The first website (http://www2.vcdh.virginia.edu/gos/) I decided to review had a plethora of pros and cons. Regarding weaknesses, I think the overall appearance of the website is very poor. It was slightly compressed on my screen and I didn’t like the overall layout of the home page; it felt uninviting. Slavery is without a doubt a difficult topic to speak about, so making an approachable website is crucial in urging people to educate themselves. I thought the information, too, was weak. There also wasn’t a lot of information per page and there were minimal photographs, which made me not want to engage. Everything is decently accessible, I suppose, but I wish there was more on the website.
As for the second website (https://freedomonthemove.org), I would argue this one was significantly better. This website has a database (which we LOVE), which makes me feel as though it is a bit more credible. The website also has a variety of pictures to make it feel more engaging. I thought the information was presented in a very palatable way, which I enjoyed. I really like this website comparatively. It is very accessible. Everything you need is right there.
Overall, https://freedomonthemove.org is a WAY better website than http://www2.vcdh.virginia.edu/gos/. It is much more digestible.