When thinking about the user experience, I think about attracting users to your site and keeping them interested in the content on your site. For me to be attracted to a site, I like seeing vivid pictures and images that will entertain my eyes and keep me busy for a while. You also want your user to click through to other pages in your site to keep them entertained even more.
One site that I think has vivid images and content is USAToday.com. When you first go to the site, you are greeted with multiple images that all contain bright colors and have a welcoming feel. The pictures also move and rotate which adds an element of interaction. Here is a shot of the home page.
The one thing that turned me off on the site is the advertising pop-up that immediately greeted me once I got on the home page. For me, this turns me off from the site because when I read my news, I don’t want to be immediately greeted with advertising. This makes the site inauthentic to me. Here is an image of the advertisement.