I decided to choose http://www.fotor.com/blog/ as my blog for this research project.
Honestly, I didn’t know about this blog until this paper was due. I “stumbled upon” it you could say (Hopefully some of you get that reference). I’ve always been into photography and its been a huge part of my life.
This blog has some amazing tutorials with picture graphics for those that as visual learners as well. Not all of it is photography related. That’s what I like about it. It has options for resume design, how to’s for beginners, graphic design trends, and even some inspirational quotes to help you get going! Now this blog is actually a blog for a photo editing program. If you clock the option “upgrade to Fotor Pro” it gives you a list of what is about to be done with the pro program compared to the free program. I really appreciate blogs like this that have such a wide variety of tutorials for multiple things and not just one specific subject. I wasn’t aware I wanted to design my own lock screen or wallpaper for my phone until I saw the tutorial on Fotor! I’m extremely excited when it comes to creating art so this website definitely caught my eye!
I feel the layout of this blog is very functional and has some great clip art that grabs your eyes. The colors are very bright and inviting. Its simple and easy to use. Although, I feel the search could be a little bit more refined. For instance, I typed “wallpaper” into the search engine, and it gave me a total of 4 articles. One being an article to create your own wallpaper, as I said earlier. The second being an article about smart marketing and the last two being about Christmas. They have a huge variety of articles but could use some help with keywords. I might have to see if there is a free trial of the photo editing portion of this blog. I can’t wait to try out some of the DIY’s it offers! Hopefully you enjoy this blog as much as I do.
P.S – For those of you wondering about the “stumbled upon” reference, the site is shut down, but google it! StumbleUpon was an amazing site where you put your interests into a generator and it would randomly choose sites you wouldn’t usually “stumbleupon” according to your interests.
Thanks for reading!