Fandoms are taking over the world of social media. From Directioners to Swifters, Potter Heads to Tributes, fandoms are quickly appearing more and more on the web.
Many fans are quick to create sites for their favorite celebrity, and why? It’s a for-sure way to get your very dedicated, maybe slightly obsessive, commitment to your celebrity, group, or object into the world wide web for all to see and share. The best way to share pictures, updates, interviews, and latest rumors or news…? Fan sites, of course!
One fandom that may not be quite as massive as, let’s say, Directioners for instance, is a fandom for the world of fashion. You don’t see many supermodel or designer fandoms winning awards for best fandom of the year at the MTV Awards, but they’re still out there.
Supermodels do, in fact, track a lot of fan sites and attention from various people. One supermodel, Karlie Kloss, has risen above many current day supermodels, having various websites dedicated to her career and modeling.
But, not all fan sites are necessarily good. So, what makes a good fan page? There’s a lot that goes into making a website, especially when the site focuses on one person or topic of interest. Here are three sites dedicated to none other than Karlie Kloss:
The first site, karlie-kloss, is a fan site dedicated to the famous and upcoming supermodel. At first glance, the home page is very bright. Uses a white background with pale letters making the writing incredibly hard for the eye to read.
The site does use updated pictures. but the actual post are extremely out-of-date with the last featured article being uploaded on Nov. 2011.
Although it’s very outdated, the site has various pages to look at with pictures and interviews. It features five different pages: Home, About, Photo Gallery, Career, and Icons page. But, all the different pages and categories are a little useless if all the information is from the year 2011.
The next fan site, Karlie-kloss.org, is a more up-to-date version of the last fan webpage. First impressions: Bright colors, lots of pictures (but older pics), good timeline of photos, lots of videos and links.
Many videos of the supermodel are featured on this page, but again, the news and media is a little outdated. The last post was from January 30th. A lot has happened since then!
A good attribute to this fan site, it also carries many pages, links, and info. It has a good biography page for Karlie that includes how she got started and some of her biggest works. The Gallery page is a great page for magazine covers, runway, and editorials the model has done.
Advertising for this site is found on the sidebars and is similar to the page, including ads for Victoria’s Secret. All in all, the worst part is the out-of-date posts.
The next, and best, web page dedicated to the very famous supermodel is, karlieklossonline. This site was very up-to-date! The homepage was done in brilliant colors, with the latest pictures of Kloss as well as the latest news and info.
The site provides links to all social media and gives plenty of pages which include: Home, About, Career, Photo gallery, site/web/links. The different pages also give links to articles and interviews from Karlie, plus any and all pictures you could be looking for, including New York Fashion Week that just went down last week.
Karlieklossonline is great about giving the latest news, and is easy to read with less ads or interruptions. I enjoyed the site and thought it was very well organized and planned out.
So, what makes a good fan site? Well, I hope this helped answer that question. There are numerous web pages for a variety of people, celebs, books, video games. whatever. If you are going to make a fansite, make sure it’s up-to-date, and make sure it rocks!