Milwaukee has one of the most interesting communities I have ever seen and have ever had the pleasure to be a part of. I am glad to see that that community also translates to Milwaukee-based websites. All the websites are informative on not only Milwaukee, but the surrounding cities. They also each have their own demographic they cater too even though they are sharing similar, if not the same, information. Milwaukee Record is trying to be satirical and not take itself too seriously while presenting their information. Then there is Urban Milwaukee. This website contains more op eds and is geared towards an older audience. It has more political content when compared to the other sites. On Milwaukee has a lot of activities and events happening in Milwaukee on their website, and so do many of the other sites.
All the articles provided on Milwaukee’s national sites are very short and easy to consume. There was never a time when I was reading one and felt it was being dragged on for too long. Their information was straight to the point and interesting. All the articles were based off current events. There was nothing too out of date, and all the articles were published within the last month. There was a wide range of articles that could appeal to anyone. As previously mentioned, there was the more political site in Urban Milwaukee, which already appeals to an older crowd, but also the way it was designed makes it appealing to older people as well. Urban Milwaukee had a very plain, simple design. There were not many fancy graphics, the background was plain white, and the text was just black. On Milwaukee and other sites were different than that. On Milwaukee had interesting logo design, and a colorful navigational bar. It seemed bright, bubbly, and youthful. On Milwaukee also had a quality a lot of social media apps have, which is the infinite addicting scroll. This also appeals to a younger audience.
Overall, the national sites that have been provided to Milwaukee and the surrounding communities cater to many different audiences. It doesn’t matter what you’re looking for, whether it be news, events, or some new art exhibitions. There is something for everybody.