Well after a short break from all of us at Bloggeries I am back with a review! Ghislainâ€™s Blog is a blog about… well I don’t know! The blog itself has no real direction and as such I can’t point out one thing which the blog is about, in fact, after reading it for a good amount of time, I just feel confused, and the strange text formatting does not help a thing! However not all is lost, the design is fabulous!
The design consists of mainly grey, and while this may seem a bit down for some people it uses the color without looking bland. While there is no one single thing that really shouts at you from the design, the shades of grey going from light to dark really bring out a depth within the design. The design could do with being slightly more unique however, and the lack of any logo or header image means the user will not be able to instantly recognize the blog, and being that the design is not unique to this blog, it could mean the average Joe can’t tell Ghislainâ€™s Blog from another random blog using the same design. There are 3 columns within this design, something many blogs try to avoid doing due to not allowing enough space for the written content, however, unlike many other attempts to use the 3 column design, this one pulls it off. The content is on the left and the two menus on the right, this means that the user can quickly view the content without having to view between two menus. The first menu uses a lot of images, and this can really create problems for users with slower internet speeds, the pictures are random and like the rest of the blog, have no one direction. The 2nd menu is short, and for some it may seem pointless to have two menus if you do not have enough to fit onto them. Visually the menus have plenty of color due to the pictures, and while the issue with speed is present, it does add more of an element of change between the content and the menu.
The content is strange to say the least, while I am trying to work out what it is about, it does not help that it has strange formatting, some what in the style of old ransom notes demanding money. What small amount of written content there is within the blog is written well, and if it was not for the formatting it would be much grander. That is really all I can say about the content, as I can not find a direction, and to really review content I need to know what the heck it is about!
Overall it is a shame this blogs content is ruined by strange formatting and lack of direction, otherwise it would be a great blog, the design is great and only ruined by the pictures. I see this blog going far if some more effort was put into it, and it was cleared up slightly. I shall be rating this blog a 2. The content really let it down, but the design has helped it.