I've noticed a trend of several major websites, highly successful that have stuck to extremely understated and somewhat dull looking 80's design styles.
Could this be a hidden advantage in standing out from today's glossy over inked web? I mean if you are the only website with this style while all the others are trying really hard perfecting every bit of graphic - you are remembered right?
Or am i wrong?
I can give some examples:
The Drudge Report
Berkshire Hathway - Warren Buffetts Site