Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Michigan State Home Page Photos

Though I don't really like the MSU home page, I do like what they've done with the photos. By tying people and place in each photo, they connect directly with the viewer and tell a story. And it's nice that actually use some text to link the photos to the story. And, of course, clicking on the photo takes you to the full story.

This is personally how I think home page photos should be done. There is an effective triad of:

  • People
  • Place (or context)
  • Story

that needs to be part of every main home page photo.

I wish we were doing that. Hopefully, as things change and evolve here, we'll start implementing some of these best practices.

A few of the photos I shamelessly stole off their home page...