Web Design Critique: SEEK

Looking for a job can be a hassle. No one wants or needs to deal with obtuse instructions and unorganized systems. There’s no need to sort through thousands of reviews just to find King Kong marketing reviews; people visit sites to get information they want, after all. Seek.com.au got the memo, and designed a straightforward site that does all it needs to do, no more and no less.

The site sports a classic white-and-blue color scheme, with variations for its different sub-sections. For example, Jobs retain the original scheme, as seen on the company logo, while Businesses for Sale opts for a brighter shade of blue to differentiate itself. This helps add a splash of color to the site, as well as making the sub-sections distinct and easily identifiable for navigation.

As for navigation itself, the site has the links to the sub-sections just above the main menu, making it the first thing to greet any visitor to seek.com.au. Below that are links to pages, conveniently organized and presented for use and navigation. That being said, the menu itself doesn’t actually scroll down with the browser screen, which is a common feature nowadays.

The lack of constant navigation options due to the main menu not scrolling down isn’t particularly bad of an issue, as the site manages to keep its pages nice and succinct, opting to divvy up the content and information in its many pages, all easily accessible and noticeable thanks to the use of colorful images to accompany their links.

Organization, in general, is the site’s strength. Say a person is looking for King Kong marketing reviews, not only can they navigate to that particular content with little issue thanks to all the organized links, but the reviews themselves are sorted neatly, separated into little boxes of text. These text boxes aren’t too different from the background, so they’re distinct enough to be noticeable, but similar enough to create a natural flow when scrolling through reviews or other content.

As for visual media, it still helps with the site’s organization; keeping everything neat, while also giving it that nice pop of color and liveliness. For example, the home page is set to the Jobs sub-section, where one of the pages is Career Advice. There’s a little cartoon man hanging above the link for that page that stands up with a huge smile if one mouses over him. This is just one example of how the site uses visual media to attract attention to key parts of the site well without cluttering the place.

Overall, seek.com.au’s got a great site. They boast that they’re the AU’s #1 job site, and their site certainly presents a good argument for that.

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