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Website design or content? Which is more important for its success?

i Arun Agrawal
Category: Business
Date: 28/04/2011

When you develop a website, you need to have great looks to draw the attention of the user and solid content to keep them engaged. However if you have a resource crunch, which will you obsess about and which one, you will do a fair job for?

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Website design or content? Which is more important for its success?


Website design or content? Which is more important for its success?


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Looks pull in the people and they won\'t stay to read my great content if the site is not super attractive. So I will focus on the looks.

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There are a large number of attractive but sparse websites already there. Who wants to add one more? I will put in rock solid content and people will flock to consume it all.

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i think looks come first if the site looks interesting thn only people will move futher for reading the ccontent and saying looks does not only means design desidn n only design it is just that the site must look interesting so that the useful content is read by the people and for that designing is required

Posted by renukarnani on 11/03/2012 at 10:27 AM

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Design has to support content. Form follows function. Neither design nor content will make a website cool and awesome, it's not television ;D.

Posted by on 17/01/2012 at 08:26 PM | X

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content do play important role.. but considering the competition and kind of targets with have UI/Design do play vital role.. Designer's challenge to make the visitor hold on the site.. but striking short catchy upfront text along with design entice them to read further.. or lead to call-to-action portion of site.... its import how you plan you communication i.e. copy! and make a "communicative design".

Posted by on 14/06/2011 at 01:20 AM | X

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I think content is more Important.... I used to visit those sites which have good content, not attractive design... Actually Both are Important.... And the most important is how much time it will take to load...

Posted by Likan Patra on 10/06/2011 at 01:35 PM

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There is no doubt that content is king. But I also believe that Design is also a part of the content. To add, minimalistic design is one of the toughest design to achieve.

Posted by Kamanashish Roy on 28/04/2011 at 10:47 PM

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It depends on the niche - if I am developing a NEWS portal, probably I will focus more on content and stick to a simple template. But when I am developing a website for a fashion designer, or a celebrity and likes I would concentrate more on design. It's all about the niche [and my strength as well :)]

Posted by Saikat Sengupta on 29/04/2011 at 01:21 AM

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Content is King. Looks works for a while but without Content, people leave.

Posted by on 28/04/2011 at 09:09 PM

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i use to plot out all the content on a mockup in the browser and then work from there, easier to get it fresh with all the real stuff

Posted by on 28/04/2011 at 09:18 PM | X

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Content is king only when it is presented in the right format or the right context.

Posted by Kamanashish Roy on 28/04/2011 at 10:45 PM

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content placing ina proper design is what needed,,and so it becomes more user friendly to the needs of the client/customer

Posted by Tanumoy Hazra on 31/05/2011 at 06:04 PM

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Actually content sets the context as do the design elements. In fact, how about we consider the design elements as the contents too :)

Posted by Arun Agrawal on 14/06/2011 at 12:56 PM

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