Friday, April 3, 2009

Blogs are red, huge web sites are blue . . .

Do you ever notice how a lot of websites you visit frequently look the same? Well, it’s not just their layouts, it’s also their colors. The design site has created a list of the biggest blogs, design sites, game sites and overall sites organized by color.

The results show a clear overall trend: Blogs favor red (like VentureBeat), design sites favor gray, game sites favor green and the massive sites, like Google, Facebook and MySpace, favor blue. But the results aren’t uniform, and actually, if you average all the colors together in all the categories, you get a nearly uniform light gray color.

And the results might not be the best in the world, since Antrepo4 used Alexa, a generally bad measurement tool for site traffic, for the global, design and game site data. And it used Technorati, which also is hardly a good measuring tool, for site size (instead it measures incoming links), for the blogs.

Still, it’s a pretty interesting way to look at the web, which the site claims contains about 225,000,000 sites as of March 2009. The Antrepo Design Industry hopes to have posters for the results on its site soon.

via: venturebeat.


Anonymous said...

The reliability and credibility of the Alexa Rankings have often been subject to differences. There are opinions that the Alexa ranking is far more credible and true for the sites below 10,0000 than that for the ones above it. Another factor that proves to be a major drawback of the Alexa rankings is that the rankings are governed by the Alexa toolbar and the Alexa toolbar users community. All the browser types are not taken into account as far as the rankings are concerned. As for example the Alexa rankings does not work in Windows Vista even though the latter has a huge user base and is highly popular.

Todd said...

Thanks Martin, that's a really great point. I think the concept is great then, even if the results may be flawed?