Good and Bad Page Layout

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1. The first website is . It is clean and to the point. The alignment; text is perfectly balanced with the amount of placed images located on the webpage. The typography changes to reflect the information of the restaurant like from regular to italics. The layout leads the viewer from the top to the bottom to side to side depending what direction they want to go to. The color palette is cool and neutral. The contrast between all the elements is elegant as well.

2. The second website . It is awkward. The typography is small in the body text. A few headers to separate different sections of the page. The color palette is made up of green, yellow,and red. The choice pretty much makes the text hard to read. Your eyes don’t know where to look at from the layout. Thereis no aesthetic style at all.

Art Event: Día de los Muertos

1. On the 31st of October, I went to the Escondido Center for the Arts’ Día de los Muertos. They had a gallery showcasing Mexican folk art and had activities celebrating this Mexican holiday.

collage_201411012007594652. I knew it was going to be fun because my mother is Mexican. I’m familiar with the holiday and practice it myself. However, I thought it was cool that people outside my culture could learn and experience this holiday.

3.I like seeing all the skeleton motifs and the bright colors. I’m a big fan of it and hope to incorporate it into any Día de los Muertos works I plan to make in the future. I especially liked the historical train featuring important events in Mexican history for example.

collage_201411012010227774. I felt proud that my culture is up on display. However, I thought it was weird seeing non mexicans wearing catrina makeup as a costume without knowing its cultural meaning to the event.

5. It was hard to navigate because the of the people. There were volunteers but none that were place around to help guide people outside.


6. I learned that people like making money out of hot cultural topics. I saw a lot of artwork inspired by the holiday by non-mexicans. I’m mixed about it seeing how Mexican artists should be supported firsthand as it it their culture

7. I felt respect of my Mexican artist because their artwork is up on display. I would have wished that they were present to explain and educate onlookers. .