Wednesday, March 29, 2006

The Ugly Conversation

A short summary of the ugly vs. beautiful debate in web design ...

"I’m just now catching up on the recent glut of blog posts on the topic of good design vs. bad design and it’s role in the “trustworthiness” of a web site.

For those of you who haven’t stumbled upon these articles, here’s a quick summary:

The Surprising Truth About Ugly Websites
It started (at least for me) with this article from Mark Daoust. His main point: It seems alot of popular websites thrive in spite of the fact that they look pretty awful. The reason? They provide features the user wants. They function properly and make their usefulness a priority over their design. Good points all around."   continued ...   (Via File Me Away)


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