10 Top Tech and Social Media Blogs I’d Like to See Redesigned in 2009

blogredesigns There are some great blogs out there with killer content and a vast audience.  Unfortunately, the design of some of these blogs aren’t of the same caliber as their content.

I had TechCrunch and Scobleizer on the list but their recent redesigns look great!

Hopefully, without sounding like another design snob, I’d like to list some popular blogs that I hope get a redesign in 2009.


In no specific order:

1) Lifehacker


Really its not just Lifehacker but all the Gawker Media blogs.


2) LouisGray.com


Louis Gray has a great blog with some of the most interesting thoughts and topics out there, and a fresh design would be a great complement.


3) Techipedia


So much potential here, would love to see a design that incorporates the logo well.


4) Read Write Web

Read Write Web

Read Write Web is one of my favourite blogs and the layout and typography isn’t really that horrible.  It’s mostly the header and logo that bug me.


5) ProBlogger


I used to like ProBlogger’s design — not sure what happened.  Maybe it was the increase in ads or maybe I got tired of reading Helvetica in such small font sizes (one of my web pet peeves).


6) The Last Podcast

The Last Podcast

Frederic runs a great blog here as well, but this template needs to go.


7) ChrisBrogan.com


I don’t actually have any real beef with his current design, personally I just loved the previous one so much more.  Bring it back Chris!


8) Performancing


Very helpful blog but I’m not a fan of fluid width layouts plus it really could use a refresh.  Not friendly with 17” monitors either.


9) Web Strategy by Jeremiah

Web Strategy by Jeremiah

Earlier this year, Jeremiah asked what he could do to improve the way his blog looks.   I suggested he change the background to white instead of light gray.  But now, I’m asking for more 🙂


10) Micro Persuasion

Micro Persuasion

Not sure how flexible Typepad is, but I’d love to see what could be done here.


Now, before I get anyone lashing back at me, please consider that my intentions are not to be critical of these blogs as a whole.  I just think the visual aspects warrant some improvement.

Do you agree or disagree?  What sites would you add to this list?