Chattanooga History Center


Submitted by Josiah Roe @josiahq.

It has three different color schemes, a different one on each session, it’s pretty cool.

I really like the look of this website. The colors are unique and the typography is quite sharp, mix that in with some nice photography and it’s a winner. If there’s something to criticize here, i’d say that it needs to give the user some more feedback on the links, the main nav has a roll over state but the other elements that are actual buttons and other text links don’t change in any way. That would really complete this site in a nice way. I also really enjoyed the background image, it gives the page a nice sense of movement and aides the movement of your page scanning back up to the top right corner where “become a member” and “contact us” are, i’d suggest really thinking over that particular place on the page and make sure that the absolute most important links are there.


Gene Crawford

With over a decade of experience in the industry he has overseen the design and architecture of hundreds of web sites and applications. An active member in the design community, he's the editor & producer of, the ConvergeSE, ConvergeFL, ConvergeRVA and the Breaking Development conference series.

  • Tim

    One of the biggest background images I´ve ever seen on a website so far, but the size is just about 113kb.

  • 113kb is quite large (although I’ve seen far bigger) but probably not a problem for the majority of users.

    The background really helps anyway… lovely website.

  • The backgrounds change on session. Red, Blue and Green.

  • It’s not the size, it’s how you use it folks.

    Nice comments here. To address the size issue, the background needs to be that large to accommodate large screens, obviously. I would agree with the rollover states for the buttons. Good suggestion there.