In MC2015, we just learned about web design and web usability. Our project was to pick a website and re-do the home page of the website. I chose to re-create Majoria Drugs Pharmacy’s home page. You can see the original here http://majoriadiscountdrugs.com/home. As a local mom and pop pharmacy, Majoria’s audience is mainly people aged 40+. I wanted to go for a simple, straightforward home page so that viewer usability is easy and efficient. Majoria’s has a commercial that runs on local stations in the New Orleans area, so I wanted to include that on the home page to allow viewers a first-hand look at the store.
I have an about, services, medicine, products and RX refill all in the nav section because these are the most important features of Majoria Drugs. Majoria’s theme color is green, which you would see if you visited the drug store. That is why I tried to tie in that color and feature the green in many places. I thought the idea of having the button for the RX refill be a pill would be creative to show off a key aspect of the work Majoria Drug’s does.
My dad is the store manager at Majoria Drugs, and he actually created the website and is looking to update it. That is where I come in!
Majoria Drugs Home Page 1
In MC2015, each student had to come up with a new product and then was given another students product to make an ad for. I was given the product “The Solar Spoon.” The spoon has the capability of harnessing and conserving the sun’s energy. That being said, the spoon is constantly heated so the spoon can heat up any liquid within three minutes. The intended audience and use for the Solar Spoon are people on a camping trip to make cooking easy and fire free. Each spoon costs $15 and can be purchased on Amazon.com.
The background I found was perfect because I didn’t have to construct a complete camping scene via photoshop. I added the sun beams and the spoon in the man’s hand. I wanted to use long sunbeams going towards the spoon to indicate that the spoon is taking the energy from the sun. The spoon was a little trickier because I had to make the spoon look like it was in the man’s hand. I used the lasso tool to crop out most of the white around the original spoon photo and erased the rest of the white with the eraser. I then placed the spoon into the background, rotated and sized it to place it correctly. After, I used the lasso tool again to crop out the middle of the spoon in order to create the effect of the man holding the spoon. I created the logo wanting to use images as letters in the word to fully represent the product. The body copy describes the spoon, where and how much to buy it for as well as starting with a lighthearted anecdote to catch the readers attention. I hope you enjoy!