When it comes to concepts, this website is one of the best that we have seen. The CSS website is set up like a module on the Red Planet, with the background a rusty red sky. As you scroll down through the website, the sky gradually darkens and becomes the deep ink color of outer space, then lightens as you approach Earth. The information is centered in shapes designed to look like space modules, except for the apps which are orbiting their own planet.
Website Reviewed: We Came From Mars
Website URL: http://wecamefrommars.com/
But enough about form and function. There are enough nerd pleasures on this website to thrill even a hard-core geek. One of the things that will especially amuse most of you is the way the pictures of employees are placed in space helmets to keep with the website’s theme and the company brand. You can even see a few likes and dislikes, which makes you feel like you know the people behind the brand a little bit. This is a website that you will enjoy perusing; it has been set up thoughtfully, with all of the details tying into an original brand.
Creativity: 5 stars. It doesn’t take a lot of imagination to come up with a planetary theme, but there is definite imagination used in the execution here. We like the way the Martian theme was developed without cartoony Martians. From the color scheme to the information, everything fits in with the Mars idea. This creative brand deserves an A+.
Ease of use: 3 stars. You could find your way around Mars no problem thanks to a navigation bar combined with a completely scrollable website. Except—oops—the links on the navigation bar did not always work. Some did nothing, while others took us to the wrong place. It’s unfortunate in such an otherwise excellent website. All other components seemed fully functional, however.
Functionality: 5 stars. We like being able to see videos of the apps in use; it made us want them on our own smartphones. There are also links to social networking pages as well as a contact page with addresses, telephone numbers and emails. It’s easy to contact this business by any method that you prefer. All companies should make it this easy to contact them!
Content: 5 stars. The content is well-written, but there is not a whole lot of detail. However, the lack of written detail is more than made up for by the videos allowing potential buyers to experience the app for themselves.
Appropriateness: 5 stars. The people who are interested in these games will really enjoy the website as well. It gives a great idea of the general flavor of the games, as well as insight into the technical skills and eye for detail possessed by the creators. There is just the right mixture of fun and seriousness. This website will be selling a lot of apps thanks to its great CSS design.
Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars.