Your best designed websites?

Cuguy

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Content doesn't pay bills LOL It draws people into your site if you have good content, but what makes the money is the page hits from ad revenue.

I agree more sites could tidy up a bit, but ads are what make the world go around. Like it or not.
 

Tutankhamun

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[QUOTE="Cuguy, post: 5721553]Content doesn't pay bills LOL It draws people into your site if you have good content, but what makes the money is the page hits from ad revenue.

I agree more sites could tidy up a bit, but ads are what make the world go around. Like it or not.[/QUOTE]

Then the question is, do you want to make your living creating great content and serving great well targeted ads? Or, use Google ads and give your users a crappy experience? I couldn't sleep at night if I had a website with Google ads all over, but maybe that's just me.

Ads from Fusion, The Deck etc are great imo. Small, target ads that are well designed. That's how you do it . All the sites I linked makes more money than those with Google ads etc, I guarantee it. They also have great content.
 

Tutankhamun

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[QUOTE="AaronSOLDIER, post: 5722593]Some sites actually look better with ads, much better than a blank space.[/QUOTE]

Ads can be non-intrusive and relevant for sure, but it is rare sites take that step.
 

[DT]

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"Best designed" is pretty nebulous. There are sites that have spectacular design aesthetic/artistry, sites that are effective because they're basically an application, sites that are great for news/information ... it all depends on the design intent, and it's not always mutually exclusive!
 

Tutankhamun

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[DT];5722728 said:
"Best designed" is pretty nebulous. There are sites that have spectacular design aesthetic/artistry, sites that are effective because they're basically an application, sites that are great for news/information ... it all depends on the design intent, and it's not always mutually exclusive!
It is a subjective thread :)
 

*goo

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[QUOTE="spyrde, post: 5722762]psu.com is pretty tight.[/QUOTE]

Great forums (for the people) but the layout/design is pretty inconsistent.
 

Tutankhamun

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[QUOTE="ex nihilo7, post: 5722900]As someone who has employed the use of such a menu, I ask why does it bother you?[/QUOTE]

Can't answer for Keefy, but personally - I don't like how it scales. Meaning it works bad on touch devices. I don't really think it solves the problem of getting to your content quickly that well either.
 

ex nihilo7

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[QUOTE="Tutankhamun, post: 5722904]Can't answer for Keefy, but personally - I don't like how it scales. Meaning it works bad on touch devices. I don't really think it solves the problem of getting to your content quickly that well either.[/QUOTE]

Hmmm, the ebuyer site seems to work pretty well on the touch, but I can definitely see how a bad implementation of it would not scale well at all. Yet it does seem more annoying to have to touch it on the mobile device than hover with the mouse.

Design is hard lol.