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TV Show Web Designs: Trends and Examples

          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.

          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