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Webwatch: we review what's hot on the 'net

THE first thing the visitor is hit with on entering www.drivetech.co.uk, the website for the driver training provider, is its clarity. Grey is not a colour normally associated with eye-catching design, but on a home page using my favourite web colour (white), the designer – Fresca – has used it to make a smart looking entry-point.

As standard, the menu is to the left-hand side with a sub- menu scrolling down giving various amounts of options. To the right there is a useful column providing the latest news and job updates from DriveTech's recruitment section, although I could only find one job in the archive and the news section had not been updated for nearly three weeks.

Sections of the site include a fleet safety section, site map, DriveTech solutions area, a consumer and partners' area and a news sector. They provide clear information and are easy to reach without any problems.

The site doesn't offer any exciting novelty features, but its smooth functionality and intuitive design make surfing simple – the only criticism being that every single feature of the site seems to be rather text-heavy.

Apart from press releases – downloadable as pdfs – the site doesn't seem to offer the user any form of interactivity.

You may find while scrolling through the other related sections of the site a recommendation to view riskanswers.com, DriveTech's sister business. I tried hard not to make comparisons to all those homemade sites people dedicate to their pet rabbits or navel fluff collections, but I couldn't help it. There is nothing wrong with www.riskanswers.com's functionality but as a shop window, it takes simplicity to the extreme.

The lowdown

The site: www.drivetech.co.uk

For

  • Easy to use and informative
  • Cool design

    Against

  • No features that really stand out and site is not very engaging
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