This large site has a wealth of information with all the latest on computer animation, graphics and other areas in the field of tech design and architecture. Impressively updated several times a day, every day, CGIndia covers interesting news, reviews, and tutorials, and a very useful Google in-site search box to find what you need in their massive archives.
Visual Aesthetics – 7
The impression I got when I first entered this site was that it was geared towards the professional, with serious colours, and obviously a lot of content within. Just scrolling down to the bottom of the homepage seemed to takes ages, as there was just so much information there (mostly in the form of news clips) – which had the tendency of creating an overly “busy” feel to the site.
User Friendliness – 7
This site was fairly easy to get around, loading time decent enough, and a basically neat design, with the categories on the left hand column and all the entries taking up the rest of the page. Again, my only complaint was the somewhat overwhelming feel – I dont know if it was the dark colours and sheer volume of entries which is not bad in itself (admittedly, content is king!), but it just made me feel slightly snowed-in, a sort of sensory overload if you will.
Reading Enjoyment – 7
Designers, animators, architects and others in the industry will, no doubt, enjoy getting their daily fill from this site. And although I am none of the above, I have to say that I did find some interesting bits which made me wish I knew more about this fascinating technology which now manages to be part of our everyday lives.
User Info – 9
Certainly, the information found on this site scores the highest points. The news is current and regularly updated, there is alswys a good photo to back up the entry, and the links all seem to be in working order.
Overall Experience – 8
Decidedly a “bookmarker” for anybody in the graphic/ animation industry, as this site can save you a huge amount of research if you want to keep up with the trends.