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  • Why well-designed websites don’t always look nice
  • Why well-designed websites don’t always look nice
    Benedicto de Jesus (2011) ©
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Why well-designed websites don’t always look nice

The internet can be an ugly place – and not just in terms of cyberbullies or the popularity of sites like Ashley Madison. Some of the world’s most popular websites – like Reddit, Wikipedia and 4chan – are just plain ugly. And yet they're continuing to thrive in an increasingly design-savvy world.

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