Based on the 5 websites I visit regularly (3 of which are gaming websites), I conclude that an effective website needs to be accessible, eye-catching, and substantial. For example, ign.com, a gaming and entertainment website, uses a very accessible layout with subheadings leading to different topics of interest below the main home title while showing off gaming news in big headlining picture links on the home page. The websites provides numerous access points to specific topics like each current gaming console, movies, tech, comics, and reviews. There’s always a home button ready if one gets lost into the many sections of the website, and the links are easy to follow and well-placed. The colors of the website also blend pleasantly together, giving a complementary visual to the breaking news stories on the homepage. My blog page needs to emulate this balance of ease-of-use, visual balance, and quality in the number of different areas to access. I have a long way to go.