Posted on July 6, 2007
Designing a much better news home page
Every so often, I blurt out something about how UGLY most newspaper Web pages are. Ugly to look at, ugly to use, hard to parse, cluttered — all of the above.
Designer Andy Rutledge has written a wonderful point-by-point comparison, with illustrations, showing why USA Today‘s recent Web redesign is “uglier” than CNN‘s even more recent redesign. This post is well worth your time even if you don’t have a single drop of design blood in your body. Think about it — every communicator in today’s visual world needs to understand this.
If your message fails because of poor design, then your message will not be heard or understood.
(Link via Journerdism.)