When looking at consistency in web design there are a few key aspects that can make or break a website. The most obvious one to point out is the visual consistency of a website. User’s rely on visual consistency for the best user experience as it allows them to manage their way around a website. From one page to another a website needs to have the same layout, fonts, colours, image sizes and icons to prevent the user from becoming confused or lost on the page. Brand consistency is also a vital part of a website and its advertisement of a brand or company. Keeping a consistent colour scheme and logo can create a more memorable house style. For example www.nngroup.com has a lack of accessibility due to a few different reasons. One obvious fault is the heavy use of the colour blue, it’s off putting and also suggests that all the text are links. If the website was to be improved the blue text in the menu section could be changed to red. This means there is a consistency with the house style and breaks up the heavy amount of blue on the page. The main part of the page under the ‘most recent’ sub title also has a heavy amount of blue. With the headings being in a bold font anyways there is no real need for the blue and only adds to the overpowering look of the website.
In an effort to make our website consistent, we have kept the colour scheme more minimalistic with only using the colours black, white and grey. The text layout has been kept the same for all the development pages and the MAMP page, as well as keeping it in similar style for the about and personal statements page only with a different style of image.