Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Examples of Bad Web Design

A good point about ugly vs. functional websites ...

"Most People Wouldn't Recognize Ugly Web Design If It Came Up And Bit Them On The Ass.

Robert Scoble's post "The role of anti-marketing design" led to a flurry of web articles including "The Surprising Truth About Ugly Websites," which caused a bit of a ruckus. The author's main assertion in The Surprising Truth is that "ugly websites are surprisingly effective in making money." He offers PlentyOfFish, an online dating service, as the prime example. Scoble reported the site was making $10,000 a day in GoogleAdSense revenue.

The Surprising Truth article asserts that "Ebay is unbelievably ugly, Craigslist has never won an award for innovative design, and IMDB has never even bothered to format their text out of the default Times New Roman." Hmm."   continued ...   (Via Web Pages That Suck)


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