Blog Review: DarnStraight
In short: A creative blog with witty posts that lacks the design factor.
As per normal, with all my blog reviews, this one is split into three categories: CONTENT, DESIGN and OVERALL.
The content on DarnStraight is witty and creative. The posts range from funny ones with videos and images to ones about school and serious issues in life. There are around three posts per week.
DarnStraight is home to many pages, including a detailed Visitor Centre, albeit not updated frequently. Like the Visitor Centre, many of DarnStraight’s games, such as Ridiculous Riddles, are seldom updated.
Despite this, the content on DarnStraight is imaginative and appealing to a wide spectrum of audiences, mostly catering for pre-teens and young teenagers.
Chad, owner of DarnStraight, has purchased the Custom CSS upgrade for his blog, which has allowed him to make large modifications to the design of his site. However, design-wise, DarnStraight isn’t doing too well.
The colours used clash – a dark blue and dark green striped background with default coloured blue, orange, yellow and red text (changing colour every line). There is little unity between the colours used and with the fonts and headers.
The header, featuring a rotating image of the cover from the Black Eyed Peas’ album ‘The E.N.D.’, displays more different colours.
As I mentioned earlier in this review, DarnStraight is a magnificent site content-wise, but its design lets it down. Chad needs to work on uniting the blog together with harmonious colours and fonts and appeal to the eye and needs to avoid the use of changing colours with every line.
There is a lot of potential in this blog to go further, and if some simple steps are taken, this may be so.
Final Score: 6.5/10