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:
Really its not just Lifehacker but all the Gawker Media blogs.
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.
So much potential here, would love to see a design that incorporates the logo well.
4) 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.
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
Frederic runs a great blog here as well, but this template needs to go.
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!
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
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
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?