Sarcastic designer admits: Design doesn't succeed. At least for portals.
If sites that are beautifully simple and intuitively functional are inherently better, and therefore more appealing to users, then why are ALL the most popular sites and channels the antithesis of this philosophy? Content aside for a moment, if simplicity works, then why isn�t everyone doing it? It�s difficult to ask the question when I know the answer won�t be good.
[...] Humans enjoy making sense of complex visuals.(brushstroke, introduced to me just today by peterme)