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Are ugly sites more trustworthy?

Josh Lehman has published a summary of the discussion about whether users trust a site more if it looks ugly. There seem to be an agreement among designers that it's not the ugliness of the sites that make them successful, but rather their usefulness and ability to provide the features the users want.

Josh concludes:

"I'm sorta relying on a consistant market need for design work in order to feed my family and pay the bills."

"But all that aside... I agree with the overall point that a site's function should always trump it's visual design."

Links:

  • The Ugly Conversation Open link in new window

Henrik Olsen - March 30, 2006

See also: Visual design (19) 

 

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