Globe’s Touch Mobile recently launched a new website called RepublikaTM.com. Personally I think this is one of the best mobile sites I’ve seen in a while. The loading time isn’t too long, it’s direct-to-the-point, and they have strong images that grab your attention. The copy is also perfect for the target market. I only have a few recommendations to make but over-all I’m impressed.
Strong imagery and plain but attention-catching copy
The use of graphics in this site is superb. The front flash carnival is helpful and it’s also interesting how they stylized Dingdong Dantes to match the color theme. It actually gives a better emphasis on his character and makes you take notice right away. What I like about the home page as well is that the main banners have call to actions which will tell you where you should click (obvious and in-your-face presentation).
Almost consistent across the site
The use of strong imagery and direct copy is almost consistent in all parts of the site. If you check the screenshot I have above, they do a good job of explaining the products that they’re offering. It won’t take a genius to figure everything out. The lay-out of their promos section is also the same. Well done.
What’s a sub?
My only major critique is something they can easily address. The copy of their FAQ is quite verbose and is in technical language. Since their target market here is C, D, & E, I don’t think they’ll understand a “sub”. Also, it would have been better if they made the mechanics for consumer consumption (taglish, etc.) to make it easier to read.
Another note for improvement would probably be the scaling of the site. In my resolution almost 3/4′s of the site is Dingdong Dantes. Can’t see the tabs at the bottom (unless this is intentional in the design).
Anyway, this is a good example of how you can make a stylized site look good even if you want it to be simple. I can’t say the same for the competitor of TM, Smart Talk N’ Text. Their site is just hideous. As in it hurts me eyes to view their content, lol.