Time to redesign that ugly website?

Tired of your ugly old website design? Ready for a beautiful redesign?

Think twice before you do it.

As The Daily Egg blog notes, it might not be as bad as you think it is: 5 Reasons Why Your Ugly Website Is Actually Okay.

Your ugly website might be just fine:


  1. Your design is distraction free.
  2. Your site is functional.
  3. Your audience doesn’t care.
  4. You’ll lose enormous amounts of traffic.
  5. You will lose valuable branding power.

Ugly is in the eyes of the beholder. And it doesn’t drive away donors. If your website is confusing, dysfunctional, or missing key ingredients — fix those things. Otherwise, don’t change it just because you feel it’s ugly.


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2 responses to “Time to redesign that ugly website?”

  1. I think a better (but less clickable) title would be 5 Reasons Why A Poorly Thought out Redesign is a Bad Idea.
    As someone who works in technology #4 is especially hard to hear. There is no reason a redesign should cause anything but very brief disruption to traffic or search engine ranking.

  2. I think a better (but less clickable) title would be 5 Reasons Why A Poorly Thought out Redesign is a Bad Idea.
    As someone who works in technology #4 is especially hard to hear. There is no reason a redesign should cause anything but very brief disruption to traffic or search engine ranking.

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