Who designs the absolute best looking websites?

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Hi all,

Who do YOU think designs the absolute best looking websites?

Thanks...
#absolute #designs #websites
  • Profile picture of the author radhika
    Tell me something ... these best looking web sites are SEoptimized with good sales copy and send me some sales? Then I will vote all those web designers an A+.

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    • Profile picture of the author SoundsGood
      Originally Posted by radhika View Post

      Tell me something ... these best looking web sites are SEoptimized with good sales copy and send me some sales? Then I will vote all those web designers a A+.
      Ummm... yeah, thanks.




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      • Profile picture of the author TE2
        The best looking or do you mean the most effective?

        If it is most effective, I strongly recommend Clicked Studios

        See their section on site design and goals at Site Design Clicked Studios

        They focus on great looking functional sites that meet the customers objectives be it a sales site, brochure site, etc...

        I rate them 10/10.

        Regards,

        John

        ps - No this is not my business. I know the owner and provided much of his training. He's one of my success stories.
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        • Profile picture of the author Taylor French
          Originally Posted by TE2 View Post

          The best looking or do you mean the most effective?

          If it is most effective, I strongly recommend Clicked Studios

          See their section on site design and goals at Site Design Clicked Studios

          They focus on great looking functional sites that meet the customers objectives be it a sales site, brochure site, etc...

          I rate them 10/10.

          Regards,

          John

          ps - No this is not my business. I know the owner and provided much of his training. He's one of my success stories.
          The op specifically asked about the best looking designs. Not about functionality or conversions.

          Unfortunately I have not found a design company that really lives up to my expectations of good looking designs. Most seem to make either really ugly designs or mostly do flash which I hate.
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        • Profile picture of the author SoundsGood
          Originally Posted by TE2 View Post

          The best looking or do you mean the most effective?

          If it is most effective, I strongly recommend Clicked Studios
          Excellent, thank you!

          I guess I should have said "best looking AND most effective" !!


          EDIT: Hmmm, the sites on that page might be effective... but they are certainly not that attractive!
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          • Profile picture of the author TE2
            Originally Posted by SoundsGood View Post

            Excellent, thank you!

            I guess I should have said "best looking AND most effective" !!
            You're welcome.

            I feel a bit vindicated after reading Taylor's comments.

            Personally, a good looking website is useless if it doesn't do what you need it to do.

            I'll take a functional crappy looking site like craigslist over a glitzy eye-appealing site that just looks good.

            Regards,

            John

            ps- Looking good and serving your goals are not mutually exclusive.
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          • Profile picture of the author TE2
            Originally Posted by SoundsGood View Post

            EDIT: Hmmm, the sites on that page might be effective... but they are certainly not that attractive!
            Did you look at all the sites in the portfolio section?

            Keep in mind the sites are designed to customers specs.

            Sometimes beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

            Can you give your definition of best looking and/or a URL for one that you think fits your criteria?

            Regards,

            John

            ps - Also keep in mind those are professional business sites and not internet marketers. You are going to find heavy flash, bell & whistles, and/or wild graphics.
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        • Profile picture of the author GeorgeO7
          John

          Originally Posted by TE2 View Post

          ps - No this is not my business. I know the owner and provided much of his training. He's one of my success stories.
          He would be much more successful if you were to teach him SEO in lesson #2.
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  • Profile picture of the author DanielFonda
    Yap I like their designs as well. Pretty professional!
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  • Profile picture of the author FreelanceSally
    If it's just for a blog or an e-commerce website, Nicole Balch! Her work amazing. She rungs the blog Makingitlovely.com.
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    My name's not Sally.

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  • Profile picture of the author xlfutur1
    Google.com and Craigslist would not win any design awards, yet look at their effectiveness. Having a great looking site is nice, but certainly not the end all. My first and most ugly site still gets over 200 visitors per day and makes me more money than all the others.
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  • Profile picture of the author DonTino
    I like templatesworld.com for web2 designs - however I don' know how effective these sites are

    http://www.templateworld.com/free_templates.html

    Tino
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  • Profile picture of the author DonTino
    oh and btw
    I design the best sites of course
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  • Profile picture of the author edman
    There are to many designers out there... although I have a designer on my monthly payroll, I still do all my web designs myself, and they are really good, so I would say myself:p
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  • Profile picture of the author morwanneg
    There are several designers out there who are amazingly creative. Why not view the page source of your fave websites and see for yourself who designed them.
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    • Profile picture of the author SoundsGood
      Originally Posted by morwanneg View Post

      Why not view the page source of your fave websites and see for yourself who designed them.
      I wish it were that easy, but the better ones tend to not say.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Buckley
    The majority of web designers are actually graphic designers who can create agorgeous site but know diddly about marketing. The fad among web designers these days is 'Flash'. It's eye-appealing and entertaining but is the worst thing you can do to your site in regard to SEO or user functionality.

    Half the people in the U.S. visiting your site are on dial up connections. If you want them to stay on your site and come back to it, don't annoy them with 'Flash' or heavy graphics that take forever to load.
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  • Profile picture of the author ecoverartist
    I can't stand flash. And I've been a web designer for 10+ years now! Not only does it detract from the functionality of a page (it's annoying to most people) but it will never do as well as plain old search engine optimized TEXT.

    I don't care what Adobe says and how search engines are getting along with reading Flash files, Flash alone will never make the sale. Good, compelling sales copy that's strengthened by convincing graphics will ALWAYS win.

    Consequently, I happen to do both
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  • Profile picture of the author stefanjames
    Designs by Ryan. Google him and you'll find his website. He creates some really killer websites that convert.
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  • Profile picture of the author jensrsa
    I use the Joomla templates from olwebdesign.com for their look as well as their functionality - Olwebdesign Templates Demo Site

    Jens
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  • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
    Been building, creating, and designing websites for better than 15 years.. Personally I hate flash and template looking websites. The best looking websites are truly in the eyes of the beholder, if the client is 100% happy then thats good enough.

    But - the greatest looking website is the world can be deemed as failure with no traffic and sales. Functionality, user friendly, being consistent through the site, and many other factors play a key role.

    I have seen some of the most ugliest websites produce thousands a week while the best looking ones just sat there and did nothing... I also know many that within 2 sec of seeing a site and it looks like a "marketers" site, they will leave no matter what the person is selling. I have been asked many times by clients "Why do all these marketers sites look alike, I do not want nothing like that so can you build me something 100% better?"

    Then again there are many people that have a dislike for images all together and rather have a little color and text.. I have had some clients that wanted sites built with no images but maybe the logo.

    There is a vast majority of a difference in opinion on this topic and not one persons opinion is really wrong because it does boil down to the beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.

    James
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  • Profile picture of the author SoundsGood
    Somehow this turned into a "Which is better? Great looking sites, or ugly sites that produce?" thread, but that's not at all what I'm asking...

    I'm looking for a website designer that can create great looking sites... and I was hoping for some recommendations.

    Anyone have any ??
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    • Profile picture of the author davemiz
      To vague of a question. It depends what *type* of website you're looking for.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gail.Tennessee
    Freelance Sally... I agree... Great Site... But really slow because she has so much in it... But Adorable... I'll go back to it an put up with the annoying slow loading because I am her target market.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rick Meza
    Originally Posted by SoundsGood View Post

    Hi all,

    Who do YOU think designs the absolute best looking websites?

    Thanks...

    Who else?

    ME!

    Hit me up.

    Rick
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Mckenzee
    head over to any css gallery and you will find a bunch of webdesign company with highly design skill

    here's a few

    Websites | Website Showcase | The Design Inspiration
    CSSREMIX
    CSS - Creattica
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    • Profile picture of the author GlenH
      'Great -looking' sites that make you no money :confused:

      Why would you even bother?

      Looking pretty doesn't put cash in your pocket!

      --Glen
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