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those good ol informational first hand experience sites (think geocities-like)...
I have thought long and hard about it: developing a brand (nice looking site) vs. maintaining high Adsense income (ugly looking site)
My hope right now is that the process of developing a brand will eventually pay off. Not seeing it yet, but I hope it will come.
I'm thinking any site whose name contains the elements ~ (ASCII tilde) and .edu, generally meaning professors' pages that haven't changed in either URL or content since the information was first posted in 1997.
Do you think it's shortsighted to withdraw advertising because of the way a site looks as opposed to how well it solves a marketing problem?
there are many superficial people out there that you can't reach with an ugly site approach
Real design is answering questions not making it pretty or not.