Please click the link below to view Manchester Uniteds website.
To review the website I will be using the four prescribed principles of design:
Proximity, alignment, repitition and contrast.
When one first arrives at the site in question there is an access gate ( a click to continue window) it is here that we first get used to the colours that will provide repition and contrast through out the body of the site.
The allignment can be found both on the horizontal and vertical lines trough out the website. The main navigational tools are all alligned to the left, with a media viewer on the right which plays highlights of events involving the club.
The main colours used in the site are black, white and red ( the club colours). The club sponsor (AIG) is highly visible, emblazoned on a replica jersey on the banner of the site. All this has the single purpose of reinforcing brand recognition.
Pictures are found on both the vertical and horizontal lines, next to the particular details that they are representing. Some of the pictures change and accordingly the text is highlighted to correspond with this change.
The site is makes good use of contrast with the colour scheme and of course the use of a yellow highlighter on the left navigational tool aids a user when moving through the site.
In conclusion I would recommend that the website is a well panned and executed design and a good example of the four principles if design in action.For more on the principle’s please check out the following: