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TV Show Web Designs: Trends and Examples

Quick Summary

Looking at websites from major industries that involve various forms of media can be interesting practice. In the past we have showcased websites from movies and from musicians on the Billboard charts, and today we’ll feature the websites of more than 50 TV shows. The websites of TV shows are intended to generate interest in the show to improve ratings, and to provide information about the show (and sometimes past episodes) for those people who are already fans of the show. To accomplish this they attempt to create an attractive, interactive website that appeals to visitors. Californication As you browse through the sites that are featured in this showcase, here are some of the trends that you may notice. Many, but not all, websites of TV shows are located on the networks domain. This helps to unify the websites of the various shows on the network and can even help visitors of the site to remember what network a particular show is on.

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Looking at websites from major industries that involve various forms of media can be interesting practice. In the past we have showcased websites from movies and from musicians on the Billboard charts, and today we’ll feature the websites of more than 50 TV shows. The websites of TV shows are intended to generate interest in the show to improve ratings, and to provide information about the show (and sometimes past episodes) for those people who are already fans of the show. To accomplish this they attempt to create an attractive, interactive website that appeals to visitors.

As you browse through the sites that are featured in this showcase, here are some of the trends that you may notice:

1. On the Network’s Domain Many, but not all, websites of TV shows are located on the networks domain. This helps to unify the websites of the various shows on the network and can even help visitors of the site to remember what network a particular show is on.

2. Similarities of Sites from the Same Network Like other types of networks of websites, TV networks tend to use similar layouts or design styles for the sites of their various shows. While things like pictures, color schemes, background images and other details will change, the basic layout will often be the same as the sites of other shows. It’s also common for the network’s sites to have a standard navigation menu or header that will also link to the other sites on the network.

3. Video Not surprisingly, video is very common on the websites of TV shows. Most sites include trailers and/or episodes that can be watched online.

4. Vibrant TV show websites tend to include a lot of color, big backgrounds, and vibrant images and photos. In an entertainment-driven industry, making the sites visually appealing and attention-grabbing is the typical approach.

Showcase of TV Show Websites

Californication

Californication

Dexter

Dexter

Lie To Me

Lie To Me

Dr. House

House

Fringe

Fringe

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Curb Your Enthusiasm

In Treatment

In Treatment

Simpsons

Simpsons

True Blood

True Blood

Gossip Girl

Gossip Girls

NCIS

NCIS

Family Guy

Family Guy

Listener

Listener

Bones

Bones

Terminator

Terminator

24

24

Great American Road Trip

Great American Road Trip

King of Queens

King of Queens

Reaper

Reaper

Canada’s Next Top Model

Canada's Next Top Model

Dancing with the Stars

Dancing with the Stars

Heroes

Heroes

Flashpoint

Flashpoint

The Late Show

The Late Show

Skins

Skins

Brothers and Sisters

Brothers and Sisters

More to Love

More to Love

Dollhouse

Dollhouse

Prison Break

Prison Break

The Middle

The Middle

Big Brother

Big Brother

House of Jazmin

House of Jazmin

Lost

Lost

American Idol

American Idol

Kitchen Nightmares

Kitchen Nightmare

Cougar Town

Cougar Town

Harper’s Island

Harper's Island

The Tonight Show

Tonight Show

Desperate Housewives

Desparate Housewives

Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

Grey’s Anatomy

Grey's Anatomy

America’s Got Talent

America's Got Talent

Chopping Block

Chopping Block

The T.O. Show

The T.O. Show

24

Great American Road Trip

Great American Road Trip

King of Queens

King of Queens

Reaper

Reaper

Canada’s Next Top Model

Canada's Next Top Model

Dancing with the Stars

Dancing with the Stars

Heroes

Heroes

Flashpoint

Flashpoint

The Late Show

The Late Show

Skins

Skins

Brothers and Sisters

Brothers and Sisters

More to Love

More to Love

Dollhouse

Dollhouse

Prison Break

Prison Break

The Middle

The Middle

Big Brother

Big Brother

House of Jazmin

House of Jazmin

Lost

Lost

American Idol

American Idol

Kitchen Nightmares

Kitchen Nightmare

Cougar Town

Cougar Town

Harper’s Island

Harper's Island

The Tonight Show

Tonight Show

Desperate Housewives

Desparate Housewives

Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

Grey’s Anatomy

Grey's Anatomy

America’s Got Talent

America's Got Talent

Chopping Block

Chopping Block

The T.O. Show

The T.O. Show

Monk

Monk