Here are four such sites, as well as lessons we can learn from them: By today’s standards, e Bay did everything wrong.Back in 1997, they plastered the site with banners, browser buttons, and a cluttered logo that breaks the rules of good logo design. EBay knows this, and so the entire website is designed to help them.
I've decided to organize the statistics and facts into two main areas.
The first which starts on this page will deal with the general online dating industry as a whole.
Over the years, countless competitors have tried to spring up with more stylish, feature-rich layouts, but Google has so far beaten them all, remaining the undisputed king of the search engine hill. Back when Google first started, it’s simple design was one of its biggest selling points.
In fact, Google seems to take pride in its minimalist designs. It’s one of the most popular websites in the world, and in 2009, they brought in almost $24 billion in revenue. Everyone was used to the packed, portal-style homepages like Yahoo, and they were actually relieved to see such a simple page.
The important point, of course, is that it can’t become more complicated until you sign up.
This avoids confusing new users on the front end, while giving more experience customers everything they want at the back.
While statistics can be spun to make almost anything look good, I've tried to report just the basic facts.
The data has been gathered from such sources as blogs, online newspaper and magazine articles, company financial statements, company advertising information packages (including media packages), the actual dating service website (or their parent company website), and multiple website measurement services.
There’s something comforting about a homely design. ” In fact, these ugly sites have gained such a fanatically loyal audience over the years that their owners wouldn’t of updating their design today.