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Bad website design
It never ceases to amaze how many klutzy website designs there are out there -- and you can tell a badly-designed site by the negative emotions you feel when navigating around it. Confusion, irritation, frustration and boredom are common experiences when you actually should be feeling interest, confidence and delight.
Here are three of my most unfavorite design styles:
Don't get me wrong: I do appreciate aesthetic designs -- I just hate it when things gets in the way of what I am seeking. It is a sound approach to use elegant design to help the visitor feel good when navigating your site, but content is king and the first rule of retaining readers is to always keep them happy.
But at least there is hope out there, often in the form of bright young designers like Simon Kitson, who blend technical competence with outstanding design talent, creating deceptively simple and elegantly functional destinations. True art lies in the placement of a single line, selection of a pleasing color balance and brief, supportive movement -- not obstructive greed nor dense chaos nor frantic animation.
Part of the blame lies in the newness of the art form. But there will
always be badly designed "stuff," I'm afraid, because too often any designer can
be caught up in designing for themselves, instead of for those who will actually
use what they are designing.
blah blah i couldn't care if a website was bad or good, i don't rea;;y
pay attention to what is on the website lol sad but true. so all this
err...mumbo about the website being bad if you feel emotions over it is really
sad and you should re-think your lifef before waking up tomorrow...seriously lol
no not really school sucks syie
Hmmmm Kelly, you are too harsh, it really does matter to some people and to
tell off others just because you think your beliefs are correct doesn't mean
they really are.
Yeah, the "Look what I can Do" method is being used by various "web
designers" these days if you want to call them that. I had the unfortunate
experience as a client to have this happen to me. UNfortunately, like I say,
these 2 idiots at eyebottomline.com couldn't DO anything. They'll take your
money, do what they want and SCREW up your content, so that their work as they
would call it, is represented, but YOURS is NOT. BEWARE the Web con artist too.