While deciding on the type of website we wanted to make for this project we had a look at some of the competitors. There are several existing sites where you can sign up to be a babysitter. However we thought that these sites were not designed well, didn’t have enough functionality or they were not targeted to the right audience.
This website was probably the best site that we could find offering similar services to what we will provide. Our initial thoughts were that the site was aimed towards children due to the bright colours and hand drawn logo. However we all agreed that parents and young adults would be the ones using this kind of site. We thought that we could make a website that appealed to the people who would actually use it. We did get some inspiration from this site. We liked their layout of the profiles after the search. We decided that we would try to find a way to add a similar rating system to our site and be able to filter through to the top rated babysitters.
This website we decided was poorly made. You had to register to be able to search through babysitters and the general design was very off-putting. This site had very basic functionality and again it looked like it is aimed towards children and not actually the target audience. We decided we could make a site that had a lot more functionality and had responsive design to improve on this existing competitor.