centric topics such as reproductive rights, mothership and career advice with refreshing and bold opinions. As part of the complex – but more accurate – representation of the modern woman, the site also features tips on beauty, fashion and popular culture (even Dr. Pimple Popper!). Similar to other popular content-based sites, mixed-media has been built into the site through embedded videos. These documentaries feature strong women and an inspirational movement to redefine womanhood.
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